The Memory Studies Association is committed to the principles of transparency and accountability. For this reason, as of November 2020, its Executive Committee (EC) are making public both the agenda of its monthly meetings and a synthesized form of the meeting minutes. The agenda of the meetings will be made public in advance every month, so that MSA members can also send in their input and questions regarding these issues. Minutes of past meetings will be stored and available for download on this page.

The agenda for the January 2022 meeting is:

To be confirmed.

Do you have questions, or issues that you would like to bring to the attention of the EC? Get in touch with us via info@memorystudiesassociation.org.

Minutes of past EC meetings

In the EC Meeting of November 23, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Seoul 2022
  2. Newcastle 2023
  3. Website Committee
  4. Membership & Career
  5. Elections Ethics & Finance Committes 2021
  6. Newsletter
  7. AB Meeting & MSA Members Meeting
  8. Centres’ Liaison
  9. Conference 2024
  10. Internships
  11. MSA Fellowship
  12. MSA Africa Chapter Regional Conference
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In the EC Meeting of October 29, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Slack channel update
  2. Seoul conference update
  3. Newcastle conference update
  4. Update website committee
  5. Diversity and inclusion
  6. Best book badges
  7. Plans for dMSA
  8. MSA fellowship project
  9. Working/regional groups
  10. Any other business
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In the EC Meeting of September 22, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Workload & Communication in the EC
  2. Diversity & Inclusion
  3. Elections for Ethics & Finance Committees
  4. Seoul 2022
  5. Newcastle 2023
  6. Website
  7. Best Paper Award
  8. MSA First Book Award
  9. dMSA
  10. (Diversity of) Languages
  11. Mentorship & Career
  12. WG/RG/NNs
  13. Institutional Memberships
  14. Internships
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In the EC Meeting of July 22, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Conference: Impressions & Lessons Learned
  2. Seoul Conference Update
  3. Elections for Ethics & Finance Committees
  4. Division of Labour within the EC
  5. Diversity & Inclusion
  6. Institutional Membership
  7. Other business
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On June 8, 2021, an open MSA Members Meeting took place. You can watch the full recording here.

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In the EC Meeting of June 14, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Introductions & Thank You
  2. Organisational Structure
    1. Leadership
    2. Portfolios
    3. Formal Committees
    4. Executive Committe
  3. Warsaw 2021
  4. Seoul 2022
  5. Newcastle 2023
  6. Diversity & Inclusion
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In the EC Meeting of May 18, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Seoul 2022
  2. Warsaw 2021
  3. Website Comittee
  4. dMSA
  5. Contested Histories Onsite
  6. Wikipedia
  7. Transition to New EC
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In the EC Meeting of April 22, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. MSA First Book Award Panel
  2. Warsaw 2021
  3. Institutional Memberships
  4. dMSA
  5. Website Committee
  6. Ethics & Financial Committees Elections
  7. MSA Forward/Mentorship Programme
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In the EC Meeting of March 19, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Working Conditions in the Humanities
  2. Warsaw 2021
  3. Elections Update
  4. (Associated) Memory Centres
  5. Website
  6. dMSA
  7. Mentorship/Early-Career Scholars
  8. Memory Studies Journal
  9. Administrative Assistants
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In the EC Meeting of February 12, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Polish Court Case Statement
  2. Elections & Nominations
  3. Newcastle 2023
  4. Warsaw 2021
  5. Interim President
  6. Proposal RG India
  7. European Commission Grant
  8. dMSA
  9. Payments & Memberships
  10. MSA First Book Award
  11. Memory Studies Special Issue
  12. WG/RG/NNs
  13. Nominations for Advisory Board
  14. Ethics Committee Tasks
  15. Associated Memory Centres
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In the EC Meeting of January 7, 2021, the following items were discussed:

  1. Elections
  2. Membership
  3. dMSA
  4. Website Committee
  5. Mentorship & Career Plans
  6. Seoul 2022
  7. Warsaw 2021
  8. Public Benefit Organisation (PBO)
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In the EC Meeting of December 11, 2020, the following items were discussed:

  1. Change of by-laws & Elections
  2. European Commission Grant
  3. Website Committee
  4. Liaison to the Memory Centres
  5. Warsaw 2021
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In the EC Meeting of November 6, 2020, the following items were discussed:

  1. Proposals of the Working and Regional Groups (WR/RG)
  2. Update on Warsaw 2021
  3. dMSA
  4. Wikipedia
  5. Book Award
  6. Career events
  7. MSA Elections
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