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 September 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 July 13, 2022, the following items were discussed:

  1. 2022 Week of Virtual Events
  2. Transformative Inclusivity Committee
  3. MSA Fellowship
  4. Institutional Membership
  5. Newcastle 2023
  6. dMSA
  7. MSA First Book Award
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In the open MSA Members Meeting of June 27, 2022, the MSA members and guests joined the MSA Presidential Team & Executive Committee to learn more about what the Association had been up to in the first half of 2022. You can read the minutes and watch the recording below, or browse the (updated) PowerPoint here.

Watch Recording
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In the EC Meeting of May 27, 2022, the following items were discussed:

  1. Protocol for EC Meetings
  2. WG/RG/NN July Sessions
  3. Week of Virtual Events 2022
  4. MSA Fellowship
  5. Website Committee
  6. Newcastle 2023
  7. Conference 2024
  8. dMSA
  9. MSA First Book Award
  10. Ethics, Financial & Nominations Committees
  11. Transformative Inclusivity Committee
  12. Interns
  13. MSA Partnership with SAGE & Memory Studies
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In the EC Meeting of April 19, 2022, the following items were discussed:

  1. Elections 2022
  2. Email Issues
  3. Seoul Week of Virtual Events 2022
  4. Website Committee
  5. Newcastle 2023
  6. MSA First Book Award
  7. MSA Special Issue
  8. dMSA
  9. Mentorship Programme
  10. Transformative Inclusivity Committee
  11. Interns
  12. MSA Fellowship
  13. Conference 2024
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In the EC Meeting of February 21, 2022, the following items were discussed:

  1. July 2022 online events
  2. WG/RG/NN events
  3. dMSA
  4. Elections update
  5. Request to respond to pressure on Belgrade University
  6. Payment to Web Designer
  7. Newcastle update
  8. AB Meeting update
  9. MSA Fellowship
  10. LA Regional Group
  11. Dropbox
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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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