Special Issue of Memory Studies

Mnemonic Wars: New Constellations

Guest editors: Magdalena SaryuszWolska, Joanna Wawrzyniak and Zofia Wóycicka

We are happy to announce that the MSA annual issue of Memory Studies, “Mnemonic Wars: New Constellations”, is finally out! The issue is edited by our members: Magdalena SaryuszWolska, Joanna Wawrzyniak and Zofia Wóycicka.

This special issue has two objectives. First, it maps some of the current memory conflicts in different parts of the world, focusing on their topics and novel political, cultural and social constellations. Second, the issue problematizes how the different currents of revitalized national politics and globalization processes influence and sometimes even trigger memory wars. Who are the contemporary memory agents fostering confrontational memory politics? What tools, media, and practices do they use to promote their interpretations of the past? How are these memory wars being played out internationally? In what ways do global developments, such as the spread of social media, the emergence of transnational memory politics or the establishment of transnational networks of memory activists, influence today’s memory conflicts? Finally, how do these discursive struggles translate into real-life conflicts? In their introductory article, the guest editors discern between the older and more recent approaches to research on memory conflicts and set the conceptual agenda for the entire issue.

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CfP: Special Issue of Memory Studies – Yearly Issue Edited by the MSA

There is an ongoing call for papers for the Yearly Memory Studies Issue Edited by the MSA. For this special MSA issue of Memory Studies, we seek essays, papers, reviews, and other contributions that address the current moment of memory studies in history and/or that predict or set agendas for the field’s future.  In particular, we are interested in generational change within the field.

We will begin reviewing abstracts/proposals of no more than 250 words by December 15. Please send your abstract and a short bio in one word or PDF file to aline.sierp@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

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