Our working, regional and national groups have been very active the past months! This is what they have to tell us about:
New! WG Memories of Antiquity
The MSA is thrilled to welcome its newest Working Group: Memories of Antiquity. The group, chaired by Madeleine Scherer, Jakob Schneider and Aaron Schmitt, starts its adventures with this call for engagement:
“In this research collective, we plan to encourage, enable, and co-ordinate international collaborations between scholars of various disciplines interested in memory studies and the study of antiquity. We are scholars of antiquity (ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East) and its reception, and are looking for fellow researchers who are, like us, interested in using approaches from memory studies (such as memory schemata, travelling memory, oral memory, memoryscapes, etc.) to discuss the reception and transmission of and within antiquity. If you are interested in joining our research group, please drop us a line via email@example.com and we will add you to our mailing list.”
You can read the full letter on their page – go read it and get in touch!
The deadline for the MSA Nordic 2022 conference, on the topic of “Explorations of Counter-Memory”, has been extended to January 10, 2022. The 2022 MSA Nordic conference will focus on exploring the notion of counter-memory from various perspectives. We wish to invite contributions focusing on theoretical, methodological, and ethical explorations of the concept as well as case studies focusing on specific counter-memories or acts of countering. More information on the call is available here.
MSA Africa Chapter
The MSA Africa Chapter has recently had a successful and enlightening Annual Conference around the topic of “Memory in Africa: State of the Field”. You can read the report and highlights of this fruitful two-day conference here.
The MSA Canada group is happy to announce a new working email address where you can find them directly and promptly: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reach out to them and get involved!
If you are part of a WG, RG or NN and would like to feature your news and opportunities in the MSA page or newsletter, don’t hesitate to reach out through email@example.com.