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    About Genealogies of Memory 2016

    Regions of Memory II: Memory Regions as Discourse and Imagination

    17-19 March 2016, Warsaw

    This conference aims to revisit the regional structuration of memory, an issue that was discussed in an earlier meeting within the series in 2012, with a view to gaining further insights into the construction of memory regions – i.e. discursive arenas of memory that are above the level of the nation-state but not fully universal. It considers the ways in which public debate, digital discourse, written narratives and visual representations form constellations of memory that transcend the nation-state whilst also imposing spatial limits. Finally, as in the first instalment of ‘Regions of Memory’, it seeks out points of comparison and contact between Eastern Europe with other regions of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and/or the Americas.

    Keynote lectures will be given by Ann Rigney and Derek Sayer, among invited speakers there are also: Slawomir Kapralski, Jie-Hyun Lim, Kate McGregor, Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska and Aline Sierp.

    Conference Committee:
    Simon Lewis (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Małgorzata Pakier (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
    Joanna Wawrzyniak (University of Warsaw)

    Advisory Board:
    Jeffrey K. Olick (University of Virginia)
    Gertrud Pickhan (Free University of Berlin)
    Jan Rydel (ENRS)
    Matthias Weber (Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe)

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    With the “Genealogies of Memory” project we facilitate academic exchange between Central and East European scholars of individual and collective memory.

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