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Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

Published on 19 January, 2012

Time, Memory, Representation is now member of the international academic memory studies network Mnemonics. TMR members Andrus Ers and Kristina Fjelkestam represents Södertörn University and Linköping University in the Swedish part of the network.

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Link to Swedish Memory Studies Network at Mnemonics

Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies is a collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies between the Danish Network for Cultural Memory Studies; the Swedish Memory Studies Network; and programmes at Ghent University (Belgium); Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany); Goldsmiths, University of London (UK); the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA); and Columbia University (USA, associate partner). The network was launched at a meeting at the Flemish Academic Centre for Science and the Arts (VLAC) in Brussels on 14 October 2011.

Mnemonics will organize annual seminars around specific themes in memory studies, hosted by each of the partners in turn. The seminars, scheduled in or around the third week of September, will last three intensive days. Graduate students affiliated with the partner institutions and a number of students external to the network will have the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their research projects. Faculty from all of the partner institutions will participate in the discussions, and prominent invited speakers will bring their perspectives to the debates.

The seminars will serve as an interactive forum in which junior and senior memory scholars meet in an informal and convivial setting to discuss each other’s work and to reflect on new developments in the field. They are intended to be exciting and stimulating intellectual events which help students refine their research questions, strengthen the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of their projects, gain further insight into current trends in memory scholarship, and network with their peers and other academics with similar research interests.

The venues and themes for the next few years are the following:

  • 2012: Aarhus – Aesthetics and Ethics of Memory
  • 2013: Ghent – Memory Unbound: Transcultural, Transgenerational, Transmedial, and Transdisciplinary Dynamics of Memory (tbc)
  • 2014: Stockholm
  • 2015: London
  • 2016: Urbana-Champaign
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