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Call for papers: Monument and Memory

Published on 25 June, 2012

4th Nordic Conference in Philosophy of Religion, 16-18 June 2013, Stockholm School of Theology. In collaboration with the research program Time, Memory, Representation (www.histcon.se).

Key note speakers: Hent de Vries, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Andreas Nordlander and Amy Hollywood

At the 3rd Nordic Conference in Philosophy of Religion in 2011, questions of time, of the past and the future were thematized. The present conference pursues this theme by inviting discussions on philosophy of religion that focus on memory and monuments. How is memory constructed and performed in religion and secular life, in oral and written culture? Do we understand religions as monuments or rather as fleeting and passing aspects of reality? How can we understand the monument in its twofold character: both a tool for ideologically driven memory practi- ces that fixate memory, as well as a constant source for creative construction and an opening up of memory? We want to investigate monuments both as materialized collective memories and as inner monuments on which our understanding of the world is built. In understanding memory, Augustine is monumental in both a theological and philosophical self-understanding, but in what sense are his writings monumental?

More info on the call for papers here (.pdf document)

Practical information

Abstracts are invited for the sessions by January 15, 2013. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent directly to jayne.svenungsson@ths.se; abstracts are to be headed with the applicant’s name, professional affiliation, and title of paper.

The conference will be held at Stockholm School of Theology (www.ths.se) and is arranged in cooperation with Södertörn University and the Theological Faculty at Uppsala University.

For further information, please contact: Jonna Bornemark, jonna.bornemark@sh.se Mattias Martinson, mattias.martinson@teol.uu.se Jayne Svenungsson, jayne.svenungsson@ths.se

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