08 December 2010

Memory at War postgraduate conference 11-12 March 2011

The Memory at War project is holding a postgraduate conference on Memory Studies in Eastern Europe on 11-12 March 2011 at the University of Cambridge.

The conference will be the first of a series of three to be held annually between the University
of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London.

In Western Europe and North America, Memory Studies have proliferated in the last decade, causing a ‘memory boom’ in the humanities and social sciences. Yet these methodologies have been slow to address the cultural dynamics of memory in Eastern Europe. This series of conferences seeks to address this gap.

The conference series is designed to provide a forum for the rapidly expanding number of postgraduate students pursuing research on East European memory. The conferences offer postgraduate students the opportunity to share their research in progress and to discover what research is being conducted beyond the confines of their home university. This is also a unique opportunity to receive additional feedback from more senior scholars, including international experts in the field, who will be acting as discussants on the panels. All in all, we see the conference series as an important step in the process of building up a vibrant and friendly East European Memory Studies research community.

The March 2011 conference is open to postgraduate students with an interest in any aspect of Memory Studies that relates to Eastern Europe. We encourage students of history, cultural studies, literature, media studies, cinema and the social sciences to apply. Undergraduates with an interest in going on to postgraduate research in the field are also more than welcome to attend.

Some funding will be available to cover travel for presenters within the UK and overnight accommodation in Cambridge.

DEADLINE: Please send an abstract of your paper, of no more than 300 words, to info@memoryatwar.org by 31 January 2011.


Alexander Etkind, Uilleam Blacker & Julie Fedor (Cambridge), Polly Jones (SSEES, UCL) Muireann Maguire & Josie von Zitzewitz (Oxford)