CALL FOR PAPERS: ABSTRACTS DUE DEC. 15, 2011
CONFERENCE DATES REVISED: APRIL 26-27, 2012
The Arts of Memory
Fifth Interdisciplinary Memory Conference
The New School for Social Research
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 26-27, 2012
Playing on the title of the influential text of Frances Yates, The Art of Memory, (1966), where she traces the use of mnemonic techniques from the classical age to the Enlightenment, the fifth annual NSSR Interdisciplinary Memory Conference will focus on contemporary arts of memory.
Participants will discuss the arts and artifices of memory practices, both as embedded in physical forms, such as museums and memorials, and in the enactment of memory practices, such as truth and reconciliation processes. Interdisciplinary in scope, the conference reaches for new ways to conceptualize the arts of memory through the visual, tactile, textual, and synesthetic expressions of the past. Other sessions will be dedicated to a reflexive examination of the arts of memory scholarship—the scholarly investigation of the arts of memory investigated as an art in itself.
We seek paper submissions from any and all academic disciplines, as well as from memory arts practitioners—empirical, theoretical, and methodological papers are all solicited.
To submit a paper, send email to NSSRMemoryConference@gmail.com by December 15, 2011, with “2012 ABSTRACT” in the subject line. Include the following: an abstract not longer than 250 words with a tentative paper title and a short personal resume (200 words maximum) including your institutional affiliation. Decisions will be made by late January 2012. For more information on about the 2012 conference, past conferences, and other related activities, visit www.nssrmemoryconference.com.