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CfP: Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe. Theories and Methods, Warsaw, November 23-25, 2011

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Conference: Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe Conference, Poland

European representations of the last century have been largely shaped by a Western perspective. This also applies to the realm of academic study of social memory. The purpose of this conference is to reflect on the methodology and the state of memory research in Central and Eastern Europe.

This region entered the twentieth century with unresolved social problems engendered by belated modernisation and profound ethnic and religious divisions. It suffered not only two world wars but also experienced genocide, border changes, population resettlements, and political and economic experiments on a scale unseen in the Western part of the continent.

Moreover, it entered the global order only at the close of the twentieth century. We hope to establish the relevance of the studies on memory in Central and Eastern Europe for memory research in other parts of the world. 

The organizer would also like to sketch a map of European research schools on memory, with a particular reference to theoretical proposals which either originated in Central and Eastern Europe or are used to study the memory of this region. Scholars from various disciplines are welcome to join the debate on the history of memory.

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2011

Open to: scholars of various disciplines e.g. sociologists, historians, literature specialists and others studying Central and Eastern Europe

Dates and Venue: 23 – 25 November 2011, Warsaw, Poland

Costs: a limited number of travel and accommodation refunds for younger scholars and doctoral students is available

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