Regions of Memory. A Comparative Perspective on Eastern Europe
The conference “Regions of Memory. A Comparative Perspective on Eastern Europe” is the second international event of the “Genealogies of Memory” project. The conference will be held on November 26th-28th 2012 in Warsaw University Library.
All information can be found here: http://genealogies.enrs.eu/
The conference programme can be downloaded here.
During this conference, we will attempt to compare the memory processes in Eastern Europe with those of Southern Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa or Latin America, and examine whether and how mass violence and the experiences of totalitarian regimes in 20th century contributed to regional memories and forgetting.
The conference gathers researchers and scholars from all over the world, among them:
• Carol Gluck (Columbia University), researcher of politics of memory in Japan
• Elizabeth Jelin (National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, Buenos Aires), working on the memory of dictatorships in Latin America
• Gyanendra Pandey (Emory University, Atlanta), expert on memory in India and Pakistan
• Stefan Troebst (University of Leipzig), researcher of memory in South-Eastern Europe
• Dirk Moses (European University Institute, Florence) working on the memories of genocides in global context.
The event is organised European Network Remembrance and Solidarity; Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw (IS UW); Institute of Sociology, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS); Freie Universität Berlin. The coordinators of the “Genealogies of Memory” project are Joanna Wawrzyniak (IS UW) and Małgorzata Pakier (SWPS).
New Eastern Europe is a media patron of this event.