The 3rd Polish Conference on Memory Studies „(Post)memory in/about Central and Eastern Europe”
Laboratory for the Study of Collective Memory in Post-communist Europe (POSTCOMER), Faculty of Humanities Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Polish Memory Studies Group/The regional group of Memory Studies Association are pleased to announce The 3rd Polish Conference on Memory Studies „(Post)memory in/about Central and Eastern Europe” (9-10 December 2021, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń).
The 3rd Polish Conference on Memory Studies aims at presenting the results of the newest research within the field conducted by the representatives of different disciplines, such as Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Sociology, Political Studies, History, Anthropology, and Psychology. The conference is the continuation of the previous meetings organised in Cracow in 2018 and in Warsaw in 2019. This edition focuses on the notion of (post)memory in/about Central and Eastern Europe.
We welcome the papers that focus not only on theoretical aspects of (post)memory in/about Central and Eastern Europe, but also discuss new trends and tendencies in the field and present the results of recently conducted studies. We extend our invitation to scholars representing different disciplines and research centres, including Polish scholars working abroad.
The conference will be held in Polish and English. The conference will take place online and is free to all participants.
dr Joanna Antoniak (NCU)
dr Kamilla Biskupska (University of Opole)
dr hab. Dariusz Brzostek, prof. UMK
dr hab. Agata Domachowska, prof. UMK
dr hab. Michał Głuszkowski, prof. UMK
dr Simon Lewis (Universität Bremen)
dr Małgorzata Łukianow (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences; Technische Universität Chemnitz)
You can contact the organizers via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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