Fourth conference from the “Genealogies of Memory” series entitled “Collective vs Collected Memories. 1989-91 from an Oral History Perspective” will take place in Warsaw from 6 to 8 November 2014.
The conference aims at discussing how the collapse of state socialism has been commemorated, remembered, or forgotten in Eastern Europe and beyond. The event will be opened by key note speeches by our distinguished guests: Michael Bernhard, Jan Kubik and James V. Wertsch.
During the conference, we hope to address the following questions:
For more information, please refer to Call for Papers, conference program and website section devoted to 2014 Genealogies of Memory gathering.
With the “Genealogies of Memory” project we facilitate academic exchange between Central and East European scholars of individual and collective memory, and intend to promote this region’s study of memory among the broader international academic community.
What is specific to the conferences and seminars held so far is, on the one hand, an attempt to define the specificity of Central and Eastern Europe as regards history and memory by looking at the changing practices of remembrance in the region during the twentieth and the twenty first centuries; and on the other hand, a proposal to see history and memory in a broader European and global context, and to search for possible application of memory research from this region within the broader international study of social and cultural memory. We are particularly interested in theoretical and methodological questions as viewed against specific historical and geographical contexts.