IV. INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON
MEMORY STUDIES '19
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
MEMORY STUDIES '19 / IV. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory and the Past will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).
All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.
We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.
For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours, please read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page.
The term “memory” is a framework concept which is collecting multidisciplinary academic disciplines beneath. Also, the term “memory,” in the individual level or in the social or in the collective level has different connotations due to the interdisciplinary conceptualization of the memory itself. Memory can be seen in psychology, as relating to an individual, his / her ways to remember or to forget and amnesia. Else, memory can be regarded in the collective form and as a collectively shared representation of the past, or it can come up with the political terms like national memory, public memory, vernacular memory or counter-memory.
Additionally, collective memories can also be regarded as a “floating gap” between memory and history. Therefore, remembering and amnesia play a significant role in defining the positioning of the memory. The “cultural memory,” comprises that body of reusable texts, images, and rituals specific to each society in each different time era which they can be in the form of the texts, rites, images, monuments and buildings that are designed to recall fateful events in the history of the collective. They are sanctioned as a common heritage of a society that is accumulated in the longue duree. As coined with individual and cultural memory “the idea of individual memory,” as Maurice Halbwachs states, “absolutely separate from social memory, is an abstraction almost devoid of the meaning.” How a nation remembers also defines a branch in memory studies because “nations can repress with psychological impunity; their collective memories can be changed without a ‘return of the suppress’”. Other than individual amnesia, we can speak about a social forgetting which links social, political and cultural factors at work.
The interdisciplinary character of the memory links itself to various areas from psychology, sociology, history, identity studies, literary studies, urban history, space history, media studies to discourse analysis and other relevant fields linking the subject with the use of memory.
In 2019, The DAKAM Memory Studies Conference, in its fourth year, aims to provide a platform for discussions and research, which consider various aspects of literature as a memorial medium to contribute to the larger discussion of the ways in which societies and individuals recollect their past and as a field of observation of personal memory to explore and experience the complexities of the mind and emotions.
Scholars from different fields such as political science, history, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, urban studies, architecture, literature, poetry, art history, life sciences and other fields are welcomed to propose their interdisciplinary work at the conference.
written by Özge Mumcu
History and Memory
Remembrance and Memory
Popular History and Memory
Individual Memory and Amnesia
Urban Studies and Memory
Longue Duree Analysis and Memory
Political Science and Memory
Popular Culture and Memory
Memory and Film
Documentary and Memory
Memory and Literature
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayça Demet Atay
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayça Demet Atay is a full time lecturer at the Department of Journalism of Near East University, North Cyprus. Her BA degree is in political science and international relations; MA degree in conflict resolution, and PhD degree in communication and media studies. Prior to her academic career she worked as a professional journalist in Turkey. Her research interests include political communication, communication for peace, collective memory and social myths. Her keynote speech will be on "Collective memory and social myths as hurdles in Turkey-EU relations".
NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul
Nippon Hotel, Taksim
Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey
Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus.
You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square.
Taksim can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.
From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim
is also easly accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.
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9:30 Opening Session
9:45 Keynote Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Keynote Lecture 2
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Parallel Sessions 1 & 2 & 3
13:30 Parallel Sessions 4 & 5 & 6
14:45 Coffee Break
15:00 Parallel Sessions 7 & 8 & 9
16:15 Coffee Break
16:30 Parallel Sessions 10 & 11 & 12
16:15 Coffee Break
17:45 Closing Remarks
The new registration and full paper submission deadlines are NOVEMBER 8, 2019.