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Conflict in Memories, 2012

Matchpoints Seminar 2012

Conflict in Memory: Interpersonal and Intergenerational Remembering of War, Conflict and Transition

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  • 10-12 May 2012 in Aarhus

Presentation

War, conflicts and transitions have always played a significant role in defining communal identity, often with reference to events that happened centuries ago.

The role of passing on collective memories of these types of events has become even more complex in a globalizing world, where new configurations of cosmopolitan memories challenge more locally and nationally based memories.

The many aspects of societies’ remembering and forgetting call for interdisciplinary cooperation.

This conference brings together the fields of history, psychology, literature, and cultural studies and presents new research on how memories of war, conflict and transition are passed on from generation to generation and how these processes transform and shape identities.

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Alistair Thomson from Monash University, Melbourne is affiliated Aarhus University and will be participating in MatchPoints 2011. Alistair Thomson is known for his research in oral history, on Australian war veterans and as a pathbreaker within the new field of 'public history'.

Keynotes cross-over

With Keynote Speakers from Torino to Melbourne and New York, presenting research from The Great Depression to 9/11, from individual trauma to narrative templates and generational change, Matchpoints 2012 draws on disciplines from oral history to cognitive psychology.

 

 

Workshop themes

  • Negotiating National and Cosmopolitan Memories

  • Psychological Approaches to Interpersonal and Intergenerational Remembering

  • Narrative Templates in Representations of Conflict and Civil Warfare

  • Memory, Identity and Social Cohesion: Commemoration and Intergenerational Memory of War, Conflict and Crisis

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Keynotes cross-over

With Keynote Speakers from Torino to Melbourne and New York, presenting research from The Great Depression to 9/11, from individual trauma to narrative templates and generational change, Matchpoints 2012 draws on disciplines from oral history to cognitive psychology.

Keynote speakers

  • Alistair Thomson, Monash University, Melbourne

  • Michael Rothberg, University of Ilinois, Chicago

  • James Wertsch, Washington University, St. Louis

  • Dorthe Berntsen, Aarhus University

  • Daniel Levy, Stony Brook University, New York

  • Anna Bull, University of Bath

  • Luisa Passserini, University of Torino

  • Tom Dunne, University College Cork

  • Willliam Hirst, New School for Social Research, New York

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Revised 11.10.2012