H-Memory is a network open to all academics and researchers concerned with Memory Studies. This inter-disciplinary field interests itself in how humans remember and represent that memory, be it through literature, monuments, historical works, or in their own private lives.

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CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue of The Journal of Hate Studies: Hate and Heritage

In the spring of 2015, actor Ben Affleck appeared on PBS’s Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates. In preparation for the show, which traces the genealogies of famous Americans, Affleck requested that information about his family’s ownership of black slaves be omitted from the broadcast, though details about Affleck’s more noble ancestors, including his mother, who was a Freedom Rider, were highlighted. When the omission was publically revealed, Affleck admitted that he was “embarrassed” by ancestors who owned slaves.

CFP - Into the Darkness - 1st Annual Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference

Into the Darkness

April 1-3, 2016

While light is associated with normalcy, reason, and the order of the day, darkness means something else: marginality, irrationality, activities and discourses beyond the scope of the mainstream. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: