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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Seeking contributor on Second World War historical reenactment

Dear all,

I am co-editing a collection of essays for a major academic publisher on contemporary developments in the collective memory of the Second World War.

We are keen to include a contribution dealing with the phenomenon of historical reenactment, but have so far drawn a blank when it comes to finding someone working in this area who could contribute an essay.

Does anyone on the list have any suggestions for possible contributors, or know of any relevant literature on this topic?

‘Refugees and Migrants: Unaccompanied Children in Britain 1914-2014’

The University of Southampton’s Parkes Institute and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex announce an interdisciplinary and international conference on unaccompanied child migration both in and out of the UK over the past century. The conference will be held 17-18 July 2014 at The University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 44.  Registration for the two days is £20 payable at the door, and includes refreshments and lunch on Friday. All interested are invited and encouraged to attend.

CFP: PLAYTHINGS IN EARLY MODERNITY: PARTY GAMES, WORD GAMES, MIND GAMES (edited collection)

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays to be edited by Allison Levy and published by Ashgate Publishing Co. in the new book series, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700 (see http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5166; series editor Bret Rothstein). Dedicated to early modern playfulness, this series serves two purposes. First, it recounts the history of wit, humor, and games, from jokes and sermons, for instance, to backgammon and blind man’s buff.

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