The Kansas City Public Library and the History Department at the University of Missouri–Kansas City seek papers to be presented at a public conference in the spring of 2016. The conference will explore the rich history of Kansas City in the interwar period of 1918-1941, which has been characterized as an exciting period of growth, development, and cultural fluorescence — Kansas City’s “Golden Age”— even in the midst of rampant public corruption, economic depression, and strained relations among the races and sexes.
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.
As Readers of the H-Memory you may be interested in my new book which has just been published by Routledge:
History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity: Unifying Divisions
An international conference on Transnational Holocaust Memory will take place on 26-27 January 2015 at the University of Leeds, to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day. Recognizing that Holocaust ‘memory’ (in the broadest sense) is increasingly shaped by transnational forces such as mass migration, global travel and tourism, economic globalization, digital media and the internet, this conference will explore the future of Holocaust memory in shifting international contexts.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
I am writing to advertise my new book Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery just published by Routledge.
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?