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.
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.
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.
Readers of the H-Net Network on Memory Studies may be interested in my new book which has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life (Oxford 2014).
The following is a brief synopsis:
Dear memory studies community,
Together with my colleague, Prof. Anamaria Dutceac-Segesten, I am working on a research project that investigates the status of memory studies as a field.
In this context, we would like to come up with a more or less comprehensive list of:
- MA or PhD programs in memory studies or closely allied topics
- memory studies departments
- memory studies institutes or research programs
- funding sources specifically targeting memory studies projects
Some of you may be interested in the following Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary and cross-period conference on Jerusalem and memory, to be held at King's College London on 6-7 November 2014.
The conference is the main event of the AHRC-funded research network, Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day.
The CFP can be viewed on our blog: www.jerusalems.wordpress.com.