Call for Papers: (EXTENDED DEADLINE) 13th Genealogies of Memory: Pandemics, Famines and Industrial Disasters of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Ewelina Szpak Announcement
Subject Fields
Cultural History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Social History / Studies, Teaching and Learning

We are pleased to announce that the application deadline for the 13th conference within the Genealogies of Memory ‘Pandemic, Famines and Industrial Disasters of the 20th and 21st Centuries’ has been extended! The new application deadline is 16 June 2023. The conference will take place in Warsaw on 22–24 November 2023, in a hybrid format with possible online participation.

This year conference will be an attempt to draw attention to the discourses of memory and non-remembrance of large-scale natural and human-induced disasters in 20th-century Europe. Scholars working at the intersection of social and cultural history, memory studies, political studies,  environmental studies, social history of medicine, anthropology and adjacent fields are going to discuss on how both individuals and societies cope with the memory of traumatic and large-scale events (such as wars, famines, pandemics, natural and industrial disasters), as well as how the public narratives, behaviours and contemporary spaces therefore change.

To what extent is/has the memory of these population-threatening phenomena been influenced by the political and social transformations of the 20th century in East-Central Europe? And how does this region differ from other European as well as non-European countries? This are among the important questions the participants of the Conference will try to answer.

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European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS)

• European Society for Environmental History
• Faculty of Sociology, Warsaw University
• Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg 
• Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
• Society for the Social History of Medicine
• The Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
• Welcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter

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