CfP | Conference Memory for All - Lisbon, 13-15 November 2019

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Call for Papers
November 13, 2019 to November 15, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Public History, Oral History, Local History, Anthropology

The 1st Conference "Memory for All: History, Heritage and Community" will take place from13th to 15th November 2019, in Teatro Aberto, Lisboa, with and opening lecture by Paul Thompson.

The conference will focus on the connections of memory, heritage and identity as contributing factors for social cohesion and community building, its roles in education and research in different contexts and backgrounds as well as fostering local and community identity. 

By gathering different disciplines and fields of action around memory and community — comprising social and historical memory, cognitive memory, genetic memory and digital memory — we seek to collectively think about the roles of academia, social/cultural institutions and citizens as agents of influence in heritagization processes and memory construction and preservation. 

We seek to gather the leading figures of projects, initiatives and actions committed to identifying, organising, curating, researching and/or sharing memory and communities from and for communities. 


  • Memory and community archives: organisation, preservation and dissemination
  • Strategies and methodologies for community engagement, including digital tools
  • Models and methodologies for memory recording: from oral history to citizens science
  • Cognitive studies on memory and associated diseases
  • Uses of the past and politics of memory
  • Memory and heritage
  • Memory and artistic and cultural creation


The 1st Conference Memory for All is organised by Centro República, the Institute of Contemporary History (NOVA FCSH) in partnership with the Municipality of Lisbon. 

Proposals until the 30th September 2019 | Link
Registration until the 31st of October 2019 | Link