Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the ninth edition of the Mnemonics summer school has been postponed. It will take place from 18 to 21 August 2021, at the historical Sandbjerg Manor in Southern Denmark.
The submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2021.
Michael Rothberg, University of California, Los Angeles
Tanja Thomas, University of Tübingen
Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lund University
Migration studies is an established field of academic research within the Humanities and Social Sciences, and migration has been identified as a key factor of “traveling memories” (Erll, 2011). But the intersection between memory studies and migration studies is still an emergent field. Volumes such as Memory and Migration (Creet and Kitzmann, 2011), History, Memory and Migration (Glynn and Kleist, 2012), and Memories on the Move (Palmberger and Tošić, 2016) stand out as broad introductions. The volume Migration, Memory and Diversity (Wilhelm, 2016) focuses specifically on Germany, while the Danish research project on “The Postmigrant Condition” has addressed a variety of art-forms that oppose current conceptions of migration and integration and searched for new ideas of citizenship beyond the nation-state (Petersen and Schramm, 2017). The Mnemonics 2020 summer school will explore further, both theoretically and through the study of particular cases, the interplay between migration and memory. It aims to expand and refine our conceptual and methodological tools for capturing this nexus by approaching our topic along three axes of inquiry:
We invite paper proposals from PhD students that contribute to any of these lines of inquiry or explore their points of intersection. We welcome contributions from across disciplines reflecting on the cultural, social, methodological, or ethical issues in this emerging field of research. Possible topics include, but are certainly not restricted to:
Submissions are open to all doctoral students interested in memory studies. Half of the 24 available places are reserved for students affiliated with Mnemonics partner institutions.
If you wish to be considered for a place, you should send a 300-word abstract for a 15-minute paper (including title, name, and institutional affiliation), a description of your doctoral research project (one paragraph), and a short CV (max. 1 page) as a single Word or PDF document to mnemonics2020 [at] cas [dot] au [dot] dk.
Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2021, 11.00 p.m. (CET). Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2021. Deadline for submission of paper drafts: 31 July 2021.
For more information please consult the Mnemonics website.