Canberra Conference: Scales of Memory: Violence, (In)Justice, and the Dynamics of Remembrance

Konstanz Conference: Memory Transfers and Transformations

  • 25-27 June 2014
Place: Konstanz After a conference on ‘Memory without Borders’ (Utrecht June...

CfP: Human rights and memory

  • 4- 6 december 2014
Third Annual Conference of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network Conference theme:...


*NITMES has moved:  please click here:

 NITMES (Network in Transnational Memory Studies) aims to find new ways of conceptualising and studying cultural memory beyond the framework of the nation-state. In doing so, it hopes to provide tools for understanding identity and heritage that are better fitted to the entanglements of the contemporary world. 
NITMES is particularly concerned with the role of media and the arts in the emergence and dissemination of ‘travelling’  narratives and  commemorative practices. Our ambition is to link  these cultural processes to social mobilisation within and across national borders.
NITMES brings together a number of scholars and institutions working in the field of cultural memory studies who will work together in the coming years. The project will run to 2015. It is funded by NWO (The Dutch Research Council) and the participating institutions.

If you are interested in contributing to our activities, please contact us at: or


- Aleida Assmann, one of our NITMES partners, has been awarded the prestigious Dr.A.H.Heineken prize in history for 2014.

- the talks given in May 2013 by Astrid Erll and Ann Rigney at the kick-off conference of the COST-project In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe are now available.

notes on the Memory with(out) Borders conference (Utrecht 2013)

- notes on the Diasporic Memory conference (Urbana 2013).



Universiteit Utrecht Universität Konstanz University Lund University of Illinois Frankfurt University Australian National University Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, Urbana Geschichte+Gedächtnis, Konstanz Frankfurt Platform  in Memory Studies Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies