Saturday, April 16, 2016

MEMORY STUDIES '16: Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory

MEMORY STUDIES '16: Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory
2nd to 3rd September 2016
Istanbul, Turkey

MEMORY STUDIES '16 / Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory and the Past will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

The event will be held together along with METAMORPHOSIS '16 / Interdisciplinary Conference on the Processes of Change in Philosophy, Art and History ( and IMAGINING THE FUTURE / Interdisciplinary Conference on the Perception of Future in Politics, Architecture and Film (, and participants can attend any of the sessions.

'Cultural Memory has emerged as a useful umbrella term to describe the complex ways in which societies remember their past. It has become increasingly apparent that the memories that are shared within generations and across different generations are the product of public acts of remembrance using a variety of media. Stories, both oral and written, images, museums, monuments: these all work together in creating and sustaining 'sites of memory'. (Astrid Erll and Ann Rigney, 2006)

On the other hand, remembrance and amnesia are key parts of the mechanisms of the human mind or mysterious ways of the complex activity of the psyche. One can easily argue that works of literature, which have focused the memory of the individual in subjective ways, are sufficient in number and quality to compose a genre in its own. (Jonathan Lethem, 2000)The conference aims to provide a platform for discussions and research, which consider various aspects of literature as a memorial medium to contribute to the larger discussion of the ways in which societies recollect their past and as a field of observation of personal memory to explore and experience the complexities of the mind and emotions.

Scholars from difference fieds such as political science, history, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, urban studies, architecture, literature, poetry, art history, life sciences and other fields are welcomed to propose their interdisciplinary work at the conference.

All abstract are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

Papers will be published in DAKAM's online library and in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the "Thomson & Reuters WOS' Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI


Abstract submission:
MAY 27, 2016

JULY 22, 2016

Full papers submission:
JULY 29, 2016


Collective Memory, Personal Memory

Memory and the Past

History and Memory

Memory in Literature

Memory and Film

Memory and Contemporary Arts

Political Science and Memory



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Sponsored by: DAKAM

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