[spectre] CFP: Post-Socialist Memory in a Global Perspective (Chisinau, 24-26 Sep 20)

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Sun Dec 1 19:33:13 CET 2019

From: Lana Lovrencic
Date: Nov 30, 2019
Subject: CFP: Post-Socialist Memory in a Global Perspective (Chisinau, 
24-26 Sep 20)

Chisinau, Moldova, September 24 - 26, 2020
Deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Post-Socialist Memory in a Global Perspective: Postcolonialism, 
Post-transition, Post-trauma

The Post-Socialist and Comparative Memory Studies (PoSoCoMeS) working 
group is part of the Memory Studies Association. Our goal is to bring 
together researchers, activists, and practitioners working in and on 
post-socialist countries. We call for trans-regional comparative studies 
that connect Eastern Europe and Africa, Southern America and Asia, and 
result in broad conceptualizations of post-socialist memories.

The PoSoCoMeS group was constituted in 2018 in order to establish a 
platform for the exchange of ideas between scholars from different 
disciplines working on post-socialist memory studies. During the third 
annual MSA conference in Madrid, we organized 14 panels, which attracted 
a broad audience. We have already published two newsletters informing 
about our activities, and now we are organizing the first PoSoCoMes 
conference. It will take place on September 24-26, 2020, in Chisinau, 
Moldova. One of the purposes of this conference is to allow scholars and 
practitioners from the post-socialist countries of Europe and Eurasia to 
discuss common issues. Travel to Moldova is visa-free for citizens of 
over 100 countries. All participants in the conference need to be 
members of the MSA, however, sponsored memberships are available. There 
will be no registration fee for the conference, and we are hoping to 
raise funds to offer scholarships to a small number of participants from 
low-income countries. Applications from those living outside the former 
socialist world and working in comparative memory studies involving 
questions of (post)socialism are also very welcome.

We invite submissions of panels, sessions, round tables, workshops, and 
individual papers covering different aspects of post-socialist memories. 
We are especially interested in papers using comparative approaches and 
studying cases from different regions.

We are inviting proposals for panel and poster sessions for early-career 
researchers (Ph.D. and advanced MA students), including discussions of 
thesis proposals. Alternative formats are also welcome.

Possible topics of submissions include:

- Post-socialist writing/ writing memories of (post)socialism
- (Post)socialism in art, film and visual culture
- Museums and memories of socialism
- Nostalgia and Ostalgie
- Difficult memories of post-socialist pasts
- Transitional justice in post-socialist countries
- Memory activism connecting post-socialist countries
- Post-socialist and postcolonial entanglements of memory - Politics of 
memory and memory wars in post-socialist countries
- Media and Internet shaping memories in and across post-socialist regions
- Theorizing comparative memory studies
- Post-socialist memory in Global South
- Non-alignment and memory
- Ideology and everyday life of (post)socialism
- Memory and oral history
- Transitional justice in post-socialist contexts
- Memories of transitional periods

We are organizing a stream on the adaptation of cosmopolitan Holocaust 
memory culture in Eastern Europe. Please note if you are applying to 
this stream.

Paper proposals should include abstracts no longer than 250 words and 
information about the presenter (affiliation and short biographies). 
Panel and roundtable proposals should include an abstract no longer than 
250 words and a complete list of participants, titles of their papers, 
and names of discussants and/or moderators.
Please, send your submission through the google form or to 
posocomes at gmail.com
Submissions are due January 15, 2020.

Program committee:

Zuzanna Bogumił, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, anthropology
Diana Dumitru, Ion Creangă State University, history
Oksana Dovgopolova, Odessa National University, history / philosophy 
Aleksei Kamenskikh, Higher School of Economics in Perm, history/ philosophy
Wulf Kansteiner, Aarhus University, history/memory studies
Daria Khlevnyuk, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, sociology
Lana Lovrencic, Zagreb, heritage studies / history of art
Olga Malinova, Higher School of Economics in Moscow, political science
Ksenia Robbe, University of Groningen, literary & cultural studies
Bin Xu, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, sociology

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Post-Socialist Memory in a Global Perspective (Chisinau, 24-26 Sep 
20). In: ArtHist.net, Nov 30, 2019. <https://arthist.net/archive/22201>.

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