Memory Studies Association Conference 2019

“Memory studies has grown considerably over the past decade, but does not yet have many clearly designated venues for people from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas and to learn from each others’ theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. Moreover, questions surrounding remembering are being investigated around the world, but there is too little interaction (and thus, often a lack of understanding) between various places.”
Memory Studies Association

Lecture Deep Space
Memory Studies Association
25-28 Juni 2019

@ Complutense University of Madrid

“The Memory Studies Association was launched symbolically at its inaugural conference in Amsterdam (3-5 December 2016), which was attended by around 200 scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines. It was legally registered on June 26, 2017 in the Netherlands. Read its by laws here. The MSA aims to be a professional association for Memory Studies scholars, as well as those who are active in museums, memorial institutions, archives, the arts and other fields engaged in remembrance. The objective is to become the most important forum for the memory field – both through an annual, international and interdisciplinary conference and through a strong online presence.”
Memory Studies Association

“The 2019 conference will be held at the Moncloa Campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, one of Spain’s oldest and largest universities with a vibrant community. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Philology, which is located in the first completed building of the campus, inaugurated in 1933. The plenaries will be held at the Faculty of Medicine.

The Moncloa Campus is closely linked to the memory of the Spanish Civil War, being the scene of one of the important battles in the defense of Madrid. Nowadays we can still see the bullet holes in some of the older buildings. At the same time, in its current architectural form we can observe some of the ideological principles of Francoism, which were introduced during the reconstruction of the campus. During the war, the university lost part of its scientific, artistic and bibliographic heritage, as well as a good part of the faculty, mainly due to exile.”
Memory Studies Association