Memory before Modernity. Memory Cultures in Early Modern Europe, 20-22 June 2012
In the ‘memory boom’ that has emerged in the humanities and social sciences since 1990, five major themes have captured most attention: (a) the relationship between politics and memory, (b) trauma and memories of violence, (c) the ‘mediatization’ of memory (d) the transmission of memory and identity formation (e) the relationship between memory, history and other concepts of the past. Yet most case studies relating to these themes have been concerned with events and evidence post-1800; indeed, many theorists of memory allege that there is something intrinsically ‘modern’ about them. The aim of this conference is to put this assumption to the test.

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Philip Benedict, Susan Broomhall and Benjamin Schmidt

Please visit for more detailed information and the call for papers. Deadline for proposals is 1 November 2011.

This conference is organized by the NWO VICI Research Team Tales of the Revolt. Memory, Oblivion and Identity in the Low Countries, 1566-1700, that is directed by Professor Judith Pollmann at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Prof. dr. Judith Pollmann
Leiden University
The Netherlands
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Date: 2011-09-07