The Historical Justice and Memory Conference aims to bring together
scholars working on historical justice and on memory. It promotes
conversations across disciplinary boundaries – for example, between
historians and lawyers, anthropologists and philosophers, sociologists
and cinema studies scholars, heritage scholars and psychologists, human
geographers and political scientists – and across national boundaries.
The past few years have seen a plethora of case studies about attempts
to deal with past injustice. Scholars have explored the work of truth
commissions, the effects of apologies, debates over reparations, and
trials of individual perpetrators, to name but four key themes. At the
same time, there has been a burgeoning of studies about how past
injustice is remembered (or forgotten) and memorialised. This conference
provides a unique opportunity to link these two areas of research and
to ask questions such as: To what extent is historical justice
predicated on particular memories, on particular forms of remembering or
on the forgetting of a particular past? How do apologies or truth
commissions, for example, shape social memories of past injustice?
The deadline for Early Bird Registration is 31 October 2011.
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