Organizer: DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center)
18 Nov 2022 • Online, Türkiye
Abstract: The term “memory” is a framework concept which is collecting multidisciplinary academic disciplines beneath. Also, the term “memory,” in the individual level or in the social or in the collective level has different connotations due to the interdisciplinary conceptualization of the memory itself.
Memory in psychology can be considered as referring to an individual, his or her ways of remembering or forgetting, and amnesia. Memory can also be viewed collectively and as a collectively shared representation of the past, or it can come up with political terms such as national memory, public memory, vernacular memory, or counter-memory.
Furthermore, collective memories can also be regarded as a “floating gap” between memory and history. Therefore, remembering and amnesia play a significant role in defining the positioning of the memory.
The “cultural memory,” comprises that body of reusable texts, images, and rituals specific to each society in each different time era which they can be in the form of the texts, rites, images, monuments and buildings that are designed to recall fateful events in the history of the collective.
They are sanctioned as a common heritage of a society that is accumulated in the longue duree. As coined with individual and cultural memory “the idea of individual memory,” as Maurice Halbwachs states, “absolutely separate from social memory, is an abstraction almost devoid of the meaning.”
The interdisciplinary character of the memory links itself to numerous various fields from psychology, sociology, history, identity studies, literary studies, urban history, space history, media studies, discourse analysis, and other relevant fields.
In 2019, The DAKAM Memory Studies Conference, in its fourth year, 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 and individuals 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 different fields 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.
Topics: History and Memory Remembrance and Memory Popular History and Memory Individual Memory and Amnesia Urban Studies and Memory Longue Duree Analysis and Memory Communicative Memory Political Science and Memory Popular Culture and Memory Nostalgia Memory and Film Documentary and Memory Memory and Literature
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