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[Commlist] Call for Papers "Moving media, memory and history" PGR Conference 2019

Wed Feb 13 23:12:48 GMT 2019

Call for papers: PGR Conference 2019 

Moving Media, Memory,andHistory  


Date: 13th June 2019


Venue:Loughborough London Campus 

3 LesneyAvenue  

The Broadcast Centre  

Here East Queen Elizabeth  

Olympic Park London E15 2GZ 


In an age of global communication, the making of histories and memories is closely connected to diverse and moving media landscapes. Thekaleidoscope of different media, memories and histories influences the remembering, forgetting and archiving of events and processes,and isthereforeconstantly shaping and reshapingindividual and collective identities. This PGR conference will address the underlying power structures of the relationshipbetween the three ever-evolving fields by foregrounding interdisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries separatingthem. Newandmorenuanced ways of understanding the past as well as the present can be discovered byincludingmedia technologies that are developingthrough time as well as different understandings of both memory and history, so that multiple realitiescan be explored. In this sense, this conference is interested in the moving character ofmedia, memories and histories, which do not only travel with the subjects that inhabit them, but are further constantly transmitted throughdiverse forms of communicationbetween humans, objects and technologies.

This PGR conference aims to explore diverse methodological and theoretical approaches that discuss the constantly changing relationship between the three fields. We are interested in ideas and conceptualisations of migrating, traveling and transmitted memories, histories and media. There are no limitations in terms of methodological practices within the fields and we are particularly enthusiastic to receive applications from those who use critical and creative methods in their research.  

This one-day conference,held at the Loughborough University’s London campus, welcomes postgraduate and early career researchers. Loughborough University attempts at facilitating an environment where afast-growing area of expertise is accessible to researchers at an early stage across the social sciences and humanities.This PGR conference will be a platform to connect scholars from different fields.

Possible topics include, but are not restricted to the following:


    Migrating andtraveling memories and histories


    Communication and transmission of memories and histories


    Memories and histories of migration  


    Media representation and production of migration  


    Memories and historiesinthe arts  


    Creative methods in media, memory and history  


    Spatial traces of media, memory and history  


    Transnationalmedia, memory and history  


    Technologies of moving media, memory and histories


Interested postgraduate and early career scholars are asked to submit abstracts of 300 words by the 01stof April 2019 to the following email address: (Mmh-conference /at/

A limited number of travel grants isavailable for Loughborough students traveling from the main campus to London.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:


    Professor Andrew Hoskins' research connects multiple aspects of the
    emergent digital society: media, memory, war, conflict, security,
    and privacy, to explore holistically the interplay and impact of
    contemporary media and memory ecologies.


    Professor Avtar Brahrecently retired as Professor of Sociology at
    Birkbeckas a specialist in race, gender and ethnic identity issues.
    She was awarded an MBE in 2001 in recognition of her research.

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