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[ecrea] Memory-Media-Global Formations Conference

Fri Apr 17 17:13:48 GMT 2009

Memory-Media-Global Formations

An Interdisciplinary conference hosted by the department of Creative, Critical and Communications Studies of the University of Greenwich.

Keynote speakers include: Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia), Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths College), Susannah Radstone (University of East London), Stephanos Stephanides (University of Cyprus), Leo Burley (Southbank Show)

Friday 1st of May 2009, 2pm -6pm

The concept of cultural trauma has become increasingly central to contemporary cultural, political and academic debate. This interdisciplinary conference considers academic and creative approaches to understanding the processes associated with collective memory, its signification, preservation and reproduction through mediation.

Is the memory of others also our own? By taking into account that it might be, societies expand their sense of identity and belonging. Conversely social groups can and very often do refuse to recognise the existence of othersâ?? trauma and the validity of their memory and such refusal is manifested through particular media practices and artefacts.

How have artists, film makers, media producers and academics generated and intervened in debates on global formations, national identity and cultural homogeneity?

This conference will explore possible responses to the proliferation of (personalised) media production, dissemination and social networking in order to understand and analyse memory from within and create new collectivities and conceptualisations of memory.

Friday 1st of May
Venue: Edinburgh (075) Queen Anne Court
Time: 10am -1pm
Speakers: Stephanos Stephanides
                Leo Burley

Venue: Howe (080) Queen Anne Court
Time: 2pm -6pm
Speakers: Marianne Franklin
                Susannah Radstone
                Jeffrey Olick
for further information contact Kostas Maronitis (mk60 /at/
how to get here:

Kostas Maronitis
Department of Creative, Critical and Communication Studies
University of Greenwich
Maritime Campus
SE10 9LS

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/
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