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[ecrea] Digital/Social Media and Memory: A Symposium

Fri Mar 08 09:35:59 GMT 2013

Does promiscuous media make for promiscuous memory? Even the sciences-of-the-mind increasingly search for cognition – the mental process of awareness, perception, remembering – outside of the head, extended and distributed across digital/social worlds. Memory is breaking out of the archive, the organization, the institution, increasingly diffused across brains, bodies, and personal and public lives. Has the digital leached away scarcity, trust, obligation, and much of memory’s former faithful companions? ‘Memory’ today seems different, strange, but which has also acquired (paradoxically) new force and new uncertainties.

Is connectivity irresistible? Is memory lost to the machine? Is the archive broken?

Six leading experts in the fields of media archaeology, media studies and memory studies assess the emergent forces of remembering and forgetting in the new media ecology:

Wolfgang Ernst, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Jussi Parikka, Winchester School of Art

Wulf Kansteiner, Binghamton SUNY

José van Dijck, University of Amsterdam

Anna Reading, King's College London

William Merrin, Swansea University

Glasgow Memory Group:

Speaker abstracts here:

University of Glasgow, Wednesday 17th April 2013, 9am-5.50pm, Main Building 226: East Quad Lecture Theatre.

Attendance is free but places are limited so booking is essential.

Registration here:

This event is sponsored by the SAGE Journal of Memory Studies

Twitter @memorystudies

Professor Andrew Hoskins
Interdisciplinary Research Professor In Global Security

Founding Editor-in-Chief, Memory Studies (
Founding Co-Editor, Media, War & Conflict (

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College of Social Sciences
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