The Arts of Memory
The Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Memory Conference
The New School for Social Research, NYC
Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.
(Orozco Room, 66 West 12th St, 7th Floor)
“An Archive of Threat”
Peter C. Van Wyck Graduate Media Studies Program Director
Associate Professor in Communication Studies
Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.
(Wolff Room, 6 East 16th St, 11th Floor)
“Memory Palaces — the Renaissance and the Contemporary World”
New York University
Keynote followed by a reception.
Thursday, April 26, panels begin at 2:00pm and end at 6:00pm at 66 West 12th St:
- Discourses of Memory: Scientific, Historical, Popular
- Socialist & Post-Socialist Memory Shifts: Public and Private Records
- Philosophy & Theory
- Digital Memory
Friday, April 27, panels begin at 9:00am and end at 6:00pm at 6 East 16th St.:
- Architecture & Built Environment
- Bodies, Burials, and Graves
- Senses and Experience
- Relocated Memory
- Performing Public History
- Memory in Movement: Translating & Reimagining Social Relations
- Concrete, Leather, & Other Mnemonic Objects
The 2012 Interdisciplinary Memory Conference focuses on contemporary arts of memory, playing on the title of Frances Yates’ influential text The Art of Memory (1966), in which she traces mnemonic techniques from the classical age to the Enlightenment.
Participants will discuss the arts and artifices of memory practice, including those embedded in physical forms, such as photographs and memorials, as well as in actions, such as exhumations, walking tours, and online interaction. Interdisciplinary in scope, the conference reaches for new ways to conceptualize the arts of memory through the visual, tactile, textual, and synesthetic expressions of the past.
The full conference schedule is available online:http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/subpage.aspx?id=78306