Memory Studies Association

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We have been sending many emails with Calls for Papers and Panels put out by our very active working groups. We would like to remind you that, while of course you should send your proposals to the working groups if they are a good fit, you can also submit your abstracts for papers, panels, roundtables and other events directly to the MSA submission portal. The Conference in Madrid (25-28 June 2019) is open to any topic in Memory Studies.

The general deadline for submission is October 1st.

If you would like to see all the working and regional group calls in one place, see here. Deadlines for submission vary here, but are all coming up soon.
Of course, one does not have to present a paper to attend the conference. We also have space for presiders and commentators, as well as welcome non-presenters.


We are now happy to announce that our keynote speakers for MSA Madrid will include the recent recipient of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Aleida Assmann (Konstanz University) and the Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist and memory scholar Viet Than Nguyen (University of Southern California).

We will also feature a Roundtable with Susannah Radstone, Jie-Hyun Lim, Darlene St. Clair and Ciraj Rassool on “Memory Traditions around the World.” In addition there will be many other exciting events, such as a special session with Elizabeth Jelin, theatre, exhibitions, workshops, and excursions – including to the Valley of the Fallen (from where the body of Franco is about to be removed).

We hope you will join us!

Kind regards,

Aline Sierp, Jenny Wüstenberg & Jeffrey Olick


Francisco Ferrándiz, María García Alonso, Marije Hristova & Johanna Vollmeyer

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