Workshop | Memory and Diverse Belongings USB G.003
Jul 05, 2023 13:30 - 15:00(Europe/London)
20230705T1330 20230705T1500 Europe/London 4.24. Workshop: Getting to know the Slow Memory Project

Slow memory is an emergent concept that is intended to help us think from new angles about how societies and individuals remember the pasts that meaningfully affect their present and future. It begins from the premise that we are quite skilled (and have much practice) commemorating sudden or extreme events such as wars, atrocities or catastrophes. But we are less certain about how to reckon with slow-moving transformations that may be just as impactful, such as climate change, deindustrialization, or the gradual expansion of social and political rights. Thus, both negative and positive change can happen without having a clear location or timeframe. The EU-funded COST Action on Slow Memory brings together scholars and practitioners from many different disciplines (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technologists) to consider how we may grasp the meaning slow processes, how we may remember slowly, and how we may study slow change and slow remembrance without feeling too much time pressure. With this workshop and networking event, we would like to introduce the wider memory studies community to the Slow Memory COST Action (https://www.slowmemory.eu/). We will discuss what we mean by "slow memory" and how it may apply to various research and practical concerns. The Co-Chairs of the Working Groups of our Action (on work, welfare, politics, conflict, the environment, capacity-building, and communication) will introduce their activities and invite workshop participants to mingle and share their own research.

USB G.003 MSA Conference Newcastle 2023 conference@memorystudiesassociation.org
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Slow memory is an emergent concept that is intended to help us think from new angles about how societies and individuals remember the pasts that meaningfully affect their present and future. It begins from the premise that we are quite skilled (and have much practice) commemorating sudden or extreme events such as wars, atrocities or catastrophes. But we are less certain about how to reckon with slow-moving transformations that may be just as impactful, such as climate change, deindustrialization, or the gradual expansion of social and political rights. Thus, both negative and positive change can happen without having a clear location or timeframe. The EU-funded COST Action on Slow Memory brings together scholars and practitioners from many different disciplines (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technologists) to consider how we may grasp the meaning slow processes, how we may remember slowly, and how we may study slow change and slow remembrance without feeling too much time pressure. With this workshop and networking event, we would like to introduce the wider memory studies community to the Slow Memory COST Action (https://www.slowmemory.eu/). We will discuss what we mean by "slow memory" and how it may apply to various research and practical concerns. The Co-Chairs of the Working Groups of our Action (on work, welfare, politics, conflict, the environment, capacity-building, and communication) will introduce their activities and invite workshop participants to mingle and share their own research.

Professor
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Nottingham Trent University
Associate Professor
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Aarhus University
Professor of English Literature
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Ghent University
Associate Profesor
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University of Warsaw
Professor of History & Memory Studies
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Nottingham Trent University/Memory Studies Association
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