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CFP UC Berkeley Symposium 'Techniques of Memory'

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Posted by: University of California, Berkeley
Deadline: Thu, December 20th, 2018


Techniques of Memory

Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power

(April 17th-18th, 2019)

Global Urban Humanities Initiative– University of California, Berkeley


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Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power will be a two-day symposium organized by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley, from April 17th to 18th 2019 at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley. Following the principles of the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, our symposium seeks to bring together not only scholars, but practitioners, activists and artists to think about monuments, memorial landscapes, iconoclasm, mediums and materiality, as well as memory politics and power from the unique interdisciplinary standpoint that this platform provides. The symposium will consist of four panels: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power. We ask submissions to reference which of the four panels they would like to be considered for: 


Landscape: Contributions that engage with what could be largely defined as memorial landscapes: geographies of memory, geopolitics of memorials, as well as monuments and memorials in specific social and cultural contexts.

Iconoclasm: Contributions that engage with the destruction, removal, intervention, mobility and stasis, re-appropriation, and re-signification of monuments and memorials.

Medium: Contributions that examine the materiality, production, and labor of memory, monuments and memorials.

Power: Contributions that engage with politics and institutions of memory, race and memory, gender and memory, debates around postcolonial memorialization, as well as struggles for recognition and reparation.


The deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2018.


Posted on Mon, November 5th, 2018
Expires on Thu, December 20th, 2018

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