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Dear colleagues,
I am happy to announce that a new website is now online: brings together news, calls, bibliographies
and other useful information for all students of early modern memory,
and aims to become a hub for scholars who work on memory practices in
the early modern period. If you want to add your name to the list of
scholars active in this field, alert us to a conference, research
project or a publication, please feel free to get in touch

On the homepage you will also find the call for papers for a conference
we are organizing: Memory before modernity. Memory cultures in Early
Modern Europe. This conference will be held at
Leiden University, The Netherlands, 20-22 June 2012.

In the 'memory boom' that has emerged in the humanities and social
sciences since 1990, five major themes have captured most attention: (a)
the relationship between politics and memory, (b) trauma and memories of
violence, (c) the 'mediatization' of memory (d) the transmission of
memory and identity formation (e) the relationship between memory,
history and other concepts of the past. Yet most case studies relating
to these themes have been concerned with events and evidence post-1800;
indeed, many theorists of memory allege that there is something
intrinsically 'modern' about them. The aim of this conference is to put
this assumption to the test. In the attachment you will find the full
text of our call and other information.
Confirmed keynote speakers include: Philip Benedict, Susan Broomhall
and Benjamin Schmidt

Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2011, Mail proposals to

We look forward to hearing from you,

Erika Kuijpers
Also on behalf of the other organizers: Judith Pollmann, Marianne
Eekhout, Johannes Müller and Jasper van der Steen

Erika Kuijpers
Leiden University, History Department
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Tel: 071 527 2733

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