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  • Andreas Umland
    TRANSCULTURAL MEMORY IN EUROPE Training school for Ph.D. candidates, Copenhagen, 13-16 May 2013 Please note the dead-line for applications 1 March 2013 !!! The
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      TRANSCULTURAL MEMORY IN EUROPE
      Training school for Ph.D. candidates, Copenhagen, 13-16 May 2013

      Please note the dead-line for applications 1 March 2013 !!!

      The Research Network In Search of transcultural memory in Europe
      invites applications for a training school for Ph.D. candidates, who
      wish to participate in the Network’s research activities.

      The aim is to introduce Ph.D. candidates to the Network’s theoretical
      and methodological approaches in order to prepare their participation
      in and contribution to Network activities on an equal level with other
      researchers.

      The Research Network In Search of transcultural memory in Europe is a
      COST  funded Action that aims to go beyond the nationally oriented
      memory studies and tendencies to reify the bond between culture,
      nation and memory. Instead we investigate the transcultural dynamics
      of memory in Europe today. Studying how memories of the troubled
      twentieth century are transmitted and received across Europe, the
      Network explores the tension between attempts to create a common
      European memory, or a unitary memory ethics, on the one hand and
      numerous memory conflicts stemming from Europe’s fragmentation into
      countless memory communities on the other. Drawing on recent
      theoretical insights that point to the importance of memory migration,
      mediation and new media the Action seeks to develop new methods for
      studying and comparing effects of memory transmission over cultural
      borders. The Action aims to develop European memory studies
      theoretically and methodologically by focusing on transculturality,
      agency and reception - and to contribute to finding ways of
      accommodating memory conflicts (further information on the Network’s
      aims and organization on the COST website:
      http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/isch/Actions/IS1203)
      The training school will consist in a seminar on theoretical and
      methodological approaches to memory studies, presentations and
      discussions of the participants’ own research, and a series of
      lectures discussing problems of transcultural memory in Europe today,
      the challenges and perspectives of memory studies, and the aims and
      agenda of the Network’s research. In line with the Network’s agenda,
      the training school will focus on questions connected to politics of
      memory, memory in media and mass communication, and memory and
      migration. Among the invited lecturers are:  Ann Rigney, Astrid Erll,
      Barbara Misztal, Carlos Closa, George Mink and Zdzislaw Mach

      Participants, selected by the steering committee of the action, will
      have to submit a paper of approximately10 pages, either a synopsis or
      a chapter of their own research, by 1 May.

      If you are interested in participating in this training school, please
      send an application including a cover letter stating your motivations
      for participating, your CV and an abstract of your doctoral research
      (max 500 words). The Network is able to offer a number of grants
      (about 600 EUR) to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Please
      indicate in your application if you will need a grant.

      Applications should be sent by email no later than 1 March 2013 to Tea
      Sindbaek at nxr333@.... Questions and requests for further
      information should also be directed to Tea Sindbaek.
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