Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies


Book Presentation: Repertoires of Slavery

During this session Sarah Adams will present her book Repertoires of Slavery: Dutch Theater Between Abolitionism and Colonial Subjection, 1770-1810 (Amsterdam University Press 2023). Through the lens of a hitherto unstudied repertoire of Dutch abolitionist theater productions, this study prises open the conflicting ideological functions of antislavery discourse within and outside the walls of the…

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Slow Memory ECR Training School: Belgrade May 27-28, 2024

Organized by Orli Fridman and Jovan Ivanovic “Theoretical approaches to Slow Memory” The Slow Memory Cost Action invites applications from junior scholars and PhD students for our 2024 training school that will focus on “Slow Memory theory”. The training school will take place at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK) in Belgrade on May 27-28. For admitted participants,…

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Book Launch: Porpora Marcasciano’s AntoloGaia

On 18 January, Italian activist Porpora Marcasciano will launch her book AntoloGaia: Queering the Seventies, A Radical Trans Memoir. She will be in dialogue with Gianmaria Colpani (Gender Studies, Utrecht University), Monica Jansen (Italian Language and Culture, Utrecht University), Marijke Huisman (Cultural History, Utrecht University), and Vreer Sirenu (TGEU and Principle 17, Amsterdam). AntoloGaia AntoloGaia offers…

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Vanessa Tautter Research Talk

On February 20th, visiting scholar Vanessa Tautter will give a talk about their current PhD project. The event is open to all and no registration is necessary. For more information, see below. Implication, Complicity and Silences in Family Memory Since the 1980s, dominant memory cultures and politics in many European countries have shifted towards a…

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Report on Urban Politics of Memory and Heritage Workshop

On 31 October 2023, the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies organized the workshop “Urban Politics of Memory and Heritage: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the City as an Agent in Historical Culture”. The workshop report is now available and can be viewed below: For more information about the event, click here.

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