Call for papers: Memory, Media, and Technology: Exploring the Trajectories of Schindler’s List

by Rebecca Bengtsson on December 27, 2013

in Call for papers

The Memory, Media, and Technology conference marks the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation (the current name and affiliation of the Shoah Visual History Foundation) by examining the trajectories of memory, media, and technology in multiple forms and avenues and from the vantage of a range of disciplines.  Presentations by scholars and educators on their work will be complemented by roundtable discussions on the role of media archives in research and education, the role of mediated memories in facilitating public action, and the future of these new practices for mediating memory. The conference is taking place at University of Southern California, November 16-18 2014.

Conference organizers invite proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) on these issues, including:

•    Creating and preserving media archives of mass violence

•    Case studies in Resistance to Mass Violence (armed, cultural, spiritual, social, communal)

•    Landmarks of public memory using new media

•    Representing a genocide in film and literature

•    Case studies in research or teaching with media archives

•    Digital genocide studies: working with large data sets

•    Trauma and mediated memory

•    Media archives and personal narratives of mass violence

Proposals of Full Panels (three presentations) are also welcome.

Please send proposals (200-300 words), a CV and contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email, telephone), to vhi-academic@dornsife.usc.edu by January 31, 2014. Funding toward travel expenses is available on a limited basis.  For details, please indicate your interest in your proposal. For more information on the conference, please write Dan Leshem at dleshem@usc.edu.

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