Knowledge Notes

CALL: Dialogic Memories of the 1970-90s "Transitions" across the World: Current Practices and Possible Solidarities. This is an online component of the Memory Studies Association conference in Seoul this summer. organized by the working group on post-socialist and comparative memory studies within the framework of the research project Reconstituting Publics through Remembering Transitions. Event: July 11–11, 2022. Deadline: February 15, 2022, with notification by March 1.

CALL: Performances and Practices. Collaborative Formats in Academia and Art. Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde, July 7–8, 2022. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Collaborative forms of work and interactions between academic and artistic or educational institutions (or the non-academic public) must . . . deal with knowledge production and transfer. . . . Contributions dedicated to such projects, preferably from Eastern Europe, are . . . welcome.

CALL: Interdisciplinary Conference "Disaster Knowledge—Knowledge Disasters. Affective Dynamics of the Catastrophic." Zurich, November 3–5, 2022. Deadline: March 31, 2022. (Scroll down for the English version of the call.)

CALL: Witnessing, Memory, and Crisis. Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture, June 30–July 2, 2022. Proposal deadline: April 1, 2022. Paper deadline: June 1, 2022.

Our societies today are characterised by 'epistemic instability', where previously shared truths are increasingly scrutinised and contested (Harambam, Gramsci). In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, our responsibilities for one another’s safety and security became a particularly contentious area for public debate. Global lockdowns attempted to protect societies at large but at the same time produced an unprecedented sense of disconnection. Screen-based media became central to our experiences of other coeval crises . . .

Although the concept of ‘witnessing’ has been widely theorised regarding memories and heritages of conflicts and events of mass-suffering (e.g., Agamben, Hartmann), it remains a significant concept, which can help readdress present-day socio-cultural discourses. . . .

VISITING SCHOLARSHIPS: "Artifacts, Action, Knowledge" at The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin). Duration, 3 to 12 months between the present and August 31, 2023. Ongoing call. Application review every three months, beginning May 31, 2021, until the Working Group’s capacity is full or until February 28, 2023, whichever is earlier.

Thanks to Janna Müller, Eleyne Wenninger, and Sarah Westedt for their help in compiling this list.