Scales of Memory: Violence, (In)Justice and Dynamics of Remembrance

Scales of Memory: Violence, (In)Justice and Dynamics of Remembrance

All are welcome to attend this symposium offered in collaboration with the Network in Transnational Memory Studies and supported by ANU's Research School of Humanities & the Arts and College of Arts and Social Science.

>> Symposium Program (Final, uploaded 10 Dec 2014 - 692K PDF)

>> Symposium Poster (284KB)

The title ‘scales of memory’ alludes to the idea of ‘scales of justice’, and the discourses of justice and human rights in shaping collective memory in local, national and transnational contexts. It also invokes issues of ‘scalarity’ – that is, relations between the scales on which events are remembered – from the personal to the national, global and planetary. The conference is particularly interested in how violence and injustice are remembered and mediated both in aesthetic forms (film, literature, photography) and through juridical and quasi-juridical institutions and forms (NG0s, transitional justice mechanisms and apologies).

RSVP is required to for catering purposes.


Date & time

Wed 10 Dec 2014, 5pm – Fri 12 Dec 2014, 4pm


Theatre, Sir Roland Wilson Bldg #120, ANU


Ann Rigney, Utrecht University
Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lund University, Sweden
Susannah Radstone, University of South Australia
Michael Rothberg (via Skype), University of Illinois


Rosanne Kennedy


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