CFP: AEMA 17 – Memory & Forgetting, 30 Sept- 1 Oct, online

Arguably the world’s friendliest early medieval conference is BACK! and it’s FREE!

This conference invites papers on the theme of memory and forgetting. Memory is malleable. It is shaped by selection, by mediation, by transmission, by ideologies, by societies and, above all, by forgetting. This conference examines the process of how early medieval societies created their pasts and, in turn, how those pasts have continued to be created in subsequent centuries. This conference calls for papers that recall this theme, or, in the spirit of the theme, that have forgotten it.

Topics might include:

Agendas and identities
Biography and autobiography
Individual and cultural memory
Oral and textual histories
Transmission and reimaginings
Education and memoria
Transnational and global memory
Memory of conflict – forgetting of peace

Submissions may be in the form of individual papers of 20 minutes duration, themed panels of three 20‐minute papers, or Round Tables of up to six shorter papers (total of one hour). All sessions will
include time for questions and general discussion. Please send proposals (150–200 words per paper), along with author’s name, paper/panel/RT title, and academic affiliation (if any) to here by 5 September 2022.