1. Meeting: Prelude
Approaches, Fields, and Transformations (Bremen, April 2018)

The first meeting overlooks existing approaches in communication studies towards a deeper understanding of communicative memory and mnemonic media. It also establishes connections to other scientific areas. Astrid Erll and Joanne Garde-Hansen joined our meeting as guests. The program can be downloaded here.

2. Meeting:
Journalism and Social Memory (Tubingen, July 2018)

The meeting concentrates on the role model of journalists as “memory agents.” In this context we discuss the emergence of a memory-related history journalism. We were delighted to welcome Jeffrey K. Olick and Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt as guests. The program can be downloaded from here.

3. Meeting:
Media Images in Public and Private Memory

The analysis of visual memory communication is at the center of the third meeting. Beginning with existing approaches of visual representations in public commemoration and image-related remembering in private, the meeting will focus on the imaginatory dimensions of communicative memory processes.

4. Meeting:
Memory Culture of Communication Science History

The aim of the meeting is to synthesize and question the memory dimension of the history and historiography of communication science. Starting point is the current understanding of the German and the international scientific network of communication scholars as “mnemonic community,” in which shared memories of tradition and professional identity are established.

5. Meeting:
Synthesis and Synergies – Communication and Media Memory Research

Building on the first four meetings, the fifth workshop seeks synthesis and synergies in order to summarize, discuss, and evaluate the network’s overall outcomes and insights.

6. Meeting:
International Conference “Memory Matters in Communication Research and Media Analysis: Concepts, Approaches, Perspectives”

The network will be concluded with a meeting that is going to be organized as international, English speaking conference.