International Conference

Communicating Memory Matters: Next Steps in the Study of Media Remembering and Communicative Commemoration

University of Salzburg, 30 June to 01 July 2022

Funded by the German Research Foundation, Memory and Media Network Grant.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Karina Horsti (Finnish Academy & University of Jyväskylä), Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow), Carolyn Kitch (Temple University), Randi Marselis (Roskilde University), & Anna Reading (King’s College London)

Memory is a communicative affair. Media and the forms of interaction and sensemaking they enable shape the ways people come to connect to a collective past, store personal reminiscences, and return to bygone moments. As such, every new wave of information and communication technology has brought about shifts in mnemonic culture.

The practices and processes of media remembering and communicative commemoration receive an increasing academic attention across disciplines. Our conference addresses this nascent area of inquiry. The event brings together theoretical and empirical approaches toward the capacity of communication processes and media environments for memory making. Due to the variety of paradigms, we believe that it is necessary to work across disciplines and embrace an international perspective.

General Information

The conference will take place from Thursday, 30 June 2022, to Friday, 01 July 2022. We will host a get-together on Wednesday, 29 June 2022.

Organizers and Contact

Memory and Media Research Network
Professor Christian Pentzold and Professor Christine Lohmeier

Conference Venue

Edmundsburg, University of Salzburg, Mönchsberg 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The conference will be hosted by the Memory and Media Network. It is funded by the German Research Foundation.