[Iag-list] Call for Papers

Diti Bhattacharya diti.bhattacharya at griffithuni.edu.au
Fri Mar 9 11:07:08 AEDT 2018

* Call for Papers: *NZGS-IAG 2018, University of Auckland, 12-14 July, 2018


Places of the past and *placemaking*: imagined spaces and collective memory'


Diti Bhattacharya, Clarissa Carden


Collective memory, imagined spaces, replication, historical spaces,
cultural spaces

Places are powerfully associated with events, biographies, and emotion.
These associations with places may be passed down through generations.
Where a significant location is irrevocably changed or disappears, it
creates a void which can be filled with a strange combination of collective
and individual memories and the imagination of younger generations. Over
time, these imagined and collectively remembered representations of place
come to overtake more historically grounded understandings. They can imbue
the space that remains with a deeper meaning: a meaning rooted in myth and
affective resonances. They can also lead to an urge to recreate imagined
and remembered spaces of history. This interdisciplinary panel explores the
way in which collective memories of the past are evident in contemporary
interactions with places of political, cultural, and historical
significance. Such interactions may include casual visits or more extensive
searches for traces of the remembered past. They may also involve
replication of historical places and the erasure of inconvenient facts. The
papers presented in this panel will explore the ways in which *place-making*
extends beyond its geographical and temporal boundaries, and that this
process is inherently and inescapably malleable.

Please submit paper titles and abstracts to the session organisers by 31
March 2018

Please get in touch with Clarissa Carden and/or Diti Bhattacharya for more
details and submissions.
 Diti- d.bhattacharya at griffith.edu.au

Clarissa-c.carden at griffith.edu.au
  Kind Regards

*Diti Bhattacharya*
*HDR Student Representative,School of  HLSS*

*PhD. Candidate*

*Griffith University **Master of Arts and Media (Hons.)*

*Master of Arts (Film Studies)*

*Bachelor of Arts (English Hons.)*
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