Call for Papers: ‘Stories of the Past and the Power of Memory’


The Memory Studies Research Cluster is delighted to announce this year’s one-day research symposium Stories of the Past and the Power of Memory will take place at the University of Southampton on 11th July 2019.


This will be an opportunity for all members of the DTP working on memory, and related subjects, to present their work and receive feedback from other researchers in a friendly and informal setting.


We invite abstracts for papers and ‘papers in progress’ from all disciplines related to this subject. Potential topics include, but are by no means limited to:


  • The construction of emotions and memory
  • Ancient and modern cognitive approaches to memory
  • Monuments and memories
  • Collective memories and emotions
  • Stories of the Past
  • The relationship between memory and narrative
  • Popular and ‘counter’ memory
  • Material culture and memory


Closing date for submissions: 1st April 2019. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to


Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. The DTP will reimburse travel expenses.