Cultural memory studies: methods and practices

Cultural memory studies: methods and practices.

Post-graduate seminar


University of Copenhagen, Amager

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 11-17.


Cultural memory studies is a, by its very nature, transdisciplinary area of studies, encompassing a wide range of themes ands methods. Nevertheless, it is an area with its own set of methodological discussions and problems. The study of the structures of memory carries with it a number of questions that set the methodological and practical framework: What is cultural memory? Which groups, persons, institutions or structures carry the memory? How is the memory embodied aesthetically and practically? How are these embodiments to be treated as aesthetic and cultural objects in a scholarly practise? Etc.

The network of cultural memory studies invites you to discuss these questions and others with examples from your individual PhD projects. We are asking for short 10 min. presentations of your projects highlighting methodological and practical problems and challenges you are facing in the study of cultural memory.

The day will proceed roughly as sketched below:


11.00 Presentation of The Network for Cultural Memory studies and the program of the day

11.30-12.30 Project presentations

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Short lecture on methodological and theoretical aspects of cultural memory studies by Frederik Tygstrup and Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

14.30-16.30 Project presentations

16.30-17 Round up and goodbyes


The seminar will take place at


University of Copenhagen

Karen Blixensvej 1

2300 København S


Building 21, 4th floor, room 26

If you wish to participate please send a message to Mads Anders Baggesgaard along with short (3-5 lines) presentation of your PhD project.