In Greek mythology, memory—the goddess Mnemosyne—was the mother of the muses, thus having complete power over time, imagination, and all cultural activities. Since then, ordinary people as well as scholars have been intrigued and preoccupied with the power and place of memory, in its different types and forms. In recent years, the study of memory, both in its sociocultural aspects and collective manifestations, has determined the apparition of a transdisciplinary domain of social research, generally known as Memory Studies.
The seminar Memory: From Brains to Narratives is convened by Dr. Lorena ANTON, being constructed as an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions between specialists in medical humanities and social sciences. Its aim is to bring together and deconstruct past and present ideas about the place of memory in human history, and to open doors towards the future of its contemporary evolution.
Contact: Lorena Anton – lorena.anton(at)g.unibuc.ro
(S1) Tuesday, June 7 (15h30 – 17h30): Dr. Marius Stanciu, Extracranialism – Can Technology Substitute Internal Memory?
(S2) Tuesday, June 14 (15h30 – 17h30): Dr. Lorena Anton, Ageing, Memory and Wellbeing in Rural Romania
(S3) Tuesday, June 21 (15h30 – 17h30): Dr. Diana Stanciu – Memory and Consciousness: A Few Philosophical Intuitions
(S4) 2nd week of November, 2017 (Thursday 09/11, 15h00-18h30):
Official re-opening of the seminar (three o’clock tea & coffee; six o’clock apéro)
Dr. Lorena ANTON (Universitatea din București, IRH-ICUB): Stay Close, My Past? On Memory, Intersubjectivity and Reproduction Control in Post-communist Romania
(S5) 4th week of November, 2017 (Thursday 23/11, 15h30-17h30): Dr. Rodica ZANE (Universitatea din Bucuresti-Facultatea de Litere): ‘Mihai Pop si constructia etnologiei ca domeniu academic in Romania post-comunista: istorie, memorie, traditie’
(S6) 1st week of December, 2017 (Thursday 07/12, 15h30-17h30):
Dr. Marius-Gabriel Hâncean (Universitatea din București, Facultatea de Sociologie): Cancelled
(S7) 3rd week of December, 2017 (Thursday 21/12, 15h30-17h30):
Dr. Nancy S. Jecker (University of Washington – School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics & Humanities): Preserving Dignity in Dementia
The program for 2018 will be announced shortly.