The Locatedness of Collective Memory

The Locatedness of Collective Memory

International Workshop in Stavanger

12-13 December 2012

How do national canons and myths survive? How are they silenced or deconstructed? How is knowledge about the past transmitted and challenged in a transnational age?International network meeting MYMEM (National Myths and Collective Memory in a Transnational Age) and workshop at the University of Stavanger 12-13 December 2012

Financed by the SAMKUL program (Cultural conditions underlying social change), Research Council of Norway

Wednesday 12.12.2012

Venue: Room G-201, Arne Rettedals hus (Main entrance)

12:00 – 14:00 – Welcome and Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 – A. Dessingué, University of Stavanger, “The locatedness of the collectiveness in Maurice Halbwachs”
14:45 – 15:30 – B. Schwarz, Queen Mary, University of London, “History, Memory and Decolonization”

15:30 – 15:45 – Coffee/Tea Break

15:45 – 16:30 – O. Parsis-Barubé, University Charles de Gaulle – Lille III, “The Celtic myth in the construction of French historical memory”
16:30 – 17:15 – A. Dutceac Segesten, University of Lund, “National myths in comparison: Serbian and Romanian history textbooks and myths of origin”

17:15 – 17:30 – Coffee/Tea Break

17:30 – 18:30 – Plenary Discussion about the article “Cosmopolitanism in the Discursive Landscape of Modernity: Two Enlightenment Articulations” by Galin Tihanov Queen Mary, University of London

21:15 – Dinner at the restaurant “Sjøhuset Skagen” in Stavanger Center

Thursday 13.12.2012

Venue: Room G-201, Arne Rettedals hus (Main entrance)

09:15 – 10:00 – M. Elisabeth Hüren, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, “Transcultural memory novels and the promotion of readerly incompetence”
10:00 – 10:45 – D. Brunow, University of Hamburg, “The locatedness of memory – a methodological inquiry from the perspective of film and media studies”

10:45 – 11:00 – Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 – 12:00 – Plenary and concluding discussion

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch


  1. Silke Arnold-de Simine, Birbeck, University of London
  2. Bill Schwarz, Queen Mary, University of London
  3. Odile Parsis-Barubé, Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3
  4. Edith Marcq, Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3
  5. Maria Elisabeth Hüren, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  6. Dagmar Brunow, Universität Hamburg
  7. John Sundholm, Karlstads Universitet
  8. Adrian Velicu, Karlstads Universitet
  9. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Lunds Universitet
  10. Eleonora Narvselius, Lunds Universitet
  11. Rune Brandt Larsen, Lunds Universitet
  12. Alexandre Dessingué, Universitet i Stavanger
  13. Benedikt Jager, Universitet i Stavanger
  14. Janne Stigen Drangsholt, Universitet i Stavanger
  15. Ketil Knutsen, Universitet i Stavanger
  16. David Wagner, Universitetet i Stavanger
  17. Kjersti Vik, Universitetet i Stavanger
  18. Roald Berg, Universitetet i Stavanger
  19. Henriette Thune, Universitetet i Stavanger

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