Call for papers Making Memory: material and visual culture of commemoration in Ireland, Dublin (CFP)

Posted: Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Convened by Lisa Godson, National College of Art & Design, this conference will take place on 13-15 October 2016. The deadline for proposals is 12 July 2016. Abstracts of c.300 words to

This conference will address how objects,images, artworks, buildings, spaces and bodies have worked and been understood in the creation and maintenance of public and private memory. While topics might include key events and personages, we also encourage proposals that address the commemoration of lesser-known histories.
Commemorative culture might encompass events such as ceremonies and parades, artefacts such as souvenirs or artworks, institutional practices such as collecting and exhibiting, particular sites such as commemorative buildings, graveyards and ceremonial spaces, and private modes of visual and material remembrance such as domestic mnemonic objects.
The conference should contribute to our understanding of how ideas about the past have been visualised, manufactured, articulated, materialised, distributed and performed.

Selected participants will be notified by 22 July 2016

Administrator: Kate Butler

Funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme

Supported by: National College of Art and Design + University College Dublin Centre for Creative Arts and Critical Cultures / Irish Museums Association / Irish Architecture Foundation / GradCAM