Cultural Memory

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The University Seminar on Cultural Memory began in 2005 as an interdisciplinary colloquium welcoming graduate students and faculty from Columbia and its neighbors. The Seminar, incepted in 2007, builds upon this already-established community and aims to further develop a vibrant interdisciplinary dialogue on con- temporary issues of cultural and collective memory, including but not limited to traumatic memory, collective and national forgetting, memorialization and museology, historical consciousness and historiography, embod- ied memory and performance, archive and testimony. The Seminar meets monthly and, in addition to discussing chapters and works-in-progress, hosts a series of distinguished visiting speakers, working in close cooperation with relevant departments and institutes at Columbia.

Professor Marianne Hirsch

Professor Andreas Huyssen

Daniella Wurst




10/22/2018 Schermerhorn Ext., Room 754, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Doris Salcedo's Palimpsest of Grief: Writing in Water and Light
Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University

10/29/2018 Schermerhorn Ext., Room 754, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Politics of Plasticity: On Jewishness and Blackness in Frantz Fanon
Sonali Thakkar, University of Chicago

11/13/2018 Schermerhorn Ext., Room 754, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Persistence of the Witness: Claude Lanzmann’s Le dernier des injustes (The Last of the Unjust)
Michael Levine, Rutgers University

Judith Kasper, Goethe University