Cultural Memory

  • Founded
    2007
  • Seminar Number
    717

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.


Co-Chairs
Professor Marianne Hirsch
mh2349@columbia.edu

Professor Andreas Huyssen
ah26@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Daniella Wurst
dw2553@columbia.edu

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/25/2017 Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buel Hall
6:00 PM
Panel Discussion – The Department of Missing Persons. French author Ruth Zylberman, in conversation with Marianne Hirsch
Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

Ruth Zylberman, Author



Notes: Related Event: September 26th, 6:30-9:00 pm Film Screening Façade 204 Rue Saint Maur. Q&A with Director Ruth Zylberman.
10/09/2017 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Minor Archives: Memory, Narrative, and Counter-Narrative
Gil Hochberg, Columbia University




11/27/2017 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University
6:00 PM
'They sold our neighbors paintings here': Dispossession and the Writing of Art History in Turkey
Banu Baraka, Sabanci University, Istanbul




02/01/2018 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Eduard Freudmann: The White Elephant Archive, Setting No. 3
Eduard Freudmann,
Abstract

Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University



02/05/2018 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University
6:00 PM
In the Shadow of Rescue: The Afterlife of the Kindertransport
Jack Halberstam, Columbia University

Sara Davidmann, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Abstract



03/21/2018 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Decolonizing Memory Studies: Graduate Student Roundtable
TBA,




03/27/2018 Deutsches Haus, Columbia University , 420 W. 116th Street
6:00 PM
Book discussion on 'What Remains. Everyday Encounters with the Socialist Past in Germany' (Columbia University Press, 2017) by Jonathan Bach
Jonathan Bach, The New School




04/09/2018 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Embodied Silhouettes: memory and action in the fighting against enforced disappearance
Silvana Mandolessi, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Martin Zicari, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium



04/23/2018 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Doris Salcedo’s work on migrations
Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University