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




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