Future Symposia

 


Fragmented Memory: War, Refugee Crisis, and Narratives of Displacement

Summer 2019


Hana 023This symposium will explore memory within the context of forced displacement, asking how traumatic or incomplete narratives are woven, shared, or at times silenced.  We examine the immediate constructions of narratives of absence and loss during displacement, and the consequences of subsequent narrative gaps or (re)negotiations. We also investigate the possibilities for enabling the voicing of such narratives within and across communities – the physical connections and disconnections, the digital technologies, and the multi-sensory interactions that might be opened up through storytelling and listening practices.