The research network explores the questions of narrative and memory through a series of symposia that examine, from interrelated angles, the ethical and political consequences of the circulation of transcultural memorial forms, the ethical issues raised by writing and reading trauma narratives, the complex relationship between fictional and non-fictional narratives in understanding political rupture, different theoretical approaches to the intersections of ethics and aesthetics in conceptualizing narrative and memory, as well as imaginaries and memories of forced displacement from the perspective of gender and nonviolent struggle, and in relation to the current refugee crisis.