A rapidly growing interest in memory studies is shared today by different academic disciplines. From studies of memory in the brain by neurobiologists and psychologists, to the study of cultural forms of remembrance by sociologists, cultural critics and art historians, different disciplines study how memory functions and how it is constructed and used, either as the unit of research or as a lens through which to explore other phenomena. Yet only rarely do these disciplines meet to engage in a conversation with one another on the topic. However, if and when they meet, they might find that what they share most is the need for new paradigms and analyses that bridge and support the diverse disciplines of memory studies.

The NSSR Interdisciplinary Memory Group brings together leading scholars in the field and graduate students to break new ground for their specific disciplines, as well as for the memory discourse in general. In the tradition and spirit of the New School for Social Research the NSSR Interdisciplinary Memory Group is devoted to developing a critical debate among the social sciences and humanities around developing new paradigms and analyses of memory.

Adam D. Brown
Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, Weill Medical College of Cornell University 

Rachel Daniell 
Department of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center 

Lindsey Freeman
Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research 

Yifat Gutman
Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research 

Ben Nienass
Department of Political Science, New School for Social Research 

Amy Sodaro
Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research 

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