2009 Program

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Conference Program

Thursday, February 26, 2009

6:00-7:30pm, Room 705
Revenge memory: how to approach it

Christine Boyer (Art History, Princeton University)
Gema Santamaria Balmaceda (Sociology, NSSR)
Shuki Cohen (Clinical Psychology, John Jay College-CUNY)
David P. Janes (Sociology, NSSR)

Moderator: Adam Brown (Clinical Psychology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University)

8:00pm Keynote Address, Room 1009
Holocaust Testimonies: Between Abyss and Creativity
The evolving struggle for mental representation and remembrance

Prof. Dori Laub, Yale University
Introduction: Michal Aharony (Political Science, NSSR)
Followed by a reception

Co-sponsored by the New Sociological Imagination lecture series of the Sociology Department, The Mellon Foundation, and The Sociology Student Foundation.

Friday, February 27, 2009 — Thematic Panels
New Wolff Conference Room (906/913)

Narrative, Oral history and Visual memory: what do they want memory “to do for them” (Eyal, 2004)

William Hirst (Psychology, NSSR)
Selma Leydesdorff (Oral History and Culture, University of Amsterdam)
Kimberly Spring (Sociology, NSSR)
Carsten Bagge Laustsen (Political Science, NSSR)

Elizabeth Johnston (Psychology and Neuroscience, Sarah Lawrence College)

The internationalization of memory: how are models and meanings transported around the world

Daniel Levy (Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook)
Ross Poole (Political Science and Philosophy, NSSR)
Louis Bickford (Political Science, NYU and ICTJ)
Yael Zerubavel (History and Jewish Studies, Rutgers)

Ben Nienass (Political Science, NSSR)
Amy Sodaro (Sociology, NSSR)

12:15-1:15pm lunch break

Denial, imposture and historical events — can a scientific method limit dubious mobilization of memory

Dori Laub (Psychiatry and Trauma Studies, Yale)
Orville Lee (Sociology, Lang)
Ann Snitow (English Literature, Eugene Lang College)
Federico Finchelstein (History, Lang)

Yifat Gutman (Sociology, NSSR)
Marisol Lopez Menendez (Sociology, NSSR)

Synthesis Panel: looking backward to the future — memory (studies) and the future

William Hirst (Psychology, NSSR)
Yael Zerubavel (History and Jewish Studies, Rutgers)
Jeffery Goldfarb (Sociology, NSSR)
Selma Leydesdorff (Oral History and Culture, University of Amsterdam)
Daniel Levy (Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook)

Oz Frankel (Hisotory, NSSR)
Vera Zolberg (Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR)

5:00pm Keynote Address, New Wolff Conference Room (906/913)
And just what do we mean by memory?

Jerome Bruner (NYU)
Keynote Introduction: Alin Coman (Psychology, NSSR)
Followed by a reception Click here to view information about the 2009 Keynote speakers.

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