[KS] Submission Deadline Extended: Memory Studies Association (MSA) Sixth Annual Conference, July 3-7, 2022

Sang-Hyun Kim shkim67 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 03:16:08 EST 2022

Please note that the deadline for submissions for the MSA 2022 has been
extended to February 5, 2022!


*The deadline for submissions for the MSA 2022 has been extended to
February 5, 2022, 5pm (KST). *We appreciate that the current challenging
circumstances have made it more difficult to prepare submissions. We hope
that this extension will provide an additional opportunity for those who
need more time to prepare their proposal submissions.

*Memory Studies Association (MSA) Sixth Annual Conference*


*Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, July 3-7, 2022*

*< Call for Proposals >*

The Memory Studies Association (MSA) invites proposals for its sixth annual
conference, July 3-7, 2022. The conference will be hosted by the Critical
Global Studies Institute, Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The MSA is very enthusiastic to host its next annual meeting in Seoul, as
the first one to take place outside of Europe. In the hope that the
COVID-19 situation will improve, the MSA 2022 Program Committee has decided
that the conference will be organized as an in-person event. We will
closely monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Korean
government’s policy to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
While the main events will be live-streamed, due to technical and financial
limitations a fully hybrid event will not be possible. In order to
accommodate more participants, however, working and regional groups are
also invited to organize a limited number of fully on-line events to take
place in addition to the main conference program immediately before and
after the in-person meeting. The MSA Forward and Methodological workshop
will also take place on-line.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Solidarity.” The challenges of the
COVID-19 pandemic—amid rising inequality and the climate crisis—have
forcefully demonstrated the necessity and precarity of solidarity, as well
as its contested nature. This has, in turn, brought to light the need to
reflect upon the pivotal role of collective memory in constructing,
reinforcing, or interrogating various forms of solidarity. We hope that the
conference will provide an opportunity to bring together a range of
different approaches and analyses for illuminating the multi-faceted and
multi-layered dimensions of mnemonic solidarity. We particularly encourage
proposals that critically examine the limitations of the prevailing
epistemologies of antagonistic and/or cosmopolitan memory, de-center global
North perspectives, and explore new ways of imagining transnational
mnemonic solidarity based on justice, mutual understanding, and recognition
of differences. Of course, we also very much welcome proposals on all other
areas of memory studies—especially those areas that have been relatively

Proposals are invited for panels, roundtables, and individual papers from
members who are committed to traveling to Seoul for the in-person meeting.
The MSA especially encourages panel proposals. The panel should, in
principle, consist of 4 presenters, a chair, and optionally a discussant.
The participant may appear as a presenter only once but can act as chair or
discussant in more than one panel. The roundtable should consist of around
4-5 participants with shorter statements and discussions. The submission
system is now open. You can submit your proposal on the MSA 2022 Seoul
website: msa2022seoul.com.

*< Key Information >*

• 2022 MSA-Seoul Conference Dates: July 3, 2022, to July 7, 2022

• Submission Deadline (extended): *February 5, 2022, 5pm (KST)*

• Notification of Acceptance:* March, 2022 (specific date TBA)*

• All presenters must be MSA members in good standing, having paid their
membership fees. For more information on how to join, please visit our
‘Become a Member’ page.


*< Travel Grants >*

A limited number of travel grants will be made available for low-income
members. Details will be announced soon.

*< Questions? >*

Further questions can be addressed to
conference at memorystudiesassociation.org
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