Places of Memory: Narrative and Trauma Symposium

The open symposium will be held on Monday 16 July 2018 at The Women’s College (Chislehurst  Room), St Lucia campus, The University of Queensland. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided, and places are very limited.


Places of Memory: Narrative and Trauma Symposium

Mon 16 Jul 2018 9:00am5:00pm


The Women's College,
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

The connections between memory, narrative and place have been analysed across various fields in the humanities; in historiographical, literary, discourse analytic, philosophical and anthropological studies, researchers have examined the impact of place on memory and narrative, and how memory and narrative are shaped by place. The forthcoming symposium, “Places of Memory: Narrative and Trauma” draws on cases from a wide range of cultural contexts and narrative forms to investigate this relationship further.

The symposium’s papers explore connections between texts, testimonies and art and the physical space where trauma was experienced or is commemorated. Participants examine places of trauma, and the analysis of texts in a range of forms and languages. For the purposes of this workshop, ‘place’ includes both real places that are remembered in art, literature and commemorative events, as well as ruins and non-commemorated spaces which exist in memory.

Registration is essential, and places are limited. Registration will close on Monday 9 July, or when the event reaches full capacity.