7-21 July, New York City
Memorials and monuments are contested spaces. Memoirs are a popular genre in publishing. Memories often make or break court cases. Many people fear losing memory as they grow older. One scholar has discussed “religion as a chain of memory”; certainly the myths and rituals of religious traditions help us remember, even while history often lies in an uneasy relationship to memory.
Memories are all around us, enabling a human sense of identity, belonging, and exclusion, as our relationships with our personal and public pasts are negotiated, discussed, rewritten, and disputed.
The 2023 APRIL/Auburn summer colloquium invites applications from artists, activists, and academics working on topics or projects that deal with the theme of memory broadly conceived. Colloquium fellows will share their own projects with others as they develop new insights that investigate the sometimes fraught, sometimes illuminating theme of memory.
Fellows are named Coolidge Fellows and provided with the following:
- travel to and from New York City;
- room and board for two weeks in July 2023;
- access to nearby libraries;
Fellows ordinarily spend days researching, creating, writing, and discussing, while daily seminars allow for sharing of individual projects.
Applications will be accepted starting in December. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2023.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at: [email protected]
Please note that we are planning for an in-person, residential colloquium.