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 fellows will explore their own projects, and share with other fellows as they develop new insights that investigate the sometimes fraught, sometimes illuminating theme of memory.
Some images from the time together: