Making Memory, Making History: Ideas and Identities Beyond Borders
Each year, the Indiana University History Graduate Student Association hosts a conference allowing local and regional scholars to present their research.The 2009 conference takes place on March 6-7, 2009, in the Indiana Memorial Union on IU’s beautiful campus.
This year’s conference seeks to engage with a variety of sources and perspectives related to the movement of ideas and identities across and beyond borders. Addressing themes that are particularly relevant to a contemporary audience, both inside and outside the academy, our hope is to not only cross disciplinary boundaries, but reach further within and beyond the social and academic borders that influence our understandings of self and society. We welcome submissions from various disciplines, time periods, and geographic focus. The conference is intentionally broad and invites multiple approaches and interpretations of complex topics such as national and transnational identities, gender, race, migration, globalization, media and visual culture, modernization and modernity, material culture, the city, memory, violence and trauma.
Friday, March 6th: We have collaborated with the Mathers Museum to bring artist Jonathan Moller to Bloomington to open our conference and his exhibit, Our Culture is Our Resistance: Repression, Refuge, and Healing in Guatemala. The event will also feature a brief introduction by Rudy Professor of History, Dr. Jeffrey Gould. The event begins at 6:00pm, is free and open to the public, and will include catering by Bloomington’s Harvest Lodge.
Saturday, March 7th: We are also excited to present IU Professor of Ethnomusicology and Jewish Studies, Judah Cohen. He will speak from 12:45-1:15 at the Indiana Memorial Union. All are welcome.
Please visit our website for more information and for the full schedule of panels: www.indiana.edu/~hgsaconf
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