At the 10th Annual Transatlantic Studies Conference hosted by Dundee University, Scotland, I am seeking panelists for a panel on transatlantic memorials and collective memory.
Collective Memory is shaped in many ways, but perhaps most publically in the memorials we choose to construct. Public memorials – including cemeteries, visual artworks, sculpture, and monuments – are designed to conjure collective memories of achievements or of short-comings. In many cases such memorials construct an important transnational memory. This is particularly true in the Atlantic. Memorials have been erected to honor all sorts of transatlantic events and relations, from cooperation in twentieth century war, to migration, to literary trends. Further still there are memorials to transatlantic religious movements, civic achievement, heroes, and disasters that have helped to shape the collective memory of the Atlantic.
The following papers explain how these memorials between the US and the other side of the Atlantic have contoured collective memory. They are also representative the multidisciplinary scope of the Transatlantic Studies Association.
Papers are encouraged from scholars who are engaged in research on memorials and how they relate to:
* transatlantic foreign relations
* transatlantic migration
* the development of Atlantic culture
* trade and economics
* war, death, and commemorating victims of war.
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