Memories of migrations and historical time, Conference to be held 22nd - 24th November 2012, Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
For the past thirty years, memories have become ubiquitous in the public sphere and a recognised field of enquiry in historical studies and the social sciences. Within this framework, migrants have a particular place: in France, they have been actors of these memorial mobilisations but have not always done so on behalf of their origins. Research-wise, studies on memories of migrations have already shed light on a group or a particular event but defining and exploring the historicisation of such memories remains to be done.
This conference aims to stimulate reflection on this historicisation by focussing on five main, albeit overlapping, areas :
• Event, temporalities and transmission
• Geographical territories, social spaces, mobilities and levels of analysis
• Identities and multiple belonging
• Symbolic policies and heritage
Several types of proposals will be particularly welcome: those favouring a long-term historical analysis across the centuries; those considering mobility between social or geographical spaces; and finally, those developing a comparative perspective between country of origin and receiving country. More widely, this interdisciplinary conference embraces all proposals incorporating an epistemological reflection.
Deadline for submissions: 25 mars 2012
Conference Committee makes final selection of papers: May 2012
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