All entries for Monday 02 March 2009
March 02, 2009
Memory Studies examines the social, cultural, cognitive, political and technological shifts affecting how, what and why individuals, groups and societies remember, and forget.
Despite the epistemological and causal significance attributed to memory in the study of such questions as the formation of personal and public identity, culture and politics, and social communities, there remains dramatic divergence on the basic concepts and methods of the area.
The field mobilises scholarship driven by problem or topic, rather than by singular method or tradition.
Dr Andrew Hoskins recently chaired a day of workshops to mark the launch of Warwick's Centre for Memory Studies. These are now available on Warwick on iTunes U
Writing about web page http://itunes.warwick.ac.uk
Following the award of the Warwick Prize for Writing to Naomi Klein for the Shock Doctrine we have published a series of films with the author and judging panel.
You can check these out at the Warwick Prize for Writing page on iTunes U.
David Morley interviewed Naomi about the award: