Why Does Memory Matter?
Thursday, February 7, 2019
3:45pm – 5:30pm
Stephen C. Hall Building, Room 102
Coordinator: Dina Khapaeva, Professor of Russian, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech Chair: Richard Utz, Chair and Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech
Panelists: Dovilė Budrytė, Professor of Political Science, Gwinnett College Claire Greenstein, Research Scientist, Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech Jelena Subotic, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University Jan Uelzmann, Assistant Professor of German, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech Nikolay Koposov, Visiting Professor of Russian, Emory University
In the late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries, interest in memory has become a global phenomenon. It is shared by politicians, academics, and laymen alike. Some observers claim that after the decay of traditional ideologies, the “politics of memory will become a standard of politics as such.” Instrumentalization of memory is characteristic of what is often called a “post-truth age.” The discussion will be focused on the new approaches to memory-related issues in different disciplines, including history, philosophy, cognitive sciences, sociology, anthropology, and political science.
https://www.iac.gatech.edu/IACgradeventsspring2019 Innovation and Collaboration in Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology (ICLAST) events are supported by a grant from GT-FIRE. The ICLAST interdisciplinary research discussion series is designed to encourage research collaborations and to disseminate research to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students across the College and campus. Panelists from different Georgia Tech units and Atlanta universities present their research on a common topic linking the liberal arts, sciences, and technology.