FASoS researcher Aline Sierp editor of new Berghahn book series
Aline Sierp started a new book series entitled ‘Worlds of Memory‘ with publishing company Berghahn. Together with Jeffrey Olick (University of Virigina) and Jenny Wüstenberg (York University) she will edit the new series. The series will be launched during the Third annual conference of the Memory Studies Association in Madrid (25-28 June 2019). The first book will be published in August 2019.
This book series publishes innovative and rigorous scholarship in the interdisciplinary and global field of memory studies. Memory studies includes all inquiries into the ways we—both individually and collectively— are shaped by the past. How do we represent the past to ourselves and to others? How do those representations shape our actions and understandings, whether explicitly or unconsciously? The “memory” we study encompasses the near-infinitude of practices and processes humans use to engage with the past, the incredible variety of representations they produce, and the range of individuals and institutions involved in doing so.
Guided by the mandate of the Memory Studies Association to provide a forum for conversations among subfields, regions, and research traditions, Worlds of Memory focuses on cutting-edge research that pushes the boundaries of the field and can provide insights for memory scholars outside of a particular specialization. In the process, it seeks to make memory studies more accessible, diverse, and open to novel approaches.