|What:||Day II: (Re)collections: Trauma, Collective Memory and the Archive|
|When:||February 11, 2012
11:00 AM–5:15 PM
University of Southern California
Join us for the second day of a two-day event devoted to a multi-faceted inquiry of memory and its manifestations in individual and public life.
Doheny Memorial Library, 240
10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Panel Discussion - “Bridging Individual and Collective Memories”
Panel participants will present from their own work as it touches on the relations between individual and collective memories. How can the archive, the media, music, art and memorials serve as bridges between individual memories and the notion of “collective memory”? In the ensuing interdisciplinary roundtable discussion, we’ll particularly consider the potential of new media as a locus for collective memory.
Dr. Dan Leshem, Associate Director of Academic Outreach and Research, USC Shoah Foundation Institute
Dr. Oren Meyers, Visiting Professor, San Diego State University Jewish Studies Program; Professor, University of Haifa, Department of Communication, Israel
Dr. Josh Kun, Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg School for Communication, (Joint appointment in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity)
Dr. Viet Nguyen, Associate Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity, USC
12–2 p.m.: Lunch (please RSVP to secure your lunch)
2–4 p.m.: Interactive Performance Workshop - “Performing the Objects of Memory”
Renowned performance artists Denise Uyehara and Genevieve Erin O'Brien will lead a hands-on workshop that explores the materialization of memory in everyday objects. Through embodied practice, we will explore how memory becomes embedded in or evacuated from objects. Participants are encouraged to bring an object from their daily lives that holds some meaning them. Objects will also be available at the workshop for participants to use.
4-4:15: Concluding remarks.
For more information, visit http://dornsife.usc.edu/tdc-february-2012/