International Conference on Memory, Security, and Sustainability

Organizer: Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS) in association with Centre for Memory Studies (CMS) IIT Madras

  • When: 23-25 September 2024
  • Conference Mode: Hybrid
  • Offline Venue: IIT Madras
  • Call for Papers
  • Submissions open till 15 May 2024

This conference aims to examine the triangulation of memory, security, and sustainability, corresponding to, but not limited to, the contemporary condition of digitally-disseminated identities, networks of knowledge, and artificial intelligence. It seeks to invite ideas and interventions, from academic, industry, and policy- oriented perspectives about the ontological and experiential entanglements of memory apropos of the material and affective models of security and how the same correspond to sustainability at individual as well as collective levels. The conference will engage with human as well as non-anthropocentric models of security and sustainability, connecting to ecological and planetary perspectives. It will examine literary, artistic, cultural, and technological representations of such entanglements as well as policy-driven narratives involving the ethics and role of remembrance, reconstruction, and preservation. The primary academic focus of the conference is interdisciplinarity and we invite presentations on how the interplay of memory and forgetting; security and insecurity; and sustainability and perishability; may be complexly calibrated and represented

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Invite abstracts within 300 words (along with bio-notes containing affiliations and designations) on topics including but by no means limited to

  • Memory, Embodiment, Sustainability
  • Security, Intercorporeality, Interaffectivity
  • Information, Representation, Narrativity
  • Security, Ethics, Agency
  • Memory, Sustainability, Temporality
  • (In)secure Identities, Transparency, Forms of Governmentality
  • Reconstruction, Oblivion, Perishability

Important Dates for the Conference

  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 15 May 2024
  • Response regarding acceptance: 16 June 2024
  • Deadline for registration: 7 July 2024
  • Conference Dates: 23-25 September 2024

The conference will be conducted in hybrid mode, so we invite abstracts for both online and offline presentations. Please indicate in your submission whether the abstract is to be considered for online or offline presentation

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