Announcement: PoSoCoMeS at the MSA working & regional groups online event, 11-12 July 2022

On July 11-12, 2022, the Memory Studies Association (MSA) launches a second part of the Week of Virtual Events 2022 with working & regional groups online conference jointly organized by the MSA’s various working and regional groups.


At this conference, PoSoCoMeS, the MSA’s working group on post-socialist and comparative memory studies, organizes a double panel on the topic of memory of the 1990s, see our separate call for submissions "Dialogic Memories of the 1970-90s ‘Transitions’ Across the World: Current Practices and Possible Solidarities".


Organizers of the PoSoCoMeS stream: Ksenia Robbe (University of Groningen), Andrei Zavadski (Humboldt University of Berlin) and Agnieszka Mrozik (Polish Academy of Sciences)


The program of the PoSoCoMeS stream is the following:


Tuesday, July 12, 2022:


Part I, 10.00-11.45 CET +


Ksenia Robbe, Andrei Zavadski and Agnieszka Mrozik, Introduction


Daria Gordeeva, The ‘Peaceful Revolution’ and German reunification in film: How movies build bridges across the fractured memory landscape


Olga Malinova, Communicating memory about the August 1991 Coup and the collapse of the Soviet Union in TV documentaries


Daria Khlevnyik, Social media platforms in dialogue: Modes of representation of Yeltsin, Gorbachev and their role in the post-Soviet transition



Part II, 12.00-13.45 CET


Sara Helin-Long, An embodied landscape in the anthropocene: a dialogical ‘site of convergence’ in The Pearl Button (2015)


Andreea Mironescu, Dialogic practices and (un)expected solidarities in post-transitional poetry from Romania


Dorine Schellens, The dialectic in dialogic memories of the 1990–2000s in Russia: The work of Kirill Medvedev


Gal Kirn, Dissenting dialogism of the post-Yugoslav memory after 1989



To join the PoSoCoMeS stream, please follow the link: https://hu-berlin.zoom.us/j/66195313719?pwd=dEVXdnR2eEREd1VxWElBSU14ZWlTZz09


See the full program of the virtual event here.

As every working and regional group was limited to two panels, we could not consider additional panel submissions for this online conference. However, PoSoCoMeS organizes a rich programme of regular online events, such as our online seminar series. Proposals for that series or for one-off events, both offline and online, are always welcome at posocomes@gmail.com.