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Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

Annual Humanities Conference

Mexico City: 4 - 9 November 2011

Cultural History  

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Queer Studies  

 

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Conference venue

The conference sessions will take place in a building owned by the State Government of Mexico City (ALDF) in the street Gante 15 in the very heart of the city. (Close to Metro Bellas Artes)

Map of Central Mexico City

Pictures from the conference venue

Photos and General information about the conference location:

About the Street Gante (in English)


 
The primary focus for the 7th edition of this inclusive and interdisciplinary annual conference is to interrogate storytelling, memories and identity constructions from a wide range of perspectives, and in their manifold cultural and social manifestations.

 


Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.

 

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Conference Schedule 2011

 

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Information for delegates: Final Registration and Conference proceedings

 

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Call for Papers: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

 

Call for Panel Members: Empires and Identities

Call for Panel Members: "The uses of memory in migration history"

 

 

3 Nov: 

11:00 Informal Conference Opening in Xochimilco

4 Nov: 

18:00: Official Conference Opening

20:00: Cocktail de Bienvenida/Welcome Cocktail

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14:00 - 16:00 Workshop Workshop Panel Sessions Panel Sessions    
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17:30 - 19:00 Panel Sessions Panel Sessions        
19:00 - ?

 

         

The primary focus for the 7th edition of this inclusive and interdisciplinary annual conference organized by Enkidu Magazine and the International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS) in Mexico City with the support of the National Human Rights Comission of Mexico, is to interrogate storytelling, memories and identity constructions from a wide range of perspectives, and in their manifold cultural and social manifestations.

 

We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences, humanities, as well as the arts.

Interpretations of the conference themes ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.

 

Among the themes of interest are the following:

- Narrative and Linguistics
- Linguistic borders and translation
- Narrative and Myth
- Storytelling in rituals, customs, and fetishism.
- Storytelling and Visual/Performing Arts and Music
- Oral Tradition and Contemporary Chronicle
- Postmodernity and its narratives
- Voice and reflexivity in oral and written texts
- Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives
- Globalization and indigenous cultures
- Story, Dialogue and Discourse
- Memory and truth-telling
- Testimonial Narratives
- Memory and Written Record
- Text, Context and Intertext in Storytelling and Performance
- Children’s Stories- Language, Authority and Silence

Interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome since all these topics in themselves stretch across several disciplines: history, literary studies, linguistics, psychology, political sciences, educational sciences, ethnology, queer studies, anthropology, sociology...

Graduate students are encouraged to participate.

 

The conference has developed into a unique international academic forum for interpretative approaches in the humanities and social sciences. The conference has traditionally also been a forum for discussing creative historical and political memory, remembering and forgetting of the past, as well as translations between cultures and re-negotiations and re-constructions of cultural identities in one one way or another.

The conference is organised into a large number of thematic sessions and sub-conferences addressing several different issues. The conference has an exceptional multilingual and multi-cultural approach, typically bringing together participants from all over the world to share and exchange their research, experiences and ideas in a truly multicultural, multilingual and interdisciplinary academic environment.

The special sessions and subconferences will cover a highly diverse series of themes extending from "Conquest and Political Memory in late colonial Nahuatl texts from Central Mexico", "Migrations and Diasporas: Displacement Heritage, Global Spaces and Cultural Memories", "Imaginary Homelands", "‘Memory’ and ‘Nostalgia’ in cultural texts" to "Cyber-identities in movement" and "Slave Narratives from the Archives of the Spanish Inquisition".

The conference sessions are conducted in Castillian and English. Occasionally, the conference also has sessions conducted in German and French. Some sessions will be bilingual and conducted in both languages with interpreters. Other sessions will be conducted in one of the two conference languages, and the session moderator will give summaries of the paper in the other language. Many sessions are being conducted with interpreters for sign language (on request).

Papers are welcomed on virtually all related topics and themes, independently of time period and space. Also papers of comparative phenomena will be considered. Interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged. The conference aims at bringing together academics working in all relevant disciplines as well as activists, artists and other professionals, and promoting innovative multidisciplinary and multicultural exchange and dialogue.

CHICS' academic conferences are characterized by traditional paper presentations in panel sessions with three speakers each, followed by lively exchange, dialogue and interaction between speakers and audience in many small groups, workshops and seminars rather than by formal plenary sessions. Our conferences provide a forum for diverse voices from all over the world, to come together and make connections across linguistic, cultural and academic barriers.

* Paper and panel proposals

The conference languages for presentation will be English and Castilian.

500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee in English, Castilian, German or French.

Final papers should be of approximately 20 - 30 minutes duration (circa 8 - 10 pages). Other forms of presentation, for instance workshops, panel debates and poster sessions will be considered on request.

Enquiries about the conference should be sent to huc@enkidumagazine.com .

» Call for Papers

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Enquiries about the conference should be sent to huc@enkidumagazine.com .

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