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Time and Memory
Twelfth Triennial Conference, International Society for the Study of Time
Cambridge, July 2004


The International Society for the Study of Time
announces its

Twelfth Triennial Conference

Time and Memory

Clare College, Cambridge, UK
July 25-31, 2004


The International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) encourages the
interdisciplinary study of time in all its aspects.  Founded by J.T.
Fraser, the ISST has held its triennial conferences since 1966 in
locations across the globe. The volumes in The Study of Time series
comprise collected papers from the conferences.  The ISST also
disseminates work through the associated publication KronoScope: Journal
for the Study of Time (Brill).

The unique character of intellectual exchange at ISST Conferences is
vested in cross-disciplinary discussions spurred by participants from
around the world and representing many different areas of specialization.
The Society seeks always to hold its conferences in a location of
memorable beauty and resonance.

The 2004 Conference at Cambridge University will be based within the Old
Court of Clare College, founded in 1326 and located in the center of the
City, immediately beside the world-famous King's College Chapel. Clare's
300-year old drooping stone bridge across the river Cam is one of the
iconic landmarks of the Cambridge "backs." Delegates will take their meals
in Clare's 17th century dining Hall and stay in recently-modernized
accommodations in the College's nearby Memorial Court. The conference
program will include a free day for sight-seeing in Cambridge with its
many ancient colleges, chapels and libraries, and its magnificent
Fitzwilliam Museum of Fine Art.

The free day will conclude with a guided evening excursion to nearby Ely
Cathedral, a landmark in English medieval architecture whose famous Gothic
lantern has for centuries provided a beacon for travellers in the
Cambridgeshire fens.

Call For Papers

The theme of the Society's twelfth conference is Time and Memory. Memory
plays an important role in fields across the disciplinary spectrum as well
as several strands of contemporary life and culture. In the face of rapid
change in the cosmological, ecological, geopolitical, technological,
cultural and individual landscapes, the topic of memory takes on special
urgency.  New understandings of memory emerge in fields ranging from
neuroscience and evolutionary biology to geology and cosmology. 
Technological forms of memory raise pressing social and political issues,
amid shifts in our collective means and modes of memory.  Competing
accounts of history and personal identity foreground the role of narrative
in shaping human memory.

The Society therefore solicits contributions to the study of Time and
Memory understood in its widest sense.  Presentation/paper proposals are
called for from all fields of scholarly investigation and all forms of
creative expression.  Diverse formats are welcome: scholarly paper,
cross-disciplinary panel discussion, debate, performance/overview of
creative work, installations, workshop, poster.  All work is to be
presented in English.

Some possible Themes in the field of Time and Memory:
	Memory and Neuroscience
	Architecture and Memory
	Memory and Perception
	Memory and Community
	Memory and Consciousness
	Memory Across Cultures
	Memes and Genes
	Genocide and Cultural Memory
	Hierarchical Structure and Memory
	Monuments and History
	Cosmological Memory
	Memory and Planning
	Organic/Inorganic Memory
	Memory and Narrative
	Quantum Memory
	Memory and/of the Future
	Memory in Ecosystems
	Memory and the Image
	Memory and Forgetting
	False Memories
	Computers and Memory
	Long-/Short-Term Memory

Proposals should be approximately 300 words in length, and include the
presenter's field of specialization and academic/professional
affiliation. Electronic submission of proposals is preferred via email to
ISST@StudyofTime.org.

Proposals may otherwise be mailed in triplicate to:

	Dr. Thomas Weissert, Executive Secretary
	P.O. Box 436
	Wynnewood, PA  19096, USA

The deadline for submission is July 30th, 2002.

Conference participants must be ISST members.  For membership information
and application procedures, visit our website or contact Dr. Weissert at
the above address.  Membership includes subscriptions to the ISST house
organ Time's News, the ISST newsletter, and the journal KronoScope:
Journal for the Study of Time.

The Society also seeks session chairs, whose names will be included on the
printed program.