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.