Digital Memory Practices in and after Conflict


 September 20-21, 2019

Center for Comparative Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University 

Belgrade, Serbia 

The connective turn in memory studies suggests that contemporary media radically transform the ways in which groups and individuals engage with and experience the past that they consider important, or which is at the heart of on-going contestations. Indeed, new ways to construct, engage with, and consume narratives about the past are being constantly examined and debated within the field. However, less attention is given to recent developments in digital/online memory practices that take place in and afterconflict. 

In this workshop we aim to bring together a group of scholars to engage with questions related to identifying and analyzing digital mnemonic practices from various perspectives using varied case studies of societies in and after conflict worldwide. We are interested in papers based on empirical research discussing such practices as embraced and used by NGOs working on past contested memories, memory activists engaging with mnemonic battles, state officials, and other actors which can be analyzed in frameworks of peace research or post-conflict transformation. 

All papers and discussions will take place in English. In the follow-up of the workshop we will aim for a special issue of a peer-review journal. Details will be specified after the workshop.
Proposals for contribution and participation in the workshop are to be submitted by Friday January 18, 2019, to In your proposal please include a cover letter indicating your academic affiliation, research interests, recent publications and the abstract (no longer than 300-500 words) of your proposed paper. All applicants will be informed of the decision of acceptance by mid-February 2019.
Selected contributors will need to send their written paper by Friday August 30, 2019 to be circulated among workshop participants, to deliver a first draft of the proposed paper on September 20-21, 2019 during the workshop in Belgrade, to discuss all contributions and to prepare the final version of their paper after the workshop.

All costs of participation in the workshop are to be covered by the participants.

Orli Fridman, Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS), Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK) & School for International Training (SIT), Belgrade, Serbia 

Noam Tirosh, Department of Communication Studies, Beer Sheva University of the Negev, Israel