The Center for Jewish Studies (ASU Tempe campus) and the Center for Critical Inquiry & Cultural Studies (CCICS, ASU West campus), together with faculty research cluster in Philosophy, Rhetoric & Literature, and support from the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and the Institute for Humanities Research, are hosting a university-wide event, "Memory & Countermemory: Memorialization of an Open Future." The symposium will gather distinguished scholars from the United States and Europe who, together with scholars from ASU, will discuss the relationship between trauma, memory, representation, memorialization and education. Contributing perspectives from a variety of geographical places and transdisciplinary approaches, leading scholars of Holocaust studies will reflect about conflicted sites of memory with specialists in genocide studies, postcolonial studies, East European Studies and trauma studies. Anticipating Arizona's centennial celebration in 2012, the symposium will also highlight some of the Southwest legacies connected to global and local memory.
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