The Memory Studies Group at the New School is based at The New School for Social Research (NSSR) under the auspices of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS). It was launched more than a decade ago by a cohort of graduate students. The conferences they organized over time that brought together leading scholars in social, cultural, and public memory across the disciplines, the fellowship programs, and finally an array of outstanding dissertations, made the New School a recognized site of Memory Studies, and one that contributed to shaping and establishing it as a field of study in the United States.
We work closely with interested graduate students, faculty, and our alumni to create a dynamic working hub, both intellectually inspiring and collegially supportive, to share the initial ideas, works-in-progress, research proposals, conference papers, dissertation chapters, and book manuscripts.
Following our predecessors, now all very accomplished alumni, we are eager to work on designing annual conferences, hosting guest lectures and book launches, thus trying to illuminate the pressing issues of our own time as they involve –for example– the politics of memory, history, or identity.
We welcome new members and old friends both NSSR based and alumni of the New School, as well as associates from other institutions in the United States and abroad.