Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

The Memory Studies Group at The New School Launches Its NEW Website!

Launched more than a decade ago by a cohort of graduate students, 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). And now they have a new website where you can read about their projects, history, and upcoming events and webinars, as well as their annual conference coming up in Spring 2021!

The conferences organized over time that brought together leading scholars in social, cultural, and public memory across the disciplines, as well as the fellowship programs and the 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. 

The group works closely with interested graduate students, faculty, and their alumni to create a dynamic working hub, both intellectually inspiring and collegially supportive, to share initial ideas, work-in-progress, research proposals, conference papers, dissertation chapters, and book manuscripts. 

Following their predecessors, now all very accomplished alumni, the group is 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. 

The group welcomes 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.

You can contact the Group directly at, find them on Facebook, or sign up for their news and events!


The New School for Social Research
6 East 16th St., Rm 921, NY, NY 10003
212-229-5100 ext. 3136

Elzbieta Matynia, Director
212-229-5580 ext. 3137

Lala Pop, Program Manager,
PhD Student, Politics
212-229-5100 ext. 3136

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