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Conference 2013: Social Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory - Memory and Imagination

2013.06.25 | Jette Odgaard Villemoes

Date Thu 20 Jun Fri 21 Jun
Time 10:00    16:00
Location Conference venue: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus

June 20-21, 2013

Aarhus University, Center on Autobiographical Memory Research - CON AMORE

Conference venue: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus

Autobiographical memory is crucial for our ability to participate in complex social systems, and to maintain relationships and a sense of identity across time. The construction of autobiographical memories is influenced by a variety of social factors, spanning from the immediate social context to long-standing, shared schemata within a social community. Social influences on memory for personal events have been studied from a variety of perspectives, and often within separate literatures, including eyewitness testimony, meaning making and identity, collective and collaborative remembering, false memory and memory illusions, flashbulb memory, imagination and future thinking. At this conference we would like to bring together these different literatures and explore a variety of social perspectives on autobiographical memory, as well as the intricate relationship between memory and imagination.

We seek to do so by inviting some of the most outstanding researchers in this area to present their key findings and particular perspective on the field in relation to their area of expertise. In addition, we invite all researchers in the area to submit poster presentations describing some of their most recent and exciting findings concerning social perspectives on autobiographical memory: memory and imagination.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Amanda Barnier, Macquarie University (Australia)
Annette Bohn, Aarhus University (Denmark)
Maryanne Garry, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
Gail Goodman, University of California, Davis (United States)
William Hirst, New School for Social Research (United States)
Monisha Pasupathi, University of Utah (United States)
Michael Ross, University of Waterloo (Canada)

The conference is hosted by Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, a Center of Excellence funded by The Danish National Research Foundation and Aarhus University.

Conference Committee:

Dorthe Berntsen
Annette Bohn
Jonathan Koppel
Alejandra Zaragoza Scherman
Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen
Jette Odgaard Villemoes

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