.Memory, melancholy and nostalgia, 6th International interdisciplinary Conference

Data konferencji: 2021-12-09
Miejsce konferencji: online
Organizator: Conference Nostalgia
Opłata konferencji: od 80 zł
Publikacja pokonferencyjna: brak

In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon s the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.
Hence, during our interdisciplinary conference we would like to concentrate on the phenomena of nostalgia and melancholy. We are interested in all expressions of longing for the past, from the reassuring and action-propelling ones to those which paralyze us, bringing despair and utter dejection.
We want to describe the experience of nostalgia and melancholy in its multifarious manifestations: psychological, social, historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, economic, political, artistic, and many others. We will also devote considerable attention to how these phenomena appear and transform in artistic practices: literature, film, theatre, and visual arts. This is why we invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: anthropology, history, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, psychiatry, cognitive sciences, design, project management and other.
Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical investigations, problem-oriented arguments, and comparative analyses.
We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.
We hope that due to its interdisciplinary nature, the conference will bring many interesting observations on and discussions about the role of memory, melancholy and nostalgia in the past and in the present-day world.

Dyscyplina naukowa: filozofia, literaturoznawstwo, kulturoznawstwo, sztuki piękne, religioznawstwo, psychologia
Dziedzina naukowa: Dziedzina nauk humanistycznych, Dziedzina nauk inżynieryjno-technicznych, Dziedzina nauk medycznych i nauk o zdrowiu, Dziedzina nauk społecznych, Dziedzina nauk ścisłych i przyrodniczych, Dziedzina sztuki