Bringing together scholars of memory from the social sciences and humanities, cognitive science and neuroscience, and curators of historical and memorial museums to examine the politics and cultures of memory.

Conversations on Memory, with Orhan Pamuk, Joseph Le Doux, Partha Chatterjee, and Carol Gluck  (November 19, 2013) - Watch the VideoConversations on Memory, with Orhan Pamuk, Joseph Le Doux,
Partha Chatterjee, and Carol Gluck (November 19, 2013) – Watch the Video

Upcoming Events:

Remembering the Past in Public: A Conversation

National September 11 Memorial Museum Auditorium, 180 Greenwich Street                                     November 4, 2014, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

  • William Hirst,  psychologist, author of a 10-year study of individual memories of 9/11
  • Thomas Lutz,   Topography of Terror, historical museum on Nazi crimes, Berlin
  • Henry Rousso,  historian of French public memory of World War II
  • Steven Davis, architect of the 9/11 Museum

Moderator: Nicholas Lemann, writer, former dean, Columbia Journalism School

Critics and Analytics: Presentation of the Past in the 9/11 Museum

918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University                                                                         November 5, 2014, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

  • Charles Strozier,  historian, psychoanalyst, author of Until the Fires Stop Burning
  • Jeffrey Alexander,  sociologist, author of Narrating Trauma
  • Daphna Shohamy,  cognitive neuroscientist on learning, memory and the brain
  • Thomas Lutz,  Topography of Terror, historical museum on Nazi crimes, Berlin
  • Henry Rousso,  historian of French public memory of World War II

Moderator: Carol Gluck, historian

To learn more about past events in this series, click here.

This series is made possible by support from the Committee on Global Thought, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research, France), MATRICE, and the Mémorial de Caen, with the French National Research Agency, heSam and Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.