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Bulletin 4/2023

Bulletin 4/2023

Dear members of the Slow Memory COST Action,

We hope this Newsletter finds you in good health and spirits. As we move towards the winter break and the third grant year, we would like to inform you about recent developments within the Action.

Newsletter now online!

Our Newsletter Bulletin will from now on be published on the website as well. If you wish to contribute to the Newsletter and share information across the Action, contact Hanna Teichler.

Slow Memory Deliverables – Calls for Papers and Contributions

We are delighted to share with you our list of projects to be published as Action deliverables. If you have any questions regarding the individual Calls for Papers and Contribution, please contact the respective editors and project leaders. You will find the detailed Calls on our website.

*** “Tracing the Paths of Care — Challenges, Transformations, and Commemorative Spaces”, eds. Kateřina Králová and Marileen La Haije

*** “Slow Memory. Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe” eds. Monika Vrzgulová, Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, and Violeta Davoliūtė

*** “Slow Commemoration”, eds. Sara Jones and Maija Spurina

*** “Climate Witnessing”, eds. Stef Craps, Rick Crownshaw, and Rebeca Dolgoy

*** “Narratives, Discourses and Representation of Deindustrialization from a Comparative Perspective”, eds. Irene Díaz and Natalie Braber

#SlowMemo_Talks: Online Event

“Transformation of Work: Curating (Post)Socialist Pasts in Lithuania”, organized by Joanna Wawrzyniak and David Carnevale, Working Group 1

Tuesday, December 12, 4 pm CET
Online via Zoom

Working Group 1 is delighted to invite all COST Action members to the third event in the series of #SlowMemo_Talks. We will have a pleasure to host Auksė Petrulienė, artist and curator from Lithuania who has a long-standing experience in working with  post-industrial communities. In 2017, she founded the community platform Backup Stories (Mažosios istorijos) at the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas, which through co-curated exhibitions, displaying personal memories and creative mediation gives a voice to the long-silent ex-workers of Kaunas factories who lived through the rise and fall of socialist industry.Auksė’s work will be introduced by Linara Dovydaitytė, associate professor of Art History and Criticism at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas.

Changes in Working Group Leadership
We are very grateful to Frédéric Clavert and for his input as the Action’s Science Communication Coordinator and Working Group 7 Co-leader. He will step down from these positions and Hanna Teichler will become Science and Communication Coordinator.

We are looking for a Working Group 7 (Communication & Dissemination) Co-Leader!
Are you an avid social media user and enjoy posting systematically about research and events? Are you interested in co-leading a Working Group to this effect? Join the Slow Memory Core Group! We are looking for someone who plans this Action’s social media and communication strategy and post regularly on all channels. You would primarily work with Hanna Teichler, and with the leadership team as well. This position might be attractive to Early Career Scholars, as you gain experience at managing a COST Action. Interested? Send an email to Hanna Teichler.

Thank you for making this second grant year a success, and we are very much looking forward to embarking on a new one with you. Have a cozy and relaxing winter break, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours. May 2024 hopefully be more peaceful than 2023!

With our best wishes,

Jenny Wüstenberg & Joanna Wawrzyniak (Action Co-Chairs)
Hanna Teichler (Science and Communication Coordinator)

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