Memory and Borders: Examining Nationalism and Identity through Material Culture

This is a call for participants to engage in a workshop discussing memory and borders. Its purpose is to encourage cross-disciplinary discourse on the theme of memory and borders. Students, academics, designers, artists, philosophers, writers, journalists, filmmakers, thinkers and creators will come together to foster a conversation concerning the idea of the ‘border’ as a material or ideological barrier or impasse and the impact that these borders have on individual and collective memory.

This event will be held on February 11, 2019 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.

Abstracts of work, and work in progress can be based on, but not limited to, the following themes:

National identity and memory
Conflict and memory
Violence and trauma in memory
Material culture and memory
Materiality of borders
Nationalism, fracture, independence, identity and divisions through objects
Gerrymandering and democracy
Please send a (maximum) 150-word abstract to  by 17:00 on December 15, 2018.