Workshop CFCCS

Digital Memory Practices in and after Conflict

September 20-21, 2019

Center for Comparative Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communications
(FMK), Singidunum University
Belgrade, Serbia

Workshop Schedule
September 20-21, 2019 | CFCCS, Belgrade

FRIDAY, September 20

9:00 Meet and greet: Coffee at the ground floor café at FMK
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome, Workshop opening and introductions
10:00 – 11:00 Joana Miguel Almeida ““Antifascistas da Resistência”: Mnemonic Practices on Social Media”
  (Discussant: Linda Gusia)
Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Iavor Rangelov and Ruti Teitl “Transitional Justice and Online/Offline Memory Activism”
  (Discussant: Orna Vaadia)
12:30 – 13:30 Orli Fridman “‘Hashtag Memory Activism’: Online Commemorations and Online Memory Activism”
  (Discussant: Shadi Sadr)
Lunch Break
15:00 – 16:00 Amanda Egbe and Rastko Novaković “Listening, looking, acting: archiving resistance against racism and nationalism in the 1990’s, through online audio-visual materials”
  (Discussant: Dragana Stojanović)
16:15 – 17:15 Noam Tirosh “Holocaust Memory in the era of the ‘Memory of the Multitude’”
  (Discussant: Joana Miguel Almeida)
17:30 - 18:30 Snjezana Milivojević “Media as Archives: Mediatization as an archival practice”
  (Discussant: Vjeran Pavlaković)

SATURDAY, September 21

9:00 - 10:00 Dragana Stojanović “Digital memory practices and space-time restructuration: past into present for future conflict resolutions”
  (Discussant: Iavor Rangelov)
10:15 - 11:15 Shadi Sadr “Digital Memory Sites of Destroyed Iran’s 1988 Mass Graves”
  (Discussant: Ruti Teitl)
Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Orna Vaadia “Restoration of erased landscapes: Counter-mapping and memory Activism, the case of the Bedouin in the Negev / Naqab”
  (Discussant: Amanda Egbe)
Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Linda Gusia “The Making of the Museum of Education: Reemergence of Memory of Parallel Education in Kosovo”
  (Discussant: Rastko Novaković)
15:15 – 16:15 Vjeran Pavlaković and Benedikt Perak “Digital Memory Analysis of Croatia's War of Independence: Representations of War in Parliamentary Speeches and Iconic Images”
  (Discussant: Snjezana Milivojević)
16:30 – 17:00 Workshop closure, discussion about a possible publication

Call for Participation and Papers

We are pleased to announce a call for written contributions and an invitation to a two-day workshop at the Belgrade-based Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS), at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK).

The connective turn in memory studies suggests that contemporary media radically transform the ways in which groups and individuals engage with and experience the past that they consider important, or which is at the heart of on-going contestations. Indeed, new ways to construct, engage with, and consume narratives about the past are being constantly examined and debated within the field. However, less attention is given to recent developments in digital/online memory practices that take place in and after conflict.

In this workshop we aim to bring together a group of scholars to engage with questions related to identifying and analyzing digital mnemonic practices from various perspectives using varied case studies of societies in and after conflict worldwide. We are interested in papers based on empirical research discussing such practices as embraced and used by NGOs working on past contested memories, memory activists engaging with mnemonic battles, state officials, and other actors which can be analyzed in frameworks of peace research or post-conflict transformation.

All papers and discussions will take place in English. In the follow-up of the workshop we will aim for a special issue of a peer-review journal. Details will be specified after the

Proposals for contribution and participation in the workshop are to be submitted by Friday January 18, 2019, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your proposal please include a cover letter indicating your academic affiliation, research interests, recent publications and the abstract (no longer than 300-500 words) of your proposed paper. All applicants will be informed of the decision of acceptance by mid-February, 2019.

Selected contributors will need to send their written paper by Friday August 30, 2019 to be circulated among workshop participants, to deliver a first draft of the proposed paper on September 20-21, 2019 during the workshop in Belgrade, to discuss all contributions and to prepare the final version of their paper after the workshop.

All costs of participation in the workshop are to be covered by the participants.

Orli Fridman, Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS), Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK) & School for International Training (SIT), Belgrade, Serbia

Noam Tirosh, Department of Communication Studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel



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