Memory and Diaries: a Postgraduate Memory Network Seminar

Memory and Diaries: a Postgraduate Memory Network Seminar

The Postgraduate Memory Network will hold its second seminar at the University of Roehampton on Tuesday 29 April between 3 and 5pm. The seminar is entitled “Memory and Diaries” and will consist of four ten-minute papers on this topic followed by a general discussion. Those who wish to present a paper are invited to send a 300-word abstract to pg.memorynetwork@gmail.com by 15 April – all are invited to attend.

The event will take place in room 204 of the Fincham building at Digby Stuart College. For more information, please visit the PGMN’s websites:

http://pgmemorynetwork.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/PostGradMemoryNetwork

The image above is taken from the diaries of Clive Wearing, a British musicologist, conductor, tenor and keyboardist who suffers from chronic anterograde and retrograde amnesia. Since contracting a virus that attacked his central nervous system, he has been unable to form new memories. His diaries, begun during his recovery and carried on for over two decades, materialise the unfamiliar experience of a life lived entirely in the present tense.

Written by Nick