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Memory, Security, and Sustainability

Chennai, Tamil Nadu. India.
Organization: Indian Network for Memory Studies and Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, World Literatures, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2024-09-23 to 2024-09-25 Abstract Due: 2024-05-15



                   Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS) International Conference 2024



                         In association with Centre for Memory Studies (CMS) IIT Madras



                                            Memory, Security, and Sustainability


                                             23-25 September 2024 IIT Madras



This conference aims to examine the triangulation of memory, security, and sustainability, corresponding to, but not limited to, the contemporary condition of digitally-disseminated identities, networks of knowledge, and artificial intelligence. It seeks to invite ideas and interventions, from academic, industry, and policy-oriented perspectives about the ontological and experiential entanglements of memory apropos of the material and affective models of security and how the same correspond to sustainability at individual as well as collective levels. The conference will engage with human as well as non-anthropocentric models of security and sustainability, connecting to ecological and planetary perspectives. It will examine literary, artistic, cultural, and technological representations of such entanglements as well as policy-driven narratives involving the ethics and role of remembrance, reconstruction, and preservation. The primary academic focus of the conference is interdisciplinarity and we invite presentations on how the interplay of memory and forgetting; security and insecurity; and sustainability and perishability; may be complexly calibrated and represented.


We invite abstracts within 300 words (along with bio-notes containing affiliations and designations) on topics including but by no means limited to


Memory, Embodiment, Sustainability

Security, Intercorporeality, Interaffectivity

Information, Representation, Narrativity

Security, Ethics, Agency

Memory, Sustainability, Temporality

(In)secure Identities, Transparency, Forms of Governmentality

Reconstruction, Oblivion, Perishability


The conference will be condcuted in hybrid mode, so we invite abstracts for both online and offline presentations. Please indicate in your submission whether the abstract is to be considered for online or offline presentation.


Submit your abstracts here: https://forms.gle/Teu4uUcdm8Miq4YD7


Important Dates:


Deadline for Submission of Abstracts                15 May 2024

Response regarding acceptance                        16 June 2024

Deadline for registration                                    7 July 2024


Conference Dates                                           23-25 September 2024


Contact us at 2024INMS@gmail.com



Dr. Avishek Parui and Dr. Merin Simi Raj