The Family as Mnemonic Community symposium is being held at Victoria University of Wellington on 29th and 30th November 2018, preceded by a public lecture on the evening of Wednesday 28th November.
The symposium includes an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers who will share their research on family memory and discuss the following broad questions:
• what kinds of stories or information do families pass down the generations?
• how are family stories about the past transmitted, remembered, and received?
• why do family memories and stories about the past matter in the present?
• what are the advantages and disadvantages of different scholarly approaches?
For more information, see the Symposium’s website: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/stout-centre/about/events/the-family-as-mnemonic-community