Introduction to Memory Studies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Into to Memory Studies

Spring 2023

Taught By: William Hirst

Section: A

CRN: 8483

Credits: 4

How do individuals, families, and nations remember their past? How is the past represented and inscribed in the present? What social practices ensure that memories will be preserved? What are the politics surrounding the establishment of these social practice? To what extent are the collective memories of a community grounded in the individual memories of community members? And how do the memories individuals and communities hold shape their identity and determine their individual and collective action? These questions rest at the core of the emerging field of Memory Studies. This course will review the seminal works in the area that will offer a foundation for understanding both the formation and use of collective memories. It is multidisciplinary, in that it pulls from works in sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, history, and the humanities.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Psychology (LPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:16pm 8/8/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023