Events

Women Mobilizing Memory: Collaboration and Co-Resistance

General Programming

Cosponsors
  • Columbia's Center for the Study of Social Difference and its Women Creating Change Initiative
  • University Seminars
  • School of the Arts at Columbia University
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Columbia Global Centers
  • Oral History Research Office
  • Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality
  • Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies
  • Armenian Center
  • Barnard Center for Research on Women
  • Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College
  • Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics
  • Sabanci University
Notes
  • Image Credit/Caption: Lorie Novak, Iran Iraq, 2011

In the context of its fourth international working group meeting, Women Mobilizing Memory presents an art exhibition and a conference. The public is cordially invited.

ART EXHIBITION: "INTIMATE ARCHIVES: CONNECTIVE HISTORIES" at the Leroy Neiman Gallery, September 7-18, 2015.

New York artists Susan Meiselas, Lorie Novak, Simone Leigh, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed;
Berlin-based Armenian artist Silvina der Meguerditchian;
Santiago-based artist Paz Errazuriz;
and Istanbul artists Aylin Tekiner and the Truth Justice Memory Center.
Co-curators Isin Önöl and Katherine Cohn.

Opening Reception, September 8, 5-7 p.m.

Artists’ Roundtable, Moderated by Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts
7:30 – 9 p.m., East Gallery, Buell Hall.

CONFERENCE

Buell Hall, September 10, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Examining the politics of cultural memory from the perspective of social difference, this international conference will analyze strategies by which artists, scholars and activists have succeeded in mobilizing the memory of political and social violence to promote redress, social justice, and a democratic future. The conference features members of a multi-year transnational and interdisciplinary working group that is bringing to New York discussions generated in Chile and Turkey. Roundtables will address protest actions and their efficacy, ranging from the “Saturday Mothers” to “Black Lives Matter;” strategies for mobilizing political action around memory sites in Istanbul, Santiago and New York; and the ways in which lives touched by political violence and social death can be reanimated through writing and art. Exploring resonances and connections among divergent histories of violence, the conference will also explore the limits of such comparative work, while attempting to forge a feminist practice of solidarity and co-resistance.

WISHING TREE COMMEMORATIVE PUBLIC EVENT

6:00pm-7:00pm

Sponsors: Columbia's Center for the Study of Social Difference and its Women Creating Change Initiative; University Seminars; School of the Arts; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Columbia Global Centers; Oral History Research Office; Heyman Center for the Humanities; Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; Department of English and Comparative Literature; Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies; Armenian Center; Barnard Center for Research on Women; Diversity and Community Affairs; Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics; Sabanci University.

Program

September 8, 2015  Tuesday

5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

Exhibition Opening Reception

7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT

Artists’ Roundtable, Moderated by Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts, East Gallery, Buell Hall.

September 10, 2015  Thursday

9:30am - 10:00am EDT

Introductions and Welcome

10:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Performances of Protest
Moderator

Alisa Solomon

Professor & Director, Arts Concentration at Journalism School

Columbia University

Meltem Ahiska

Professor of Sociology

Boğaziçi University

Nancy Kricorian

Author and Activist

Diana Taylor

University Professor

New York University

Andrea Crow

PhD Candidate in English

Columbia University

Alyssa Greene

PhD Candidate in Germanic Languages

Columbia University

Carla Shedd

Associate Professor of Urban Education

CUNY Graduate Center

12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

Break I and Exhibit Viewing

1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

Mobilizing Memory Sites: Santiago, Istanbul, New York
Moderator

Andreas Huyssen

Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature

Columbia University

Ayşe Gül Altınay

Professor of Anthropology

Sabancı University

Bürge Abiral

PhD candidate in Anthropology

Johns Hopkins University

María José Contreras

Assistant Professor

School of Theatre at the Catholic University

Deborah Willis

University Professor

New York University

Marita Sturken

Professor of Media, Culture and Communication

New York University

3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

Break II

4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT

Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories
Moderator

Tina Campt

Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Barnard College

Hazel Carby

Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies

Yale University

Milena Grass

Professor

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Dilara Caliskan

Graduate Student

Sabanci University

Kellie Jones

Associate Professor in Art History and Archaeology

Columbia University

Leo Spitzer

Vernon Professor of History Emeritus

Dartmouth College

Participants
  • Diana Taylor University Professor New York University
  • Jean Howard George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities Columbia University
  • Marianne Hirsch William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Alisa Solomon Professor & Director, Arts Concentration at Journalism School Columbia University
  • Meltem Ahiska Professor of Sociology Boğaziçi University
  • Nancy Kricorian Author and Activist
  • Carla Shedd Associate Professor of Urban Education CUNY Graduate Center
  • Andreas Huyssen Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Ayşe Gül Altınay Professor of Anthropology Sabancı University
  • Bürge Abiral PhD candidate in Anthropology Johns Hopkins University
  • María José Contreras Assistant Professor School of Theatre at the Catholic University
  • Deborah Willis University Professor New York University
  • Marita Sturken Professor of Media, Culture and Communication New York University
  • Tina Campt Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Barnard College
  • Hazel Carby Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies Yale University
  • Milena Grass Professor Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Dilara Caliskan Graduate Student Sabanci University
  • Kellie Jones Associate Professor in Art History and Archaeology Columbia University
  • Leo Spitzer Vernon Professor of History Emeritus Dartmouth College
  • Andrea Crow PhD Candidate in English Columbia University
  • Alyssa Greene PhD Candidate in Germanic Languages Columbia University