Indiana University Bloomington

Making Memory, Making History

Ideas and Identities Beyond Bordrs

Each year, the Indiana University History Graduate Student Association hosts a conference allowing local, national, and international scholars to present their research.The 2009 conference takes place on March 6-7, 2009, in the Indiana Memorial Union on IU’s beautiful campus.

The 2009 Paul Lucas Conference, Making Memory, Making History: Ideas and Identities Beyond Borders , engages with a variety of sources and perspectives related to the movement of ideas and identities across and beyond borders. Addressing themes that are particularly relevant to a contemporary audience, both inside and outside the academy, we aim to not only cross disciplinary boundaries, but reach further within and beyond the social and academic borders that influence our understandings of self and society. Our panelists include graduate students from various disciplines and fro, universities across the United States and the world. The conference is intentionally broad and includes topics such as national and transnational identities, gender, globalization, media and visual culture, performance studies, execution, consumption and the body, memory, travel and empire, film studies, the 1960s-1970s, religion and commemoration, ethnicity, and the aesthetics of violence and trauma.

We are honored to present two keynote speakers for this event.

Friday, March 6th, Mathers Museum
We have collaborated with the Mathers Museum to bring artist Jonathan Moller to Bloomington to open our conference and his exhibit, Our Culture is Our Resistance: Repression, Refuge, and Healing in Guatemala. The event begins at 6:00pm, is free and open to the public, and will include catering by Bloomington’s Harvest Lodge.

Saturday, March 7th, IMU State Room East
We are honored to present Dr. Judah Cohen from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and Jewish Studies as our second keynote speaker. He presentation, “Hearing Echoes, Sensing History, and Placing the Written Word” takes place at 12:45-1:15 at the Indiana Memorial Union. All are welcome.