The Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS) is the first formal and national network in the field of memory studies in India and South Asia, formed under the aegis of the international Memory Studies Association (MSA), Amsterdam. The founders and chairpersons of the INMS are Dr. Avishek Parui and Dr. Merin Simi Raj, Assistant Professors in English and Memory Studies at IIT Madras.
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The INMS seeks to produce and promote an innovative interdisciplinary engagement with the complex cognitive and cultural modes of memory. Associated with the Centre for Memory Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras through its founders Dr. Avishek Parui and Dr. Merin Simi Raj, this national network aims to study the processes of encoding and effacement that simultaneously inform acts of remembrance and re-construction in private as well as shared orders, and how such processes may be examined as well as represented by a range of fields such as fiction, history, media, urban geography, and technology. The INMS seeks to produce exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and special journal issues on a range of themes in Memory Studies, in collaboration with partners from academia and industry.
As the National Network from India, the INMS aims to academically accentuate as well as promote the rich research on imperialism, Partition, and post-colonial identities through the interdisciplinary lenses of memory studies. Along with producing historical research, the INMS will work in close association with MSA in order to effectively coordinate the complex engagements with ‘memory’ from different institutes in India, including cultural studies centres as well as neuroscience laboratories and industry-research on AI and related fields. The academic aim and research focus will include re-creation of Indian and South-Asian pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolonial events and identities using the model of memory as reconstruction, foregrounding the textuality and the technology informing processes of remembering.
All scholars in the field of memory studies in India are encouraged to be a part of the INMS. To join the INMS, fill the form above. For any queries, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership in the INMS is entirely free. And always will be.
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