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History, Memory and US Foreign Relations Conference

29 Mar 2011

History, Memory and US Foreign Relations Conference

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
8-9 April 2011

History, Memory and US Foreign Relations


Plenary speakers: Prof. Jay Winter (Yale University),

Dr. David Ryan (School of History, UCC)

The construction of memory, personal, collective or institutional has a profound influence on our understanding of the world.  This conference seeks to explore the struggle for the construction, possession and interpretation of historical memory in the context of US foreign relations.  Papers and panels will explore aspects of the confluence of memory and US foreign relations, including how people, cultures and societies remember, forget and distort the past; how those memories affect present thoughts and actions; and how policymakers use memory in their decision-making.

The conference will include panels on commemoration and foreign policy, remembering World War II, ethnic American identities, and memories of the Vietnam War and Cold War. This conference should be of interest to those with backgrounds in history, political science, or cultural studies.

To register, please email Ms. Catherine Carey, with your name and  Institute/Affiliation.

Registration fee €50 and €30 for Student/Unwaged.

Ms. Catherine Carey,
UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies,
Belfield House,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4.
Tel +353 1 7161560

School of History

Scoil na Staire

Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.