Two day conference organised by the AHRC Science in Culture Theme Research Network The Memory Network to explore Memory in Twenty-First Century Malaysia.
The conference will explore Malaysia’s rapid economic growth since the 1980s, which has triggered enormous economic and cultural changes, and led to urgent questions about the changing nature of the country and the lives of its citizens, as well as the condition of local and national history, identity and cultural memory and heritage. Not only has there been a radical renegotiation of the nature-city balance but, just as in the West, obesity has become one of the main health issues in Malaysia today. The conference will explore memory both at the level of the individual, subjective self and in our sense of collective and cultural memory.
Keynote speakers include Professor of Psycholinguistics Asifa Majid (Radboud University, the Netherlands), writer and broadcaster Sharaad Kuttan, and novelist Tash Aw. Paul Antick (University of Roehampton) will deliver a paper on his experience of the ever-changing Kuala Lumpur, and deliver visual work to a joint exhibition.
The conference will lead to the second book published by the Memory Network, to be edited by Groes and Hashim. For more information, please see the conference poster or email Nick Lavery at firstname.lastname@example.org