Symposium: Gedeelde Vroomheid. Memoria: verleden, heden en toekomst (Shared Devotion. Memoria: past, present and future)
In the past twenty years memoria research has become an ever growing international and multidisciplinary field, with contributions received from (art) historians, sociologists, codicologists, and literary historians. This research has also put memorial texts and objects on the map of cultural heritage institutions and emphasised the need for the preservation of these material and immaterial sources.
For the Netherlands the MeMO project (Medieval Memoria Online) has played a pivotal role. Started and developed by dr. Truus van Bueren (Utrecht University) alongside a group of young researchers, it managed to connect memoria research to the developments within the Digital Humanities. The project unlocked a treasure trove of information and made it publicly available to a broad audience.
The organisers and speakers of the symposium Gedeelde Vroomheid. Memoria: verleden, heden en toekomst (Shared Devotion. Memoria: past, present and future) wish to reflect on the development of memoria research in general, and on the impact of MeMO in the Netherlands and abroad. They also wish to discuss the future of MeMO, and the ways in which it can stimulate new research questions and approaches, and inspire the next generation of researchers.
For more information and the programme (in Dutch) see the attached PDF file.