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Memory Studies Association Conference

COMMUNITIES & CHANGE - Memory Studies Association 7th Annual Conference - Newcastle upon Tyne, 3-7 July 202

Communities and Change

The 7th Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association draws inspiration from Newcastle’s specific post-industrial material and social landscape. The city in the North East of England is part of a long regional history linked to shipbuilding, coal mining, local activism, heritage-driven change and deindustrialisation. The changing communities that call Newcastle home impact the very shape of the city. The skyline of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, twin cities along the River Tyne, reflect these changes: walking through the city, one can easily recognise both the historic landmarks and the modern additions to the urban fabric. This reality is, quite literally, reflected in the imagery for this year’s MSA Conference on Communities and Change, which will take place in Newcastle from 3 to 7 July 2023.


MSA 2023 Conference Website >

Memory Studies Association Brief (PDF)


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences