Programme and Literary Festival

The full programme, with locations and full details of the parallel paper sessions, will be posted soon.

4 September

8.30 – 9.30      REGISTRATION


9.30 – 9.35      WELLCOME ADDRESS: Alison Waller (Roehampton)


9.35 – 10.30     KEYNOTE: Mark Currie (Queen Mary)


10.30 – 11.00  Refreshment break


11.00 – 12.30  Parallel paper sessions


12.30 – 13.30  Lunch


13.30 – 14.30  TALK: Suzanne Corkin (MIT, USA). ‘Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M’ Moderator: Jason Tougaw (CUNY, USA)


14.30 – 16.00 Parallel paper sessions


16.30 – 17.00  Refreshment break


17.00 – 18.30 Parallel Paper sessions and Special Session with Jamie Tehrani


18.30 – 19.00  Wine reception


19.00 – 21.00  Buffet dinner and Performance by Paul Antick (Roehampton), ‘Smith at Batang Kali: a short history of little value’



5 September


9.00- 10.00      KEYNOTE: Paul Bloom (Yale, USA). Moderator: Asifa Majid (Radboud University, Netherlands)


10.00- 10.30    Refreshment break


10.30- 12.00    Parallel paper sessions


12.00- 13.00    Lunch


13.00 – 14.00 KEYNOTE: Martijn Meeter (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)


14.00 – 14.30 Refreshment break


14.30- 16.00    Parallel Paper sessions


16.00- 17.00    ROUNDTABLE: Suzanne Corkin, Asifa Majid, Paul Bloom, Maud Casey, Martijn Meeter.



On the 6th September, the Memory Network will be holding a literary festival, ‘MEMORY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY’ at UCL, featuring Ian McEwan, Suzanne Corkin, and others writers in conversation. Tickets are free, and can be reserved by emailing More information can be found here

Deadline Extended

The new deadline for proposals is 8 August.

Please send all enquiries, as well as 250-word proposals for 25 minute papers, or 600-word proposals for special panels consisting of 3 papers, and a brief bio-note, to

We look forward to hearing from you

New Deadline

The deadline for submissions of abstracts for the conference has been moved to the 18th July.

We will also be running some special topic sessions during the conference. If you would like to arrange for a special topic session, or pre-arranged panel, please do get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Announcing the Story of Memory


We’re pleased to announce the AHRC / Wellcome Trust Memory Network’s September 2014 conference, ‘The Story of Memory’ will be taking place and Roehampton University on the 4/5 September 2014.
Taking place alongside this event are a postgraduate conference (3 September 2014), and a literary festival (5 September 2014).
This blog will provide further details about all these events. Please see the ‘Call for Papers’ section for further information about the conference, contact details, and deadlines.