The Memory Project
The aim of this semester-long Center for Advanced Study Initiative is to promote and sustain a meaningful, multifaceted discussion about memory in all its forms, ranging from its moleular mechanisms to its impact on culture and society. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues concerning the fidelity of memory. During the past year, faculty members from engineering, the humanities and the biological and social sciences have been meeting as a reading group hosted by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. This CAS initiative will expand the scope of the project, incorporating a faculty/graduate student seminar and a series of distinguished speakers. An edited volume will feature highlights of this initiative.
Professor Lillian Hoddeson has been appointed CAS Resident Associate for Fall 2004. She will coordinate the faculty/graduate student seminar and oversee the book project, with help from the steering committee:
This initiative is supported by Beckman Institute, Center for Advanced Study, College of Engineering, College of Fine and Applied Arts, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Medicine, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Neuroscience Program, Nursing Institute