MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme

Anna Menyhért was a selected scientist participant in the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme at the European Parliament, organized by STOA, in Brussels, November 2017. Her politician pair was Kati Piri, a Dutch MEP with a Hungarian background.

About the scheme and the event: details

The list of MEPs-Scientists can be found here.

Anna Menyhért’s project presentation can be read here: 2ndVersionAnnaMenyhertPresentationMEP-ScientistPairingScheme

“Digital Homes: Future and Homelands in Hungarian Migrant Blogs and Facebook Groups”.

Keynote lecture by Anna Menyhért at the conference “Transculturalism and Bilingualism in Literature”.

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia, November 2017.

Trauma Studies in the Digital Age Roundtable & Drinks

Chaja Polak, Arnoud Arps, Lisette Bijker and Anna Menyhért will discuss issues related to trauma processing: historical trauma and its long-term impact, current trends and methods in trauma treatment, and the relation of trauma to colonization and the memories of violence.

About the speakers:
Chaja Polak is a Dutch writer and artist. She is the child of a survivor and victim of Auschwitz. The trauma done to her parents highly influenced her life and work.
Arnoud Arps is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. His research project is called: ‘Remembering Violence: Cultural Memory, popular culture and the Indonesian War of Independence’.
Lisette Bijker is a PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam at the faculty of Behavioural- and Movement Sciences, where she conducts an interdisciplinary research on E-Health.
Anna Menyhért is a writer, researcher, university lecturer, and a teacher of creative writing. Her research fields are literary studies, trauma studies, gender studies, cultural and digital memory studies.

Date: 10th May 2017, 18.00-20.00
The discussion is followed by drinks.

Venue: Belle van Zuylenzaal, Amsterdam University Library, Singel 424

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Workshop – Trauma Studies in the Digital Age

May 10-12, 2017, University of Amsterdam (details of venue to be confirmed)

The workshop is part of Anna Menyhért’s Marie Sklodowska Curie research project, supervised by Prof. Ellen Rutten at the University of Amsterdam. The MSCA project is titled “Trauma Studies in the Digital Age: The Impact of Social Media on Trauma Processing in Life Narratives and in Trauma Literature: the Case of Hungary” (TRAPRODIG). One of the goals of the project is to define and develop digital trauma studies as a new field, and focus on various ways of trauma processing as it happens in the digital era, in digital/social media. The workshop thus will discuss the emerging social phenomenon of digital trauma processing, and it will advance the growing new field of digital trauma studies, which is located at the intersection of digital memory studies, cultural trauma studies, and digital media studies. Read more about the workshop and call for papers here.

Conference – Confronting Violent Pasts and Historical (In)Justice

“Stone vs Debris: Offical Ideology vs Civilians and Social Media: The Dialogue of Memorials in Budapest Freedom (Szabadság) Square.”
1-3 December 2016, NIOD
Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam

The Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network is coordinated by an international Steering Committee and the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA), at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University. Every December, the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network holds a multi-day conference that brings together scholars and practitioners who work in the field of historical dialogue. These individuals have the opportunity to present their projects, scholarly papers, and case studies. Read more about the conference here.

THAT-Camp Amsterdam

Proposal for a Talk Session: Digital Trauma Studies
27 October 2016, University of Amsterdam

THAT-Camp stand for “The Humanities and Technology Camp”, and is an unconference. With the structure of an unconfrence, THAT-Camp aims at an open, flat structured meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels get together in interactive sessions proposed on the spot. During this unfoncerence, Anna Menyhért outlined here ideas for her research project on Digital Trauma Studies and asked for people to come together in a brainstorming session in order to develop these ideas further. Read more about this unconference here.