Mobile Memories

Annual Conference of the International Research Project Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology

Mobile Memories seeks to investigate objects and carriers, matter and media of memories in a transcultural perspective. Memories travel between locations, cultures, generations, groups, and migrate with people and objects. The processes of transmission or displacement of memories also mean their transformation according to social, political, personal or other dynamics. At the same time, memories are often addressed as ‘tradition’, as relatively stable points of reference in the self-definitions or identity constructions of groups or societies (bound to particular places and sites). Collective memory, which includes memory practices or agents, such as archives, museums and rituals, may be confronted with memory as the individual faculty to process, store and retrieve information. Under these premises, the interplay of memory, motion, aesthetics and transcultural dynamics is an important field for the investigation of concepts such as ‘heritage’ and ‘provenance’ or of constellations of translocated artifacts and global memory spaces.

This conference is organized by the members of the sub group Global Bilderfahrzeuge/Mobile Memories,
Dipanwita Donde (New Delhi), Anita Hosseini (London), Sanja Savkic Sebek (Berlin), Gerhard Wolf (Florence) and Ning Yao (Berlin).

With a keynote lecture by Eva Kernbauer.

Mobile Memories Bredekamp Poster Konferenz Bilderfahrzeuge FINAL
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

10117 Berlin, Luisenstraße 56, Festsaal

To attend in person,

please register via the dedicated Eventbrite page.

10.–11. November 2022


This conference will also

be streamed as a Zoom Webinar, to join please follow this link to Zoom.