The Memory in the Disciplines project is a partnership between the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook (HISB), the Initiative for Historical Social Sciences (IHSS) and the departments of English and Sociology.
In recent years, a large and growing body of scholarship on the social and cultural dynamics of memory has gained recognition as a field: memory studies. Scholars from disciplines as diverse as Art History, History, Literature, Music Theory, Journalism, Performance Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Neuroscience and Sociology have common interests in this topic, but their discussions have been largely confined to their individual disciplines. Memory in the Disciplines invites these scholars to participate in a sustained exchange. We expect not only to learn more about memory, but also to explore the potential and limitations of interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration.