Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory at Wayne State University

A conference at Wayne State University (WSU) will draw experts speaking about memory through the lenses of history, aging and literature. The conference, which is co-sponsored by the WSU Emeritus Academy and the Institute of Gerontology, with support from The Academy of Scholars and the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, will be held on October 26 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm in the McGregor Conference Center and on October 27 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm in the Undergraduate Library’s (third-floor) Community Room. Nine WSU faculty from a wide range of science, social science, and humanities departments will present papers on the topic. In addition, there will be three external keynote speakers: Jacob Lassner, emeritus history and religious studies professor at Northwestern University, who will speak on Middle Eastern revolutions and whether there is a “right side of history”, the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Clinical Core Leader and University of Michigan professor Benjamin Hampstead who will talk about enhancing memory in aging and dementia through functional neuropsychological knowledge, and Eastern Michigan University professor Craig Dionne who will speak about “Evolutionary Psychology and Memory in William Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear.'” Faculty, students, and the general public are invited to this free event and no registration is necessary. For a more complete schedule of the two day event click HERE.

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