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Time and Location:
May 15th, 2023
Jean Nicod Institute Paris
29 Rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris
The workshop will have a hybrid format. To virtually attend the workshop, the zoom coordinates are as follows:
Meeting ID: 627 2188 7398
Passcode: 670126
Background and Aim:
Analysis of the phenomenological qualities of memory has been part of the philosophical debate since Tulving (1985) described memory in terms of different forms of consciousness in a phenomenological taxonomy. However, philosophers of memory have paid little attention to phenomenological studies on consciousness, which historically have investigated the essential structures of experience. On the other hand, in the last few decades, the philosophy of memory has exponentially progressed in analysing the cognitive mechanisms involved in memory. This workshop aims to shed light on memory experience by bringing phenomenologists and philosophers of memory together in dialogue for mutual benefit.

9:15 - 9:30 Welcome
9:30 - 10:20 Dorothee Legrand (CNRS; École Normale Supérieure). Language: An immemorial memory of the world
10:20 - 10:50 Nikola Andonowski (Centre for Philosophy of Memory, Université Grenoble Alpes). Between systems and experience: A dilemma for philosophical accounts of autonoetic consciousness
10:50 - 11:05 coffee break
11:05 - 11:35 Giulia Andreini (IULM University). Investigating the Existential Nature of Memory: Merleau-Ponty's Account of Dreaming
11:35 - 12:25 Markus Werning (Ruhr University Bochum). Episodic and vicarious memories - A difference in kind?
12:25 - 14:00 lunch
14:00 - 14:50 Michel Bitbol (NNRS), Husserl Archive). Consciousness and Memory: A phenomenological and micro-phenomenological standpoint
14:50 - 15:20 James Openshaw (Centre for Philosophiy of Memory, Université Grenoble Alpes/Ruhr University Bochum). Experiential remembering is not remembering experiences
15:20 - 15:35 coffee break
15:35 - 16:05 Nathalia de Avila (University of Cologne). Enacting unconsciousness in embodied emotional remembering
16:05 - 16:35 Alfredo Vernazzani (Ruhr University Bochum). Memory and seeing - as experiences
16:35 - 17:25 Francesca Righetti (Ruhr University Bochum). Embodied resonance in episodic memory

This workshop has been organized by Francesca Righetti (Ruhr University Bochum), Valeria Giardino and Jerome Dokic (Jean Nicod Institute) and supported by John Sutton (Institut d'Études Avancées de Paris). The organization runs together and in collaboration with the workshop "Memory , Place and Material Culture", which will occur on the 16th and 17th of May, organized by John Sutton at the Institut d'Études Avancées de Paris. If you are interested in attending the workshop  "Memory , Place and Material Culture", please find the programme and register here: