Please see the forwarded message for an opportunity to listen to a seminar at Krasnow.


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> From: "Jennifer L. Sturgis" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: September 25, 2012 5:29:38 PM EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Krasnow Monday seminar 10/1/12
> Reply-To: KRASNOW-L <[log in to unmask]>
> Please join us for the next Krasnow Monday Seminar on 10/1/12-- sponsored jointly with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
> Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm.  Come chat with colleagues and like-minded researchers and students prior to the talk at 4pm. 
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> High Fidelity? The Sciences of Autobiographical Memory in Postwar America
> Alison Winter
> Associate Professor of History
> University of Chicago
> DATE:  Monday, October 1, 2012
> TIME:  4:00 p.m.
> LOCATION:  Lecture Room (Room 229)
>            Krasnow Institute Building
>            George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
> This lecture examines the history of scientific representations of autobiographical memory – how we remember our own personal past. The period it examines spans the 1940s-1980s, when sharply conflicting representations of memory came into vogue, one claiming that everything we experience is perfectly “recorded” in our brains, and the other claiming that our minds continually alter and “reconstruct” the past for use in the present. These conflicting representations set the stage for an all-out “memory war” in the 1980s-90s, focused on claims of repressed (and recently recovered) memories of childhood sexual abuse. The paper ends by considering the history of this war, and the current state of the sciences and beliefs about autobiographical memory.
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