Organized by The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Le Mémorial de Caen,
Friday, October 3
9:30 a.m. – Panel 1 : Perception and Representation
Introduction : DENIS PESCHANSKI (CNRS ): History, Memory, Resilience, Event and Representation : The Stakes of Research
MAX PAGE (University of Massachusetts-Amherst ): The Future of the City’s End: New York’s Fears and Fantasies After 9/11
GERARD RABINOVITCH (CNRS ): A Memorial Challenge: The Distinction Between Terrorism and Resistance
HENRY ROUSSO (CNRS): What Future for Memory?

2:00 p.m. – Panel 2 : History and memory
DAVID BLIGHT (Yale University): The Divided United States: War and Race as the Faultlines of American Memory
ANETTE BECKER (University of Paris X): From the Great War to September 11th : Cultures of war and memories
JAMES YOUNG (University of Massachusetts-Amherst): Historical Events and Their Memorial Stages : Berlin and New York
JEAN-MARCEL HUMBERT (the Directorate of Museums of France): Memory and History in French Museums
Saturday, October 4
10:00 a.m.- Panel 3: Resilience and Trauma
GRETTY MIRDAL (University of Copenhagen): Dis-membered Memories – Re-membered Memories in Post-traumatic Reactions
GRADY BRAY (Disaster Human Services, Inc.): Community Resilience: The Trauma That Does Not Bleed
PATRICK WEIL (CNRS): Traumatic Memories: Jews, Blacks and Algerians
HENRI PARENS (Jefferson Medical College): Resilience in Coping With Trauma
2:00 p.m. – Panel 4 : Making a Memorial Museum
RICHARD JEZIERSKI (Memorial Center of Oradour-sur-Glane): Memories of Civilians: Oradour
KARI WATKINS (Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum): A Lesson in Hope: The Resilience a City Found in Creating the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
STEPHANE GRIMALDI (Director, Le Memorial de Caen): Communicating with new publics: What kind of memorial for those weren’t there?
ALICE GREENWALD (National September 11th Memorial & Museum): Passion on All Sides: Planning a Memorial Museum at Ground Zero
The conference will be in English and French with simultaneous interpretation.
La Maison française of New York University
16 Washington Mews
New York NY 10003
For more information, please contact NYU’s Institute of French Studies:
(212) 998-8754
Frédéric Viguier: