The “Visible Memories” Conference will take place at Syracuse University, October 2-4, 2008. The conference will explore the intersections of visual culture and memory studies with particular focus on the ways in which memories are manifested and experienced in visible, material, or spatial form. Featured speakers include Keynote Speaker Enesto Pujo, Cara Finnegan, Andrea Hammer, George Legrady, Julia Metzer, Phaedra Pezzullo, Gregory Sholette, David Thorne, and Patricia Zimmerman.The call for competitive panel sessions indicates a special interest in (but is not limited to) work on local sites of memory; memorials and archives; environmentalism and representations ofnature; regioal, national, or global tourism; photography or cinema; digital media; and art installations.Submission Guidelines: Submit a paper abstract electronically (500 word maximum). Include a separate cover page with paper title; author name and affiliation; and contact information. Submissions should be addressed to Dr. Anne T. Demo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for abstract submission is May 1, 2008. Acceptance notification will be sent by June 1, 2008.For additional details contact Dr. Demo (above) or check the conference website.