Working on an essay for the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus this morning. I just wrote this:
...it should be noted that what some have vaguely called “memory theory” represents work in cognitive psychology, sociology, political theory, anthropology, historiography, analytic philosophy, orality/aurality, and media studies (and there may be more related disciplines of which I am not aware).
This reminded me of a comment that Loren Stuckenbruck made to me in Durham. He suggested that "social memory theory" might have an important impact on the study of law. Of course, he is right... and right in a way that seems immediately obvious.
Well, it has been almost ten years since that conversation and I still do not know of any doctors of jurisprudence who have interacted with "social memory theory". (Of course there are essays that apply the cognitive part of this equation.) So let me put it out to you: are there any applications of social memory theory in law? If so, are there a few titles that you (pl) might bring to my attention?
NB: for more on the many and varied applications of "memory theory" see this post.