IABA Europe 2011:Trajectories of (Be)longing

IABA Europe 2011
Trajectories of (Be)longing: Europe in Life Writing
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, May 18-20


The International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) was founded in 1999 as a multidisciplinary network that aims to broaden the world vision of auto/biographers, scholars and readers, to deepen the cross-cultural understanding of self, identity and experience, and to carry on global dialogues on life writing. So far the IABA has held seven biennial conferences in Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. The IABA 8th Biennial International Conference will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 17-20 July 2012.


Seeking to establish a network of European life writing scholars and to support European participation in international debates on life writing, a European chapter of IABA was founded in October 2009 at a conference at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. IABA Europe aims to foster the participation of European scholars within the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) by organizing biannual conferences, publishing an e-journal, and facilitating contacts through its website. 

This initiative is continued through a second IABA Europe conference in Tallinn.

In May 18-20, 2011 Tallinn University and Estonian Literary Museum were pleased to host  
IABA Europe 2011, “Trajectories of (Be)longing: Europe in Life-Writing.  

Conference venue: Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia.