Timothy Williams participated in the annual conference of the European International Studies Association in Athens at the beginning of September. His paper was on a panel about spaces of peace and was entitled ‘Memoryscapes as spaces of presence and absence.’ In the paper, Timothy discussed memoryscapes as a ocio-spatial concept that ties together material and embedded spaces with more immaterial, performative and narrative spaces. In particular, he emphasised how configurations of absences and presences in the memory are sometimes useful to understanding how the past is rendered politically meaningful today. He drew on his own research in Rwanda and Indonesia to exemplify this. The panel also featured interesting new research by Annika Björkdahl, Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic and Gruia Badescu.