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Re-imagining Genealogies: the science and culture of re-membering (CGWS/Cesagen)

Date: pm Thur 28 & am Fri 29 Jan 10 Time: Please see programme below

Venue: IAS Meeting Room 1

The aim of this event is to bring together researchers at Lancaster Universities interested in this general research area and to explore the feasibility of further collaborations. The intellectual objectives of this first event are to consider (i) how genealogies are being reimagined and reconstituted by new scientific, technological and cultural practices related for instance to the use of genetic testing, information technologies, museums, fiction, and artistic representations and (ii) the genealogy - in the Foucauldian sense - of contemporary imaginings of history, kinship, citizenship and identities. This event is an opportunity to critically consider a number of issues including (but not restricted to): material practices and artefacts of memories and histories; technologies of re-membering; bodies and embodiments of kinship, 'the familial', descent; 'discourses/practices of heritage and/or inheritance', the deployment of genetic knowledge in discourses, representations and practices of genealogies, histories, and memories; 'race', racism, nation, and colonialism as they are (re)configured through genealogical discourses and practices.

Speakers include: Charlotte Baker (DELC), Kamilla Elliott (English and Creative Writing), Anne-Marie Fortier (CGWS/Sociology), Maureen McNeil (CGWS/Cesagen), Kathleen O'Riordan (University of Sussex), Richard Tutton (Cesagen/Sociology).

The event is free of charge, but registration is necessary if you want to be refreshed and fed! Organisers are Anne-Marie Fortier and Richard Tutton.

There will be a self-pay meal at Bar 1725 in Lancaster on the Thursday evening at 7pm.


Registration now open (Event is FREE but please register as places are limited)


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), Sociology


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