Date: 28 - 29 November Time: 09.15am
You are warmly invited to this two-day series of talks and seminars, a launch pad for the Dynamics of Memories group, bringing together scholars from Lancaster and elsewhere in Britain and Europe. The event addresses debates about the place of the social in the constitution of memory, and the role of contested and convergent memories in the formation of individual, group and national identities. Dynamics of Memories comprises members from several Lancaster departments and faculties. The event is sponsored by the IAS and the Humanities in the European Research Area, and is supported by FASS, History, DELC, Sociology, and the Centre for Law and Society.
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Attendance fee:£20 for academics (Two day event that also includes coffee/tea, lunch, afternoon snack and parking). Free for students For registrations contact :firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of other forthcoming seminars can be found on the Dynamics of Memories website.
Dynamics of Memories Launch Day and Networking Event
Programme of Events
Friday 28th November 2008
Location: Management School Lecture Theatre 6
08:30 - Registration and Collect Conference Packs
09:20 - Welcome
09:30-11:00 - 'Memory Studies': Chair: Patrick Hagopian
Derek Sayer (Lancaster), 'The Subject of Memory'
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster), 'Arts of Commemoration'
11:00-11:15 - Coffee
11:15 - 12:45 - 'Remembering in the Plural': Chair: Aristotle Kallis
Dirk Rupnow (Vienna), 'Annihilating - Preserving - Remembering: The "Aryanization" of Jewish History and Memory during the Hollocaust'
Anna Duszak (Warsaw) 'Remembering, Imagining & Commodifying Communism in Poland'
12:45-14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 15:45- Postgraduate Class. Chair: Ruth Wodak
15:45- 16:00 - Coffee
16:00- 17:30 - 'Memory, History, Justice and Conflict Resolution': Chair: Robert Crawshaw
David Sugarman (Lancaster), 'A Battleground of Memory And Justice. Chile Since The 1973 Coup'
Jan Mansvelt-Beck (Amsterdam), 'Memories and Practices of Basqueness Across the Franco-Spanish Border'
17:30 - Reception and Launch of the Cluster.
18:30 - Film Discussion. Mercedes Camino (Lancaster), 'Memories of the Spanish Maquis and Pan's Labyrinth'. Film: Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Saturday 29th November 2008
Location: IAS Meeting Room 2/3
09:30-11:30 -'Memory, Media and the Social' Chair: John Strachan
Andrew Hoskins (Warwick), 'The Mediatization of Memory'
Michael Richards (West England), 'Violence and Memory: Rationalizing Silence
Steve Brown (Leicester), 'Prospects for a "Memory Studies": Perspectives from a Social Psychology of "Experience"'
11:30 - Closing Remarks: Bob Jessop
12:00- 15:00 - HERA Networking Meeting (panel for those interested in a bid for the 2009 JRP HERA grants)
Event website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/groups/dynamicsofmemories
Who can attend: Anyone
Associated staff: Mercedes Camino, Patrick Hagopian, Nayanika Mookherjee (Sociology), John Strachan, David Sugarman (Law), Ruth Wodak (Linguistics and English Language)
Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Law and Society, Dynamics of Memories, European Languages and Cultures, Institute for Advanced Studies, Linguistics and English Language, Media, Film & Cultural Studies (formerly ICR), Sociology