All graduate students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are invited to participate in the Memory Group. Memory studies has been a rapidly developing field that has brought together scholars in History, Literature, Sociology, Media and Cultural Studies and a wide range of other disciplines over the last 20 years. It is an empirically rich and theoretically challenging field that has implications for methodology and the way in which sources and data are understood across the board in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Memory Group is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty with research interests in memory, memorialisation, and related issues of trauma and nostalgia. The group aims to meet termly with meetings involving discussion of published (both recent and older) and unpublished work and formal presentations from experts in the field.
The Memory Group Programme 2019 - 2020 EVENTS
The Memory Lecture 2020:
'Human remains, the missing body and the South African memorial complex' - Professor Ciraj Rassool: director of the African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
Monday 17th Feb 2020: Lecture (17:00 – 19:00)
The Wolfson Research Exchange, Level 3, Seminar Room, The University of Warwick.
Tuesday 18 February (10.00-12.00)
Institute of Advanced Study, Zeeman Building, IAS Seminar Room, The University of Warwick.
‘Commemoration and Remains in Africa, Spain, and Eastern Europe post WWII’ With Ciraj Rassoool, Alison De Menezes, The University of Warwick and Dr Jenny Watson, The University of Edinburgh.
The 2019 Memory Lecture by Andrew Hoskins ‘War and Forgetting’
14th March 2019 5.00 Wolfson Research Exchange rooms 2 & 3
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January 18 2019
The Ghetto as Travelling Concept
Unfenced Fields in Academia and Beyond: Jewish/Postcolonial/Memory Studies Workshop with
Tuesday 29 January, 5-7pm, Ramphal Building R3.41 -
The topic is: Professor Holger Schulze (Copenhagen): What are Sound Studies. A Journey into the Historical, Anthropological and Political Aspects of Listening and Sounding
The paper will ask us to think critically about sound and listening, and how the sonic components of everyday experience in shifting environments, within different cultural media (film, radio, language) function, engage us and impact us, and about how we process them in all kinds of ways. It will interest colleagues from a wide-range of arts and social science disciplines - and you are all warmly invited. No tickets, free of charge!
Holger’s book The Sonic Persona is out with Bloomsbury and contains some revolutionary thinking about how sound works - and about how we listen. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-sonic-persona-9781501305474/.
The Sonic Persona: An Anthropology of Sound: Holger Schulze: Bloomsbury Academic
About The Sonic Persona. In The Sonic Persona, Holger Schulze undertakes a critical study of some of the most influential studies in sound since the 19th century in the natural sciences, the engineering sciences, and in media theory, confronting them with contemporary artistic practices, with experimental critique, and with disturbing sonic experiences.
May TBC - Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford) Cultural History of Attention
16th November A Mindfulness Workout: First Person Attending, Kitty Wheater (Oxford) - Humanities Studio - H076 Humanities Building - 1.00-2.00/2.30
23rd November Attentiveness and Education, Naomi De la Tour, Humanities Studio - 1.00-2.00/2.30 H076 Humanities Building - 1.00-2.00/2.30
The 2018 Memory Lecture by Susannah Radstone: Hard Landings: Memory
Place and Migration - 29th October 2018 5.00 Wolfson Research Exchange
Memory Master Class with Susannah Radstone: Working with memory and place - 30th October 2018 10.00-12.00 Wolfson Research Exchange
Memory and Culture in Latin America 2-11 October 2018 (see here) or visit https://cultureofmemoryseminar.wordpress.com
Seminar: “The new Culture of Memory and Testimony in Latin America”
To the Barricades
To the Barricades is a collaborative research project on contesting power across Europe 1815-1850
This project will examine emerging and re-emerging strategies of organization, contestation and resistance, and associated political thinking, from revolutionaries to reactionaries, across Europe in the wake of the restoration of European monarchies following the Napoleonic wars and the Congress of Vienna.
The aim is to construct a network of contributors to contribute to a web-site (like the 100 days project <100days.eu>) exploring restoration, resistance and rebellion in Europe between 1815 and c.1850. Contributors will identify events and associated objects and write short entries – potentially on particular days, or events, or incidents – and others might contribute background pieces and pieces reflecting on changing terms, practices, aspirations etc. The website will have national timelines and key events and occasions, worked up with objects, pictures, manuscripts etc., to present the (re-)emergence of protest and contestation in the UK and the restored states of Europe. The majority of entries will be short (200-250 words) pieces on an object/image explaining its significance and identifying particular incidents. There will be additional over-view entries that will be twice that length. We will be constructing the web-site and soliciting and editing entries from July 2018, with the aim of the website going live in the Spring of 2019.
See also: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/pos/ for the 'Politics of Sedition' Conference on 10th Novemmber 2018.
What do the next generation think about their futures in the light of Britain's Brexit vote?
What should they think about it? And how can they make their voice heard in the unfolding process?
How do different political cultures and societies conceive of the nature of public office. How far are public and political office differentiated. And what impact do the particular histories of states have on the construction and understanding of public office. Many disciplines and international orgnisation assume that public office and its responsibiliies are common to political systems. This AHRC funded Research Networking Project questions that assumption and explores constructions of public office in Kenya, Mexico and the UK.
Napoleon's 100 Days marked the period between Emperor Napoleon of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815. This rich period of history saw the last conflict in the Napoleonic Wars, the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, the restoration of the French monarchy for the second time, and the permanent exile of Napoleon to the distant island of Saint Helena where he died in May 1821.
For 100 Days on-line exhibition see: www.100days.eu
A project exploring different techniques for examining late eighteenth and early nineteenth century social networks and interaction, with the aim of deepening or understanding of the character of norms and conventions of sociability and interaction in different groups in society.
Please see the European History Centre Archive for details of previous events.