Monday, 5 December 2011

Spaces of Reckoning | Westminster University | Dec 2011

Interdisciplinary approaches to conflict and memory. A symposium at the University of Westminster – 3rd December, 2011.

Both Conflict Studies and Memory Studies have, in recent years, become of increasing interest across the Humanities and Social Sciences, as they generate compelling dialogues between fields of study and build on the interdisciplinary turn in contemporary academe. This event will create a space that will allow for two things: the development of opportunities for discussion across academic and cultural spheres and the inclusion of voices from outside academia that can provide new insight and potential empirical challenges to theoretical discussion. The event will gather together new researchers, and is especially designed to bring together individuals from disciplines that do not traditionally intersect. We are seeking interested participants from across and outside the academic spectrum to contribute to the creation of new and productive dialogues.

Schedule of events on 03 December 2011.
9:00 - 9:25: Arrival and Registration
9:25 - 9:30: Welcome and safety information
9:30 - 11:00: Law, Justice and Memory
With Chairperson: Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Audio-documentary : ‘The Language Gulf in the Shouting Valley’

Cristina Golomoz: ‘Transitional Justice at the Romanian Constitutional Court’

Peter Manning: ‘“Moving forward through justice”: Human rights, memory politics and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia’
11:00 - 11:15: 15 Minutes Break
11:15 - 12:45: Spaces and Memorialisation
With Chairperson: Danilo Mandic
Aikaterini Gegisian: ‘Mother Armenia is distant: Memorialisation, National identity and Collective Memory in post-Soviet Yerevan’
Eray Cayli: “Architectural Memorialization as Narrativization of the Past in Sites of Post-coup Reckoning: the case of the Madımak Hotel"
Professor. Paul Miller: ‘Reckoning with the Great War: Remembering the Sarajevo Assassination’
12:45 - 13:25: 40 minutes - Lunch
13:25 - 14:25: Keynote Address
Professor Sue Vice : ‘False Memoir Syndrome’
With Chairperson: Tallyn Gray
14:25 - 14:35: 10 minute mini-break
14:35 - 16:05: Personal Subjectivity, Intergenerationality and Memory
With Chairperson: Marija Katalinic
Steve Smith: ‘Between Cultural Memory and Anecdote, Remembrance and Forgetting. An Artist's re-interpretation of a personal history of conflict.’
Merilyn Moos: ‘Learning to Remember’
Hannah Proctor: ‘ Virtual Iraq: War, Technology and the Post-Traumatic Subject’
16:05 - 16:20: 15 Minute Break
16:20 - 17:50: Contextualizing Representations of Memory
With Chairperson: Isac Petruzzi
Dr. Caroline Perret: ‘Confronting History: Jean Dubuffet’s Illustration of Eugène Guillevic’s poems "Les Murs" (1944-45)
Jette Gindner,‘Cross-mappings of the Holocaust, Colonial Genocide and Patriarchal Violencein Ingeborg Bachmann’s Unfinished Novel The Book of Franza’
Helene Kazan: Film: 'Masking Tape Intervention: Lebanon 1989' - Followed by discussion

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