Programme

8:30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee, Faculty of History, Room 11
9.00 – 10.00 Opening keynote – Dr. Barak Kushner, University of Cambridge
10:00 – 11:30 Panel one: Expressions of Memory Chair: Dr Emma Hunter, Gonville and Caius, Cambridge
Barbara Martin, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, GenevaRemembering past repressions in a totalitarian state: Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s and Roy Medvedev’s dissident oral histories (1962-1973)
Ayala Prager, University College London‘In Transit with the Ghosts’: Violent Memory and the Spectre of Forgetting in Literary Depictions of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Milosz Paul Rosinski, Trinity Hall, CambridgeRe-enactment in film: Remembrance, Performance, Presence
11:30 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 13.00 Panel two: Institutions of Memory and Violence Chair: Dr Daniel Larsen, Trinity College, Cambridge
Rachel Knighton, Girton College, Cambridge ‘My detention is not a personal affair’: Shaping Collective Memory in Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Detained: A Writer’s Prison Diary (1981)
Suzan Meryem Rosita, European University InstituteThe Aintoura Orphanage: A Micro-Study on Remembering Genocide among Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish Orphans
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14.00 – 15:30 Panel three: Memories of Conflict Chair: Patrick Clibbens, University of Oxford
Frances Tay, University of ManchesterThe Japanese Occupation of British Malaya, 1941-1945, in Contemporary Malaysian Historiography and History
Mandy Townsley, Washington State UniversitySurreptitious Remembrance: the Great War and the Anglo-Irish War, 1919-1921
Leonie Wieser, University of YorkMemory as a Deliberative Space – The Case Study of a Medieval anti-Jewish Massacre
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17:30 Panel four: Sites of Violent Memory Chair: Dr Renaud Morieux, Jesus College, Cambridge
Elena Zezlina, Clare Hall, CambridgeWhat can be ‘read’ in a monument that memorialises the holocaust?
Martina Karels, University of EdinburghEmbodied Remembrance by Design: A Comparative Study of 9/11 Memorials
Meghan Bowe, Downing College, CambridgeRemembering violence in post-conflict reconstruction and negotiating the threat of material destruction in Lübeck, Germany (1945-1948)
17:30 – 17:45 Break
17:45 – 18.45 Closing keynote – Prof. Mary Fulbrook, University College London, “Beyond collective memory: The tangled transmission of a violent past”
19:30 Conference dinner
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