Brown Bag Talks 2019-2020, Semester 1

September 25: Darya Tsymbalyuk (2nd year PhD student Russian & IR): ‘Memory of coal: from the Carboniferous Period to industrialisation’ (13:00, UCO Room 30) October 30:Mikhail Vodopyanov (Lector in Russian), ‘Construction of Memory of Soviet Past in Contemporary Russian Nonfiction.’ (UCO – Quad Room 32 12pm). November 27:  Dr Isabel Segui Fuentes (Film Studies), ‘Popular … Read more

Brown Bag Talks 2018-19, Semester 2

10 April 2019, 13.00, B305 Nicôle Meehan (Museum and Gallery Studies), “Digital objects:  The Museum and Transcultural Memory after the Postdigital Turn” 24 April 2019, 13.00, B216 Dr Iryna Sklokina (Research Fellow at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine) & Dmytro Chepurnyi (Cultural Manager and Curator of the Donbas Studies Research Project at IZOLYATSIA. … Read more

Brown Bag Talks 2018-2019, Semester 1

31 October 2018: Dr Maria Roca Lizarazu (University of Birmingham): “Whither Memory Studies? An Overview of Recent and Future Trends” Buchanan Building, Room 216, 13.00-14.00 21 November 2018: Dr Aimée Joyce (Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews): “Spectral Materialities: Evoking histories of displacement and extermination on the Polish/Belarusian border” Quad 30, 13.00-14.00

Reading Group: ‘Brexit, National Identity & the Uses of History’

Next event: Thursday 11 March 2021, 17:00-18:30 (Microsoft Teams) Online link Title: ‘Brexit, National Identity & the Uses of History’ As the transition period ended and the United Kingdom broke its ties to the European Union, 2021 will be a crucial year in determining the UK’s place in the world. Brexit, of course, also affects … Read more

Reading Group: ‘Monuments & the Politics of Memory’

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 12:00-13:30 (Microsoft Teams) Title: ‘Monuments & the Politics of Memory’ From the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol to those of Confederate generals in the United States, Christopher Columbus in Latin America and King Leopold II in Belgium, countless headlines in 2020 announce that monuments are the battleground where today’s ‘history … Read more

Reading Group: ‘Stef Craps on the Anthroposcene & Memory Studies’

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 4pm – 5:30pm (UCO Room 36) The first meeting of the Cultural Memory Reading Group in Semester 2, 19-20, will be about the work of Prof. Stef Craps on the Anthropocene and Memory Studies. Recommended Readings: Craps, et al. ‘Memory Studies and the Anthroposcene: A Roundtable’, Memory Studies, 11.4 (2018) 498-515. Craps, … Read more

Reading Group: ‘Alison Landsberg on Race, Memory & Film’

Thursday, 14 November, 4pm – 5:30pm (UCO: Room 36) Our second meeting considers Alison Landsberg’s work on Race, Memory and Film. Prof. Landsberg is a University of St Andrews Global Fellow in Semster 2. Readings: • Landsberg, ‘Chapter 3. Remembering Slavery: Childhood, Desire, and the Interpellative Power of the Past’, in Prosthetic Memory. The Transformation … Read more

Reading Group: ‘Ann Rigney on the Transnational Turn in Memory Studies’

Wednesday, 16 October, 4pm – 5:30pm (UCO: Room 36) Our first meeting this semester focuses on the work of Ann Rigney on the Transnational Turn in Memory Studies. Prof. Ann Rigney, who will deliver a CIMS public lecture on 31 October. Her new ERC-funded research project, (REACT), seeks to connect practices of memory to hope … Read more

Brown Bag 1: ‘Memory of Coal: From the Carboniferous Period to Industrialisation’

Cultural Memory Research Group & CRSCEES present: Darya Tsymbalyuk (2nd year PhD student Modern Languages & IR) ‘Memory of Coal: From the Carboniferous Period to Industrialisation’ 25th of September, 1 pm, Quad 30 “Focusing on the case of Donbas, Ukraine, in this work-in-progress piece Darya will examine diverse narratives contained in a piece of coal … Read more