Public Lecture. Professor Ann Rigney (University of Utrecht): Contentious Commemoration: Between Memory and Activism

 Ann Rigney holds the chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Utrecht and is a member of the Royal Dutch Academic of Sciences (KNAW) and of the Academia Europea. Her research interests lie in the intersections between narrative, collective identity, and contestations of the past. She has published widely in the field of modern memory cultures, with projects both on the nineteenth century and on contemporary developments. She has also played an active role in cultural memory studies with a particular focus on issues relating to mediation and transnationalism. She was recently awarded an ERC Advanced Grant forRemembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe (REACT), 2019-2023.

Date: Thursday 31st October

Venue: UCO, School 2

Time: 5-7pm

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