CIMS PG Symposium 2022-2023 ‘Memory, Materiality and Touch’

The Cultural Identity and Memory Studies Institute is pleased to invite you to its annual postgraduate symposium, entitled ‘Memory, Materiality and Touch’, on Tuesday 16 May. The event aims to showcase the diversity of postgraduate research across the University in relation to memory, identity, and materiality. Postgraduate students from any discipline are warmly invited to … Read more

Seminar Series 2022-2023, Semester 1

3 October, 5pm: Professor Shelleen Greene (UCLA), ‘Oenothea’s Gaze: Donyale Luna in Fellini-Satyricon (1969)’. Co-hosted with the Italian Department. Location: UCO 31 This presentation examines African American model and actress Donyale Luna, who performed the role of Oneathea in Fellini-Satyricon (1969). I argue that similar to many black women artists working in Italy during the 1960s … Read more

Reading group: ‘Translation and activism’

Wednesday 16 November, 1-2 pm, HYBRID (Buchanan 216, online on Microsoft Teams) Our next interdisciplinary reading group will focus on translation and activism. We warmly welcome participation from staff, postgraduate students, and Honours students interested in these topics from any disciplinary background. We will be reading the introduction to Maria Tymoczko’s influential edited volume Translation, … Read more

Brown Bag Talks 2022-2023, Semester 1

  2 Nov, 1pm: Lucy Szemetová (Film Studies), ‘Excavating “Invisible” Histories – (Dis)Remembering Socialist Secret Police Through Documentary Film?’ Location: Buchanan 305 Abstract: The talk will explore Gábor Zsigmond Papp’s The Life of an Agent (2004), a compilation of state security training films from Hungary’s (socialist) Kádár era (1956-1988). This documentary film is produced through … Read more

CIMS PG Symposium 2021-2022: ‘Memory, Crisis and Estrangement’

Friday 22 April 2022: ‘Memory, Crisis and Estrangement’ We are very excited to announce the programme for our first joint PGR Symposium with our Going Global partner, the Centre for Memory Studies at IIT Madras (Chennai, India)—sponsored by the British Council and the St Leonard’s Postgraduate College Community Fund. Join us for a highly stimulating … Read more

Reading Group: On Svetlana Boym’s Nostalgia and its Discontents

Wednesday 23 March, 5-6.30pm: On Svetlana Boym’s article Nostalgia and its Discontents (from The Hedgehog Review, Summer 2007), a piece that summarises the key points of her book The Future of Nostalgia (New York: Basic Books, 2001)—with a special focus on her distinction between “restorative” and “reflective” nostalgias. The article is available via this link. … Read more

Seminar Series 2021-2022, Semester 2

Thursday 3 March, 4 to 6pm. Location: UCO: School 1. Seminar: Dr Gavan Titley (Maynooth University): The Strange Life of Free Speech Today Wednesday 16 March, 6:30 to 8pm. Location: Lower Parliament Hall.  This event was coordinated by the School of Art History, Museum & Gallery Studies in collaboration with CIMS. Seminar: Prof. Eudine Barriteau (University of the West Indies … Read more

Brown Bag Talks 2021-2022, Semester 2

Wednesday 26 January, 1 to 2pm . Location: ARB:321 – Arts Seminar 9. Dr. Huw Halstead (School of History): “A homeland in two countries”: Performing everyday citizenship with the expatriated Greeks of Turkey.   Wednesday 2 February, 2 to 3pm. Online via Teams. Dr Paul Doolan (International School Zurich), Collective Memory and Dutch Decolonization.   Wednesday 30 March, 1 to 2pm . Location: ARB: … Read more