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

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

Brown Bag Talks 2020-2021, Semester 2

Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri (Senior Lecturer in the School of English): ‘Tell ‘em about the men’: The Fractured Politics of Heritage in Postindustrial Museums’ Meeting Link In this paper, I will look at a selection of industrial museums (spaces that were once factories or mines, and are now museums) to critically explore the narratives that they are … Read more

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

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