Remembering and Forgetting: cultural memory across disciplines

A Change is Approaching, June Carey, 2002, University of Stirling Art Collection

A Change is Approaching, June Carey, 2002, University of Stirling Art Collection

Saturday 30th May 2015, 9am – 7pm, University of Stirling, Pathfoot Building

9am-10am – Registration (Pathfoot Crush Hall)

10am-10.10am – Opening Remarks from Dr Gemma Robinson, University of Stirling (Room D1)

10.10am-11.00amKeynote (Room D1)

Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri (University of St Andrews) Mobilising Memory: Nostalgia, Radical Commemoration and the South Asian Diaspora in Britain

11am-11.30am – Coffee Break (Crush Hall)

11.30am – 1pm – Parallel Sessions

Panel A: Literature and Art, Chair: Professor Kirstie Blair (Room D1)

Anne Fertig (University of Glasgow) – ‘A Song of Other Times’: Bardic Memory and Historical Tension within The Poems of Ossian

Aileen Lobban (University of Stirling) – The preservation of cultural memory using proverbial speech items in the works of Louise Bennett

Josh Dight (University of York) – Illustrating the Story of Trafalgar: The Place of Memory of Nelson’s Final Victory in Nineteenth Century Paintings from 1805-1905

Panel B: Cultural Memory and Trauma, Chair: Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri (Room D3)

Craig R. Lamont (University of Glasgow) – Remembering Slavery, Forgetting Glasgow

Steven Jefferson (University of London) – Schlesien to Śląsk: The Toponymic Re-inscription of a European Province

Amy King (University of Bristol) – Rome’s right-wing martyrs: iconography and topography of memory surrounding the Primavalle Arson

1pm-1.05pm – Karl Magee – An Introduction to the Archives (Room D1)

1.05pm – 2pm – Lunch (Crush Hall)

2pm-3.30pm – Parallel Sessions

Panel C: Remembering War, Chair: Jane Cessford (Room D1)

Lucy Hall (University of St Andrews) – Extreme (In)visibility: the Politics of Presence in London’s ‘Monument to the Women of World War II’

Jon Chappell (University of Bristol) – ‘Some Corner of a Chinese Field’: The Politics of Remembering Foreign Soldiers in Treaty Port China, 1865-1941

Johanna Laitila (University of St Andrews) – Amnesia and Awakening in Two 1940s Gainsborough Melodramas

Panel D: Storytelling, Chair: Dr Katie Halsey (Room D3)

Amber Shields (University of St Andrews) – The Memory in the Middle: Creating Space for the Intermediate Generation’s Memory in Albertina Carri’s Los Rubios

Kenneth Moffat (University of Strathclyde) – Justifying my experience as research: Crossing from engineering to social science, and borrowing from the humanities along the way

Miriam Owen (University of Stirling) – Iceland Noir – Shadows of Audience Memory. A visual ethnography of a contemporary literary event.

3.30pm-4pm – Coffee Break (Crush Hall)

4pm-5.30pm – Parallel Sessions

Panel E: Glasgow’s Landscapes, Chair: Stevie Marsden (Room D1)

Martin Conlon (University of Strathclyde) – In search of the last Giants: How memory and cultural identity can be embodied in post-industrial landscapes

Nicola Black (University of the West of Scotland) – Space and Subjectivity: A Documentary Study of Govanhill, Glasgow, as a reflection of Cultural Identity

Kirsty Strang (University of Glasgow) – The New and Old Gorbals: Spatial Narratives of Memory, Nostalgia and Amnesia

Panel F: Cultural Memory and the Personal, Chair: Paul Docherty (Room D3)

Louisa Preston (University of Stirling/University of St Andrews) – Digital Exploration in Memory Institutions: Creating Personalised Archives via The Art Hunter App

Stuart Lindsay (University of Stirling) – The Body Keeps the Score: Videogames as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Mauro di Lullo (University of Stirling) – Emmanuel Levinas on Historical Memory

5.30pm-7pm – Closing Remarks from Professor Kirstie Blair, University of Stirling, and Wine Reception (Crush Hall)

Final Call for Papers

Image courtesy of artist June Carey RSW RGI

A Change is Approaching, June Carey, 2002, University of Stirling Art Collection

This year’s School of Arts and Humanities postgraduate conference seeks to explore the broad theme of cultural memory from a variety of perspectives. It invites contributions on any aspect of this theme from across the Arts and Humanities community. Proposals from Masters and Research Postgraduate Students are equally welcome. We are also keen to hear from practitioners who could provide a creative response to the theme.

The conference seeks to explore key questions relating to the broad theme of memory, such as:

– How can we historicise memory?

– What impact do digital forms of record keeping have on cultural memory?

– How is cultural memory constructed and mediated through art and language?

Topics may include (but are in no way limited to):

  •  Community memory
  •  Constructing cultural narratives
  •  Cultural memory and mass media
  •  Cultural memory in translation
  •  Cultural memory of language
  •  Evidence and testimony
  •  Folklore and storytelling
  •  Memory as an historical problem
  •  Memory, media and cultural mediation
  •  Myth and identity
  •  Oral history
  •  Remembrance and tradition
  •  Theories of memory
  •  Trauma and mass atrocities

Please submit proposals of c. 250 words by Monday the 30th of March 2015 to the Organising Committee at ahpgconf@stir.ac.uk with “conference 2015 abstract” in the subject line. The conference will take place on the 30th of May, 2015 at the University of Stirling.

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Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to confirm our two keynote speakers for the upcoming University of Stirling Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Conference (30th May 2015) as Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri from the University of St Andrews and Professor Malcolm Macleod from the University of Stirling.

Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri is a Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews. He was previously British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, first at UCL and subsequently at the School of English, University of St Andrews. He was awarded an MA in Issues in Modern Culture at UCL in 2006, and completed his PhD in 2010 at Cardiff University, on gender and memory in representations of the Spanish Civil War, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He has taught at Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan and his teaching interests include literary theory, representations of war, comparative literature and film studies.

Dr Raychaudhuri is currently working on two main projects, ‘Narrating Partition: Agency, Memory, Representation’ and ‘Postcolonial Nostalgia and the Construction of a South Asian Diaspora’.

Professor Malcolm MacLeod (PhD FBPsS FRSA) is an experimental psychologist whose main research interests are concerned with how we retrieve information from memory, the extent to which we can exercise executive control over memory and how memory relates to identity and the world around us.

Professor MacLeod is currently Honorary Secretary for the Executive Committee of UK Deans of Science, a member of the Selection Committee for the Carnegie Trust (Art, Humanities and Social Sciences), a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and a Trustee of a number of charitable trusts including the St Andrews Voices Festival. He is a Chartered Psychologist, an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

He is currently Deputy Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operational Strategy and External Affairs) at the University of Stirling.

We look forward to welcoming both speakers at ‘Remembering and Forgetting: cultural memory across disciplines’.

Call for Papers

Image courtesy of artist June Carey RSW RGI

A Change is Approaching, June Carey, 2002, University of Stirling Art Collection

This year’s School of Arts and Humanities postgraduate conference seeks to explore the broad theme of cultural memory from a variety of perspectives. It invites contributions on any aspect of this theme from across the Arts and Humanities community. Proposals from Masters and Research Postgraduate Students are equally welcome. We are also keen to hear from practitioners who could provide a creative response to the theme.

The conference seeks to explore key questions relating to the broad theme of memory, such as:

– How can we historicise memory?

– How do digital forms of record keeping impact on cultural memory?

– How is cultural memory constructed and mediated through art and language?

Topics may include (but are in no way limited to):

  •  Community memory
  •  Constructing cultural narratives
  •  Cultural memory and mass media
  •  Cultural memory in translation
  •  Cultural memory of language
  •  Evidence and testimony
  •  Folklore and storytelling
  •  Memory as an historical problem
  •  Memory, media and cultural mediation
  •  Myth and identity
  •  Oral history
  •  Remembrance and tradition
  •  Theories of memory
  •  Trauma and mass atrocities

Please submit proposals of c. 250 words by Monday the 30th of March 2015 to the Organising Committee at ahpgconf@stir.ac.uk with “conference 2015 abstract” in the subject line. The conference will take place on the 30th of May, 2015 at the University of Stirling.

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