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’.

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