1st Brown Bag Session Sem 1 2019

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

Moving Memories – CISI Postgraduate Symposium, 6th September 2019

Organised by Karunika Kardak (Department of Spanish) & Eleanor Crabtree (Department of Italian) Recent writing takes a view of memory as inherently trans-national, constituted by its relations with other times and spaces (Rothberg, Landsberg, Hirsch, Rigney). This encourages us to think of memories as moving or ‘travelling’ (Erll) – a perspective that seems to coincide … Read more

Dr Montserrat Lunati, ‘Writing his way through grief in Scottish Gaelic: Christopher Whyte’s elegy to Maria-Mercè Marçal’.

 Dr Montserrat Lunati (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University and Honorary Reader at the University of St Andrews)  ‘Writing his way through grief in Scottish Gaelic: Christopher Whyte’s elegy to Maria-Mercè Marçal’. In 1998, Catalan poet Maria-Mercè Marçal died of cancer, aged 45. At that time, Scottish writer and academic Christopher Whyte was living in … Read more

Brown Bag Sessions 2018-19 Semester 2

Please join us this semester for our next brown bag sessions: 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) … Read more

Brown Bag session 21 November

Join us on 21 November for our next Brown Bag session: Dr Aimée Joyce (Dept of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews) “Spectral Materialities: Evoking histories of displacement and extermination on the Polish/Belarusian border” 13.00 – 14.00 QUAD 30 ALL WELCOME!

Brown Bag session 31 October

Join us for the first Brown Bag session of the semester, when Dr Maria Roca Lizarazu from University of Birmingham will be talking to us about recent developments in memory studies. 31 October 2018: Dr Maria Roca Lizarazu (University of Birmingham), “Whither Memory Studies? An Overview of Recent and Future Trends” Buchanan Building, Room 216, … Read more

Talk by Dr Erin Jesse, University of Glasgow

“Negotiating Genocide? What’s to Negotiate?”: The Ethics of Cultural Memory Research in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Erin will also be discussing non-Rwandan contexts as she’s worked on a range of cultural memory projects. She is going to discuss some of the ethical challenges one might face in doing cultural memory research in the present, particularly after mass … Read more