Cultures and Commemorations of War: An Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

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This interdisciplinary seminar series ‘Cultures and Commemorations of War’ brings together early career researchers and advanced scholars working on the memory of war in a range of disciplines with practitioners, policy makers, charities, and representatives from the media and culture and heritage industries. Through a series of three one-day workshops held in Oxford and London in 2017-18, this series aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about the history and nature of war commemoration across time and its cultural, social, psychological and political iterations.

The third event will include a morning postgraduate and ECR seminar run by Laura Harrison, Rob Page, and Chris Kempshall, with readings circulated in advance (welcome to all). The afternoon includes a panel on 'Visualising War', with the photographer Jason Larkin discussing his project Past Perfect and the writer Robert Schultz talking about his collaborative project on memory of the American Civil War, War Memoranda. The keynote from Marita Sturken is on 9/11 memory, considering the the 9/11 memorial and the Flight 93 memorial comparatively. The closing roundtable features the film historian Mike Hammond. The venue this time is St. Luke’s Chapel on the Radcliffe Humanities site in Oxford. 


The day is free and open to all and includes morning pastries, lunch, coffee and a wine reception. 

Please register here

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10.00: Coffee and Registration

10.15-12.00: Workshop led by ECRs – Rob Page, Laura Harrison, Chris Kempshall

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-13.15: Opening Remarks – Alice Kelly

13.15-14.30: Panel: Visualising Conflict – Jason Larkin and Robert Schultz, chaired by Dominic Davies

14.30-15.00: Coffee

15.00-16.00: Keynote – Marita Sturken, chaired by Lucinda Borkett-Jones

16.00-17.00: Closing Roundtable – Marita Sturken, Michael Hammond, chaired by Alice Kelly

17.00: Wine Reception


Funded by a British Academy Rising Stars Engagement Award

Cultures and Commemorations of War

Contact name: Alice Kelly
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Audience: Open to all