CENTRE FOR MEMORY, NARRATIVE AND HISTORIES, UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
CMNH PGR/ECR Conference.
Time, Memory and Conflict: Critical Approaches
Friday 6th July, 9:30am - 5pm, M2, Grand Parade, University of Brighton
An interdisciplinary, one-day conference at the University of Brighton
Research on the complex inter–relations between past, present and future in the time after political violence often leads us to question and push the boundaries of established theories and methods. Increasingly, work in this area reflects a critical awareness of the different modalities of time and memory within and across various post-conflict contexts. That being said, more can be done to further methodological and theoretical links between different approaches to studying time, memory and conflict. This can take the form of research into unexplored contexts, or critical reflections on established frameworks and debates.
Bringing together scholars from an array of different intellectual fields, this conference aims to encourage a set of conversations on how we might approach and understand the multi-directional interplay between experiences and representations of a ‘past’ that in many ways is not ‘over’, but which overshadows the present and complicates the imagining of the future. Key questions and areas of exploration are: What are the ethical and political commitments of research in post-conflict contexts? How does this research relate to questions of positionality? How might new research areas or critical reflections on established practical and theoretical approaches further our understanding of time, memory and conflict?
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Keynote Address: Prof. Rebecca Bryant, University of Utrecht, Netherlands: ‘Post-conflict Futures: Temporal Orientations After Catastrophe”.
9.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome
10.15 – 11.45 Panel 1 – Representations of conflict pasts
Kasia Tomasiewicz (University of Brighton) ‘Changing representation of the Second World War in the Imperial War Museum, London’
Marco Sottilotta (University of Rome) ‘Contested Heritage and Regimes of Historicity. Past, Present and Future in the Kingdom of Buganda’
Ian Cantoni (University of Brighton) 'Spaces of liminality: On the threshold of memory at the Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes’
11.45 – 12.00 Tea and Coffee
12.00 – 13.30 Panel 2 – Generational memory of conflict
Kate Newby (University of Brighton) “Nothing happened to me”: The ‘speakable’ and ‘hearable’ in personal narratives of youth experience during the Northern Irish conflict, 1969-1998’
Silvia Menendez Alcalde (The Centre for Justice and Peacebuilding) ‘The sociocultural impact of the Spanish 1977 Amnesty Law: A Generational Perspective’
Lisa van Dijck (Independent Researcher) Generational memory and the Second World War
13.30 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.15 Panel 3 – Exclusion and the ‘Politics of Forgetting’
Peter Morgan (University of Brighton) ‘The British discourse on the mass killing of civilians during the Armenian genocide of WW1’
Alice Tofts (University of Nottingham) ‘To silence or prompt memory: The case of private photographs of victims of Nazi persecution.”
15.15 – 15.30 Tea and Coffee
15.30 – 16.30 Keynote Address Rebecca Bryant (University of Utrecht)
16:30 Closing Remarks
The event is free, but you must register in order to attend.
M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade Building, 68-72 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY.
The Grand Parade building is located in the centre of Brighton, almost opposite the Royal Pavilion, and about 10 minutes’ walk from Brighton station.
New York State Communication Association
2018 Call for Papers – 76th Annual Conference October 12-14, 2018 | www.nyscanet.org Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, NY 12723
Signs of the <Time>: Urgency, Connection, and Affordances in Communication
Consideration of time as a contextual factor in a communication transaction, rhetoric of time (e.g., busyness, urgency) impacting interpersonal connection, and <time> as a point of political dispute are just a few ways in which the notion of time is explored in the field of communication. While time could be defined as a state, a measurement, or a cultural description, it also allows for reflection of history and past narratives while shaping future events. This seems particularly appropriate as NYSCA reflects on the 75th anniversary celebrated in 2017 and is now looking forward to 100 years of the organization. In interpersonal and health communication, consideration of time helps shed light on doctor-patient relationships, dyadic pairings both romantic and platonic, and communication regarding death and dying. Affordances granted through technology reshape our understanding of time and culture. <Time> as an ideograph is being used in political discourse to simultaneously unite (as a perceived common understanding of time exists), while dividing (the actions warranted/desired under the banner of “this is the time” are undoubtedly different). Moreover, time, and the seemingly ever present lack of it, shapes individuals’ narratives of self, family, and work. For the 2018 New York State Communication Association Conference, we encourage submissions that challenge traditional notions of time, illuminate turning points in identity and interpersonal relationships, explore rhetorical strategies/uses of time and <time>, discuss the intersection of technology, chronemics, and culture, and any other manuscript, performance, or discussion that scholars, practitioners, and students in the field invest the time to craft.
We welcome submissions in a variety of formats including papers, panel proposals, posters, roundtables, media screenings, and other innovative proposals for thoughtful engagement. Work related to the conference theme is encouraged, as well as scholarship addressing a wide range of communication topics from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. Undergraduate and graduate student submissions are also welcome and completed papers will be considered for student paper awards.
Completed papers of no more than 25 pages should not include identifying information (author, affiliation, contact information) – identifying information will be entered by submitters into the submission program. Papers should include a running head with an abbreviated title. Student submissions should indicate “undergraduate” or “graduate,” along with an abbreviated title in the running head.
For all other presentation formats, including panel proposals, posters (students only), and roundtables, please include the title, the lead contact or panel chair, the participants/authors, affiliations, contact information, and a description of the panel, poster, or roundtable. For each paper in a panel or roundtable proposal, please include a title, a list of authors, and abstracts of no more than 125 words for each presenter.
A statement of professional responsibility should be included on the first paper of the submission and should state the following: “In submitting the attached paper/panel proposal, poster, or roundtable, I/we agree to present at the 2018 NYSCA conference if it is accepted. I/we further recognize that all who attend and present at NYSCA’s annual meeting must register and pay the required fees.”
We have transitioned to an electronic submission system for all abstracts, proposals, and/or completed papers – the link to the EasyChair submission site can be found here and is also listed below. Please read the instructions on the site prior to submitting your paper or proposal. All abstracts, proposals, and/or completed papers are due no later than July 1, 2018.
EasyChair submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nysca76th
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