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CMNH and PPA Seminar: Owning My Ancestors: The Slave-owning History of the Dawkins Family, 1664-1833

Dr James Dawkins, Lancaster University Owning My Ancestors: The Slave-owning History of the Dawkins Family, 1664-1833 Thursday February 17th, 6pm-7.30pm. Online. Book here Co-hosted by the Centre for memory, Narrative and Histories and the Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics Seminar Series…. Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Feminist Creative Processes in Transnational Kurdish Communities. Dr Ceren Ozpinar (University of Brighton)

Feminist Creative Processes in Transnational Kurdish Communities Dr Ceren Ozpinar (University of Brighton) 5:30 to 7pm, Wednesday 16th March 2022 (online) Book here Dispossessed and dispersed across the world the unsettling histories and experiences of transnational communities are often transmitted… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: From the French Foreign Legion to Nazi brutality: narratives of internment, commemorative scripts and the history of the Gurs camp. Dr Scott Soo (University of Southampton)

From the French Foreign Legion to Nazi brutality: narratives of internment, commemorative scripts and the history of the Gurs camp. Dr Scott Soo (University of Southampton) Wednesday 25th May 2022. Details about joining this online seminar will be emailed out… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Memory, migration and conflict – Journeys from the north of Ireland to Britain during the Troubles. Dr Fearghus Roulston and Professor Graham Dawson (University of Brighton)

Memory, migration and conflict – Journeys from the north of Ireland to Britain during the Troubles. Dr Fearghus Roulston and Professor Graham Dawson (University of Brighton) 5:30 to 7pm, Wednesday 16th February 2022 (online) Details about joining this online seminar… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Refugee Histories, Representation and Records. Paul Dudman (UEL Archives)

Refugee Histories, Representation and Records: Counter-Narratives of the Refugee Archive and Empowered Collaboration – a Case Study of the Living Refugee Archive. Paul Dudman (University of East London Archives) Cancelled due to illness. Details about joining this online seminar will… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar. Dr Nadine El-Enany (Birkbeck College) (B)ordering Britain: Law, race and empire

  Wednesday 20th October 2021, 5:30 to 7pm. Online. Dr Nadine El-Enany (Birkbeck College, University of London) (B)ordering Britain: Law, race and empire In this seminar Dr Nadine El-Elany will be discussing her book (B)ordering Britain: law, race and empire… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Politics in Anticolonial Egypt: Thinking with Gramsci and Fanon.

Dr Sara Salem (London School of Economics). Online Seminar. This talk focuses the powerful project created in the aftermath of Egypt’s decolonisation in the 1950s and 1960s, led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. Through an imagined conversation between Antonio Gramsci and… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Digging. The Spiritual-Material Imagination of (Dis)possession in Mardin, Southeast Turkey.

Dr Zerrin Özlem Biner (University of Kent). Online Seminar. In this seminar, I focus on the lives of people who own, repair, and dig for buried treasure in their stone houses in Mardin’s Old City in southeast Turkey. Drawn on… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: And This is my friend Sandy: Sandy Wilson, theatre and homosexuality in post-war London.

Professor Deborah Philips (University of Brighton). Online Seminar. In this seminar Professor Deborah Philips will talk about her book “And This is My Friend Sandy” which situates the production of The Boy Friend and the Players’ Theatre in the context… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Imperial hierarchy, the civilizing mission, and memorialization after the First World War.

John Siblon (Birkbeck College). Online Seminar. In the First World War, men from Britain and its Empire were mobilized to fight and kill those from the empires of the Central Powers. Where bodies of those killed were located, they were… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Scenes of trauma: photographs of conflict and post conflict Northern Ireland

18th Mar 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade   Unfortunately this event has been cancelled, we hope to reschedule at some point in the future.   ALL of CMNH’s‘ real-world/face-to-face activities are cancelled until it’s deemed safe for everyone to revert to normal… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Imperial hierarchy, the civilizing mission, and memorialization after the First World War

25th Mar 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm M2, Grand Parade ALL of CMNH’s‘ real-world/face-to-face activities are cancelled until it’s deemed safe for everyone to revert to normal life. The risks to people’s health in carrying on as usual are now clearly too great, and it would… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Stranded in the Six-Day War

5th Feb 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Cath Senker will give an illustrated talk about the 14 merchant ships that became trapped in the Suez Canal during the Six-Day War in 1967 and were marooned there for eight years. It… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Un|Broken Silence. Italian Colonialism in Family Memories

22nd Jan 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Markus Wurzer (University of Graz) In May 1936, the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was at the zenith of his power: Italian troops had just conquered Addis Ababa, the capital of the Empire of… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Crying In The Gallery

13th Nov 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Alice Procter What happens if we use museums as sites of grief? This talk explores the ways we approach emotion and loss in galleries, and how we can learn to make space for… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Invisible London: Memory, Place and Identity in the Life Narratives of Londoners

16th Oct 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Erica Masserano (University of East London) London and many other communities across the UK and the world are undergoing fast-paced bouts of gentrification, with few residents actually being able to participate in the… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Women in Northern Ireland Archives: The future of personal archives and unsettling memories in the Digital Age

1st May 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4. Women in Northern Ireland Archives: The future of personal archives and unsettling memories in the Digital Age. Laura Aguiar (Public Records Office, Belfast) Women in the Archives is bringing forward female voices from… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Creating people-focused approaches to institutions of shame: contemporary archaeology and the Magdalene Laundries of Ireland

13th Mar 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4 Dr Laura McAtackney (Associate Professor in Archaeology & Heritage at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Docent in Contemporary Archaeology at Oulu University, Finland) This paper will present some of the results and discussion points… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Utopian Memories: the Hawthorn Archive

6th Feb 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4   Utopian Memories: the Hawthorn Archive Professor Avery F. Gordon (University of California, Santa Barbara and Birkbeck School of Law University of London) The Hawthorn Archive has long welcomed the participants in the… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: The evidence of afterlives: descendant histories of the Great War

23rd Jan 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4   The evidence of afterlives: descendant histories of the Great War Professor Michael Roper (University of Essex) All welcome from inside and outside the university, no need to book. Drinks at 5pm for… Continue Reading →

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