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Seminars 2016/17

CRMNH Seminar: Astray in a dark forest?

15th Mar 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade G4   Professor Claire Langhamer (University of Sussex) In August 1945 the social investigative organisation, Mass Observation, asked its national panel to respond to a number of topical questions. They were asked for their… Continue Reading →

CRMNH Seminar: Memory, the afterlife of emotion, and ‘post-conflict’ temporalities in Northern Ireland

15th Feb 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4 Professor Graham Dawson (University of Brighton) Emotion, feeling, affect are central to the ways in which ‘the past’ is thought to live on after violent political conflict; permeating ‘post-conflict’ memory, reproducing antagonism and… Continue Reading →

CRMNH Seminar: A Tentative History of Shyness

18th Jan 2017 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4 Professor Joe Moran (Liverpool John Moores University) Shyness is a mundane, chronic, nebulous and hard-to-define condition. Charles Darwin called it this ‘odd state of mind’ because it seemed to have no evolutionary benefit:… Continue Reading →

CRMNH Seminar: Grief after the 1982 Falklands War

14th Dec 2016 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4 Dr Helen Parr (Keele University) The 1982 Falklands war was an unexpected, short, but symbolic conflict, in which 255 British servicemen were killed. In public, at the time, its grief was expressed in… Continue Reading →

CRMNH Seminar: Self-Harming Memorial Architecture

9th Nov 2016 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade 202   Self-Harming Memorial Architecture: Aesthetics of Death and Void in post-terrorist design Dr. Charlotte Heath-Kelly (University of Warwick) What emotional labour is employed within the reconstruction of terrorist sites? This presentation draws from… Continue Reading →

CRMNH Seminar: Affecting Habits: Rethinking progressive social change

19th Oct 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, 202. Room Open 5pm In the wake of the ‘turn to affect’ compelling scholarly work has explored the vital role affect, emotion and feeling might play in catalyzing radical social and political change. Such… Continue Reading →

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