The (Re)Shaping of Collective Memory

29 May 2019, 14:30 - 16:30

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

In conversation

John Sheridan (Director of Digital, UK National Archives)

Dacia Viejo Rose (Archaeology, University Cambridge)

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (Social Anthropology, University Cambridge)

Respondent and Chair: Martin Zeilinger (Media, Anglia Ruskin University)

 

John Sheridan  (Director of Digital, The National Archives ) on national memory as a key issue of the digital public sphere, and the difference between categories determined by end users, versus gate-keeping authorities

Dr Dacia Viejo Rose (Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past, Cambridge) on the construction and deconstruction of identities, memories, beliefs, affects, etc. via the example of the relationship between Guernica, Picasso's painting, and Gernika, the Basque town whose destruction it depicts

Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (Visiting Lecturer, Department of Social Anthropology/ Member, Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement) Visual Histories of South Asia (with M. Banks. Primus, 2018;  British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities (with H. Norris Nicholson. Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

Dr Martin Zeilinger (Senior Lecturer in Media, Anglia Ruskin University). Current research includes the questions raised by remaking famous early works of computer art.

 

Who or what is responsible for determining the contents, categories, and forms of access to collective cultural memory?

How is control of a label, domain, code or category the exercise of power?



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