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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Conference Alert: Upheavals of Memory

From H-Museum:

Upheavals of Memory: Defining, Imagining, Creating, Contesting Humanities Institute, University College Dublin
27-28 April 2007

The Humanities Institute of Ireland is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI), administered by the HEA.

The aim of this two-day conference is to examine the discourses in which memory is defined, imagined, created, and contested. The focus of the event is to examine the identical, oppositional, complementary, and contradictory boundaries of the powers of remembrance across various disciplines. This event focuses on the overarching theme of the initial HII research programme, Identity, Memory and Meaning in the Twenty-First Century, by tangling the issue of the upheavals of memory from a variety of intersecting discourses including, but not limited to, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, language, literature, linguistics, history, art history, classical studies, film studies, geography, and music.


Programme

Friday 27th April

8:45 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 9:45 Opening Address
Professor Mary Daly

9:45 - 11:15 Session 1: Performing and Inventing Memory

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee / Tea Break

12:00 - 13:30 Session 2: Remembering Identity

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:45 Session 3: Politics and Commemoration

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee / Tea Break

17:30 Keynote Address

The Remembering of Doubt and the Forgetting of Faith: Caravaggio's The Incredulity of St. Thomas
Professor Peter J. Burgard (Harvard University)

Wine Reception will follow in UCD Common Room



Saturday 28th April

9:00 - 10:30 Session 4: Defining Memory: The Mythological and Philosophical Approach (UCD Geary Institute)

Session 5: Visualizing Memory

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee / Tea Break

11:00 - 12:30 Session 6: Interpreting and Narrating Memory (UCD Geary Institute)

Session 7: Displacement, Dislocation, and Memory

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Session 8: Space, Place, and Memory (UCD Geary Institute)

Session 9: Contesting Historical Memory

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee / Tea Break

17:00 Keynote Address

Relics and Remembrance: Some Reflections on the 'Object Lessons' Exhibition at Kilmainham Gaol
Pat Cooke (University College Dublin)

18:10 Closing Address
Professor Anne Fuchs

20:00 Conference Dinner for Participants



Full Programme: http://www.ucd.ie/hii/upheavals_of_mem_prog_det.pdf

Organizing Committee

UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland
Humanities Building
Belfield, UCD
Dublin 4
Ireland
http://www.ucd.ie/hii/
hiiconference@gmail.com

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