27 Janvier 2018


Bath Spa University

In this focused one-day research workshop (on 27th January), preceded on 26th January by a public keynote lecture by sociologist of public memory, Professor Marie-Claire Lavabre, we seek to share some of our preliminary case research and to juxtapose this research with similar analyses conducted by scholars beyond our project. We are reaching towards systematic cross-case learning, engagement, synthesis and theorisation of our case research, as well as possible communication of our research via a special journal issue.

Draft programme

9.00 – 9.30       Registration and coffee

9.30 – 11.00    Intro & housekeeping, led by Sian Sullivan, and

Panel 1

Broken Lives, Silenced Memories: reappropriations of the past among the Jews of Egypt and Islamic Countries
Michèle Baussant (Principal Investigator), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Université Paris Nanterre

Disrupted Histories, Re-negotiated Past: the Current Reconstruction of the Departure of the Jews of Egypt between 1948 and 1967
Liat Alon (Ben Gurion University)

Panel Chair – Richard White, Senior Lecturer in Media Practice, Bath Spa University

11.00 – 11.30   Coffee

11.30 – 1.15    

Panel 2

Disrupting memory, recovering history; or, the delicate balance between life and evidence
Lindsey Dodd (Co-Investigator), University of Huddersfield, Department of History

Beneath the surface of the waterways
Jodie Matthews, University of Huddersfield, Department of English Literature

Sound and (hi)story in Damara / Nūkhoen pasts, from Basel to west Namibia
Sian Sullivan (Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator), Bath Spa University, Research Centre for Environmental Humanities, UK, and Welhemina Suro Ganuses, Save the Rhino Trust, Namibia

Panel Chair – Sandra Kemp, Director of the Ruskin Library and Research Centre,  University of Lancaster

13.15 – 14.00   lunch

14.00 – 15.30  

Panel 3

Moving up North: Disrupted Histories of the Black Mediterranean

Olivette Otele (Co-Investigator), Bath Spa University, Field of Culture and Environment (History)

Oral testimonies, ‘lost’ histories & re-thinking Muslim migrant communities in post-war Britain: a rural case study
Sarah Hackett, Bath Spa University, Field of Culture and Environment (History)

Panel Chair – Benjamin Neimark, Lecturer in Human Geography and Political Ecology at the Lancaster Environment Centre

15.30 – 16.00   tea

16.00 – 17.30  

Panel 4

Between silenced memories, meaningless heritage and broken traditions? Post-war population transfer from Istria, ex-Yugoslavia
Katja Hrobat Virloget, Head of Institute for Intercultural Studies University of Primorska, Slovenia, Faculty of Humanities

Encouraging the emergence of different interpretations of Portuguese colonisation for a common post-colonial future (title tbc)
Irène dos Santos (Co-Investigator), Centre National de la Recheche Scientifique et Université Paris Diderot

Panel Chair – Mike Hannis, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities (Ethics and Sustainability), Research Centre for Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University

17.30 – 18.30    Plenary – building towards a synthesis paper from case research, discussion led by Michèle Baussant.



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