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RTS

Research Training Seminar

The Research Training Seminar programme (RTS) is compulsory until upgrade.  While spending most of your time focusing on a specific and closely defined thesis topic the RTS connects you to wider historical debates across different periods of history. 

ALL SEMINARS ARE HELD ON TUESDAYS DURING TERM TIME, 5.15-7PM

LOCATION: G09/10

POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE 2014:

‘The Commemoration of Conflict’

Tuesday 27th May 2014

Taviton room 433

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and commemorative ceremonies and events will mark the occasion around the World. This comes as no surprise considering the central place that both world wars occupy in our collective memory. But commemoration of conflict is not a modern day phenomenon nor have all aspects of war been remembered in the same way. From the commemorative epigrams written by Simonides after the Persian Wars, the foundation of Battle Abbey following William the Conqueror’s victory, to the establishment of Decoration day in the United States to commemorate Civil War casualties, the impact of war on communities has been marked in a variety of ways.

This conference will consider how different conflicts, from the ancient world and through to the modern day, have been remembered and commemorated. Through these approaches wider questions can be asked of why certain conflicts are commemorated, while others are forgotten, and in what ways commemoration serves a political and social purpose. Recent developments in particular areas of historiography, such as the study of ‘memory’ and ‘the history of emotions’, can enable us to interrogate the scholarship and methodologies concerning conflict and commemoration in new ways.

POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE 2013:

(In)accessible Spaces: Access, Restriction and Power

Tuesday 21 May 2013, 106 Gordon House

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