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Conference: Disturbing Pasts

Start: Jul 3, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Jul 5, 2014 3:30:00 PM

This conference sets out to explore the complex and diverse reverberations of the Second World War after 1945. The notion of ‘disturbing pasts’ refers to the experience of war and violence. But the aim is to understand how and why these experiences continue to disturb a later present, and how some people later disturb an apparently dormant past. The focus is on conflicting, unexpected and often dissonant interpretations and representations of these events among both those who were the witnesses, victims and perpetrators of these events and among different communities in the generations that followed. On a theoretical level, therefore, one objective of this conference is to raise challenges to the widely used and yet under-theorized concept of ‘collective memory’.

Losing the Dead: Lecture by Lisa Appignanesi

Start: Jul 4, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Lisa Appignanesi
For more information about this event please contact j.wagner@ucl.ac.uk or c.wienand@ucl.ac.uk
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