Choosing the Past: whose stories do we tell?
15 March 2019
The 2 days workshop is a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg and the University of Oslo...
To register for the workshop please e-mail Frida Espolin Norstein with your name, institution, and title of your project. NB: registration is free.
Humanities and social sciences help form the narratives about our past, present and future. These stories are used actively to shape and preserve memories and identities on both an individual and group level, operating on different scales: They are personal, local, regional, national and global. Although they facilitate the creation of communities, a sense of belonging, and shared interests and values, they can also be excluding: Traditional origin stories of nation states often exclude indigenous people or more recent immigrants and refugees. Narratives are also constructed for political purposes, appropriating the past in order to justify political ideologies and actions. The purpose of the workshop is to critically evaluate our roles within the production of these narratives. It aims to ensure early communication and thus cooperation between neighbouring fields that make use of different methods and materials, but nonetheless have similar and overlapping ambitions.
Monday 20 May 2019
Lunch 13.30-14:00 Introduction and welcome to workshop
14:00-15:00 Keynote by Michael Rowlands "Revisiting 'Whose Heritage': Stuart Hall's work on re-imagining the post-nation"
15:00-15.30 Coffee break
Tuesday 21 May 9:00-10:00
Keynote by Peter Bjerregaard "Embracing the fiction of the past"
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Keynote by Malin Thor Tureby "Oral history and Narratives as Cultural Heritage"
14.30-15:30 Keynote by Kristian Kristiansen "The popular DNA revolution: the role of genetic genealogies versus cultural genealogies" 15:30-15:00 Coffee break
Wednesday 22 May
9:00-11:30 Discussion and evaluation
11.30-12-30 Lunch Departure from Gothenburg
For any further information please contact any of the organizers.: Irmelin Axelsen; Aija Macane; Frida Espolin Norstein; Mncedisi Jabulani Siteleki
Date & hour: 20 May 2019 at 1:30 PM till 22 May 2019 at 12:30 PM
Contact person: Frida Espolin Norstein email@example.com
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