Collective Memory, Critical History and Queer Temporalities (Workshop)
|Dates:||29 September 2014|
|Times:||12:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Who is it for:||Current University students|
This workshop explores the fraught relations between collective memory and critical history to clarify what each practice can and cannot deliver.
The session will begin with a lecture that explores the affinities between collective memory and queer temporalities. The case of Alan Turing provides a good starting-point to consider the differences between an affective engagement with the past (collective memory and queer temporalities/affect studies) and critical history.
Following Q and A we will discuss (perhaps in small groups first) some key passages from the writings of leading theorists of collective memory (e.g.s, Pierre Nora, Jacques LeGoff and Paul Ricouer) in relation to historians who have been highly critical of memory practices (e.g. Allan Megill).
The aim of the session is to encourage greater methodological self-reflexivity in the ways we approach the past and ideas of pastness. This session is designed for any PG student with an interest how we think about the “then” in relation to the “now.”
Booking required through the training catalogue - https://app.manchester.ac.uk/SAHCS8911
Travel and Contact Information
SALC Graduate School Training room
Ellen Wilkinson Building