CIMS 2021 PG Symposium: Contested Memories of Monuments and Public Spaces

The Cultural Identity and Memory Studies Institute (CIMS) welcomes staff and students to this online interdisciplinary symposium which draws on the work of PGRs, independent researchers and staff at St Andrews to explore timely discussions about representations of history and memory in monuments and public spaces.

Brought to you with financial support from the St Leonard’s Doctoral and Postgraduate College Community Fund.

4pm to 4.05pm: Welcome

4.05pm to 4.55pm: Presentations and discussion

  • Clare Fisher (PhD candidate in Art History): ‘Monument to…? Commemorative Entanglements and Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus(2019)’
  • James J Fortuna (PhD candidate in Classics): ‘Identity and Infrastructure in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the New Deal USA’

4.55pm to 5pm: Break

5pm to 5.50pm: Presentations and discussion

  • Dr Brigid Lynch (PhD graduate in Spanish, Modern Languages): ‘Paratexts, postmemory and ruination in Nae Pasaran (2018)’
  • Dr Tilman Schwarze (PhD graduate in International Relations): ‘Monumental space and discourse of hope: critical reflections on the Obama Presidential Center and its visions for urban space on Chicago’s Southeast Side’

5.50pm to 6pm: Break

6pm to 6.30pm: Discussion about embodied forms of research

Dr Victoria Donovan (Senior Lecturer in Russian, Modern Languages) and Darya Tsymbalyuk (PhD candidate in Modern Languages & International Relations) will lead a discussion around their collaborative paper, ‘From “ruin porn” to the zabroshka erotic’, and explorations of derelict sites/ruins anyone is willing to undertake and share. Participants are encouraged to read the paper and instructions before the event.

Please find the full programme and meeting link on the SIMS website.

To register for this event, please email cims@st-andrews.ac.uk or use the registration form below.

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