Conference: Space, Identities and Memory


Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Graduate Conference 2016

Keynote Speakers:
Andy Merrifield (Independent Scholar) & Heather White (University of Puget Sound) Discussants: Melissa Butcher (BISR), Esther Leslie (BIH), Kate Maclean (BiGS), Phil Cohen (Living Maps), Dominic James (Keele University).

We invite postgraduate researchers, academics, activists, artists, and practitioners from across disciplines to participate in this two day conference held from the 13th to the 14th May 2016.

The 2016 Graduate Conference seeks to examine the interplay between identity, space and memory, exploring the ways in which identities may be created, formed and informed by spatial and temporal contexts. In particular, we seek to examine to what extent identities are performed in response to political, social and cultural pressures, including historical circumstances leading to the construction of acceptable and unacceptable identities.
The aim is to capture the complex overlaying of identities in time and space, and the agency of individuals and communities as they address their own complex understandings of the temporality of identity. Conversely, we hope the conference will highlight how space and time are influenced and shaped by everyday life, sociabilities, mobilisations and processes of subjectivation.

Full Programme

On Friday 13 May, the conference will be followed by a screening of Half Way, including a Q&A with director Daisy-May Hudson, in discussion with Phil Cohen (LivingMaps)

The screening will be held in a smaller venue than the conference so separate booking is essential.

Book your conference place

More information about the conference

Organisers: Beth Hodgett, Calum Wright, Eva Lauenstein, Moniza Rizzini Ansari.

WHEN
Friday, 13 May 2016 at 13:00 Saturday, 14 May 2016 at 18:30
WHERE
Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square
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