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Identity Politics and Memory Contests

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 2:30 – 5:30pm

Identity Politics and Memory Contests

A seminar organised as part of the Identities in Transformation Research Theme Seminar Series.

This session explores the concept of identity and memory contests as critical areas of inquiry in the study of individual, cultural, social, and political ideas and developments by examining the issue through a variety of interdisciplinary lenses. We aim to interrogate the way these two ideas are engaged with and employed to construct new individual and national narratives as well as to preserve old ones. We discuss how it shapes identity in narrative and culture, while also investigating forms of identity and memory experiences which trouble normative definitions. The seminar is led by four postgraduate students, Bryana Tunder (Irish School of Ecumenics), Kyle Martin (School of Histories and Humanities), Caitlin White (School of Histories and Humanities), Xun Liu (Trinity Centre for Asian Studies) who will discuss this concept in relation to their research.

We are delighted to be joined on the day by Dr. Jacob Erickson (Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics at the Loyola Institute), Dr. Molly Pucci (Assistant Professor of Twentieth Century European History), and Dr. Justin Doherty (Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies) who will discuss their work and how it relates to ideas of identity politics and memory contests.

We invite you to join us for this interdisciplinary event exploring a range of topics, including gender, sexuality, national identity, myth, identity narratives and cultural trauma.

All members of the public are welcome.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
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