Sculpting History: New Thinking on Monuments and Memorialisation in Visual Culture
- Henry Moore Institute
- Friday, 28 February 2020
- Early Career & Post-Graduate Research Seminar, 1 - 6pm
This research afternoon is designed to platform new thinking around monuments and memorialisation from post-graduate and early career research community based in the UK.
Purposefully conceived of without period and thematic boundaries, eight speakers will present short papers covering an array of topics, including ancient battlefield monuments, ideological constructions of gender and colonialism in St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, poetic memorialisations of the Holocaust, the memorialisation of slavery through contemporary art, and how museums represent postcolonial heritages.
The purpose of the event is to provide an open, welcoming environment where speakers and attendees can make connections, and hear new research that evidences the rich interdisciplinary potential of monuments.
|1:00||Welcome, Dr Clare O’Dowd (Henry Moore Institute)|
Introduction, Dr Rebecca Senior (University of Nottingham/Henry Moore Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow)
|1:20||'We raised not a stone': The fictive re-burial of Sir John Moore at St Paul's Cathedral|
Dr Amy Harris (University of York)
|1:40||Turning into a Trophy: A Monument on the battlefield of Marathon|
Brandon Braun (University of California, Los Angeles)
|2:00||Monument to Men Massacred in the Sinai Desert (1882): Gods, Countries, and Empires at St. Paul's Cathedral|
Dr Maddie Boden (University of York)
|2:20||Erasing Diversity from the Narrative: Reductionism in the Abolitionist Canon of Westminster Abbey|
Gemma Shearwood (University of York)
|3:00||Tea and coffee break|
|3:30||Curating Slavery Beyond Representation|
Adiva Lawrence (University of Hull)
|3:50||Rethinking Holocaust Memorial Poetry through Critiques of Spatial Monumentalisation|
Hannie Philips (University of Leeds)
|4:10||Reconstruction in Retrospect: Welfare State Memorials|
Dr Robert Sutton (University of Leicester)
|4:30||Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Public engagement with relocated British colonial statues in India|
Laharee Mitra (Goldsmiths, University of London)
This event is free of charge and open to all, but booking is advised. For more information, please contact Kirstie Gregory, Research Co-ordinator: email@example.com
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