Friday, June 30, 2017
8:00 – 9:00


Registration and Coffee


9:00- 9:25 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr Stephenie Young, Dr Paul Lowe, and Rémy Ourdan


9:30 – 11:00


Panel 1A

Making Images, Unpacking Archives: Visual Methodologies, Memory and the Production of Alternative Bodies of Knowledge in Contemporary Spain Organizers: Lee Douglas and Zahira Aragüete-Toribio

Chair: Stephenie Young

 Zahira Aragüete-Toribio (University of Geneva) (co-author: Jorge Moreno Andrés, UNED): Narrating Exhumation Processes through Film in 21st Century Spain

Lee Douglas (CCHS-CSIC): To Stand Watch, to Remain Vigilant: Photographic Practice and the Production of Knowledge

Lidia Mateo Leivas (CCHS-CSIC): Remembering through Clandestine Images: Expanding the Scope of Visibility in Spain and Beyond

María Rosón Villena (University of Valencia): Post-War Spain and Personal Photography: Affect, Agency, and Memory

Panel 1B

National Memory

Chair: Tiffany Fairey 

Dean Peachey (University of Winnipeg): I Never Want to Forget What Happened, But I Don’t Want to Always Be Remembering It

Angela Boone (Independent Researcher): The Unwanted Remembrance of the Dutch as Culprits instead of Victims

 Michael S. Drake (University of Hull): The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead









 11:00-11:30  Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Panel 2A

Memory and Forgetting Chair: Admir Jugo

Maria Kobielska (Jagiellonian University): Multidirectionality, Junctions, and Conflicts: In Search of Multidirectional Memory in Poland



Olga Burkhardt (University of St. Andrews)

Forget, Forgive: Conclude and be agreed? Negotiating Memory and Forgetting after Mass Atrocity and Genocide


Lejla Gačanica (University of Mostar)

History Repeats Itself: Memories of the Post-War Generation


Carol Mancke (Royal College of Art, London)

At the Table: Collective Re-Membering

Panel 2B

Contemporary Trends in Memory StudiesChair: Lauren Walsh

Jennifer Good (London College of Communication):Photography of 9/11: Remembering, Repeating and Working Through



Keith Weller-Taylor (Cornell University)

Remembering the Vietnam War and Narrating Contemporary American and Global History


Katherine Bailey (Lancaster University)

Memory in Guatemala: Remembering the Disappeared


Iryna Shuvalova (University of Cambridge)

Making the Past Trendy: Remembrance or Forgetting? The Case of the Omnipresent Cossacks


13:00 – 14:00




14:00 – 15:00 Keynote: Simon Norfolk


15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break


15:15 – 16:45 Panel 3A

The Question of Public Memory

Chair: Admir Jugo


Denisa Kostovicova (LSE) and Tom Paskhalis (LSE)

The Voices of Reconciliation: A Gender Perspective on Transitional Justice in the Balkans


Jessica M. Smith (GMU)

Power, Politics, and Public Memory in the Aftermath of War: Elevating Marginalized Narratives Using Photovoice


Tiffany Fairey (University of the Arts)

Why Remember?  Why Reconcile?  Exploring the relationship between memory and reconciliation through arts projects in Latin America


Carol Schaeffer and Helen Ratté (Independent Researchers)

Tamo mi je bolje, ali ovdje mi je ljepše: Return, Resettlement and Memory Between Germany and Bosnia

Panel 3B

Aesthetics and Truth

Chair: Paul Lowe


Manca Bajec (Royal College of Art)

Nothing Monumental Can Ever Come of This


Katrin Paehler (Illinois State University)

The District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa: A Three-Dimensional Yizkor Book?


Barbora Knappová (Charles University)

Promises and Limitations of Post-museum as a Model Institution for

Reconciliation: The Case of History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

in Sarajevo


Saturday, July 1, 2017
8:00 – 9:00


Registration and Coffee


9:00 – 10:30 Panel 4A


Chair: Stephenie Young


Carole Evans (Ravensbourne)

The Landscape of Conflict: An Exploration into the Memory of Landscape in Photography.


Paweł Starzec (University of Warsaw/Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University in Opava)

Scratching the Surface: Photographing the Violence Altered Landscape


Liliana Gómez-Popescu (University of Zurich)

Contested Amnesia and Bodies of Pain: Contemporary Visual Arts in Colombia and Lebanon

Panel 4B

Architectural Limits of Memory

Chair: Paul Lowe


Kenneth Morrison (DeMontfort University)

The War Hotel as a Locus of Memory


Harnoor Bhangu (University of Winnipeg)

The Partition Museum: Encountering Difficult Knowledge and Drawing from the Well of Postmemory



10:30 – 10:45


Coffee Break


0:45 – 12:15 Panel 5A

Ethics and Education: Engaging the Present with the Past

Chair: Rachel Kerr


Fiorenza Loiacono (University of Bari)

When the Ritual Remembering is an “Empty Shell”: The Case of the Shoah in the 21st Century


Olga Dror (Texas A&M)

Creating Memories in Time of War: What South and North Vietnam Wanted Youth to Know about History


David Savill (University of Salford)

The Ethics of Appropriating Cultural Memory in Fiction




Panel 5B

Writing Memory

Chair: Admir Jugo


Dani Nassif (University of Münster)

A Literary Model for Derridean Mourning: Confessions and the Missing of the Lebanese Civil War


Mehnaz M. Afridi (Manhattan College)

Mourning, Memory, and Nostalgia within Genocide(s)


Luisa Maria Flora (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, Lisbon University)

Helping Strangers: Neutrality and Moral Responsibility in Rose Tremain’s The Gustav Sonata (2016)



12:15 – 13:15




13:15 – 14:15 Keynote: Vladimir Miladinović


14:15 – 14:30 Coffee Break


14:30 – 16:00 Panel 6A

Artistic Interventions and Memory

Chair: Kenneth Morrison


Petra Hamer (University of Graz)

This was Once Popular: A Case Study of Sarajevan Patriotic Music


Claudia Zini (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Objects of Memory. Autobiographical Survival Strategies in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Hariz Halilovich (RMIT University, Melbourne) (co-author: Adiz Fejzić, Queensland College of Arts, Griffith University, Brisbane)

The Past is not a Foreign Country: Imaging, Imagining and Remembering the Places of Pain and (Be)Longing


Sylwia Papier (Jagiellonian University)

An Artistic Intervention as a Form of Restoring Memory


Panel 6B

Silenced and Forgotten Narratives

Chair: Denisa Kostovicova


Sarah Green (University of Melbourne)

“I was Just a Child”: Exploring How the Lives of Children are Remembered, Commemorated and Forgotten


Hagit Evan-Rifinski (Talpiot College of Education)

Never to be Forgotten – A Linguistic Investigation into the Lives of Rwandan Orphans


Grace Pundyk (Centre for Ideas, VCA, University of Melbourne)

Inheriting the Silenced Periphery: The Shame of Remembering, From Poland to Australia


16:00 – 16:15


Coffee Break


16:15 – 17:15 Art and Reconciliation Roundtable (Obala Space)

Chair: Paul Lowe


Paul Lowe (UAL/PARC)

Tiffany Fairey (UAL/PARC)

James Gow, (King’s College London)

Rachel Kerr, (King’s College London)

Milena Michalski (King’s College London)

Denisa Kostovicova (LSE)

Leslie Woodward (PCRC)

Tanya Domi (PCRC)

Sunday, July 2, 2017
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee


9:00 – 10:30 Panel 7A

Memory Politics in Post-Yugoslav Cinema

Chair: Stephenie Young


Neven Anđelić (Regent’s University London)

Post-Yugoslav Cinema, Politics and Reconciliation


Claudia Mayr (Karl-Franzens Universität Graz)

Wartime Memories in the Serbian Film ‘Parada’: How Does Art Conquer Memories of the Past?


Danica Jenkins (University of Sydney)

Coming to Terms with the Past Through Post-Yugoslav Cinema


Iva Kosmos (CSEES, University of Graz and Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Research Center of The Slovenian Academy of Science)

Post-Yugoslav Docu-Fiction: ‘Faking It’ to Question the ‘Truth’ of Official Memory




10:30 – 11:00


Coffee break


11:00 – 12 :00 Keynote: Ron Haviv and Lauren Walsh


12:00 – 12:30 Closing Remarks