Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation
By Oxford University
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Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation is a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series running in 2017-18 at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. It brings together academics from many different fields, politicians and leading figures from cultural policy and the charitable sector. They are joined by novelists, poets, artists and musicians whose work has marked war in some way. The Series is divided into three strands - Textual, Monumental, and Aural Commemoration - and is guided by three overarching questions: Who is commemoration for and why? How does commemoration lead to reconstruction and reconciliation? What is the future of commemoration?
||CleanHarvey Whitehouse talks to Alex Donnelly and Johana Musalkova||Harvey Whitehouse, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford, talks to Alex Donnelly and Johana Musalkova about shared responses to experiences of suffering and the potential role of commemoration in achieving social cohesion.||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Seiffert speaks to Catherine Gilbert||Novelist Rachel Seiffert talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about the ritual of memory, and the possibilities of fiction as a response to a difficult past.||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLyndsey Stonebridge speaks to Rita Phillips||Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Modern Literature and History at the University of East Anglia, talks to Rita Phillips about literary humanitarianism and the ethics of empathy.||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElleke Boehmer speaks to Kate McLoughlin||Elleke Boehmer talks to Kate McLoughlin about her most recent novel, The Shouting in the Dark, the language of reconciliation in South Africa, and the creative potential for both the work of fiction and the work of literary criticism.||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Lord John Alderdice||Lord John Alderdice (Liberal Democrat peer and Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC)) talks to Johana Musalkova and Rita Phillips about poetry, peace processes and the challenges of creating positive commemoration.||20 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeremy Treglown speaks to Alex Donnelly||Professor Jeremy Treglown and Alex Donnelly discuss the politics of commemoration and the challenges of remembrance for both veterans and civilians.||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDunya Mikhail speaks to Alex Donnelly||Iraqi-American poet Dunya Mikhail talks to Alex Donnelly about commemoration, reconnection and poetry as ‘a museum of feeling’.||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhilippe Sands speaks to Kate McLoughlin||Philippe Sands, QC, international human rights lawyer and author of East West Street, talks to Kate McLoughlin about the law-court as a place of commemoration and what he came to understand outside the city of Lviv.||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAminatta Forna speaks to Catherine Gilbert||Aminatta Forna OBE, author of The Devil that Danced on the Water, talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about silence, narrative and resilience in Sierra Leone.||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|