Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Summer School - Memory, Empire and Technology - London

Greetings blogland.  This summer school isn't particularly feminist, but I like Dr Katia Pizzi a lot so I thought I'd post it here.

I wasn't quite sure what cultural memory studies were when I first encountered them. Last week, I heard from some folks working on cultural memory, however, and I have to say that it's a really interesting way of looking at the world.  The IGRS (who has a hand in this summer school) does a PhD and, I think, an MA in cultural memory.

School of Advanced Study, University of London

29 JUNE-3 JULY 2010
Held at the School of Advanced Study and organised by the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, this Summer School consists of a series of seminars, lectures and workshops on a broad range of subjects related to the relationship between memory and technology. The sessions will be taught by a team of internationally renowned scholars and range from experimental early flying to colonial memories in film, to photography and workshops on digital archives. These sessions will be complemented by afternoon activities centred round London understood as technological city: the Greenwich History Project, visits to the Stanley Kubrick Archives and the Warburg Library, and an architectural tour on the famous Routemaster bus. This School welcomes researchers, students, artists, archivists, conservation and heritage professionals and any others interested in memory, technology and the industrial legacy of London.
Deadline for Applications: 30 April 2010
or email: CMSS@sas.ac.uk

Tue 29 June: FILM
AMProust, planes and telephones'
Seminar/Workshopled by Dr Akane Kawakami (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Film and colonial memories
led by Prof Robert Lumley, UCL
Patrick Keiller: The view from the train

Plenary Lecture
chair: Dr Katia Pizzi (IGRS) 
(open to the public)

Wed 30 June: ARCHIVES
AM: The Warburg Library
led by Dr Fran├žois Quiviger (Warburg Institute)

PMVisit to the Stanley Kubrick Archives, London College of Communication, University of the Arts
led by Richard Daniels (University of the Arts) and Dr Ricarda Vidal (IGRS)

AMWriting with light
Practical photography workshop 
led by Dr Junko Theresa Mikuriya (University of Kent
PM: Architectural tour of London on a Routemaster bus
led and driven by Prof Joe Kerr (Royal College of Art)
The Archway Polytechnic

Practical workshop led by the artist Ruth Maclennan - the session includes a presentation in Senate House and an exploratory walking tour in Archway (North London)
AM: Digital memories

led by Dr Eleanor Chiari (Harrow School)

Analogue memories: shellac and vinyl records

led by Dr Richard Osborne (Middlesex University
PM: The Big Smoke: Films from a Lost London 1896-1945
Film screening

The British Empire on film
Seminar at Imperial War Museum, 
led by Dr Richard Osborne (Middlesex University)
Guns and the memory of the First World War: The case of the Imperial War Museum
Seminar at Imperial War Museumled by Dr Gabriel Koureas (Birkbeck University of London)
PMLondon, the river, technology and memory
walking tour 

led by Prof Derek Keene (Institute of Historical Research)
Summer School Dinner

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