BCMCR/CMNH works in progress joint seminar on memory, time and the arts

Date & Time:

16th November, 16:00


C588 (5th floor Curzon B) and online.


Work-in-progress session for members of the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research + the Centre for Memory, Narrative & Histories

Hybrid event: to participate in-person, please register at this link. To participate online, please register at this link.

The work-in-progress seminar is organised jointly between the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research and the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the University of Brighton. The seminar will include short presentations from colleagues from both institutions. It will explore the role of arts practices and methods in relation to questions of time and memory, considering memory as imaginative practice (Keightley and Pickering 2012) Presentations will explore the relationship between memory and images (particularly photography); perceptions and experiences of time and duration; creative, methodological and pedagogical approaches for studying time and memory, as well as collective processes (such as community discussions).

Marina Castledine (University of Brighton) Voices in the Silence

Kirsten Forkert (BCU) Collective memory and the radical political imagination: Learning from the Black People’s Alliance

John Hillman (BCU) Memory and the mutability of photographic meaning

Deborah Madden (University of Brighton) Oral history, Creative arts and Politics of Grief

Uschi Klein (University of Brighton) Exploring time through photography in the context of Romania’s communist era

Julia Winckler (University of Brighton) Creating future citizens and future homes for Britain following WWII: reconsidering social utopian ideals through the lens of Émigré photographers Edith Tudor-Hart and Wolf Suschitzky. A collaboration with Fotohof Salzburg (2022-2024)