Reimagining Memory Activism: Conversations on Asia and the Pacific

Reimagining Memory Activism: Conversations on Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 | 5:30pm—6:45pm AEDT

(8:30am London * 10:30am Tel Aviv * 5:30pm Canberra)

This is the first in a series of conversations exploring the concept of memory activism, both from an interdisciplinary academic perspective, and from the perspective of actors who are involved in memory activism as researchers, practitioners, artists and activists. The first seminar will engage in conversation about the concept of memory activism and how it relates to new developments in the field of memory studies, and its relevance to contested commemorations in a range of conflict and post-conflict sites, including Timor-Leste, Israel-Palestine, and Australia. Future seminars, beginning in late July, will focus on Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Northeast Asia. Questions to be considered in the series include: What are the emerging trajectories in memory activism in Asia and the Pacific? In what ways do they navigate through overarching historical, political, and epistemological debates of our time? How do they configure the potentialities of our world?


Shameem Black in conversation with

Yifat Gutman (Ben Gurion University), Jenny Wustenberg (Nottingham Trent University), Rosanne Kennedy (ANU) and Lia Kent (ANU)


Online via Zoom

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Rosanne Kennedy


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