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Seminar: "Memory Politics after Conflict"

Published on 7 May, 2015

At The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), May 19, 14.30-16.00.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Time: 14.30-16.00 followed by coffee. Registration from 14.00.

Location: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm.

Seminar fee: UI members free. Non members 100 SEK.

Language: English

Participants:

Stefanie Kappler, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Director of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University, U.K.

Karl Gustafsson, Research Fellow at UI

Johanna Mannergren Selimovic, Research Fellow at UI

Hans Ruin, Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University, Director of the multidisciplinary research program on Time, Memory and Representation

Description by the organizer:

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) invites you to a seminar on memory, power and reconciliation after conflict. In societies emerging from conflict, political actors as well as ordinary citizens face the question of how the violent past is to be remembered.
Memory politics is used to both legitimate and contest claims to power. What we choose to remember and what to forget determines how we understand the present and how we form decisions for the future. What narratives are public? What is silenced? Can commemoration strengthen peace and reconciliation?
The seminar will highlight:
- South Africa’s struggle with its apartheid past and the question of how the
commemoration of violence can do justice to all its victims.
- How the rememberance of Japan’s aggressive war in Asia influences the
relationship between Japan and China.
- How remembrance practices in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda are highly
gendered, as men and women’s experiences of war crimes are remembered differently.

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) invites you to a seminar on memory, power and reconciliation after conflict. In societies emerging from conflict, political actors as well as ordinary citizens face the question of how the violent past is to be remembered.

Memory politics is used to both legitimate and contest claims to power. What we choose to remember and what to forget determines how we understand the present and how we form decisions for the future. What narratives are public? What is silenced? Can commemoration strengthen peace and reconciliation?

The seminar will highlight:

  • South Africa’s struggle with its apartheid past and the question of how thecommemoration of violence can do justice to all its victims.
  • How the rememberance of Japan’s aggressive war in Asia influences therelationship between Japan and China.
  • How remembrance practices in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda are highlygendered, as men and women’s experiences of war crimes are remembered differently
Invitation in .pdf format here.

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