Roundtable | Special Session TFDC G.06 Lecture Theatre & Plenary Overflow
Jul 06, 2023 15:30 - 17:00(Europe/London)
20230706T1530 20230706T1700 Europe/London Memory and Community: Sites of Conscience around the World

This roundtable brings together members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) to share knowledge about working in ICSC member institutions/organisations in different geographical locations and to explore how these memory sites work with communities to create more just futures. Panellists will share their practice-based experience of what mediums – exhibitions, programmes, etc. – are most effective in conveying and sharing individual and collective memories. In particular, we will consider the following questions: What works for different audiences? How do these sites approach both transgenerational traumas and transgenerational loss of memory? What does it mean to abide by the guiding principles of Sites of Conscience in different contexts? Who controls the narrative and whose stories get heard? How do Sites of Conscience function in both physical and digital spaces? Panellists will be invited to reflect on the broader considerations of what is a Site of Conscience and what role these sites play within their communities.

Panellists:

Aynura Akbas, War Childhood Museum

Katia Chornik, Cantos Cautivos

Pierre Clavor Irakoze, Kigali Genocide Memorial

Lebogang Marishane, Constitution Hill

Linda Norris, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

The panel will be chaired by Professor Chris Whitehead (Newcastle University).

TFDC G.06 Lecture Theatre & Plenary Overflow MSA Conference Newcastle 2023 conference@memorystudiesassociation.org
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This roundtable brings together members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) to share knowledge about working in ICSC member institutions/organisations in different geographical locations and to explore how these memory sites work with communities to create more just futures. Panellists will share their practice-based experience of what mediums – exhibitions, programmes, etc. – are most effective in conveying and sharing individual and collective memories. In particular, we will consider the following questions: What works for different audiences? How do these sites approach both transgenerational traumas and transgenerational loss of memory? What does it mean to abide by the guiding principles of Sites of Conscience in different contexts? Who controls the narrative and whose stories get heard? How do Sites of Conscience function in both physical and digital spaces? Panellists will be invited to reflect on the broader considerations of what is a Site of Conscience and what role these sites play within their communities.

Panellists:

Aynura Akbas, War Childhood Museum

Katia Chornik, Cantos Cautivos

Pierre Clavor Irakoze, Kigali Genocide Memorial

Lebogang Marishane, Constitution Hill

Linda Norris, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

The panel will be chaired by Professor Chris Whitehead (Newcastle University).

Impact Development Manager / Research Associate
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Kingston University / University of Cambridge
Manager for the Research, Documentation and Policy Engagement Department
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Aegis Trust
Constitution Hill
Research Coordinator
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War Childhood Museum
Senior Specialist, Methodology and Practice
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International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Professor of Museology
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Newcastle University
 Catherine Gilbert
NUAcT Fellow in Modern Languages
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Newcastle University
Postdoctoral Researcher
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University College London; Tallinn University
 Seda Şen
Dr.
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Baskent University
 Evangeline Jarman
PhD Researcher
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Deakin University
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