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Conference 'Decolonising the postcolonial? Disputed heritages'

2021.03.22Organized by ECHOES - UNRIO/CES-UC/Aarhus University, this online conference taking place from 14-16 April 2021, debates sensitive issues around the colonial heritages in postcolonial contexts in Europe or historically colonised areas. Practices and materializations of those legacies will be discussed, as well as heritage processes, value attribution, their uses and appropriations at global and local scales.

When monuments fall: Practices around difficult heritage

2021.02.23Uses of the Past panel discussion on Zoom with Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (PhD), visual artist and scholar, Professor Paul Mullins (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis), Laura Erber (PhD), Guest Researcher at ENGEROM and at the Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Copenhagen, as well as a collaborating professor at the Graduate Program in Performance and Theater Studies at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO, Brazil), and Professor Mikkel Bolt (University of Copenhagen)

Funding opportunities within Uses of the Past

2020.10.08The Faculty research program Uses of the Past encourages members of the program to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation and develop new projects on uses of the past with partners from other national and international institutions.

Online talk on new postdoctoral research project about nationalist memory politics

2020.09.18Presentation of a new postdoctoral research project Gloria Victis: Monuments to Lost Causes from the 19th Century to Today by Nicholas Parkinson on 24 September from 13.00-16.00

The Brutish Museums: the Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution

2020.08.28As part of a virtual book tour for his new book The Brutish Museums, Dan Hicks, from the University of Oxford, will introduce the book, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.

Conference on decolonizing museum cultures and collections

2020.08.28On October 22-23, 2020, ECHOES organizes an international conference for heritage scholars and practitioners titled Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections: Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe at the University of Warsaw

Unequal Immunities; The Partial Narrativization of the First Large Vaccination Campaign

2020.08.27Seminar with Juan Carlos González Espitia, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event will take place in building 1422, room Preben Hornung Stue, while it will also be possible to attend via Zoom. Both options require registration in advance.

Seminar Digital Archives and the Shapes of Memory

2020.08.25Presentation by Helle Strandgaard Jensen, co-director of the Center for Digital History Aarhus (CEDHAR) on digital archives and memory. The event will take place in building 1421, meeting room 2, while it will also be possible to attend via Zoom. Both options require registration in advance.

Research Project ECHOES Launches Key Interventions Website

2020.08.06Horizon 2020 research project ECHOES launches website to give space to key interventions in the ongoing, global discussions about racism, colonial heritage and memory

New PhD project on Palestinian memory

2020.05.28Asmaa Hassaneen has recently started her PhD research on Palestinian memory among members of the Palestinian community in Aarhus. Her project focuses on the relation between the saga genre and memory studies, and how both affect the construction and transmission of Palestinian memory.

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