Royal Marines Museum Announces War, Silence and Memory in Modern Britain

The Royal Marines Museum Announces War, Silence and Memory in Modern Britain a one day conference being held on Wednesday 9th February 2011.

Individuals, communities and societies all ‘remember’ wars. Forms of remembering include state sponsored memorials and acts of remembrance, spontaneous, collective acts of commemoration such as those seen recently at Wooton Basset and the preservation of photos, objects and stories within the family. However, alongside these acts of remembering are silences; gaps in our shared remembrance of warfare and a reluctance to articulate traumatic and often difficult memories.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Penny Summerfield, University of Manchester

Dr Dan Todman, Queen Mary, University of London

Dr Stefan Goebal, University of Kent

Dr Emma Vickers, University of Reading

Dr Petra Utta-Rau, University of Portsmouth

Gabriel Koureas, Birbeck College, University of London

Jane Furlong, Imperial War Museum

Ellie O’Keefe, PHD Student, Queen Mary,University of London

Dr David Jackson, Independent Scholar

Details and Booking
Wednesday 9th February 2011
10am -4.30pm
Royal Marines Museum, Southsea

Tickets: Adults – £40, Student Concession – £20. Includes buffet lunch.

For more information call the museum on 023 9281 9385 or visit www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk

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