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Intersecting Times: The Work of Memory in Southeastern Europe
Swansea, June 2000

UNIVERSITY OF WALES CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE *****CALL FOR PAPERS***** "INTERSECTING TIMES: THE WORK OF MEMORY IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE" A Workshop 25-28 JUNE 2000 Clyne Castle, Swansea, Wales, UK
In the second symposium of the Centre for South-East Europe Studies at the University of Wales, practioners of all disciplines are invited to consider how social memory is generated, maintained/consumed and reproduced, through texts, images, embodied experience, monuments, sites, landscapes or other forms. In keeping with the inter- and cross-disciplinary emphasis of the Centre, we are keen not to reproduce stereotypical views of disciplinary concerns, in which historians and archaeologists are said to deal with the general and long term, and anthropologists to lack a historical sense. Rather, the organisers are concerned to highlight the different time-depths involved in studies of the area, and how these intersect within the lives of people, communities and objects. What might be the relationships between tradition, histories (textual, oral or otherwise) and memory? How are senses of the past more generally reconciled with present-day and future political and cultural strategies? We are also concerned to devote part of the workshop to non-textual strategies of remembering, telling and persuading, and the rhetoric of vision and experience. Such visual projection includes narratives created through monuments, the role of images and films in constructing biographies of individuals, places, communities and nations, and the role of material culture in shaping past and present-day realities. If you are interested in participating please send a 300 word abstract and a short statement of background and interests to: cssee@lamp.ac.uk or by post or fax to the address at the bottom of this message. *****Deadline: November 1 1999****** Details of a previous symposium can be seen at http://archaeology.lamp.ac.uk/Arch/seeurope.html The Organisers Keith Brown (Anthropology, University of Wales Lampeter/Brown University) Patrick Finney (History, University of Wales Lampeter) Yannis Hamilakis (Archaeology, University of Wales Lampeter) Margaret Kenna (Anthropology, University of Wales Swansea) Mark Pluciennik (Archaeology, University of Wales Lampeter) ********************************************************************* Dr. Yannis Hamilakis Lecturer in Archaeology Director, Centre for the Study of Southeastern Europe Department of Archaeology Tel.: +44-(0)1570-422351(x396) University of Wales Lampeter Fax: +44-(0)1570-423669 Lampeter,Ceredigion, SA48 7ED E-mail: y.hamilakis@lamp.ac.uk WALES,UK. http://archaeology.lamp.ac.uk/hamilakis/yhamilakis.html