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Lancaster University to host AHRC seminar 'Testimony and the Law'

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Publication date11/02/10

Please see below the provisional timetable for the AHRC-funded 'Future of Testimony' project:

  • 'Testimony, Aesthetics and Ethics', The European Society for the Study of English (University of Turin), Seminar/s to take place between the 24th and 28th August 2010. (For further details see http://www.essenglish.org/.)
  • 'Testimony and the Law' (University of Lancaster), Friday 24th September 2010.
  • 'Testimony and Medicine' (University of Sheffield), March 2011.
  • 'Testimony and its Future' (University of Salford), August 2011.

'Testimony, Memory and the Past' (London, Feb 2010):

Professor Erica Burman (Manchester Metropolitan University), 'Childhood and feminisation in/as memory in neoliberal times'

Kirsten Campbell (Goldsmiths College), 'Testimonial Modes: Evidence, Testimony, and Witness before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia'

Professor Dan Stone (Royal Holloway), 'Memory Wars in the New Europe'

Dr Ursula Tidd (University of Manchester), 'Living among the Ruins of Language: Jorge Semprun and Testimony'

'Testimony, Aesthetics and Ethics' (Turin, August 2010):

Papers are invited for consideration on the seminar topic above, and abstracts should be sent either to Antony Rowland (a.c.rowland@salford.ac.uk) or Stef Craps (stef.craps@ugent.be) by the end of January 2010. As with the seminar in London (and following the ESSE guidelines), we intend posting the papers on our website in advance so that speakers can talk about their papers for no more than 15-20mins on the day. Depending on the number of proposed papers (we currently have a healthy six), ESSE might expand the number of seminar sessions.

'Testimony and the Law' (Lancaster, September 2010):

The participants include the new Vice Chancellor of The University of Salford, Professor Martin Hall, who will talk about 'testimonies of whiteness' by white South Africans recalling memories of their position within apartheid. Alaric Searle (University of Salford) and Georgina Firth (University of Lancaster and Barrister at Law) have also agreed to speak.

'Testimony and Medicine' (Venue TBC, March 2011):

Speakers include Dr Ian Wilkinson (University of Kent) and Professor Corrine Squire (UEL, Centre for Narrative Research).

'Testimony and its Future' (Salford, August 2011):

Speakers include: Professor Shoshana Felman (Emory University); Professor Cathy Caruth (Emory); Dr Sharon Rosenberg (University of Alberta).