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The Politics of Memorials

29 January 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door

 

Memorials have been fiercely debated in recent times. What roles do memorials play in a society and how do these acts of remembering contribute to a community’s sense of identity? What gets remembered and what forgotten, and who decides? When, if ever, should memorials be removed? We discuss past and present controversies around public memorializing, from Ground Zero and Confederate monuments to Rhodes Must Fall and Trafalgar Square.

 

Speakers
Michelle Codrington-Rogers
Activist; Junior Vice-President, NASUWT
Margaret O’Callaghan
Reader in History, Queen’s University Belfast
Rahul Rao
Senior Lecturer in Politics, SOAS

Chair
Sarah Fine
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL

 

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Details

Date:
29 January 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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