Parading memory and re-member-ing conflict: Collective memory in transition in Northern Ireland – University of Copenhagen

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Parading memory and re-member-ing conflict: Collective memory in transition in Northern Ireland

CRIC invites to the research seminar “Parading memory and re-member-ing conflict: Collective memory in transition in Northern Ireland” with Sara Dybris McQuaid, CRIC partner and assistant professor at Aarhus University.

The research seminar will revolve around Sara’s paper on collective memory, practice of parading in Northern Ireland and peace processes.

Registration
Please register at cric@cric.ku.dk no later than Thursday November 6th, 2014. The paper will be sent to you when you have registered.

The paper
This article leverages an understanding of collective memory to examine the politico-cultural practice of parading in Northern Ireland and so extends our knowledge of the role of memory and commemoration in peace processes. Parades offer a particularly interesting case here precisely because of the multiple and contested ways in which they tie memory in with wider societal, cultural and political fabrics. For parades are about memories: they both memorialize past events and incite new memories through particular social and embodied practices. They are about memory and place, as they are tied to particular routes and local dynamics. They are about memory and violence: they generally commemorate events, men and victims of violence, but they also enact new paths and scripts of violence. They are about memory and politics, as they reflect and challenge shifting relations to the state. And they are about memory and transitions, because they negotiate tradition in dialogue with wider trajectories of political and demographic change. In all these ways, they are vernaculars that can unsettle received or official narratives attempting to smooth over differences and anxieties in transitory times.

About research seminars
The research seminar is a forum for academic debate, organized around the paper and is conducted on the assumption that the paper has been read by participants.

Time and place
The seminar will be held in CRIC’s meeting room (25.0.01), Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, November 10th, 2014 from 13.30 to 15.00.