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Pasts Without History: Politics and the Practical Past

Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd June 2016


Date: Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Location: Senior Common Room, St Mary’s University, Twickenham Book nowThe event, hosted by the Centre for Philosophy of History, will explore how non-institutional, vernacular ways of producing 'past talk’ can contribute to socially inclusive discussions of politics in the present. Contributors include film-makers, novelists, theorists, artists, curators, archivists and activists. Presentations will feature short film screenings, multi-media art installations and commentaries, archives as activism, discussions of historical fiction, use of social media, and shared experiences of political activism. For further information please contact or


Tuesday 21st June 2016 Room: Senior Common Room

10-10.15am: Refreshments and Introduction 10.15-11am: Bernard Regan, Kiri Tunks - Beyond the Wall 11-11.45: Martin Davies - History: the technocratic management of an artificial world 11.45-12pm: Break 12-12.45pm: Vicky Iglikowski - Putting Files on Film 12.45-1pm: Round-up Discussion 1-1.45pm: Lunch

Room: G5

1.45-2.30pm: Jelena Juresa - Moving Image and Memory: tackling identity questions through music 2.30-3.15pm: Paul Antick - Three Places I Never Went To When I Was Alive 3.15-3.30pm: Break 3.30-4.15pm: Amy Roberts - Interference Archive 4.15-4.45pm: Round-up Discussion 6.15pm: Meet at Reception for meal at a local restaurant

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Room: Senior Common Room

9.30-10.15pm: Gisele Iecker de Almeida - Where to now? The future in the present (with a stopover in the past) 10.15-11pm: Jean Debney - The ‘Presented(ed)’-ness of the Before Now 11.00-11.15pm: Break 11.15-12pm: Joe Iosbaker - Putting Israel on Trial in a U.S. Court: the case of Rasmea Odeh 12-12.45pm: Pete Kyle - After the War 12.45-1.30pm: Lunch 1.30-2.15pm: Helen Bendon - Spatialising History 2.15-3pm: Jim Kosem - Reading, Writing, Design, Life and History 3-3.15pm: Break 3.15-4pm: Phoenix - Archives of Resistance 4-4.30pm: Round-up Discussion

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Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd June 2016

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