Constructions of Memory

Here’s the programme for a really cool seminar in March that I’ll take part in: “Erindringskonstruktioner – Erindring og glemsel i overgangsperioder” (“Constructions of Memory – Memory and Forgetting in Periods of Transformation”), hosted by the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals at the University of Copenhagen:

Constructions of Memory – Memory and Forgetting in Periods of Transformation
13 March 2008

St. Kannikestræde 19, 2.sal, København K

10.00-10.15: Welcome

10.15-10.55: Dr. PAUL CONNERTON, Cambridge University: Memory and Oblivion

10.55-11.15: Response by forskningslektor, ph.d. Sven Rune Havsteen, Københavns Universitet, followed by discussion.

11.15-11.40: Ph.D. student Troels M. Kristensen, Aarhus Universitet: Iconoclasm, Forgetting, and the Life Histories of Roman Statues

11.40-12.00: Coffee break

12.00-12.40: Dr. JAMES M. BRADBURNE, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze: Local Heros – Memory in action in the Late Renaissance Garden

12.40-13.00: Response by museumsinspektør, ph.d. Margrethe Floryan, Thorvaldsens Museum, followed by discussion

13.00-14.30: Lunch at Riz Raz

14.30-15.10: Dr. CHARLES HEDRICK Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz: Conversion: Remembering, Forgetting, and Transformation in Late Antiquity

15.10-15.30: Response by forskningslektor, ph.d. Mette B. Bruun, Københavns Universitet, followed by discussion

15.30-15.55: Ph.D. student Gitte Lønstrup, Aarhus Universitet:Comparing Late Antique Rome and Constantinople:
Constructions of memory in the Old and the New Rome

15.55-16.15: Coffee break

16.15-16.55: Dr. ANDREW SPICER, Brookes University, Oxford: Reordering the Religious Landscape

16.55-17.15: Response by redaktør & Birgitte Bøggild Johannsen, Nationalmuseet, followed by discussion

17.15-17.40: Ph.D. student Martin W. Jürgensen, Københavns Universitet: Out of sight, out of mind – On the alter in Post-Reformation village churches

17.40-18.00: Concluding comments and questions
18.00-19.30: Reception

Many thanks to the organizers, Gitte and Martin, for inviting me to what looks like an extremely interesting seminar!

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