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Political Memory and its Archives: Symposium

Friday 25 May 2018, 1.00PM to 5.45PM

Speaker(s): Various; see below.

How is political memory layered, recorded and reconfigured? This symposium considers some of political memory’s many archives, in the literal and the figurative senses, and explores the traces left by exile, displacement, war and political struggle.

The symposium has been conceived as a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and features 30-minute talks on political history’s intersections with archives, memory, film, literature and the visual arts.


  • Dr Lauren Arrington (Centre for Irish Studies, University of Liverpool)
  • Professor Max Silverman (Department of French, University of Leeds)
  • Kate Sweeney (visual artist, University of Newcastle)
  • Dr Clare Tebbutt (Department of History, University of York)
  • Professor Michael White (Department of History of Art, University of York)


This event is free and open to all.

Lunch will be provided at 13:00 in the Berrick Saul foyer and refreshments will be provided.

To register please email Dr Emilie Morin, English and Related Literature, University of York).

Location: BS/008, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: Free. All welcome!