Cities of Memory: Performing and Media Arts in the Post-Conflict City 4-5 April, 2013, Queen's University, Belfast

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Dr. Des O'Rawe/School of Creative Arts, Queen's University, Belfast
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Developing from the work of the Belfast-Sarajevo Initiative (2007-2010), the School of Creative Arts at Queen's, in association with the British Academy, is hosting this conference to examine how theatre, performance, film, and the visual arts address post-conflict situations. We will consider proposals that focus on any post-conflict city, or region, and intend the Cities of Memory project to encourage interdisciplinary discussion on the contemporary arts and their relation to issues of testimony, witnessing, forgetting, representation, healing, reconciliation, agency, and metaphor.

Keynote Speakers
Professor Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam)
Dr Colin Graham (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Professor Jane Taylor (University of Chicago.

Please e-mail 300-word abstracts along with a brief biographical statement on or before 21st December, 2012 to and

All submissions will be reviewed and decisions communicated promptly. There is no registration fee for attendance.

All participants will be invited to submit their papers for publication in a critical anthology to be published by a leading academic press.

For more information on the Cities of Memory project, and updates on confirmed colloquium keynote speakers and participants, and other research developments, go