Workshop Programme: Shared Spaces, Shared Memories, Shared Visions: Contemporary Visual Representations of the Second World War in German Cities

Venue: Newcastle University, School of Modern Languages, Research Beehive Room 2.20, 5th November 2015


(registration details below)

10:00 – 10:30am:  Registration, Coffee, and Welcome

10:30 – 11:00am:  The Artwork as Countermonument: Nazi Period Commemoration and Memory in Contemporary Art Domingo Martinez Rosario, Independent Scholar

11:00 – 11:30am:  The German Jewish Victim Elise Bath, Newcastle University

11:30 – 12:00noon:  Remembering German victims in the ‘Memorial and Information Centre for the Victims of the Nazi Euthanasia Programme’ in Berlin and the ‘Virtual Memorial’. Teresa Ludden, Newcastle University

12:00 -12:30pm:  Troubled Sites: Shifting Architectural Approaches and Narratives of Perpetration and Victimhood in Berlin’s Topographie des TerrorsGruia Bădescu, University of Cambridge

12:30 – 2:00pm:  Lunch and visit to the ‘Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context’ Exhibition, Newcastle City Library

2:00 – 2:30pm:  Imagining Place as a Metonym for Values in Cultural Representations of the Rosenstaße Protest Hilary Potter, Cardiff University

2:30 – 3:00pm:  Rats and Hawks, and Squirrels. The ‘Visual Inversion’ of Victims and Perpetrators in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). Alma Melchers, University of St Andrews

3:00 – 3:30pm:  Victims and Perpetrators: Shared Spaces and Public Memory in Michael Verhoeven’s The Unknown Soldier (2006).Gary Jenkins, Newcastle University

3:30 – 4:00pm:  Coffee

4:00 – 5:00:  The Possibilities and Pitfalls of ‘Impact’ Stuart Taberner, University of Leeds (also part of Newcastle University School of Modern Languages’ Research Seminar Series)

For registration form, click here.

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