Dr Olivette Otele - HistFest 2018
15:00 | Professor Olivette Otele

Professor Olivette Otele

Memorialising Traumatic Histories



St John Priory Church, Saint John's Square, London, EC1V 4RQ

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Memory is often understood as a way of reminiscing about the past. However, memory as a tool to read and write histories of the past has been used as a formidable way to bring nations together, to heal and build a future for generations to come. What then happens when the stories of the past are not taught at all? How do groups react when the histories of their ancestors are not perceived the same way by communities in which they live in? In this powerful talk, Professor Olivette Otele will look into the theories around the questions of memory and memorialisation to try and understand how traumatic pasts have been at the source of controversies and how nations, regions and communities successfully or not address those issues. It will use case studies in Europe, Africa, Asia and South and Central America.

Eccles Centre for American Studies This talk is sponsored by 
The Eccles Centre for American Studies 

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