AHRC Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past and Labex Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory are holding a series of three joint workshops in 2015. The workshops seek to bring together researchers, ECRs and practitioners/professionals from project teams across the two programmes for two days of ideas exchange and discussion on shared themes.
The first workshop took place at the Royaumont Foundation near Paris on 16th and 17th January 2015. Please see the programme here.
Call for Papers
AHRC Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past and Labex Pasts in the Present: History, Heritage, Memory are pleased to announce the second in a series of three joint workshops. The workshops seek to bring together researchers, ECRs and practicioners/professionals from project teams across the two programmes for two days of ideas exchange and discussion on shared themes.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd workshop, to take place at the Royal Society on 22nd and 23rd April 2015. Please see the Care for the Future and Pasts in the Present Joint Workshop 2 – Call for Papers for more information and the short application form. The deadline for applications in 15th March 2015.
by Dr Lucy Veale, University of Nottingham, cross-posted from the Weather Extremes project blog
AHRC and LABEX – a new partnership
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to represent the Weather Extremes team at a Franco-British Research Workshop organised by our funders AHRC, and LABEX (Laboratory of Excellence), a similar funder in France. The title of the workshop was ‘Delving back into the past to look into the present and future’ and the main aim was to explore connections between research funded under the AHRC’s Care for the Future theme and LABEX’s ‘Les passes dans le present: histoire, patrimoine, memoire.’ Both initiatives seek to explore representations of the past from multiple perspectives and disciplines, and have shared priorities and commitments. Continue reading
Making History Work – Seminar series with AHRC Translating Cultures and Institute for Government
Between March – July 2014 the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Care for the Future and Translating Cultures research themes and the Institute for Government held 4 joint seminars on ‘Making History Work’ – bringing together academics, senior policy officials and practitioners to consider how history and intercultural learning are used in practice by policy makers and how academia and public policy can better engage each other. Continue reading
Call for Papers – Deadline 14th February 2015. AHRC Care for the Future and Connected Communities themes are co-hosting a symposium in May on the theme of ‘Utopias, Futures and Temporalities: critical considerations for social change’. Deadline for proposals is Feb 14th to K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk
12th December: Launch event for ‘The Antislavery Usable Past’ at WISE, University of Hull
The event is free, but booking is essential via http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/category/news/.
The day features all three of the large grants recently funded under Care for the Future; it is co-hosted by ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’ and ‘The Antislavery Usable Past’, with contributions also from ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’.
The event will include contributions from key Care for the Future partners, including the British Library, The National Archives, and others. It will culminate with the official launch of the large grant project ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’, and a short performance.
For more details and to book a place, please visit the website of ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’, http://www.ptja.leeds.ac.uk/.
12th December Launch event for ‘The Antislavery Usable Past’ at WISE, University of Hull
Celebrate the launch of Care for the Future large grant ‘The Antislavery Usable Past’, which will unearth the lessons of historic antislavery as a ‘usable past’ for the contemporary antislavery movement. With new digital resources, exhibitions, advisory documents, networks, partner seminars and publications, the project team will apply the successes and failures of past antislavery strategies to the movement to end the enslavement of more than 30 million people around the world today.
Come for wine, nibbles and a short introductory speech by Professor Kevin Bales, and meet the rest of the project team: Professor John Oldfield, Director of WISE, Professor Zoe Trodd of the University of Nottingham, and Professor Jean Allain of Queens University Belfast.
Venue: Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, HULL, HU1 1NE.
Date and time: 12th December, 4.30 – 6.30pm.
RSVP: Sarah Colley on S.Colley@hull.ac.uk
‘Reframing Disaster’ – activities and events from the Post-Colonial Disasters project from 26 November – 7 December in Leeds.