The University is closely monitoring national and international developments in relation to COVID-19 and taking actions as appropriate. As a result, we have taken the decision to cancel or postpone all University led public events until the end of April 2020. Thereafter, events will remain under review.
The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our highest priority and while we realise that the cancellation of events will cause some inconvenience and disappointment, this temporary measure is aimed at ensuring that our response to the current situation remains responsible and informed by the latest public health advice and expertise.
We regret that the University cannot be held liable for any loss or damage, including but not limited to travel and accommodation costs, arising from this event cancellation.
Funded by the AHRC’s Open World Research Initiative programme, Language Acts and Worldmaking, this one day event, 'Memory, Heritage and Languages' will showcase the latest research being undertaken in the areas of heritage and memory from a Modern Languages-informed perspective. Exploring alternative formats of memory-making, such as digital and interactive forms of memory, participatory forms of memory-making, story-telling, and self-curation, the event aims to demonstrate the importance of public integration and inclusion in identity creation, across a variety of contexts and locations. Other academic contributions to the event focus on the themes of state-sponsored memory, expectations of memory, identity narratives, gendered concepts of heritage, and the role of languages within these dynamics.