"Blood is Memory without Language: Archives and the Inscription of Suffering" — James Lowry (Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies) and Co-presenter (TBC)

Start time: 15:30 / End time: 17:00 / Date: 18 Apr 2018 / Venue:

Open to: Students within this Faculty / Staff within this Faculty / Any UOL students / Any UOL staff /

Type: Seminar

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information contact Deana Heath at heathd@liverpool.ac.uk

Website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/history/

About the event

This seminar will examine a number of initiatives currently being undertaken by members of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) to consider what archives can reveal about suffering, pain and trauma, and how such records can be preserved and used.

Such initiatives include Records and ICT at the Boundaries of the State, a project being conducted with the University of California, Los Angeles, that examines the uses of records, including genetic and biometric data, in the lives, movements and rights of refugees, and Sudan Memory, a collaboration between LUCAS and Digital Humanities at KCL, which will be digitising archives in Sudan, a country suffering from historical and persistent violence.

The seminar will also discuss Written in Blood, a study of automatic writing in blood in the work of performance artist Jon John and the use of these texts in his memorialisation after his recent death, which will link archival texts with the pain and memory of loss.

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