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How We Remember War and Violence: Theory and Practice

This free online memory models course will showcase new memory theory research over the course of four weeks.

Launched by the Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe (UNREST) project, this massive open online course (MOOC) combines the latest research into memory theory with practical case studies. UNREST is funded by the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.

The course How We Remember War and Violence: Theory and Practice encourages learners to consider how we recall conflict and to discover a different way of remembering violence and wars in the 20th century. It compares a new approach to remembering, ‘agonistic memory’, with existing memory models and learners are encouraged to critically engage with case studies that test this agonistic memory model.

When does the course start?

This MOOC runs from 24 September to 19 October 2018. It fits easily with other commitments, requiring only one hour of engagement per week, for four weeks. The course will run again in November 2018 and January 2019. Registration for these sessions will open nearer the time.

Who is the course for?

The MOOC will be of interest to policymakers responsible for funding and coordinating commemorative activities. It would also be of interest to civic organisations in the field of memory and commemoration, and museum professionals, like directors, curators, conservators, and educators.

Who will you learn with?

  • Nina Parish is a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Bath and researcher on the UNREST project, looking at innovative memory practices in sites of trauma including war museums.

  • David Clarke is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath and a researcher on the UNREST project.

  • Ayshka Sené is a post-doctoral researcher working at the University of Bath as part of the UNREST team.

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Understand how the various memory models are used today and develop a new way to look at history.

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