History and Heritage Institutions: a mini-symposium

interpretation

The next ‘Futures of History’ research seminar takes place at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London on Wednesday 20 May 2015.  It will be held at 2.00 pm in the Senior Common Room (finishing around 4.30 pm)

There will be two papers:

  • Helen Bendon (Middlesex University) will talk on ‘Multiple Perspectives in Museum Settings’

Working in lens-based and locative media, Helen’s practice is anchored around the position and telling of marginal stories. She has worked recently with the RAF Museum on the Raising of the Dornier 17 project (http://rafmuseum.mdx.ac.uk/dornier17/) and is about to launch an App for Alexandra Palace Trust entitled Time Stands Still, a locative audio app exploring the little known narratives around Ally Pally’s use as a prison camp during WWI.

  • Andy Pearce (UCL, Institute of Education) will talk on ‘The Holocaust in Britain’s historical culture’

Andy has worked for the Holocaust Educational Trust, authored the Wiener Library’s travelling exhibition Never Again? Thinking about the Holocaust, and assisted the Imperial War Museum in the curation of its Moscati Collection. His monograph Holocaust  Consciousness in Contemporary Britain (2014) is published by Routledge.
The papers will be followed by an informal discussion and home-made cake.

There will also be a  virtual Dornier 17 on the St Mary’s Campus on the 20th that will be viewable via I-Pad/phone see here for more details

All are welcome. No need to register. But please do let Mark Donnelly or Claire Norton know if you intend to come so that we can organise sufficient catering.

Image taken from http://rafmuseum.mdx.ac.uk/dornier17/ (last accessed 11/05/15)

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