INCORE Accounts of the Conflict Seminar

INCORE Information incore-info at incore.ulst.ac.uk
Thu Mar 13 16:34:46 GMT 2014



Having trouble reading this email? View it in your browser<http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/Announcements/Announce-3-2014.html>!

[INCORE e-Newsletter]<http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/>


INCORE Announcement - 24 February 2014
 [http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/img/Announcements/AOTC/AOTC_top_banner.jpg]

Professor Brandon Hamber
Director of INCORE
Cordially invites you to the next seminar in the
Accounts of the Conflict Seminar Series
by
Verne Harris
entitled
'Remembering, Forgetting and South Africa'

At 12.00 p.m. on Wednesday 19 March 2014
In Skainos, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF
A light lunch will be served after the seminar at 1.00p.m

RSVP to Janet Farren, JE.Farren at ulster.ac.uk<mailto:je.farren at ulster.ac.uk> or tel 028 7167 5575

________________________________

Verne Harris offers a seminar that aims to weave a tapestry with three primary threads. Firstly, he explores the concept of 'memory work' in post-apartheid South African contexts and offers an analysis of how this work has been used and abused. Secondly, he mounts the argument that internationally there are strong dominant discourses across the intersecting spacings of transitional justice, human rights archives, and reckoning with the past. The strength of these discourses can close down unorthodox perspectives and fresh lines of enquiry. Thirdly, Harris sets himself the dual goal of identifying such lines of enquiry and teasing out loose threads in the dominant discourses. The result is a provocation ranging from the experiences of his institution, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to the work of deconstruction, from queer theory to the work of scholars like Adam Sitze and Undine Whande, from personal narrative to documentary film-making. Finally, he gives an account of the Mandela Dialogues, a continuing joint Foundation/GIZ Global Leadership Academy project which brings together 26 activists, analysts and functionaries from 10 countries to explore the broader question of archive in contexts of post-conflict and post-oppression. His offering is at once a troubling of dominant discourses and a play with the antonyms of remembering in these discourses.

Verne Harris is currently Director of Research and Archive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa. He has also written extensively on issues of social justice, cultural memory, and reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa. In addition to his work at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, he is an honorary research associate at the University of the Witwatersrand. He participated in a range of structures which transformed South Africa's apartheid public records system, including the African National Congress's Archives Committee, the Arts and Culture Task Group, the Consultative Forum which drafted the National Archives of South Africa Act, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the South African History Archive. Widely published, he is best known for the books Exploring Archives: An Introduction to Archival Ideas and Practice in South Africa (1997, 2000 and 2004), Refiguring the Archive (2002), A Prisoner in the Garden: Opening Nelson Mandela's Prison Archive (2005), and Archives and Justice (2007). He is also the author of two novels, both of which were short-listed for South Africa's M-Net Book Prize. He also compiled the notes and other writings which make up Nelson Mandela's new biography, Conversations with Myself.

________________________________

Accounts of the Conflict will create an on-line digital archive which will offer long-term storage and preservation of a range of personal accounts relating to life in Northern Ireland and the border region during the period of the conflict.

Individuals, groups and organisations will be able to deposit digital copies of personal accounts with the new archive.

The Accounts of the Conflict project is a 2 year project funded by the European Union's PEACE III programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

The project will be delivered by INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute), based at the University of Ulster. Work on the project commenced in January 2013 and will be completed in December 2014.

[http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/img/Announcements/AOTC/AOTC_bot_banner.jpg]


Find out more<http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/accounts/>
top<http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/Announcements/Announce-3-2014.html#top>
[Back to top][share on Twitter]<http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/Announcements/Announce-3-2014.html%2320&text=%C2%A0%3Cimg%20src=/img/Announcements/AOTC/AOTC_top_banner.jpg%20width=600%3E&via=INCOREinfo&related=>

Follow us
Follow INCORE on our social networking sites:
[Facebook]<https://www.facebook.com/INCOREinfo> [Twitter] <http://twitter.com/incoreinfo>

Feedback
INCORE works hard to provide the best possible service and we welcome your feedback. If you would like to comment on any aspect of our work, email<mailto:incore at ulster.ac.uk?subject=INCORE%20e-Newsletter> or write to us at the address below. We look forward to hearing your views.



Contact us

[INCORE logo]<http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/>University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry,
BT48 7JA
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 71675500
Fax: +44 (0) 28 71675510
Website: www.incore.ulster.ac.uk <http://www.incore.ulster.ac.uk/>
Email: incore at ulster.ac.uk<mailto:incore at ulster.ac.uk>

 You are receiving this email because you subscribed to our e-newsletter online
or attended one of our events.

You may subscribe<http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/subscribe.html#mail> to or unsubscribe<mailto:incore at ulster.ac.uk?subject=Unsubscribe%20INCORE%20e-Newsletter> from these announcements





________________________________

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for the use of the addressee and may contain information which is covered by legal, professional or other privilege. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager at postmaster at ulster.ac.uk and delete this email immediately. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the University of Ulster. The University's computer systems may be monitored and communications carried out on them may be recorded to secure the effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes. The University of Ulster does not guarantee that this email or any attachments are free from viruses or 100% secure. Unless expressly stated in the body of a separate attachment, the text of email is not intended to form a binding contract. Correspondence to and from the University may be subject to requests for disclosure by 3rd parties under relevant legislation. The University of Ulster was founded by Royal Charter in 1984 and is registered with company number RC000726 and VAT registered number GB672390524.The primary contact address for the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland is,Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://conflict.incore.ulst.ac.uk/mailman/private/incore-info/attachments/20140313/dbc154b9/attachment.html>


More information about the INCORE-info mailing list