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Current Events

Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War

Date
20/10/2017 - 14/01/2018
Location:
Aston Webb - Rotunda Gallery (First Floor) (R6 on campus map)
Description
The Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre is organising an exhibition of Käthe Buchler's photographs which will be on display at the University in the Rotunda Gallery, Aston Webb and in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Birmingham & the Great War: medicine, trauma, injury

Date
09/12/2017
Description
This symposium will explore the role that the University of Birmingham played during the Great War and the impact that it had on staff and students.

'Schooling Through the Looking Glass'

Date
07/03/2018
Location:
tba
Description
Three former headteachers, passionate about comprehensive education, raise the question about whether education has improved for disadvantaged children over the past 50 years.
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Previous Events

Memories in education

Over the past two decades memory studies has emerged as a wide and interdisciplinary field of studies. Anthropologists, historians, political scientists, psychologists and sociologists have all  studied the psychological and social dimensions of memory. They have also debated the importance of memory for the construction of identities and for political struggles around recognition and belonging. In all this work remembering and forgetting is not simply an object of academic enquiry but a form of politics at the centre of debates about subjectivity, education, social relations and the state.  

Domus devoting its seminar series for 2015-16 to the theme of memory. In doing so, it continues to investigate the possibilities of interdisciplinary studies of education and new ways of working. As well as exploring intellectual debates about the meaning and significance of memory, it aimed to investigate some of the wider contexts and constituencies where memory is salient.

In doing so Domus wasdelighted to work with a range of partners including AHRC Voices of War and Peace Engagement Centre, Birmingham City Council (Birmingham Heritage Week), Caroline Benn Society, the Institute of German Studies and the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (all at the University of Birmingham) and the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Germany.