Remembering and Memorializing Viola Desmond: The first Black woman to be featured on a Canadian banknote

As our Conference Showcase Series continues, guest-blogger Channon Oyeniran, Vice President, Ontario Black History Society explores the civil rights legacy behind and significance of Canada’s new $10 note. On December 8th, 2016, after receiving thousands of nominations from across Canada, it was announced that a woman would be the first in the country’s history, to be featured…

Remembering the Idealist, but not the Ideology?

As part of our Conference Showcase Series, guest blogger Ryan Nolan, PhD candidate at University College Dublin, examines the memorialisation of the Dublin 1913 Lock Out. From a sociological perspective, what societies ‘forget’ is equally as important as to what they remember. History is often in this sense is distorted or edited to suit the…

Remembering Mining Disasters

As part of our Conference Showcase Series, guest-blogger PhD candidate Ann-Marie Foster explores the ways in which mining disasters have been memorialised. “Digging the rock where Death reputes Peace lies indeed” – Wilfred Owen  ‘Miners’ The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the worst mining disasters that the UK has ever witnessed. The Hartley…

Remembering the Welsh Women who Spoke Out to America

This International Women’s Day guest-blogger, Dr Lee Karen Stow, shares a tale of Welsh Women peace activists. Ahead of this week’s International Women’s Day, I head to Snowdonia in North Wales (snow permitted) for an event to remember and commemorate thousands of Welsh women who joined together in a ‘social revolution for peace’. In 1923…