The Watery Grave: Death at Sea on Voyages to New Zealand, 1840-80

In the latest contribution to our Conference Showcase Series, guest-blogger Associate Professor Lydon Fraser, explores the ways in which death at sea was managed on the long sea voyages to New Zealand during the Victorian era. David Carr, writing aboard the Lyttelton-bound Lancashire Witch in 1863, solemnly recorded ‘a morning of greate mortality’ on the…

Commemorating White Armband Day Transnationally and in Virtual Spaces

Our Conference Showcase Series continues. Guest blogger Johanna Paul writes about the emergence of White Armband Day (Dan Bijelih Traka), a commemoration day related to the war crimes committed in Prijedor during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-1995). Prijedor is notorious for ethnic cleansing, concentrations camps and displacement in the early days of the war in…

Remember Me Memorial Trail

In association with the Remember Me Conference (4-7 April, 2018) we have developed a memorial walking trail around Hull City Centre, which you download and follow. Memorial Trail PDF Our trail document is a downloadable PDF in A3 format (which can also be legibly printed at A4 size). If you have a smartphone, you can…

Shaping Disaster Memorialisation through Media Coverage

As our Conference Showcase Series continues, guest blogger Professor Marina Brancato, explores the complex relationship between media reporting of disaster and memorialisation in the context of Italian earthquakes. An earthquake is a natural and cultural event and a particular moment in the history of a community because the ontological security of  human beings is brought…