Call for Papers

Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation: Interdisciplinary conference, 4-7 April 2018, Hull, UK Call for Papers now open, closing 1 September 2017 UPDATE: Registration for the conference is now open. Please see our Events page for further information. This 2.5-day conference, sponsored by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, seeks to explore themes…

Holocaust Memorial Day -Remembering the Victims of Genocide

  The following Remember Me blog was written by guest-blogger Evelyn Rose. Evelyn is a Second Year undergraduate Historian at the University of Hull where she is learning about the Holocaust and other human rights abuses as part of her studies. ‘Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it’. – George…

Report on Recent Dementia Conferences

Dr Miroslava Hukelova recently attended two very engaging conferences on Dementia. The two events could not have been any more different, yet the discussion proved to be very similar, arriving at similar conclusions. Dementia Quality Care conference in London Attended mostly by practitioners and carers from across the country. Presentations ranged from hearing problems and…

Remembrance in the Christmas Season.

Remember Me researchers Dr Yvonne Inall and Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead consider emerging strategies for remembrance at Advent and Christmas time. With the onset of winter and as Christmas approaches, families come together. This is also a time when family members or friends who have died are remembered. In bereavement, men and women remember those…

Come Join Us! ‘Heroes & Loved Ones’ Public Feedback Event, 22 November, 2016.

As the nation gathers to mark Remembrance Sunday the University of Hull is conducting research into memorialisation practices. A year ago members of the Remember Me research team and student volunteers attended Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in Beverley to conduct fieldwork. The team, led by Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway, asked people to reflect on what Remembrance…

Death and Culture 2016 – Conference Report

Remember Me researchers recently presented our research at the Death and Culture 2016 conference and they report on the experience. Remember Me project researchers recently attended and presented some of their research at the Death and Culture Conference at the University of York The international conference, which ran over three days from 1-3 September 2016…

Remembering…Poppies: Women, War, Peace

Guest-blogger Dr Lee Karen Stow offers insight into what inspires her work for the exhibition Poppies: Women, War, Peace opening at the University of Hull on July 15 Poppies: Women, War, Peace grew organically from documentary photographic work which began in 2007 with women trying to rebuild lives in post-civil war Sierra Leone, West Africa….

Remembering the Somme: Exhibition

Guest blogger Stephen Leach, Assistant Curator for East Riding Museums, takes us behind the scenes of their Remembering the Somme Exhibition, which opens on 25 June at the Beverley Treasure House. Museums, Archives and other heritage and education organisations have been working on First World War remembrance projects since 2014 as part of the Centenary…

Amy Johnson Festival – Hull Remembers an Icon

Hull celebrates the life and achievements of the inspirational Amy Johnson, aviator, engineer, and service woman with the Amy Johnson Festival, running from 1 July until 6 September 2016. Back in March we posted a blog for Women’s History Month  exploring the various ways in which the life of Amy Johnson has been remembered both…