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Remember Me Conference is underway

The conference opened at 4pm on 4 April, 2018 and will conclude on the afternoon of Saturday 7 April. We have a programme packed full of fantastic papers and associated social events.

You can access the final programme here: Remember Me Conference Programme – Final – Revisions 030418

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Also, in conjunction with the Conference, Liz Nicol presents her exhibition Endlessness from 22 March – 6 April at the Brodrick Gallery, Hull School of Art and Design.

As one of the major outputs of the Remember Me Project case study Photographic essay: The photograph as vehicle for mourning and remembering.

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To take a photograph is to record a momentary observation, to take notice of something, somewhere or someone. To print a photograph is to preserve that moment in material form, as an object; it is to create something we can hold on to, and keep for the future, in perpetuity.

A photograph of a loved one can often be found at the site of a grave, a sometimes disarming visual reminder that this person was once alive and stood in front of a camera looking into the eyes of the photographer. As the viewer we stand together with the photographer, and in some ways we replay their original act of seeing each time we encounter the image.

To remember our loved one, to monumentalise their life, we engrave their name in stone. Those who lost their lives fighting for their country are also remembered by name. Each name is one of many in an endless sea of names, engraved names live on, in perpetuity.

These photographs are observations, visual notes that record how we commemorate our loved ones. It is sad to see evidence of care turning to neglect, to see cut flowers wilting and decaying at the site of a grave. It is extraordinary and commonplace to see grave markers of a death 100 years ago in pristine condition without any clues to the passage of time. Photographs present ambiguity, war torn landscapes recover, trees grow, there are still traces of the past to be seen.

Flowers are used in many ways as part of the process of memorialization, the Flanders poppy is perhaps one of the best known symbols of death associated with The Great War. In this exhibition flowers have a significant presence; photographs of ceramic flowers in graveyards in France and Belgium, plastic and silk flowers in cemeteries in Italy are placed next to wild flowers collected on the Western Front, specimens brought, into the darkroom, resulting in highly detailed jewel-like black & white prints ‘objectographs’.

There are several distinct elements; Keep your Kodak Busy… is a series of photographs taken through the lens of a 100 year, old Kodak Box Brownie No.2 documenting memorials that commemorate The First World War, and Shadow Drawings, a series of photogenic drawings of the melancholy Weeping Willow, cyanotypes, using the early (Sir John Herschel, 1842) photographic process to create blue prints, the intense references of grief and loss, as if tears falling from the sky

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Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation – Conference 4-7 April 2018. – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The Remember Me team is pleased to announce that registration for the Remember Me conference 2018 is now open. To register, please click the link below and login with the details provided below. The registration site includes our provisional programme, list of accepted papers and information about the social programme associated with the event.

Accommodation information can be found here: Accommodation Options-Remember Me – FIINAL

Conference Programme now available! Remember Me Conference Programme – Final – Revisions 030418

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Due to an amazing response to the call for papers, the Remember Me conference has been expanded to 3.5 days, from the 4th to the 7th of April 2018. The conference will launch with an opening plenary lecture on the afternoon of Wednesday the 4th of April, concluding at lunchtime on the Saturday the 7th of April, 2018.

Hosted in Hull, the UK City of Culture, as a legacy programme event, this interdisciplinary conference brings together British and international researchers from a wide range of disciplines, exploring themes relating to memorialisation, including:

  • The influence of role and identity on memorial forms and purposes
  • Emotional and behavioural aspects of memorialising practices
  • Religious, spiritual and secular meanings in death
  • The socio-political construction of death
  • Spaces and places: the geography of memorialisation
  • Gender, sexuality and age in death and memory
  • Socio-economic and cultural variations
  • The public/private interface
  • Applications to the professional cultures of health and social care practice and funeral and memorial services

The Remember Me research team looks forward to welcoming you all to the City of Culture in April 2018!

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Remember Me Conference 2018 Call for Papers Now Open

From the 5th to 7th of April 2018 Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation will be hosting a conference which will showcase the key findings of the project and offer an opportunity for researchers to engage and present research from across a wide range of disciplines on themes relating to memorialisation.

Our call for papers is now open:

Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation

Interdisciplinary conference, 5-7 April 2018, Hull, UK

Call for Papers

This 2.5-day conference, sponsored by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, seeks to explore themes arising from the inter-disciplinary research project Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation. An associated exhibition and walking trail will run alongside the academic conference, which is open to the general public as well as to conference delegates. The Remember Me project team is comprised of researchers from applied social science, archaeology arts/humanities, history, pastoral theology, photography, political science, social work, socio-medical anthropology and sociology. Researchers in these and cognate fields are invited to submit an abstract (max 250 words) for an oral paper, poster or creative visual exhibit. Possible themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The influence of role and identity on memorial forms and purposes
  • Emotional and behavioural aspects of memorialising practices
  • Religious, spiritual and secular meanings in death
  • The socio-political construction of death
  • Spaces and places: the geography of memorialisation
  • Gender, sexuality and age in death and memory
  • Socio-economic and cultural variations
  • The public/private interface
  • Applications to the professional cultures of health and social care practice and funeral and memorial services

Submissions from Early Career Researchers and PhD candidates are particularly encouraged.

Closing date for submission Friday 1 September 2017

For more information contact rememberme@hull.ac.uk

The form for abstract submissions can be downloaded here.

UPDATE: The call for papers is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. Successful applicants will be notified on or around the 1st of October 2017.

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