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commemoration

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Susie Campbell speaks to Niall Munro Susie Campbell talks to Niall Munro about her experience as poet-in-residence during the Post-War seminar series 2017-18. Susie Campbell, Niall Munro 06 Aug 2018
2 Creative Commons A Crack of Light: Poetry Reading Poems of commemoration, reconstruction and reconciliation from the Post-War series' poets-in-residence. Susie Campbell, Mariah Whelan, Sue Zatland, Patrick Toland 06 Aug 2018
3 Creative Commons Alex Donnelly speaks to Niall Munro Alex Donnelly talks to Niall Munro about his work on the ecology of conflict, the interpretative role of academic research, and his interest in the 'lone voices' in poetry. Alex Donnelly, Niall Munro 31 Jul 2018
4 Creative Commons Jon Stainsby speaks to Johana Muskalova Jon Stainsby talks to Johana Muskalova about the relationship between music and commemoration and his experience as a performer. Jon Stainsby, Johana Musalkova 31 Jul 2018
5 Creative Commons Anna Leese speaks to Niall Munro Anna Leese speaks to Niall Munro about her personal connections to commemorations of war and the performance of commemorative music. Anna Leese, Niall Munro 31 Jul 2018
6 Creative Commons Simon Over speaks to Rita Phillips Conductor Simon Over talks to Rita Phillips about the performance of commemorative musical works. Simon Over, Rita Phillips 31 Jul 2018
7 Creative Commons Anthony Ritchie speaks to Catherine Gilbert Composer Anthony Ritchie talks to Catherine Gilbert about the relationship between music, war and remembrance in his oratorio Gallipoli to the Somme. Anthony Ritchie, Catherine Gilbert 31 Jul 2018
8 Creative Commons Interview with Lord William Wallace Lord William Wallace, member of the Parliament Choir, talks to Professor Kate McLoughlin about the centenary commemorations of the First World War. William Wallace, Kate McLoughlin 30 Jul 2018
9 Creative Commons John Dunston speaks to Kate McLoughlin John Dunston and Kate McLoughlin explore varieties of religious silence and the relationship between silence and commemoration. John Dunston, Kate McLoughlin 30 Jul 2018
10 Creative Commons Lydia Wilson speaks to Alex Donnelly Lydia Wilson talks to Alex Donnelly about commemoration as a narrative for the future in the Middle East Lydia Wilson, Alex Donnelly 30 Jul 2018
11 Creative Commons Mahinda Deegalle speaks to Catherine Gilbert Mahinda Deegalle talks to Catherine Gilbert about the application of Buddhist values in post-conflict societies. Mahinda Deegalle, Catherine Gilbert 30 Jul 2018
12 Creative Commons Interview with Dr Adrian Gregory Adrian Gregory speaks to Johana Musalkova and Rita Phillips about the role of silence in public commemoration. Adrian Gregory, Johana Musalkova, Rita Phillips 30 Jul 2018
13 The Rest is Silence: Panel-led Workshop 2 This workshop considered the practice, meaning and impact of silence, and the discussion was chaired by a practitioner of acoustic, site-specific composition. Adrian Gregory, Mahinda Deegalle, Lydia Wilson, John Dunston 29 Jun 2018
14 Jonathan Dove speaks to Kate McLoughlin Composer Jonathan Dove talks to Kate McLoughlin about commemorating through music and music’s power to make us remember in the wake of individual and mass loss. Jonathan Dove, Kate McLoughlin 18 Jun 2018
15 Interview with Dr Peter Grant Peter Grant talks to Johana Musalkova and Rita Phillips about the link between collective memory and popular music, exploring examples of artists who attempt to challenge dominant national narratives. Peter Grant, Johana Musalkova, Rita Phillips 18 Jun 2018
16 Laura Hassler speaks to Kate McLoughlin Laura Hassler, Founding Director of Musicians without Borders, talks to Kate McLoughlin about her vision for the organisation and music’s potential in giving voice, recognition and empowerment to post-conflict communities. Laura Hassler, Kate McLoughlin 18 Jun 2018
17 The Very Revd John Witcombe speaks to Rita Phillips The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral, talks to Rita Phillips about the Coventry Cross of Nails and the power of such symbols in building solidarity in post-conflict societies around the world. John Witcombe, Rita Phillips 24 Apr 2018
18 Mark Johnston speaks to Alex Donnelly Mark Johnston talks to Alex Donnelly about the work of the Australian National Veterans Arts Museum and the importance of an arts engagement approach to commemoration in improving the well-being of veterans and their families. Mark Johnston, Alex Donnelly 28 Mar 2018
19 Jane Potter speaks to Kate McLoughlin Dr Jane Potter, Reader in Arts at Oxford Brookes University, talks to Kate McLoughlin about textual and material commemorative cultures and the central role of words and language in the reconstruction and renegotiation of memory. Jane Potter, Kate McLoughlin 28 Mar 2018
20 Chrissie Steenkamp speaks to Johana Musalkova Dr Chrissie Steenkamp talks to Johana Musalkova about community-based and nationally-driven practices of commemoration in South Africa and Northern Ireland. Chrissie Steenkamp, Johana Musalkova 28 Mar 2018
21 Gabe Moshenska speaks to Rita Phillips Archaeologist Dr Gabe Moshenska talks to Rita Phillips about democratic forms of commemoration and the public responsibility of researchers in empowering people to take control of their own narratives, history and heritage. Gabe Moshenska, Rita Phillips 28 Mar 2018
22 Emma Login speaks to Dahmicca Wright Dr Emma Login talks to poet-in-residence Dahmicca Wright about Historic England's First World War Memorials Programme, 'memorial mania', and the recent shift from community-based to national forms of remembrance. Emma Login, Dahmicca Wright 28 Mar 2018
23 Tony Horwitz speaks to Niall Munro Author and journalist Tony Horwitz talks to Niall Munro about the sesquicentennial commemorations of the American Civil War, the complexity of reconstruction in the American South, and re-enactment as a way of connecting with the past. Tony Horwitz, Niall Munro 28 Mar 2018
24 Daniel Libeskind: Architecture and Memory In this lecture, architect Daniel Libeskind shares his creative process and thinking for many of his most prominent buildings including the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Military History Museum in Dresden. Daniel Libeskind 26 Feb 2018
25 Harvey Whitehouse speaks to Alex Donnelly and Johana Musalkova Harvey Whitehouse, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford, talks to Alex Donnelly and Johana Musalkova about shared responses to experiences of suffering and the potential role of commemoration in achieving social cohesion. Harvey Whitehouse, Alex Donnelly, Johana Musalkova 12 Dec 2017
26 Rachel Seiffert speaks to Catherine Gilbert Novelist Rachel Seiffert talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about the ritual of memory and the possibilities of fiction as a response to a difficult past. Rachel Seiffert, Catherine Gilbert 08 Dec 2017
27 Lyndsey Stonebridge speaks to Rita Phillips Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Modern Literature and History at the University of East Anglia, talks to Rita Phillips about literary humanitarianism and the ethics of empathy. Lyndsey Stonebridge, Rita Phillips 08 Dec 2017
28 Elleke Boehmer speaks to Kate McLoughlin Elleke Boehmer talks to Kate McLoughlin about her most recent novel, The Shouting in the Dark, the language of reconciliation in South Africa, and the creative potential for both the work of fiction and the work of literary criticism. Elleke Boehmer, Kate McLoughlin 08 Dec 2017
29 Conflict and Community: Panel-led Workshop 2 Mobilising the wide-ranging expertise of the speakers, this workshop explored questions of narrative, community and the special commemorative needs that arise in the wake of civil war and terrorism. Rachel Seiffert, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Harvey Whitehouse, Helen Small 24 Nov 2017
30 Poetry and Life-Writing: Panel-Led Workshop 1 Bringing together experts working at the intersection of literature, human rights, foreign policy and peace initiatives, this workshop explored the role of poetry and life-writing in post-war healing. Dunya Mikhail, Philippe Sands, Lord John Alderdice, Jeremy Treglown 21 Nov 2017
31 Aminatta Forna speaks to Catherine Gilbert Aminatta Forna OBE, author of The Devil that Danced on the Water, talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about silence, narrative and resilience in Sierra Leone. Aminatta Forna, Catherine Gilbert 21 Nov 2017
32 Philippe Sands speaks to Kate McLoughlin Philippe Sands, QC, international human rights lawyer and author of East West Street, talks to Kate McLoughlin about the law-court as a place of commemoration and what he came to understand outside the city of Lviv. Philippe Sands, Kate McLoughlin 21 Nov 2017
33 Dunya Mikhail speaks to Alex Donnelly Iraqi-American poet Dunya Mikhail talks to Alex Donnelly about commemoration, reconnection and poetry as ‘a museum of feeling’. Dunya Mikhail, Alex Donnelly 21 Nov 2017
34 Jeremy Treglown speaks to Alex Donnelly Professor Jeremy Treglown and Alex Donnelly discuss the politics of commemoration and the challenges of remembrance for both veterans and civilians. Jeremy Treglown, Alex Donnelly 21 Nov 2017
35 Interview with Lord John Alderdice Lord John Alderdice (Liberal Democrat peer and Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC)) talks to Johana Musalkova and Rita Phillips about poetry, peace processes and the challenges of creating positive commemoration. Lord John Alderdice, Johana Musalkova, Rita Phillips 20 Nov 2017
36 Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in Conversation with Elleke Boehmer Launch event for the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series. Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) in conversation with Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, Oxford). Aminatta Forna, Elleke Boehmer 20 Nov 2017