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commemoration

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 Chrissie Steenkamp speaks to Johana Musalkova Dr Chrissie Steenkamp, Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Change at Oxford Brookes University, talks to Johana Musalkova. Chrissie Steenkamp, Johana Musalkova 28 Mar 2018
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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