Following the success of an international workshop in November 2015 on ‘Emotions and Memory: Humiliation and Dignity in Asian, Australian and European Memories of Violence’, in late-May this year several events will be held in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. These events seek to extend our comparison of national practices of remembering violent pasts through a focus on the emotions linked to humiliation and dignity, and the ways in which these are used for political and identity-making purposes. The events this year are centred around the visit of Professor Yasmin Saikia from Arizona State University; and are supported by the History and Memory Research Hub, the Asia History Hub, the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and the Australia India Institute.
Thursday 26 May: SHAPS Public Lecture – ‘Nation, Neighbours and Humanity’, delivered by Professor Yasmin Saikia (RSVP at http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/YasminSaikia)
Friday 27 May: Papers and Discussion – ‘Private Lives, National Memory’ (RSVP with Hannah Loney at email@example.com)
Monday 30 May: Graduate Masterclass – ‘Freedom, Human Rights and the State’ with Professor Yasmin Saikia (RSVP with Shan Windscript at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday 31 May: Postgraduate Student Consultations – Professor Yasmin Saikia (RSVP with Shan Windscript at email@example.com)