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The Politics of Memorials (the Forum)

29 January, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Memorials have been fiercely debated in recent times. What roles do memorials play in a society and how do these acts of remembering contribute to a communities’ sense of identity? What gets remembered and what forgotten, and who decides? When, if ever, should memorials be removed? The panel will discuss past and present controversies around public memorializing, from Ground Zero to Confederate monuments, from Rhodes Must Fall to Trafalgar Square.

 

Speakers
Michelle Codrington-Rogers
Activist; Junior Vice-President, NASUWT
Margaret O’Callaghan
Reader in History, Queen’s University Belfast
Rahul Rao
Senior Lecturer in Politics, SOAS

Chair
Sarah Fine
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL

Details

Date:
29 January
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/forthcomingevents/memorials/

Venue

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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