Dark Heritage: Comparative Approaches to Troubled Pasts

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In this workshop we discussed dark heritage -- heritage associated with death, conflict, and human rights violations -- from a comparative and international perspective. In particular, the discussion focused on sites, acts and practices of memorialisation and commemoration in various parts of the world, with the invited speakers focusing on experiences in Latin America and the Francophone world:

Dr Cara Levey, Department of Hispanic Studies, University College Cork.

Dr Sophie Fuggle, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University.

The purpose of this workshop was also to identify common research interests and to develop a research agenda in the field of dark heritage broadly conceived, including perspectives from history, politics, social science, arts, culture and literature.

After short interventions by the two invited speakers, Prof. Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) responded to the papers and led a discussion about new avenues of research in this area.

If you are interested in getting involved in this project, please get in touch (Marieke Riethof, mriethof @ liverpool.ac.uk)


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