About the Conference

This cross-disciplinary conference on visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland since c.1800 will be held from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 October 2016 at the National Gallery of Ireland and the National College of Art & Design. Speakers will address how objects, images, spaces and material practices have worked and been understood to create and maintain memory in Ireland from c.1800 to the present day. By  encompassing public and private modes of remembrance, the conference aims to enhance our understanding of how the past is encountered and used in a number of registers including the monumental, critical, emotional and affective. Speakers include researchers from Design History, Geography, Philosophy, Fine Art Practice, Literary Studies, Archaeology, Museology and History.

Making Memory is convened by Dr. Lisa Godson (National College of Art & Design) and funded by the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland ‘New Foundations’ scheme #loveirishresearch.

Booking for the conference costs 55 – to register, please go here

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