Join us to celebrate the breadth and excellence of Bournemouth University’s research as part of Interdisciplinary Research Week this May. This is an opportunity to spark new collaborations and ideas among our diverse research community.
This year we have a week long programme of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and a film, which will showcase the fantastic research which is being undertaken at the university.
This is the second in a series of blog posts which will highlight the events you can join throughout the week. The second event of the programme will take place on Tuesday 12th May, Dr Avital Biran, Dr Melanie Klinkner, Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers & Dr Feng Tian will be discussing ‘Transforming conflict after war: memory, heritage and digital media’
In divided societies emerging from war, monuments communicate important memories, shared grief, pride or solidarity, but they can also signify partisan claims to territory, moral and military superiority, and perpetuate militant attitudes. They are of social, cultural, psychological, economic, political, international and educational significance. But how do consumption and perception change over time? Could visitors be engaged by digital media technologies to experience the plurality of memories and develop empathy and recognition of the cultural heritage of war beyond one- sided narratives? This interdisciplinary session will canvas some of the variables and challenges associated with the gamification of contested heritage sites.
This event will take place on Talbot Campus in KG01 from 16:30-17:30, with tea & coffee from 16:00. You can book your place by clicking here.