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Conference Report – Working Group 1: “Transformation of Work”

IIn Portland, Working Group 1 co-chaired by Stefan Berger and Joanna Wawrzyniak spent three productive meetings discussing how the concept of slow memory is at play in the historical transformation of work under deindustrialization. And more importantly, how can the concept transform our research practices?

Slow Memory General Meeting, June 6-10, 2022Portland, UK Hanna Teichler (Goethe University Frankfurt) On June 6, 2022, many participants in the Slow Memory COST Action gathered on the picturesque island of Portland in the UK. In fact, Portland is a tied island, as we learned from the numerous extracurricular activities that the local organizing team,...

In this session, organized by WG5 Transformation of the Environment, Rosanne Kennedy (Australian National University) is in discussion with filmmaker Gabrielle Brady on the topics of multidirectional eco-memory, slow memory, ghostly remains, and the dynamics of place in her past and forthcoming film projects.

1. Purpose of a Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) under SlowMemo The main objective of the COST Action SlowMemo – Slow Memory – (CA20105) is to develop the concept of slow memory as an approach to understanding and responding to grand-scale transformation. Bringing together theoretical approaches both from the field of memory studies and disciplines such...

The conference will therefore focus on coal and other extractive industries, iron and steel, as well as shipbuilding as paradigmatic examples of de- and re-industrialization and of relocation across different spaces.

In this session, organized by WG5 Transformation of the Environment, Rosanne Kennedy (Australian National University) will be in discussion with filmmaker Gabrielle Brady on the topics of multidirectional eco-memory, slow memory, ghostly remains, and the dynamics of place in her past and forthcoming film projects.

How do we conceptualize the ‘Slow Memory Podcast’? The aim of this workshop is to plan the Slow Memory podcast series.

Vicky Karaiskou is Associate Professor in art history at the Open University of Cyprus and teaches in the "Cultural Policy and evelopment" MA programme.

This workshop aims to introduce some of the key principles which underpin oral history methodology.

The aims of this two-hour workshop are to share and develop methods of interpretation while analysing a piece of data collaboratively and, to take our time to analyse a small fragment of conversation in small detail.

Our next study group meeting will be on 26 May at 17.30 CEST. Please join us if you are interested, everyone in the action is most welcome.

Conference, Isle of Portland, United Kingdom, June 7-10, 2022

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