The Connecting Memories Podcast

The Connecting Memories Podcast

By Paul Leworthy
In this podcast series, Paul Leworthy will be talking to leading academics about memory. As well as presenting some aspect of their research, each episode's guest speaker will be invited to discuss what the term 'memory' means in the context of their research.

For more information about the Connecting Memories research initiative, please visit: www.connectingmemories.org.
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On memory and cultural trauma in Japan with guest speaker Prof Akiko Hashimoto (Portland State University)
The guest speaker for this episode is Prof Akiko Hashimoto (Portland State University). Prof Hashimoto presents a talk entitled ‘Something Dreadful Happened in the Past: War Memories in Japan’ and we discuss the cultural memory of WWII in Japan.
47:55
May 18, 2020
On memory and distributed cognition with guest speaker Prof John Sutton (Macquarie University)
The guest speaker for this episode is Prof John Sutton (Macquarie University). Prof Sutton presents a talk entitled ‘Distributed Ecologies of Remembering’ and we discuss how things, places and other people are involved when we remember.
53:09
May 11, 2020
On memory and African American literature with guest speaker Dr Leila Kamali
The guest speaker for this episode is Dr Leila Kamali (@kamali_leila). Dr Kamali presents a talk entitled ‘Cultural Memory Past, Present and Future in the work of John Edgar Wideman’ and we discuss the cultural memory of Africa in African American and Black British literature.
51:51
May 4, 2020
On memory and memorials with guest speaker Prof Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent University)
The guest speaker for this episode is Prof Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent University). We discuss Holocaust memorials and the question of relevance and Prof Niven presents a talk entitled 'Reigniting Relevance: Recent Approaches to Memorial Heritage’. Bill Niven is Professor in Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University.
52:42
April 27, 2020
On memory and the built environment with guest speaker Prof Edward Hollis (ECA, University of Edinburgh)
The guest speaker for this episode is Prof Edward Hollis (ECA, University of Edinburgh).  We discuss what memory means in the context of the built environment and Prof Hollis presents a talk entitled 'Secret Lives, Memory Palaces and Concrete Monstrosities'.  Edward Hollis is Professor of Interior Design at the Edinburgh College of Art in the University of Edinburgh.   A PDF of images to accompany Professor Hollis's talk can be found here: http://connectingmemories.weebly.com/podcast.html
52:40
April 20, 2020
Podcast series preview
In this short preview, Paul Leworthy introduces the Connecting Memories podcasts and sets out what the series hopes to achieve.
04:14
April 20, 2020