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Emotional Landscapes: English and Irish Battlefield Memorials To Seventeenth-Century Conflicts

 Burton 500 x 250

Date: Monday 28 October 2013
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Location: Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building
                 St Lucia Campus
                 The University of Queensland
RSVP: by Monday 21 October to: uqche@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3365-4913 (numbers are limited)

Presenters:

  • Dr Dolly MacKinnon (The University of Queensland) - 'An Immortall Turff Taken Out of Naseby-Field 1645: Then & Now'
  • Dr Dianne Hall (Victoria University) - 'The Bloody Bridge and the River  Boyne - Sites of Memory and Emotions in Northern Ireland from the 17th Century to Today'

About the workshop:
In the twenty-first century both the young and the old make
pilgrimages to battlefield sites around the globe. These are
highly emotional places and spaces in which emotion plays a
central part, and which have a long tradition in history. The
Battlefield monuments erected to seventeenth-century
conflicts continue to prompt intense emotional responses
today. This roundtable event explores how the emotions, as
they were understood in the seventeenth century, as well as
how they are perceived today, shapes national histories in the
21st century. Secondary History Teachers from across
Queensland are invited to join us for two lively papers from
international experts in the field, culminating in an open
discussion about practical ways to demonstrate how this
knowledge about emotions and battlefield memorials is
relevant to students today.

CPD certification of participation will be provided to all attendees.

Please join the speakers for a reception following the workshop.

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