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CultCommWar Workshop Five - Drawing Wars: Art and Cultural Memory


Thursday, 9 May 2019 from 10:30 to 17:30 (BST)

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Cultures and Commemorations of War


Workshop Five - Drawing Wars: Art and Cultural Memory


Thursday 9 May, 10.30 - 17.30


Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford


A one-day interdisciplinary workshop considering the artistic and visual representation of war


The interdisciplinary seminar series ‘Cultures and Commemorations of War’ brings together early career researchers and advanced scholars with practitioners, policy makers, charities, and representatives from the media and culture and heritage industries, to consider the practices and politics of war memory across time.


This event features a keynote conversation with the world-famous cartoonist Joe Sacco (PalestineSafe Area Goražde, The Fixer, Footnotes in GazaJournalism), as well as talks by the Yemeni street artist Murad Subay, Bram Ttwheam, Monica Bohm-Duchen, Steve Dixon, Johnny Magee and Tony Crowley.

Funded by the RAI and Corpus Christi College


Free and open to all, including lunch, coffee and a wine reception


Optional donations on the door in aid of the White Helmets and the British Red Cross Yemen Crisis Appeal (£5 suggested, but anything welcome)


Organised by Alice Kelly



Note: This is the page to register for the full day workshop. To register only for the conversation with Joe Sacco, please click here. If you have registered for the full day workshop, you do not need to separately register for the talk.



10.30: Registration (Coffee and Pastries)

11.00-13.00: Brief Introduction – Dr. Alice Kelly

Remembering through Art (Chair: Dr. Chris Kempshall)


Bram Ttwheam (Aardman Animations) – The Art of 11-11: Memories Retold


Monica Bohm-Duchen (Birkbeck) – ‘After Auschwitz’: Art and the Holocaust


Prof. Steve Dixon and Johnny Magee (Manchester School of Art) – Refugee Tales: Viewing the Belgian refugee crisis of WW1 through the lens of contemporary experience

Includes a short film showing: Breakable (2019)


13.00 – 14.00: Lunch


14.00 - 15.30: War Street Art (Chair: Hanna Smyth)


Murad Subay – The role of street art in advocating community issues in times of crisis and conflict


Prof. Tony Crowley (Leeds) – Photographing Murals of the Irish Troubles [Title TBC]


15.30 – 16.00: Coffee


16.00-17.30: Keynote: Joe Sacco, in conversation with Alice Kelly


17.30-18.30: Wine Reception

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Rothermere American Institute
1a South Parks Road
OX1 3UB Oxford
United Kingdom

Thursday, 9 May 2019 from 10:30 to 17:30 (BST)

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