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Networked Cultures: Translations, Symbols, and Legacies

Bayes Centre

Monday, 11 June 2018 at 08:30 - Tuesday, 12 June 2018 at 15:30 (BST)

Networked Cultures: Translations, Symbols, and Legacies

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IICR WORKSHOP: 11th-12th June 2018

Networked Cultures: Translations, Symbols, and Legacies

Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce our second annual interdisciplinary workshop exploring how cultures affects translations, symbols, and legacies through the Institute for International Cultural Relations 3 Networks- with a special focus on Edinburgh's own global outlook.

This state of the art event will showcase the role of cultures in international relations, by deepening our research, engaging with external partners (British Council, IFA, Festivals Edinburgh), and building a research platform for the future.

This multi-media workshop will have interactive panels, PechaKucha slide shows, archive displays, as well as key notes lectures from renowned scholars and artists, including Dr Ronald Grätz ,Secretary General  at Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa),  Stephen Stenning, Head of Arts and Society at The British Council, and  Professor Cameron Thies, President-elect of the International Studies Association.

We look  forward to seeing you there!

FULL PROGRAMME BELOW: ICR 2nd Annual Workshop:

2nd Annual Workshop

on NetworkedCultures 


Monday 11th June

Translations, Symbols, and Legacies




Registration/ Coffee 


KeynoteSome Thoughts on Europe after the Nation State

Ronald Grätz, Secretary General,Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa)


Symbolic Representations

IICR Cultures of Peace and Violence Network

Convenor: Prof. Jolyon Mitchell, School for Divinity

Slide presentations from network members on temporal/spatial aspects of the symbolic representations of peace and violence 


Coffee Break 

11:30- 12:30

Cultural Translations and UoE Archival Objects

IICR Cultural Translations Network

Convenor: Prof. Ed Hollis, Edinburgh College of Art

Interactive presentation examining questions of critical translations across disciplinary boundaries with archival objects.


LUNCH/ Networking 


Keynote: Creativity, Arts and the cultural relations approach to addressing global challenges

Steve Stenning, Head, Arts and Society, The British Council

14:00- 15:00


Panel: Legacies of Colonialism

IICR Political and Economic Cultures Network

Convenor: Dr. Harshan Kumarasingham

Politics & International Relations

Presentations: cultural legacies of colonialism for politics & economies


Coffee Break 



Community Mobilization, Primary Health and Cultures of Data Collection

PI:  Dr. Jean-Benoît Falisse, Centre for African Studies

Project funded through the Edinburgh Futures Institute


Welcome and Introduction to Keynote

Professor Dorothy Miell  

Head, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Keynote: Culture and the Future of International Studies 

Professor Cameron Thies , University of Arizona

President-elect, International Studies Association


Drinks Receptions (outdoors)


Tuesday 12th June

Edinburgh’s Cultural Networks




Coffee Break


Think Globally- Act Culturally (Edinburgh)

Understanding Edinburgh’s Cultural Interest and Values

IICR’s Global Cultural Fellows (GCFs) Film Premiere

Presentations from Institute’s 2017-18 GCFs on how to understand cultural interests and values through the lens of the festival city


Coffee Break



Interview with Theatre Director and Playwright Zinnie Harris 




Keynote: The Edinburgh Fringe – Whose Festival is it anyway?

Shona McCarthy, CEO, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society



Defining a future of international cultural relations

Rapporteurs and participants offer commentary & advice for UoE researchers


Closing remarks

Do you have questions about Networked Cultures: Translations, Symbols, and Legacies? Contact Bayes Centre

When & Where

Surgeons' Hall
Nicolson Street
EH8 9BZ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Monday, 11 June 2018 at 08:30 - Tuesday, 12 June 2018 at 15:30 (BST)

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Bayes Centre

Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh

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