- 11 November 2021
- 7:00 – 8:15 pm
This is an event for ECRN members only. Find more about the network here.
How does art represent and complicate our understanding of war and peace, conflict and resolution? This roundtable, chaired by Professor Ana Carden-Coyne (University of Manchester) will consist of five-minute papers from ECRN members on British visual culture (broadly defined) from any time period as it relates to the theme of conflict and resolution.
Professor Ana Carden-Coyne is a scholar of war and memorialisation. She will be responding to the papers, facilitating questions for the presenters, and wrapping up the event with concluding remarks on the roundtable topic. We look forward to learning from her expertise on this complex subject.
The call for papers has gone out via email to ECRN members and has been shared on the network’s social media channels. Please contact the ECRN co-convenors at [email protected] if you would like to submit a proposal for a five-minute paper, or if you have any questions about this event. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 4 November 2021. ECRN members who are not presenting are also welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion.
About the speaker
Professor Ana Carden-Coyne is Director of the Centre for the Cultural History of War (CCHW) at the University of Manchester. She is a historian and curator. Her publications include The Politics of Wounds: Military Patients and Medical Power in the First World War (Oxford University Press, 2014); Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism and the First World War (Oxford University Press, 2009); (Ed) Gender and Conflict Since 1914: Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Palgrave, 2012), a special edition on disability, European Review of History (2007), and special issue on young people, visual and material culture, and the two world wars (Cultural and Social History, 2021). For the centenary of WW1 she co-curated a major art exhibition with Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth Art Gallery, The Sensory War, 1914-2014 (Oct 2014-Feb 2015) attracting over 203,000 visitors, and for the Somme centenary, Visions of the Front, 1916-18 (Whitworth Art Gallery). She has written on museums, visual culture and art, especially in relation to gender and disability; consulted and co-curated numerous exhibitions; written a Guardian WW1 commemoration booklet (‘Wounded Visionaries’); an AHRC WW1 blog and KU Leuven’s public disability history blog; and contributed to Sydney Queer Thinking Festival (Mardi Gras). She is currently international investigator on an Australian Research Council project on art and conflict, and is also leading a major AHRC study on forced displacement and the arts and crafts, Understanding Displacement Aesthetics and Making Change in the Art Gallery with Refugees, Migrants and Host Communities with art galleries in Manchester.