History, Ethnography and Memory

History, Ethnography and Memory
16 March 2019, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Research Training
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The IMLR offers a programme in research skills and methods to its own students, to students at other institutes of the School of Advanced Study, and to graduate students (MA and research) of modern languages in universities in London and beyond. The programme, comprising a series of Saturday workshops, has been running since 1999 and it is taught by teachers from the Institute and University of London Colleges and other UK universities.

The programme is offered free to graduate students.

11.00 Historical methods and archives (Carlos Lopez Galviz, Lancaster)
The session will discuss four concepts central to the practice of history, namely, context and interpretation, diachrony and synchrony, the where and the how of doing history (archives), and causes and path dependencies. It will conclude with a brief reflection on the relationship between history and the future’

12.00 Ethnography and fieldwork (Chandra Morrison, LSE)
Drawing on ethnographic methods such as participant observation, this session will address working with people in the field and will provide an opportunity to think about how interpersonal interactions and approaches can be applied to Modern Languages research

13.00 Lunch break

14.30 Introduction to oral history, fieldwork and collections (Michael Kandiah, KCL)

15.30 Tea break

16.00 The politics of memory, secondary witnessing and postmemory (Diane Silverthorne, Central Saint Martins) 


Kremena Velinova
020 7664 4884