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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROADSIDE MEMORIALS - 24TH JUNE 2010

International Symposium on Roadside Memorials-24th June 2010
Marking death in open places
Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin.
 
Organised by Una MacConville, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, UK and co-hosted by the Humanities Institute of Ireland and the research cluster—death, burial and the afterlife—in UCD, Dublin.

Programme
08.45-09.15 Registration
09.15-09.30 Opening introduction
Una MacConville, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, UK
09.30-09.55 The Origins of Marking Death in Open Places: Early medieval wayside crosses
Heather King, Archaeologist, Department of the Environment, Ireland
09.55-10.20 Death markers in the open: some examples from Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Chris Corlett, Archaeologist, Department of the Environment, Ireland
10.20-10.45 A living monument—a topiary roadside memorial in Co. Kildare, Ireland.
 James Eogan, Archaeologist, National Roads Authority.
10.45-11.15     Coffee/tea
11.15-11.40 Contested Invisibility—roadside memorials as the result of conflict in the border region of North West Ireland.
Mhairi Sutherland, Graduate School of Arts and Media, National College of Art, Ireland
11.40-12.05 Commemorating a National Death in Local Japan: using memorials to make claims about identity and history
Michael Wert, Historian, Marquette  University, USA
12.05-12.30 Modern trailside memorials along the Camino de Santiago, Spain.
Pat Holland, Tipperary County Council, Ireland.
12.30-12.55 Crosses and (the Absence of) Religion: Roadside Memorials in the Czech Republic
Olga Nesporova, The Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 
12.55-13.55 Lunch 
14.00-14.25 The material culture of Dutch roadside memorials: what do they tell us?
Mirjam Klaassens and Peter Groote, Department of Cultural Geography, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
14.25-14.50 Deathscapes in British Columbia:  Road Warriors and Teen Angels
John Belshaw, North Island College and Diane Purvey, Thompsons River University, Canada
14.50-15.15 Memorials on the Road: Stickers for the Dead in Southern California
Pamela Roberts, Talina Villao and
Tracy Carlsen, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
15.15-16.10     Coffee/Tea
16.10-16.35     Remember me: here, there and everywhere
Gerri Excell, University of Reading, UK
16.35-17.00 'Dead end?: The Future of Roadside Memorial Research'
Jennifer Clark, University of Nw England, New South Wales, Australia
All welcome but places are limited so please contact Una MacConville on (00 353) 86 8175530 or at u.macconville@bath.ac.uk to book a place or for further information.
A small fee of 20 euro will be charged to cover tea/coffee and admin costs. Lunch available from a number of cafes/restaurants on the UCD campus.

International Symposium on Roadside Memorials-24th June 2010
Marking death in open places
Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin.


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