Memory, violence & reconciliation
Anatomy Theatre Museum, King’s Building, Strand Campus
This event is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies and the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Programme.
In their new books, Dr Franck Salameh,Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon; Dr Sune Haugbolle, War and Memory in Lebanon; Dr Craig Larkin Memory And Conflict In Lebanon: Remembering And Forgetting The Past, these authors explore the themes of civil warm memory, nationalism and identity, and truth and reconciliation in post-civil war Lebanon.
The panel will be chaired by the Director of the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, Dr Michael Kerr, and his guests will examine the identity forming narratives at the heart of Lebanon’s conflicts and how the post-civil war generation remembers the past, before opening up for an hour of audience participation through questions and answers.
Image: Covers from the books by Salameh & Haugbolle. Larkin's book is forthcoming.
Franck Salameh is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Boston College, Department of Slavic and Eastern Language and Literatures, where he teaches courses on the modern Middle East, ancient Near East, intellectual and cultural history of the modern Middle East, Arabic language, and modern Levantine literature. He is author of Language Memory and Identity in the Middle East; the Case for Lebanon, and The Annotated English Translation of Charles Corm's 6000 ans de génie pacifique. His current book projects are The Other Middle East, and Charles Corm; a Political Biography.
Sune Haugbølle is Assistant Professor in Modern Islam and Middle East Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
Craig Larkin is Associate Research Fellow in the Department of Politics, at the University of Exeter.