Interdisciplinary AiM Symposium on the Realities and Representations of Reconciliation in Africa
Hosted jointly by the Centre of African Studies (CAS) at the University of Edinburgh and the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival
Saturday 24th October 2009, 9am-5pm
Chrystal MacMillan Building, University of Edinburgh, George Square
At Africa in Motion 2009 we are planning a number of screenings and events that confront issues of trauma, conflict and reconciliation. This symposium aims to foster discussion and understanding of old and new research dealing with the various realities and representations of reconciliation in Africa. A number of recent films, novels and other forms of art have sought to represent in varying ways the traumas of conflict and war of the postcolonial African states and the attempts of reconciliation commissions towards peace, truth, justice and forgiveness. In the symposium, we want to touch on the problems and challenges facing artistic representations of these complex topics as well as the different contexts and consequences of it in Africa and in its diasporas. A number of high-profile international scholars will present their work on these topics.
For the full programme, please see the attached document or the Africa in Motion website: www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/symposium.php
To register for attending the symposium and request a registration form, please send an email to email@example.com. Registration fees for attending are £10 for students and £20 for non-students, including lunch and refreshments. The deadline for registration is 15 October 2009 (but places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment)
Please send any queries about the symposium to Stefanie Van de Peer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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