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Sam R. Edwards <email@example.com>
American commemoration in Europe since 1945; the politics of social memory; commemoration as performance.
I'm interested in developing a genuinely cross-disciplinary approach to memory studies by drawing upon the work of social psychologists, cultural theorists, sociologists and historians. In particular, I think there's considerable scope to approach the study of social memory within a more holistic framework which understands its significance as both political AND psychological.
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Memory
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Research and Methodology
1999-2002: BA (Hons) History, 1st Class (Lancaster University, UK)
2002-2003: MA Historical Research, Distinction (Lancaster University, UK)
2003-2006: PhD American Commemoration in Europe, 1945 to present (Lancaster University, UK). Due to be submitted for examination in December 2006.
‘Commemorating Air War: The Airfields of the United States Eighth Air Force’, Proceedings of the Perspectives of Conflict Postgraduate Conference, University of Salford, Manchester, U.K. (Forthcoming)
2004 to date: Teaching Assistant, American Studies, Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University.
2005 to date: Teaching Assistant, British and American History, Department of History, Lancaster University.
August 2004 and 2005: Teaching Assistant, American History course, National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY), Lancaster University.
August 2006: Course leader, American History course, NAGTY, Lancaster University.
July 2006: Guest Lecturer, European History course, Academie de Paris.
August 2006: Course leader, American Studies 'Aim Higher' Outreach programme, Lancaster University.
‘Commemoration or Consumption: American War Tourism in Europe, 1980-2004’. (Paper accepted), Popularization of War Memory Workshop, University of Calgary, Canada, November 2006.
‘Normandy, D-Day and the Theatre of Memory’, Histfest 2006, Annual Postgraduate History Conference, Department of History, Lancaster University, May 2006.
‘War and Memory: Marking the Past of the Might Eighth’, Rethinking War Colloquium, University of Kent, December 2005.
‘ “A bit of England watered with our tears”: Marking The Past of the Mighty Eighth’, The Legacy of World War II, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, USA, November 2005.
‘Commemorating the Allied Strategic Bombing Campaign: The Airfields of the U.S. Eighth Air Force’, Perspectives on Conflict: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, University of Salford, September 2005.
‘The Silence of Memory: Remembering and Forgetting the Bombing of Germany’, Discursive Spaces, Identity, Memory and Meaning, Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College, Dublin, May 2005.