Rethinking Our Communicative Pasts: Reparatory and Radical Perspectives

401 (4th floor), Loughborough University London and online

Lecture theatre

Burçe Çelik and Anaïs Carlton-Parada are organising a two-day in person workshop on marginalised, forgotten or erased communicative histories and memories on 25 and 26 April. The workshop will be live streamed on both days.

Thursday 25 April 

9:00 –9:30 Registration & Welcome 

  • Burçe Çelik (Loughborough University London), Anaïs Carlton-Parada (Loughborough University London), Nelson Costa Ribeiro (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa) 

9:30 –11:30  Panel 1: Media and Empire: Pasts and Presents 

  • Chair: Nelson Costa Ribeiro 
  • Lee Grieveson (University College London): “The Past Keeps Becoming the Future” 
  • Simon Potter (University of Bristol): “Building Empires on Air: (Re)writing Histories of British Public and Colonial Broadcasting” 
  • Anjali DasSarma (University of Pennsylvania): “Narratives of White Normativity and the Political Economy of Slavery: Revisiting Publick Occurrences, The Boston News-Letter, and the Origin Story of America’s Early Press” 
  • Isadora de Ataide Fonseca (Universidade Católica Portuguesa): “Imperial Public Sphere: A Resilient Concept to Rethinking Our Communicative Past?” 
  • Dominique Trudel (Audencia Business School): “Exploring New Territories in the History of Media and Communication Research: Robert Estivals and French SIC as Political Avant-Garde”  

11:30 –12:00 Coffee Break 

12:00 –13:00 Roundtable: Cultural Imperialism and Counter-Movements (NWICO) 

  • Lars Diurlin (Stockholm University), ShinJoung Yeo (CUNY, Queens College),  Sašo Slaček Brlek (University of Ljubljana) 
  • Moderated by Thomas Tufte 

13:00 –14:00 Lunch 

14:00 –15:00 Roundtable 2: Towards Radical Histories in Media and Communication 

  • Omar Al-Ghazzi (London School of Economics), Philipp Seuferling (London School of Economics), Wendy Willems (London School of Economics) 
  • Moderated by Burçe Çelik (Loughborough University London) 

15:00 –15:30 Coffee break 

15:30 –16:30 Seminar by Dan Schiller (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  

  • “Telecommunications and US Empire: A Brief History” 
  • Introduction and Moderation by ShinJoung Yeo 

17:00 –18:00+  Book Talk with Drinks (@ Future Space, Ground Floor) 

  • Communications in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire: A Critical History 
  • Burçe Çelik, Nelson Costa Ribeiro  
  • Moderated by Ana Cristina Suzina 

Friday 26 April 

9:30 –11:00 Panel 3: Memory and Time 

  • Victoria Browne (Loughborough University): “Feminist Historiography and the Pasts and Presents of Abortion Activism” 
  • Clara de Massol de Rebetz (Kings College): “Remembering the Anthropocene: Memorials Beyond the Human”  
  • Kaya de Wolff (University of Frankfurt ) and Jephta U Nguherimo: “Our Problem is that we don’t write papers”: Co-authoring as an Approach to Decolonise the Scholarship Related to the Memory of the OvaHeroro and Nama Genocide”  
  • Claudia Magallanes-Blanco (Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla): “Forget About the Media. Let’s Focus on (Indigenous) Communication” 

11:00 –11:30 Coffee Break 

11:30 –13:00 Panel 4: Politics of Erasures and Counter-Archives 

  • Chair: Anais Carlton-Parada (Loughborough University London) 
  • Farangis Ghaderi (University of Exeter): “Erased Kurdish Women’s Histories: In Search of Kurdish Women’s Voices in Archives” 
  • Asli Ozgen-Havekotte (University of Amsterdam): “(Un)Seen, (Un)Heard: Diasporic Audiovisual Heritage and Speculative Turn in Archival Studies” 
  • Sahika Erkonan (University of Cambridge): “Embodiment and Counter-Memory in the Diaspora: The Case of the Armenian Genocide” 
  • Afaf Jabiri (University of East London): “Epistemic Violence of Anti-Palestinianism, Intersectionality and Decoloniality of Feminist Knowledge”  

13:00 –14:00 Lunch 

14:00-15:30 Panel 5: Rethinking Historical Actors and Representations 

  • Kristin Skoog (Bournemouth University): “(Re)searching Women in Broadcasting History” 
  • Stephanie Seul (University of Bremen) “Writing Women into the Historical Narrative of War Reporting: Avis Waterman, “The Times” Correspondent on the Italian Front During the First World War” 
  • Manuel Carvalho Coutinho (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa): “If (only) Archives Could Speak: Portugal’s Censorship Records and Its Historical Implications” 
  • Naomi Smith (Birkbeck College): “An Intersectional Analysis of National Television News Coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising”  

15:30 –16:00 Coffee Break 

16:00 –17:00  Seminar By Martha Evans (University of Cape Town):  

  • “ ‘Covering Our Tracks’: Archival Research on Liberation Movement Communication in South Africa”  Introduction and Moderation by Cuthbeth Tagwieri (Loughborough University London) 

How to view the event online

Day one on 25 April in Microsoft Teams.

Day two on 26 April in Microsoft Teams.