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Past Events from 2015 - 2016

The Process of Post-Traumatic Growth in Fostering Agency and Activism among Survivors of the Genocide in Rwanda

Date
04 November 2015
Description
Talk by Dr Laura Blackie, Research Fellow, Department of French and Francophone Studies

Poetry reading on Requiem, Rwanda

Date
17 November 2015
Description
Join Laura Apol (Michigan State University) reading poems from her newest collection - Requiem, Rwanda.

Biography, prosopography and biographical dictionaries: what's their place in the academy?

Date
27 November 2015
Description
Talk by Siân Reynolds on: Biography, prosopography and biographical dictionaries: what's their place in the academy?

When does mourning end, and where/how does forgiveness begin? Screening Narratives of Hope in Rwanda

Date
07 December 2015
Description
Talk by Roger Bromley, Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham

'Translating Cultures' Professor Charles Forsdick

Date
20 January 2016
Location:
A02 Highfield House
Description
You are warmly invited to a talk by Prof Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool and AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow on 'Translating Cultures').

Esther Mujawayo – a survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, author and co-founder of AVEGA

Date
29 January 2016
Location:
A01 Highfield House
Description
The Rwandan Stories of Change Project in the Department of French and Francophone Studies presents this talk from Esther Mujawayo, a survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, author and co-founder of the Association of the Widows of the Rwanda Genocide.

Juridical and Applied Performance in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Date
04 February 2016
Location:
Highfield House A01
Description
Dr Ananda Breed will provide an overview of how performance was used as a powerful tool to rehearse the nation for the local level gacaca courts, an indigenous mediation system used to address the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.

Is the author responsible? Desiderius Erasmus, François Rabelias, Renzo Martens

Date
19 February 2016
Location:
Trent B4
Description
Department of French and Francophone Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Is the author responsible? Desiderius Erasmus, François Rabelias, Renzo Martens. A seminar talk by James Helgeson

Rwanda, Writing as a duty to Memory. An author's perspective.

Date
16 March 2016
Location:
Highfields House A01
Description
The Rwandan Stories of Change Project in the Department of French and Francophone Studies PresentsRwanda, Writing as a duty to Memory. An author's perspective. A talk by Véronique Tadjo

What exactly is Le Mépris?

Date
18 March 2016
Location:
Trent B4
Description
Department of French and Francophone Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Title: TBA. A seminar talk by Sophie Belot (University of Sheffield)

The Politics of Idleness

Date
18 April 2016
Location:
Five Leaves Bookshop
Description
To celebrate the launch of the new issue of Nottingham French Studies on 'The Politics of Idleness', we will be hosting an event looking at conceptions of work and idleness in modern and contemporary France.

Magic bus: how the hippie trail changed the world

Date
20 April 2016
Location:
A48 Clive Grainger
Description
Talk hosted by the Travel Cultures network

Rwanda: Theatre for Change, Nottingham Playhouse

Date
27 April 2016
Location:
Nottingham Playhouse
Description
Free event at the Nottingham playhouse- please book here

Rwanda: Theatre for Change, Nottingham Playhouse 28 April

Date
28 April 2016
Location:
Nottingham Playhouse
Description
Free event at the Nottingham playhouse- please book here

Tourists, travellers and the hippy trail, 1957-78

Date
11 May 2016
Location:
Highfield House A11
Description
The Travel Cultures Network presents:Tourists, travellers and the hippy trail, 1957-78

Research Seminar: Tracing Europe through the work of Georges Bataille: from fiction to reality

Date
13 May 2016
Location:
Trent B4
Description
Department of French and Francophone Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Title: TBA. A seminar talk by Claire Lozier (University of Leeds)
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