Conflict Memory & Education: Introduction

Conflict shapes the world in which live…..

From the large global conflagrations of the 20th century, we have become entrenched in localized regional disputes that cause even more damage. And when I say damage, I don’t mean material damage e.g. infrastructure. I’m talking about the systematic targeting of civilians and the state-sponsored acts to drive them out or in some cases, exterminate them. The impact of these conflicts needs to be shared. Not through news outlets or different methods of reportage. But through the education of young people so they get a better understanding of the world they are inheriting. This will form the basis for our new ‘think tank’ project called Conflict Memory and Education.

Please join us as we explore the most effective ways to approach this task.

Thursday 21st – Saturday 30th – a 10-day programme of interviews covering the theme of conflict memory and how we can discuss this important subject in educational settings – both formal and informal.

It will build on the themes covered in the first 24-hour Conflict Reportage Newsroom back in May 2020 throughout World Press Freedom Day.

A blog will be posted each day to support the filmed interview with relevant documentary film, photography, audio, and new media materials.

  • Friday 22nd – Alternative Conflict Reportage – interview with Robert McNeil, Artist & Kim Sadique, Chair of Remembering Srebrenica East Midlands Board
  • Saturday 23rd – Shoah: Contemporary Images of the Holocaust – a contemporary view with Julian Harrison
  • Sunday 24th – World Day of Education – how to present conflict memories at war crime sites – an in-conversation with Dr. Rob Watson
  • Monday 25th – The Human Story – photographing conflict – an interview with Vince Bevan
  • Tuesday 26th – Legacy of conflict – Remembering Srebrenica – interview with Hasan Hasanović, Genocide Survivor & Author of Surviving Srebrenica & Kim Sadique, Chair of Remembering Srebrenica East Midlands Board
  • Wednesday 27th – Holocaust Memorial Day – educational resources for understanding genocide and conflict
  • Thursday 28th – The Human Cost – the impact on children of conflicts across the globe today – interview with Prof. Panos Vostanis, World Awareness for Children in Trauma
  • Friday 29th – Digital Contention in a Divided Society – Social Media, Parades and Protests in Northern Ireland – book launch in-conversation with Dr. Paul Reilly
  • Saturday 30th – Afghanistan: the forever war – interview with Dodge Billingsley discussing the 20th anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom on 7th October 2001

Interviews will be either live-streamed or pre-recorded and available to view through the Conflict Reportage Archive Facebook Page – click here


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