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ICSRU PhD workshop

PhD students present their projects

23.02.2020 | Mark Sedgwick

Dato ons 13 maj
Tid 14:15 16:00
Sted 1451-515

  • Introductions and news.
  • Presentation by Katrine Mandrup Bach: "Using the Past to Build the Future – On time, heritage and people in contemporary Egypt.

    • This project focuses on alternative heritage initiatives in Egypt working to redefine and expand the definition of "Egyptian heritage." Since 2011 different volunteer groups and NGO groups have been working to save old heritage buildings in several cities across the country – meanwhile, new cities are being established as answers to the congested streets and dilapidated buildings of the old. This presentation will reflect on recent outcomes of fieldwork and the intricate relationships between time, heritage and politics.

  • Presentation by Asmaa Hassaneen: "Memory Hunters: The Family Saga as a Travelling Memory of Palestine in Selected Texts."

    • This project focuses on the relation between the saga genre and memory studies, and how both affect the construction and transmission of Palestinian memory.  Interviews will be conducted with members of the Palestinian community in Aarhus as one segment of Palestinians in diaspora. This double focus is to test fictional and real forms, contents, and practices through which the memory of Palestine has travelled across time and space, which helped shape and define the Palestinian national identity in diaspora, especially within the Danish context. The study participates in a growing effort in academia, especially in memory studies, that addresses and regulates tensions resulting from the growing numbers of Middle Eastern, mainly Muslim, immigrants in Europe, by broadening the frameworks of understanding immigrant cultures and identities.

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