Confront the past with the present

May 09, 2022, 4:39 PM – 4:39 PM

Eastern Gateway – Auditorium Building



05/09/2022 16:39
05/09/2022 16:39
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Confront the past with the present

A special day of research and community conversation aimed at addressing the most pressing topics in history today. Join us in VSconfronting the past with the present.

Exhibition: Brunel in 20 elements – Meet the curatorsFrom a rare book compiled by enslaved children in the West Indies to a piece of rock extracted from the Chalk Marl under the English Channel, explore Brunel in twenty objects. Which is your favourite?

#CuppaHistoryFrom the discussion of Empire at the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement to references to the summer of 1940 during the Brexit referendum. What does it mean to write history in the 21st century, and why is studying the past important?

History and video gamesHow is the past represented through the games? What do these representations tell us about contemporary society? What is the role of researchers in the formation of these representations?

imagine the pastOur understanding of the past is shaped by representations across cultural domains: literature, cinema, visual culture, museums. But who decides who is represented and what form these representations take?

Silent and marginalized voicesWhich voices have been silenced throughout history, and by whom? By giving the “voice” to marginalized voices, whose voice is heard and who is listening now?

Hidden Histories: Memory and MulticulturalismHow do the stories we tell influence how we think about society and community in contemporary Britain? What are the legacies of Empire? What place do diversity, multiperspectivity and contestation have in our study of the past?

See the full program HERE for more details and to register your place.

This event is one of many lively sessions at the Brunel Research Festival in May. Check out the full program at brunel.ac.uk/BRF


Eastern Gateway – Auditorium Building



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A special day of research and community conversation aimed at addressing the most pressing topics in history today. Join us in VSconfronting the past with the present.

Exhibition: Brunel in 20 elements – Meet the curatorsFrom a rare book compiled by enslaved children in the West Indies to a piece of rock extracted from the Chalk Marl under the English Channel, explore Brunel in twenty objects. Which is your favourite?

#CuppaHistoryFrom the discussion of Empire at the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement to references to the summer of 1940 during the Brexit referendum. What does it mean to write history in the 21st century, and why is studying the past important?

History and video gamesHow is the past represented through the games? What do these representations tell us about contemporary society? What is the role of researchers in the formation of these representations?

imagine the pastOur understanding of the past is shaped by representations across cultural domains: literature, cinema, visual culture, museums. But who decides who is represented and what form these representations take?

Silent and marginalized voicesWhich voices have been silenced throughout history, and by whom? By giving the “voice” to marginalized voices, whose voice is heard and who is listening now?

Hidden Histories: Memory and MulticulturalismHow do the stories we tell influence how we think about society and community in contemporary Britain? What are the legacies of Empire? What place do diversity, multiperspectivity and contestation have in our study of the past?

See the full program HERE for more details and to register your place.

This event is one of many lively sessions at the Brunel Research Festival in May. Check out the full program at brunel.ac.uk/BRF