Our Head of Department, Professor Anna Reading, and CMCI’s Dr Jessica Rapson have returned from Canada, where they presented aspects of their research work at the international symposium “Economies of Memory” at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Professor Reading spoke about her work with activists at Australia’s longest site of female containment with a paper entitled “The Female Memory Factory: Global Economies of Memory, Gender and Labour” (see her photograph below)
Dr Rapson presented new work on the memories of slavery and sugar plantations in the Southern States of the United States. You can read more at: https://memoryeconomies.com/about/
Image credit: Photograph by Anna Reading, Parramatta Female Factory and Girls Home, Parramatta, Western Sydney, Australia, 2012.