Symposium Unhinging the National Framework

12/06/2019

9.30 - 17.00 hours

VU Amsterdam, Medical Faculty, Atrium

Fourth Annual Symposium Unhinging the National Framework: Transnational Life Writing

Faculty of Humanities

Other

Farewell lecture

On Friday, 6 December, 2019, the symposium Unhinging the National Framework: Perspectives on Transnational Life Writing will be held at VU Amsterdam.

Time: 9.30 - 17.00 hours
Location: VU Amsterdam, Medical Faculty, Atrium

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09.30 – 10.00 - Welcome with coffee and tea

10.00 – 11.00 - Opening Keynote Address + discussion
- Prof. dr. Sonja Boon, author of What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home (2019), Department of Gender Studies, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada
- Speculative Lives: Haunted Yearnings for Impossible Pasts

10.45 – 11.30 - Dr. Esther Captain (KITLV) and Dr. Guno Jones (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
- Postcolonial Transnational (Family) Histories

11.30 – 12.00 - Coffee break

12.00 – 12.30 - Dr. Karin Willemse, Department of History, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
- Re-membering Those Who Left: Abandoned Houses as Archives of (In)Tangible Nubian Heritage

12.30 – 13.00 - Interview with Dr. Lizzy van Leeuwen, independent scholar, biographer

13.00 – 13.15 - Discussion

13.15 – 14.00 - Lunch

14.00 – 14.15 - Research pitches Unhinging the National Framework

14.15 – 15.15 - Keynote Address + discussion
- Prof. dr. Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford, England, biographer and author of fiction
- Unhinging the National Framework through Curricular Change

15.15 – 15.45 - Coffee break

15.45 – 16.30 - Dik van der Meulen, biographer
- King William III. A Boundless Royal
- Dr. Monica Soeting, European Journal of Life Writing
- Queen Emma, the Sweetest Grandmother of Europe

16.30 – 17.00 - Interview with Dr. Frank Dragtenstein, historian and Surinamist


Registration is free of charge, but please register before 3 December by sending a message to b.boter@vu.nl.

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