Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research

Everything Speaks: People, Places, Objects as Sites of Memory Event, Uni. of Sussex, 16 June 2009

Everything Speaks: People, Places, Objects as Sites of Memory, History and Biography Event

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 16th June 2009
Time: 16:00 until 18:00
Venue: Arts D640, University of Sussex
Speakers: Shivaun Woolfson and Marlene Creates

Co-hosted by the University of Sussex Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research and University of Sussex Centre for German-Jewish Studies.
This event explores how biographical narratives can be extracted not just from oral testimony, but also from the spaces people inhabit and the objects with which they surround themselves.

Shivaun Woolfson: 'A Journey into the Heart of Jewish Lithuania'
In September 2008, Shivaun Woolfson travelled to Vilnius to conduct a series of life history interviews with elderly Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. The resulting documentary and accompanying photo exhibition follow her research journey. Shivaun Woolfson is a Dphil student in History at the University of Sussex.

Marlene Creates: 'Places of Presence - Newfoundland Kin and Ancestral Land'
For over thirty years the work of artist Marlene Creates has been an exploration of the relationship between experience, memory, language and the land, and the impact they have on each other. In this talk she will present work based on a set of hand-drawn 'memory maps' and spoken texts in which the artist's relatives in Newfoundland express memories of the land on which they were born. Marlene Creates is a visual artist and poet who lives and works in Newfoundland, Canada.

Download a copy of the programme [PDF 506.89KB] for further details on this event.

Spaces are limited, so please register ahead of time.

Details of this event are available to view at our website as well as on guest speaker Marlene Creates' website.