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Past Events

Tuesday 3 April 2018, 4.00-5.30pm

Public lecture by Laura Freixas, Writer in Residence

Byre Studio

see more on this Spanish author at

Friday 6 April 2018

Interdisciplinary workshop and public lecture by Prof Jeff Olick
organised by the Cultural Memory Research Group.

For more information, see

Brexit means?

A series of roundtable discussions at the Byre Theatre, moderated by members of the Cultural Identity Studies Institute.

Brexit means... series poster (PDF, 2,401 KB)

The Economy
20 September 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
Brexit means? ... for the Economy poster (PDF, 2,079 KB)

Peace and Security
25 October 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
CISI Brexit Means... for Peace and Security (PDF, 2,077 KB)

8 November 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
CISI Brexit Means... for Identity poster (PDF, 1,399 KB)

16 - 17 June 2017

Identities In Transition: Cultural Representations of the Galician Diaspora

A two-day colloquium

University of St Andrews 

further information at:

Thursday-Friday, 25-26 May 2017

An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Cultural Memory: Memory, Nation, Race

With the participation of Prof Alison Landsberg (George Mason University)
St Salvator's Quad, Room 31

Public Lecture

The University of St Andrews Cultural Memory Research Group, in association with the Cultural Identity Studies Institute (CISI), presents:
Professor Alison Landsberg  ‘Post Post-racial America’

Thursday, 9 February 2017

PG Seminar: Dr Sharon Deane-Cox, “Working Towards a Post-Doc: Practical Insights and Strategies”  

Dr Deane-Cox is a Lecturer in Translation & Interpreting at the University of Strathclyde. She previously held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh where she worked on a project entitled ‘Individual and Cultural Memory in Translation: Mediating French post-WWII accounts of deportation and occupation’.

The Seminar is organised with the Cultural Identity Studies Institute (CISI)

Public Lecture:

The University of St Andrews Cultural Memory Research Group,
in association with Cultural Identity Studies Institute (CISI), presents:

Dr Sharon Deane-Cox

Nodes of Memory and Translation: Encountering the past in the museum space’

26 October 2016

Professor Gerardine Meaney (University College Dublin)
“Identity Through the Macroscope: the Nation, Genre and Gender project”
Gerardine Meaney paper poster (PDF, 697 KB)

21 September 2016

Professor Kath Woodward (The Open University)
"Identity studies – The state of the question"
Kath Woodward paper poster (PDF, 701 KB)

On Monday 14 March 2016, IECIS supported the first workshop of the Cultural Memory Research Group, organised by Dr Catherine O'Leary. This was followed by a public lecture at Parliament Hall, by Prof. Marianne Hirsch from Columbia University. More Information at

20th April 2015

Cultural Memory

Download poster (PDF, 215 KB)

21 March 2014

Affect and Belonging - Galicia and Ireland

Workshop Programme (PDF, 57 KB)

28-29 June 2012

Rethinking Humanism

Conference information

6-8 July 2007

Europe and Its Others: Interperceptions Past, Present, Future

IECIS 2007 conference information (PDF, 93 KB) 

Ribadeo, 14-16 September 2007

Cultural Links between Galicia and Uruguay

Galicia-Uruguay conference information 2007 (PDF, 398 KB)

27th - 29th June, 2003

Violence, Culture and Identity

This conference, with the help of René Girard, explored connections, historical and contemporary, between violence, its cultural expression and regulation and collective identities as mediated through literature and theory of European languages.


National Identity and French Political Culture (Lorna Milne)

Italian Identities (Ronnie Ferguson)

Mexican Identities (Will Fowler)

France-Romania (Gavin Bowd) 

30 September - 2 October 1999

"Les identités européennes au XXe siècle : diversités, convergences et solidarités"

Colloque international, Paris