1st May 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm
Grand Parade, G4.
Women in Northern Ireland Archives: The future of personal archives and unsettling memories in the Digital Age.
Laura Aguiar (Public Records Office, Belfast)
Women in the Archives is bringing forward female voices from the archives through a programme of exhibitions, events and community-based workshops across Northern Ireland in 2019 and 2020. The project uses women’s own voices to (1) show their evolving lives throughout Northern Ireland’s unsettling history; (2) challenge their absence in many historical accounts as well as (3) interrogate the future of personal archives in the Digital Age. In this seminar, Dr. Laura Aguiar explores some of the questions raised while curating the content for the exhibitions and engaging with community groups, including:
Dr. Laura Aguiar is Community Engagement Developer and Creative Producer at Making the Future, Nerve Centre. She is a multimedia storyteller, with works including the documentary films 'The Battery' (2018) and 'We Were There' (2014) and the online interactives the Prisons Memory Archive and John Maynard Keynes: The Lives of a Mind. She is also founder and co-director of the Rathmullan Film Festival. Laura has also worked as a freelance journalist in Brazil and Sweden and has lectured at Queen’s University Belfast and University College Cork and holds a BA in Journalism (Fumec University), MA in Media and Communication (Stockholm University) and PhD in Film Studies (Queen’s University Belfast).
All are welcome from inside and outside the university. Drinks at 5pm, talk starts at 5:30pm.