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Inheriting the Family: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

Inheriting the Family: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Inheriting the Family is an AHRC-funded network that explores the role of emotion in explaining why some objects and stories (and not others) are transmitted across generations and from the private sphere of the family to public spaces like museums and archives. Four short films were made for the project by Lily Ford.
These films explore the emotions and memories that objects embody for the people who have inherited them and, collectively, capture the power of inherited objects in creating personal, family, and national identities. The films will be screened before a panel discussion about inheritance, memory-making and family history practice.

6pm: tea/coffee in the foyer
6.30pm: Introduction and screening of Quilt Time, Encounters with Hair, Kitchen Heirlooms and Family Archives (58 mins total duration)
7.30-8.30pm: Panel discussion with Professor Katie Barclay (University of Adelaide), Professor Joanne Begiato (Oxford Brookes University), Professor Julia Laite (Birkbeck), Professor Daniel Monk (Birkbeck) and Dr Lily Ford

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