The next Exchange workshop “Crime and Memory – Language as a Narrative of Memory” will take place on October 28th, at 11h00, in the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho.
This workshop aims to inspire its participants to think of crime as a place where Memory and History play a key role in hosting interpretations of the world in a more peaceful and less hectic way and violated by social and cultural prejudices, stereotypes, stigmas and ghosts. Carefully contextualizing our readings and approaches to the human world means educating our relationship to crime and, auspiciously (un) smearing nodules such as racism, xenophobia, suspicion of the ‘Other’ as ex-colonial/terrorist/migrant/refugee, which damage and obscure the sense of compassion and dignity for those who study, think and investigate crime.
The workshop will be attended by three guests. Luís Rios, Museum of Natural Sciences, Spain, will present a communication on the relationship between memory and historical reparation through a reflection on exhumations and forensic techniques. Rui Sousa Silva, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and researcher at the Center for Linguistics at the University of Porto (CLUP), will address the role and contribution of Forensic Linguistics to the study of crime narratives. Silvia Maeso, Principal Investigator at the Center for Social Studies, Associated Laboratory of the University of Coimbra (CES), will address the relationship between racialization and crime, with an emphasis on cases of police brutality against racialized populations and the continuities of the memory of racial/colonial violence. in the present.
For more information, please refer to the Exchange project website.