Tuesday 13th March, E0.05, John Dalton East Building, from 1.00-2.00pm.
Partisan Geographies: Aspatial memories in process…
Dr David Atkinson and Dr Sarah De Nardi, University of Hull
This paper aims to reassert the spatial into our memories of wartime resistance. It focuses on the Italian Resistance of the Veneto in Northern Italy, and its armed struggle against the Nazis and collaborating Italian forces from 1943-1945. It also focuses on the enduring presence of these events by conceptualizing the afterlives of Italy’s wartime resistance as memory in process. After 1945 the struggle over the memory of the Resistance was initially a fluid contest, but it quickly sedimented into a series of enduring, static categories through the Cold war era. In addition, remembering the Resistance also became a curiously aspatial process whereby the geographies of the Resistance movement, and of the practices of resisting, frequently disappeared from later struggles over partisan memory. All Italians know that the partisans retreated to the mountains, for example, but few know what it was like to survive there or how the fighters constituted resistance landscapes through this process. This project aims to re-spatialise these aspatial memories by addressing various episodes - including the embodied experience of resisters in the mountains, and post-war and continuing contests over monuments and memorials to the Resistance and their enemies. The research aims to re-spatialise the process of resistance and its continuing afterlives.
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The Careers & Employability Service offers a fantastic programme of career development workshops and employer presentations to help our students maximise their chances of career success. The workshop sessions are crammed with information and practical tips, whilst our employer presentations offer students the chance to network, find out about job opportunities and what organisations look for in potential candidates.
Encourage your students to take part in the range of career development workshops and employer presentations taking place on campus next week:
Work experience: equip yourself with the skills employers want
12:00, Monday 12th March 2012, Room 107, Geoffrey Manton Building
Employer Presentation: Look what Chemistry has done for me
17.00 - 19.00, Tuesday 13th March 2012, Chemistry Building, The University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL
How to write great CVs
13:00, Wednesday 14th March 2012, Room 2.08, Sandra Burslem Building
Networking: make it work for you
13:00, Wednesday 14th March 2012, Room E201, John Dalton Building
Graduate Recruitment Fair
10.30 - 16.00, Wednesday 13th June 2012, The Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester
Successful interviews: get that job!
15:00, Thursday 15th March 2012, Room 3.01, Sandra Burslem Building
You're Hired! How to survive Assessment Centres & get the job!
11:00, Friday 16th March 2012, Room 2.12, Sandra Burslem Building
Full details can be found at http://www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/events Please encourage your students to attend.
MMU Careers & Employability Service
Events are subject to change. Please check www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/events for the latest information.
Internationally famous fashion designer and local boy Matthew Williamson will be in conversation with Sunday Times fashion writer Colin McDowell MBE on Wednesday 14th March at 6:30pm at Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 1, Oxford Road, Manchester (opposite the Aquatics Centre).
Tickets are free and available from http://www.fashionfringe.co.uk/event/road-shows/
Manchester School of Art are hosting this event as part of the Fashion Fringe roadshow. Matthew will be talking about his career and succeeding in the fashion industry.
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