A two-day workshop at Buckfast Abbey, Devon.
This interdisciplinary workshop will explore current approaches to place and memory, with contributions from specialists in Archaeology, Geography, Heritage Studies, History, Literary Studies, and other disciplines. Sponsored by the ERC-funded “Past in its Place” project (http://pastplace.exeter.ac.uk/), the workshop will explore how different sorts of locales come to serve as sites of memory, both in the past and in the present. How do perspectives on the past become embedded in in physical space? How do sites of memory function culturally, aesthetically, and politically?