Join us for a series of online events to launch the Education, Justice and Memory network (EdJAM).

5 March 2021, 9.00 AM - 5 March 2021, 4.00 PM

Sessions on Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 March will bring together members of the EdJAM team and Advisory Board plus esteemed guests, to explore the key concepts on which EdJAM is based, the connections between them and the possibilities for teaching and learning about violence and injustice that they open. The session on Thursday will be held in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation to English.

Two sessions (one in English and one in Spanish) on Friday 5 March will give details about the process of applying for funding for commissioned research, the areas of focus, and tips on preparing applications.

About us: EdJAM is a collaborative international network of researchers, educators and civil society organisations working in the arts, education and heritage. EdJAM is a UKRI GCRF funded Network Plus. We are committed to creative ways to teach and learn about the violent past in order to build more just futures - focusing around four themes:

  • Transitional justice and memory
  • History education and classrooms
  • Heritage and everyday lives
  • Learning, collaboration and partnership

From a total awarded budget of £2m, EDJAM has a budget of £800,000 with which to commission research around creative ways of teaching and learning about the violent past.

Please click on the links below to register and for full speaker biographies.

EDUCATION: Tuesday 2 March 11.00 – 12.30 GMT

  • HOST: Dr Tania Saeed
  • PANELISTS: Professors Arathi Sriprakash and Keri Facer.

Education is sometimes framed as the only way to overcome past injustices and their legacies in the present. Yet the personal experiences of millions of learners around the world and of the work social theorists across many traditions show how schooling is often a site of violence and a process that maintains existing inequalities and creates new ones.

This panel grapples with this paradox by exploring the purposes and possibilities of education, inside and outside of schools, to help create just futures. With a focus on decolonial theory and practice, creativity and co-production, memory and reparative practice, and ecological and climate justice, panellist share their experience, research and questions around education.


JUSTICE: Wednesday 3 March 12.00 – 13.30 GMT

  • HOST: Abiti Nelson
  • PANELISTS:   Professors Ciraj Rassool and Pablo de Greiff 

Justice has many definitions: something which is meted out in courtrooms, a sense of fairness for all, a process of repairing past injustice, a radical reshaping of social relationships and imagining new ways of living for people and planet. These definitions connect and call on education and memory making about the past in different ways as this panel will explore.

With a focus on transitional justice; human rights; accounting for past injustices, including of colonialism, slavery, and violent conflict; heritage and memory making processes, our panellists share their experiences, research and questions around justice.

MEMORY: Thursday 4 March 15.00 – 16.30 GMT 

MEMORIA: Jueves 4 Marzo 15 – 16.30 GMT 

This event will be held in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation to English.

HOST:             Professor Matthew Brown

PANELISTS:    Professors Elizabeth Jelin, Maria Emma Obregón and Dr. Goya Wilson

CHAIRED BY:  Maria Teresa Pinto Ocampo

Memories about violence and injustice are multiple, struggled over and often very different from official narratives of the past that circulate in history books and classrooms. Memory can also be productive and pedagogical, offering potential to intervene in educational spaces and to challenge or shape transitional justice processes.

With a focus on social movements, gender, memory production by those affected by violent conflict, the relationship between history and memory, transitional justice and the pedagogical possibilities of memory, the panellists share their experiences, research and questions about memory.

 EdJAM Funding opportunities: Friday 5 March 9.00-10.15 GMT (in English) and Viernes 5 Marzo 15.00 – 16.00 GMT (en Español)

Find out more about opportunities to apply for EdJAM research funding at this networking and Q&A event

The event at 1500 GMT will be held with simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish and vice versa.

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