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Launch of Education, Justice and Memory Network (EdJAM) research project

8 February 2021

The School of Education will be hosting a series of online events to celebrate the launch of a major new research project, “Education, Justice and Memory Network” (EdJAM).

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. The aim of the project is to commit 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 

Dr Julia Paulson, Associate Professor in Education, Peace and Conflict in the School of Education is Principle Investigator for EdJAM. Further details about the series of events can be found below – the events are free to attend and open to all. 

EdJAM launch

  • Dates: Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 March 2021

Sessions on Tuesday 2 - Thursday 4 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.

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

EdJAM - Education

  • Date: Tuesday 2 March
  • Time: 11.00 – 12.30 GMT

Dr. Tania Saeed hosts a conversation with Professors Arathi Sriprakash and Keri Facer.

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.

Register here.

EdJAM - Justice

  • Date: Wednesday 3 March
  • Time: 12.00 – 13.30 GMT

Abiti Nelson hosts a conversation with Professors Ciraj Rassool and Pablo de Greiff.

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.

Register here.

EdJAM - Memory

  • Date: Thursday 4 March
  • Time:15.00 – 16.30 GMT (Registration in English) MEMORIA: Jueves 4 Marzo 15 – 16.30 GMT (Registro en Español)

Professor Matthew Brown hosts a conversation with Professors Elizabeth Jelin and Maria Emma Wills Obregón and Dr. Goya Wilson. Chaired by Maria Teresa Pinto Ocampo.

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

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.

Register here for English session. 

Register here for Spanish session. 

EdJAM - Funding opportunities

  • Date: Friday 5 March 
  • Time: 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 15.00 GMT will be held with simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish and vice versa.

EdJAM will commission research into creative practices for teaching and learning about the violent past. We will fund projects led by researchers, civil society organisations, artists and activists, with a focus on research led by colleagues based in the global south, early career researchers and/or researchers from groups that are traditionally under-represented in academia. In this session, we will share information about the process of applying for funding, the areas of focus, and tips on preparing applications.

Register here for English session.

Register here for Spanish session.

Further information

Sign up to the Education, Justice and Memory network mailing list for updates on EdJAM events, activities and funding opportunities.

You can follow EdJAM on Twitter.

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