Resistance: Pasts, Presents and Futures
This conference will explore the meanings and manifestations of resistance. All are welcome.
About this event
Each year, the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute hosts a postgraduate conference organised by a small committee of students affiliated with the Institute, including PhD students and postgraduates on the MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice. Focused on a broad theme related to peace, security and justice chosen by the student committee, the conference is entirely student-led.
The annual postgraduate conference provides a platform for postgraduate students and researchers from Queen’s and beyond, to showcase their research to a wide audience and to build networks with researchers from across the world.
This year’s conference on ‘Resistance: Pasts, Presents and Futures’ will explore the many meanings and manifestations of resistance. Through presentations and discussion, the conference seeks to address questions such as:
- How do historical forms of resistance still speak to us today?
- What is the relationship between contemporary local and global forms of resistance?
- How will technology and the changing media landscape define resistance moving forward?
Resistance within conflict is not new. Mass protests in the past year have reinvigorated the idea of resistance as it aids to social change. Resistance can take many forms, from mass protest to small scale disruption, and has been a tool for diverse groups across the political spectrum. This conference aims to provide a space reflecting on both historical roots and modern interpretations in resistances’ role in conflict. Papers range in topics from global level resistance to grassroots/case study resistance.
11:05am - 12:20pm: Panel One: Resistance in/to the Past
- Nicola Froggatt, University of London: : Reframing Resistance in the Western Desert: Tracing Aboriginal Agency in one Coloniser's Narrative of the 1896-1897 Carnegie Expedition
- Trisha, Jamia Milia Islamia University, India: Women, Silence, and Resistance: Indigenous Cinema in Guatemala
- Robin Baillie, National Galleries of Scotland: Resisting the National Past in the Simultaneous Present: Young People Protesting against 'History' in the National Galleries of Scotland's Ruined Exhibition, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 12 June-14 November 2021.
12:20pm - 12:35pm: Break
12:35pm - 2:10pm: Panel Two: Resistance in the Present
- Elspeth Vischer, Queen's University Belfast: Intersectional Feminist Resistance in Northern Ireland
- Matthew Gault, Queen's University Belfast: Commemoration as Resistance: Memory and Dissent in County Fermanagh
- Micheál Hearty, Ulster University: Digital Mobilisation in Northern Ireland
- Chiara Magliacane, Queen's University Belfast: Social Workers' Agency and Resistance to Violence in Belfast.
2:10pm - 2:20pm: Break
2:20pm - 3:35pm: Panel Three: The Future and Resistance
- Juneseo Hwang, Queen's University Belfast: Just Transition, Capital Accumulation, and Environmental Movements to Enact a Law of 'Ecocide' in Developmental State: The Case of South Korea
- Shania Kirk, Queen's University Belfast: #CommonSense isn't trending: A Conversation about Social Media 'Echo Chambers' and the Right to Freedom of Thought
- Dale Pankhurst, Queen's University Belfast: Re-Conceptualising State-PGM Relationships.
3:35pm - 3:45pm: Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm: Key Note: Mel Buer, Journalist
'F*ck your Newsroom': Cultivating Community and Resistance with Anti-Capitalist Media
3:45pm - 5:00pm: Break
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Key Note: Sharon Quinsaat, Assistant Professor, Grinnell College
Storytellers and Interlocuters: Collective Memory-Making and the Formation of the Filipino Diaspora
6.00pm - 6:15pm: Break
If you wih to join the meeting please use the MS Teams link below.