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 ‘Sounding Conflict’ Awards Shortlist |

'Sounding Conflict' Project is Shortlisted for Times Educational Awards 2020

Politics of Performance |

Queen's University Belfast and Beyond Skin presented new Online Forum Teaching Module - Politics of Performance: From Negotiation to Display

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The Lebanon Project |

Dr Julie Norman discusses 'Challenging Amnesia in Lebanon: Confronting the Past through Creative Activism'

Goldsmiths, University of London hosts virtual 56th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association.

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Dr Jim Donaghey examines conflicting Punk imaginaries characterised as a conflict between the nostalgic and the contemporary.

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Dr Jim Donaghey presented 'Punk Song Counter-Narratives to "War" and "Peace" in Northern Ireland, 1977-2020'

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Symposium 28th and 29th November 2019 |

Research Team hosts 'Sounding Conflict' Symposium, the third annual event in the PaCCS (AHRC) funded interdisciplinary research programme ‘Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation’ (2017-21).

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University of Ljubljana | 1 September, 2019

A keynote address from Dr Stefanie Lehner discussing performance of conflict and reconciliation in post-Agreement NI Theatre

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Trinity College Dublin | 22 July, 2019

Rethinking Critical Paradigms for contemporary Northern Irish Literature

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University of the Balearic Islands | 29 May, 2019

Dr Stefanie Lehner discusses 'The Politics of Friendship in post-Troubles Literature'

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Nordoff Robbins Centre for Music Therapy | 29 April, 2019

Professor Fiona Magowan discusses 'Paradoxes of Poverty: Enhancing Health and Wellbeing through an Intersectional Approach to Creativity'

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28 March, 2019

A opportunity for chance for Queen's staff and students to engage with the work of major scholars from Queen's and other Universities, to discuss their work and the wider intellectual themes raised by that work.

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4 December, 2018

Co-organiser Professor Fiona Magowan presented paper on 'Music, Marginality and Resilience: Performing Heritage as Adaptive Strategy'

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Conflict, Culture and Community |

Dr Jim Donaghey presents at interdisciplinary research initiative exploring reconciliation in post-conflict settings

Sounds of Affect and Innovation | 7 November, 2018

Bringing together research and practice-led perspectives in a working forum

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Association of Social Anthropologists | 7 November, 2018

This panel explores entangled expressions of resistance and resilience through the emotional effects of sound and movements in everyday life to ritual or staged performances

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Anarchist Studies | 15 May, 2018

Dr Jim Donaghey presents ‘Researching punk Indonesia: notes towards a non-exploitative insider methodology’ examining sounding conflict in cultural study and practice.

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Music Culture & Practice | 15 May, 2018

Dr Jim Donaghey discusses 'Queer DIY gigs as anarcha-feminist interventions’ at Porto's international scientific conference on underground music scenes, DIY cultures and related Sounding Conflict themes.

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The U2 Conference June 2018 | 23 July, 2018

Professor Fiona Magowan explores 'Ethnomusicology and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Persuasion and Peacebuilding' at the Annual U2 Conference held at Queen's University in Belfast.

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'Resonating Occupation' Conference | 11 April, 2018

Professor Fiona Magowan and Dr Jim Donaghey discuss the recent adoption and development of creative and innovative methodologies in the Sounding Conflict project to date.

Legacy of Good Friday Agreement 2018 | 18 April, 2018

Dr. Stefanie Lehner discusses legacy of Good Friday Agreement through reading of two 2015 theatre productions