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One-day symposium at the University of Bristol, the fourth event in the “Traces of Conflict” programme, supported by the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Arts.


  • Gilly Carr, University of Cambridge, ‘Scars of honour, scars of shame: differing attitudes towards the German Occupation in the Channel Islands, 1945-2009’
  • Phil Dine, National University of Ireland, Galway, ‘Remembering the footballer(s) of the revolution: Franco-Algerian sporting encounters from Mekloufi to Zidane’
  • Paul Gough, UWE, ‘“Best we forget?”: construction, reconstruction and re-enactment on battlefields of the British Empire’
  • John Flower, University of Kent, ‘The Words remain: Modiano and others...’
  • Simon Kitson, University of London in Paris, ‘Death and liberation: the Allied bombing of Occupied France’
  • Mike O’Mahony, University of Bristol, ‘Body perfect – body imperfect: Yuri Pimenov’s Disabled War Veterans (1926) and the Soviet new person (novyi chelovek)’
  • Chris Pearson, University of Bristol, ‘Healing the scars? World War I, Camp de Suippes, and the surprising nature of French militarized landscapes’
  • Louise Purbrick, University of Brighton, ‘The last days of Long Kesh/Maze, Northern Ireland: the materiality of a political architecture’
  • Helen Vassallo, University of Exeter, ‘Traces of trauma: the Algerian War as embodied memory in Nina Bouraoui and Leïla Sebbar’.