Invite: Education,Justice and Memory (EdJam) network launch event March 2-5, 2021

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March 2, 2021 to March 5, 2021
Subject Fields: 
History Education, Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning, Sociology

Dear colleagues,

We are writing to invite you and your colleagues to join us for the launch of the Education, Justice and Memory (EdJAM) network with a series of events in the first week of March 2021. The Education, Justice and Memory (EdJam) network is a collaborative international network of researchers, educators and civil society organisations working in the arts, education and heritage. We are committed to creative ways to teach and learn about the violent past in order to build more just futures. EdJAM is a UKRI GCRF funded Network Plus.

Sharing perspectives from the EdJAM team, Advisory Board and esteemed guests, this series of events will 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. These events are also an opportunity to find out more about research funding opportunities available through EdJAM. The March 5th event will cover funding opportunities under the network which may be of interest to you and your colleagues.

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

EDUCATION: Tuesday 2 March 11.00 – 12.30 GMT

  • Dr. Tania Saeed hosts a conversation with 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, panellists share their experience, research and questions around education.

JUSTICE: Wednesday 3 March 12.00 – 13.30 GMT

  • Abiti Nelson hosts a conversation with 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  (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

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.

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.


We hope to see you at the events. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Thank you.


Tania Saeed, Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences


Sameen A. Mohsin Ali, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences

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