This Week: Conference on "Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific"

Edward Boyle Discussion

On November 6-7, Kyushu University Border Studies will host an international conference on 'Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific'.


  • Roundtable on Heritage Practices with Toshiyuki Kono (President of ICOMOS) & Lila Ramos Shahani (former Secretary-General, Philippine National Commission for UNESCO)
  • Roundtable on "This Island is Ours" with director Alexander Bukh (Victoria University of Wellington), David Leheny (Waseda University) & Jung-Sun N. Han (Korea University)
  • Eight fantastic panels, hosted and moderated by Ran Zwigenberg (Pennsylvania State University), Nathan Hopson (Nagoya University), Shu-Mei Huang (National Taiwan University), Sophie Whiting (University of Bath), Paul Richardson (University of Birmingham), Steven Ivings (Kyoto University), Hyun Kyung Lee (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), and Mark Frost (UCL)

Across the two days, the conference will explore the temporality and territoriality of memory, explorations of official and marginalized memorials, new spaces of mnemonic performance, and national and transnational memorial networks. Come and join us!

For more details, see the conference outline here:

The full conference programme is available here:

The conference will be hosted entirely on zoom, and requires registration to attend each day in advance.

Registration for November 6 (Day 1):

Registration for November 7 (Day 2):