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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A bit more about the Orecomm festival

This post have been waiting to be finished for some time now but I just haven't had the time. I have some more posts in mind so I hope to be able to sit down and write them soon.

One of the more interesting presentations during the Orecomm festival accoriding to me was the second keynote presentation on Friday, the first day of the Orecomm festival. It was Tamar Katriel from the University of Haifa in Israel that spoke about, what she calls memory activism focusing on the conflict between Israel and Palestina. She had studied the organization Breaking the Silence and how they use soldier's memories and stories to start a conversation about the war that has is absent otherwise. Her presentation can be seen here (most of the presentations from the festival can be seen on this page or will be avaible later on).

In the evening on Friday we went on a very interesting guided city tour which was about the time of slavery trade in Denmark. If you are interested to do a similar tour if you ever go to Copenhagen you can find more info here. Even if the webpage is only in Danish they gave an excellent tour in English to us.

Copenhagen

This is more or less the space one slave had on a boat.
Our guide, the harbour and the sunset.

Dethär inlägget har väntat nu en tid på att bli färdigt skrivet men har inte haft tid och sätta mig ner, har lite andra inlägg i bakhuvudet så hoppas att det inte tar lika länge före jag hinner sätta mig ner och skriva nästa gång.

En av de mera intressant presentationerna under Orecomm festivalen var Tamar Katriel från Haifa Universitet i Israel. Hennes presentation kan man se här (de flesta presentation finns på denhär sidan eller kommer upp senare). 

På kvällen den första dagen hade vi också en intressant guidad tur i Köpenhamn om tiden då Danmark handlade med slavar. Om du någongång kanske vill gå en liknande tur i Köpenhamn så finns det mera info på denhär sidan.

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