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Public History Group Saturday 21 February

2015 February 19

Voicing the stories of the excluded: Albanian families’ identity and history making in Athens, Greece

Eleni will draw in her talk from ethnographic/participatory work with five Albanian families in Athens, Greece. By sharing lives with participants for a period of over a year across multiple settings, she will be showing how individuals’ identities inform memory selection and history making, i.e. what it is to be remembered (or forgotten) and what it is to be passed down (or not) to the future generation.

Eleni Vomvyla holds a PhD in Cultural Heritage (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and has worked as a Research Associate at the Institute. She has been awarded a Beacon Bursary and a Small Grants Scheme from the UCL European Institute. Eleni is currently undertaking an internship as an evaluator in the Natural History Museum, London.

Place: Room 612
UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

Time: Come along for coffee at 11am which will be served in the Staff Common Room on the 6th floor – lift (and stairs) to all floors. Talk starts promptly at 11.30am

Further details can be found on the UCL website here

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