Annual Workshops

Beginning with the inaugural May 2013 event, the ISRF Annual Workshop provides a platform for ISRF Fellows to report on their research projects, and also to contribute to conversations and discussions around a theme. Each Annual Workshop is themed around a topic, methodology or debate of interest within (and across) the social sciences.

2020: Culture & Memory

British School at Athens & Research Centre for the Humanities, Athens

The ISRF Annual Workshop is the main occasion when we ask those we fund to tell us about the project they intend to do and, at a subsequent Workshop, to tell us what they in fact did.

The title of the 2020 Workshop is: ‘Culture & Memory’; this is intended (as always with the ISRF Workshop titles) to suggest lines of reflection that might find some unexpected application to the research being presented. It is not intended as a theme on which to organise the presentation of research but to raise a very general set of preoccupations around the intersection of the question of what memory is in both its social and individual aspects, and what its relation to culture might be – hence too, ways that we might understand culture itself.

The ISRF’s commitment is to support research which is interdisciplinary and reflexively critical, and seeks new theories and methods for understanding the conditions of life as it is lived by human beings now. In the exploring the idea of memory in relation to culture, and vice versa, we hope at the same time for a wide-ranging exploration of how a sensibility to the humanities might inspire thinking in social science. With a format of short research presentations, thematic panels, dialogues between scholars of different disciplines, and creative participatory responses, the ISRF will engage with scholars at the Athens Research Centre for the Humanities and the British School at Athens over what, together, the humanities and social sciences might make of the domain of memory and culture. The absence of any requirement for a specific response is intended to open up the space for discovering connections through and across the range of empirical and theoretical work being presented.

Regrettably, due to uncertainties around the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we have taken the precaution of postponing our annual workshop originally scheduled for 3-5 April 2020 in Athens. We hope to rearrange for the Autumn or for 2021 – please sign up to our mailing list for updates.

Invited participants include:

  • Thanasis Betas
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ioannina
  • Isabelle Buchstaller
    Professor of English Linguistics, University of Duisburg-Essen 
  • Despina Catapoti
    Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory & Digital Culture, University of the Aegean
  • Beverley Clough
    Lecturer in Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds
  • Ada Dialla
    Associate Professor of European History, Athens School of Fine Arts
  • Beth Epstein
    Academic Director, NYU Paris
  • Małgorzata Fabiszak
    Professor of Cognitive Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Rita Floyd
    Senior Lecturer in Conflict and Security, University of Birmingham
  • Francesca Gagliardi
    Reader in Institutional Economics, University of Hertfordshire
  • Roman Gerodimos
    Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs, Bournemouth University
  • Kostis Gotsinas
    Post-doctoral Researcher in History and Archeology, University of Crete
  • Konstantinos Gousis
    PhD Candidate, University of Roehampton
  • Eleni Gousti-Stambogli
    RCH Executive Administrative Board Member
  • Athena Hadji
    ISRF Independent Scholar
  • Sarah Marie Hall
    Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Manchester
  • Chris Hesketh
    Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford Brookes University
  • Constantin Irodotou
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Paris VIII
  • Constantina Kalfa
    Lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture, University of Cyprus, University of Thessaly and Athens School of Fine Arts
  • Chara Kolokytha
    Teaching Fellow in Fine Arts and Sciences of Art, University of Ioannina
  • Leandros Kyriakopoulos
    Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Panteion University
  • Myrto Malouta
    Assistant Professor in Greek Papyrology, Ionian University
  • Maria Martzoukou
    Adjunct Lecturer of Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, University of Ioannina
  • Lara Montesinos Coleman
    Senior Lecturer in International Relations and International Development, University of Sussex
  • Jeffrey Murer
    Senior Lecturer in Collective Violence, University of St Andrews
  • Martin O’Neill
    Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy, University of York
  • Izabela Orlowska
    ISRF Independent Scholar, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
  • Ilay Ors
    ISRF Independent Scholar, University of Oxford
  • Anna Papaeti
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Petros Petridis
    Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Thessaly
  • Jenny Pickerill
    Professor in Environmental Geography, University of Sheffield
  • Layla Renshaw
    Associate Professor in Forensic Science, Kingston University
  • Elpida Rikou
    Independent Scholar
  • Jonathan Saha
    Associate Professor of History, University of Leeds
  • Michalis Sotiropoulos
    Post-doctoral Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens
  • Alexander Stingl
    WIRL-COFUND Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
  • Nikos Tzafleris
    Lecturer of Modern History, University of Thessaly
  • Dimitra Vassiliadou
    Lecturer, Hellenic Open University
  • Michael Waite
    ISRF Independent Scholar, University of Manchester
  • Joy White
    ISRF Independent Scholar