Sensing Divisions

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’

The conference, entitled ‘Sensing Divisions’, investigated the nature of troubling and persistent divisions in human societies that often keep societies from producing stable governance.

The virtual event took place from 21-22 May 2020 and was organised by anthropologist, Dr Maruška Svašek from Queen’s, and historian, Professor John Connelly, from the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Connelly was based at Queen’s as Fulbright Fellow from January - April, 2020.

The conference was originally to be a global interdisciplinary event taking place on the Queen’s University campus which then was adapted to become a digital event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 150 delegates from countries across the world joined in via Zoom to discuss the theme of ‘Sensing Divisions’ as sixteen speakers explored historical and current tensions in Australia, Austria, Turkey, Greece, India, Nigeria and Northern Ireland.
Period21 May 202022 May 2020
Event typeConference