Science guest lecture: Professor Catherine Loveday on Curating the self through memories, music and belongings

Course Dates: 28/10/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online

Being able to relive moments from our past is crucial for knowing who we are and who/where/what we want to be. It is the social glue that binds us and it allows us to set goals and make decisions. In this talk I will use empirical evidence to demonstrate how autobiographical memories are distributed across our lifespan and the crucial role they play in shaping our sense of self. I will also explore the nature and relevance of the relationship between our autobiographical memories and music, pictures, clothes and tangible objects. Finally I will discuss the importance of this for people with memory loss, and those who have been displaced.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course explores the crucial human ability of being able to relive moments from our past to know who we are and who/where/what we want to be. It is the social glue that binds us and it allows us to set goals and make decisions.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

In this talk I will use empirical evidence to demonstrate how autobiographical memories are distributed across our lifespan and the crucial role they play in shaping our sense of self. I will also explore the nature and relevance of the relationship between our autobiographical memories and music, pictures, clothes and tangible objects. Finally I will discuss the importance of this for people with memory loss, and those who have been displaced.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

All welcome. No previous knowledged required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Illustrated lecture, followed by questions and discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

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Book your place

Course Code: HS145

Wed, eve, 28 Oct - 28 Oct '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £15.00
Senior fee: £15.00
Concession: £15.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? humanities@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2652

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