Nostalgia, Emotions & Organizational History
Wednesday 15 June 2016
The fifth seminar in our series will take place in Birmingham, hosted by Aston Business School at the Bond in Digbeth. Digbeth is a fitting place to consider the subject of nostalgia, as it is Birmingham’s post-industrial urban regeneration zone between the Bullring and the future HS2 station. It’s many empty warehouses and buildings have become venues for clubs featuring Northern Soul Dancing Classes, the Digbeth Dining Club, and alternative shops at the Custard Factory. Nearby is Birmingham’s oldest pub, the Old Crown, dating back to 1368.
If you would like to attend, please register for free here and enter the code ABS1.
The preliminary program so far:
0930-1000 Arrival and Refreshments
1000-1015 Welcome and Introduction
1015-1130 Yiannis Gabriel (Bath): “Organizational Nostalgia”
1145-1230 Constantine Sedikides (Southampton): “Organizational Nostalgia Increases Work Meaning: The Moderating Role of Burnout”
1230-1330 Italian Buffet Lunch
1330-1415 Agnes Delahaye (Lyon 2): “Usable pasts and the anxieties of nostalgia: colonization and historiography in New England”
1415-1500 Eva C Heesen (Hannover): “Nostalgia and Museums: Invaluable Tool or Curse?”
1500-1530 Coffee/Tea and cake
1530-1615 Marie MacLean (Bath) & Charles Harvey (Newcastle): “Nostalgia, metaphor and the subjective understanding of historic identity transition”
1615-1645 Discussion and Closing Remarks
1645-1830 Drinks reception
As an ESRC funded seminar, attendance is free. Please register here and enter the code ABS1. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers: Prof Stephanie Decker (s.decker[at]aston.ac.uk) or Mr Adam Nix (nixaj[at]aston.ac.uk).