One-Day Colloquium. 18th April, 2015. Drama and Film Centre, QUB.




10:00am - 10:45am: Keynote 1 with Professor Janet Walker

Keynote 1: Disremembering: Combat, Trauma, and Documentary Testimony

Janet Walker is a Professor of Film & Media Studies, and Chair of Film and Media, at University of California, Santa Barbara.

11:00am - 12:30am: Panel 1

Chair: Dr. Des O'Rawe

Panel 1: Images of Mental Illness: Practice and Theory

Sam Emmery (Producer, Diary of a Broken Mind, BBC3): The Filmmaker’s Experience.

Professor David Cotterrell: Documentary challenges: False Narratives and Illusions of Truth.

Dr. Debbie Lisle (School of Politics, QUB): Moving Encounters: The Affective Mobilities of Photography.

1.30pm - 2:15pm: Keynote 2 with Professor Michael Rowe

Keynote 2: Mental Illness in Relation to Questions of Citizenship, and the Mass Media

Currently, a professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Institution for Social and Policy Studies. A medical sociologist with a background in ethnographic and qualitative methods, Professor Rowe’s keynote lecture will discuss mental illness in relation to questions of citizenship, and the mass media.

2:30pm - 4:00pm: Panel 2

Panel 2: Trauma and Representation: The Case of Northern Ireland

Chair: Dr. Ciaran Mulholland

Dr. Michael Duffy (School of Sociology, QUB): The Omagh Bomb: Film as a Record of Trauma and As a Therapeutic Tool.

Dr. Jennie Carlsten (School of Media, Film, and Journalism, UU): Emotion and History in Recent N.I. Documentary.

Dr. Niall Corrigan and Dr. David Bell (School of Medicine, QUB, RCPsych): Representations of Trauma in “ Troubles” Films: Are We Forgetting the Victims?

4:15pm - 5:00pm: Plenary Session: Round Table

Chair: TBC

Dr Ciaran Mulholland

Dr Des O’Rawe

Prof. Michael Rowe

Prof. Janet Walker

Getting Here

Queen's Film Theatre Belfast, BT7 1NN

Tel: +44 (0)28-90-973677

Admission: Free

Colloquium Participants/Delegates:

  • Clinicians and educators working in the field of mental health in Northern Ireland
  • Individuals employed in mental health voluntary sector, users of services, and carers of people with mental health problems
  • Researchers in relevant fields – psychology, nursing, conflict and trauma studies
  • Media and documentary film practitioners and researchers
  • Postgraduate students working in the field of medical humanities, and other cross-disciplinary areas relevant to the aims and themes of the colloquium.