The Impact of Diasporas

Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Sep 17, 2015 09:30 AM
Ends at Sep 17, 2015 08:00 PM
Venue The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price £10 /£5 concession

The Oxford Diasporas Programme at the University of Oxford and the Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain programme at the University of Leicester are hosting this Impact of Diasporas event.

The event is the culmination and conclusion of two innovative, multidisciplinary five-year research programmes, generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust. It will showcase the work of these two programmes and celebrate their achievements.

It will have an academic focus with four themed panels: ‘Home and Away’; ‘Lost and Found’; ‘Coming and Going’ and ‘Remembering and Forgetting’. Both programmes will present research in the panel discussions and the audience will have the opportunity to engage in debate around these themes.

A keynote presentation will be given by Thomas Hylland Eriksen.The event will conclude with lectures by the principal investigators (Joanna Story and Robin Cohen), and an evening drinks reception.

Alongside the event itself, there will be extensive displays of work from each programme in the form of project posters, photo-essays and publication displays; artist's pieces from the Doh Mix Meh Up exhibit; and an exhibition by the Royal Geographical Society that will display a selection of their extensive archival holdings.

Attendees will also receive free copies of programme publications, including Diasporas Reimagined, edited by Nando Sigona, Alan Gamlen, Giulia Liberatore and Helene Neveu Kringelbach. This collection of photo essays and ethnographic vignettes, theoretical ruminations and poetic interventions, literature overviews and empirically-based reflections aims to provoke new ways of thinking, both about diasporas and about some of the foundational concepts of social science.

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