News and events

This section provides the latest news and events for the Leicester Migration Network.

Migration in Interdisciplinary Perspective Social Sciences Doctoral Training Programme workshop, 6th February 2015 - Call for Participants

We invite PhD students with an interest in migration to participate in our forthcoming Migration in Interdisciplinary Perspective workshop. This forms part of the Social Sciences Doctoral Training Programme, and will take place on Friday 6th February, 2015.

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'"We are here because you were there”: Immigrants’ Responses to the Rise of Anti-Immigrant Discourses in Britain’ The British Sociological Association's symposium at the University of Leicester.

The British Sociological Association’s ‘Diaspora, Migration, Transnationalism’ Study Group will be holding a symposium entitled ‘“We are here because you were there”: Immigrants’ Responses to the Rise of Anti-Immigrant Discourses in Britain’ at the University of Leicester (30th October).

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Dr. Leah Bassel to speak at a British Academy debate on ‘Immigration and the Making of British Identity’

Leah Bassel will be speaking at a British Academy debate on ‘Immigration and the Making of British Identity’ at the REP in Birmingham (24 September 2014, 6-7.30pm).

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100 Stories of Migration Exhibition, 24 June 2014 – 13 February 2015

100 Stories of Migration is the result of a partnership between the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies and the Migration Museum Project. The photographic exhibition and accompanying media explore and pose questions around the ways in which migration affects us all. Join the conversation on Twitter with #100stories

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The new Head of the College of Social Science reflects on exciting research directions within the College, including the Migration Network

Head of the College of Social Science Professor Steve King argues that research should not just be about the here and now. Leicester Migration Network gets recognition for its interdisciplinary character; "Leah Bassel and Marc Scully’s work is leading the way in breaking down boundaries and bringing diverse people together to make a new agenda." said Professor King.

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Dr Leah Bassel to head judging of the Guardian's Young Black Minority Ethnic Columnist of the Year competition

Dr Leah Bassel to head judging of the Guardian's Young Black Minority Ethnic Columnist of the Year competition

Dr Leah Bassel from the Department of Sociology will head the judging panel for a competition that offers young black writers an opportunity to receive £250 and an interview for a journalistic internship at the Guardian.

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New Voices Wagon Project: Book launch

Director of Centre for New Writing at The University of Leicester, Dr. Corrine Fowler and coordinator of New Voices Wagon Project, Agrena Mushonga cordially invite you to attend the launch of a book that is a product of New Voices Wagon Project workshops.

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Museums Alive! — Exploring How Museums Behave Like Living Beings

A two-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted by the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, in partnership with the Migration Museum Project.

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PhD Funding Opportunity: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (Sociology)

Leicester Sociology is pleased to offer three funded Graduate Teaching Assistantships for October 2014 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.

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CELI Seminar - Migration and Labour law - Wednesday 12 March at 1 pm

Leicester Migration Network member Professor Bernard Ryan, School of Law, University of Leicester, will be hosting a seminar on Migration and labour law 1 pm, 12 March 2014, Jan Grodecki Room (Room I 64), Fielding Johnson Building This paper will examine the potential contribution of labour standards reform to current public policy concerning labour migration in Britain.

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"Negotiating the 'Life in the UK' citizenship test" - Sociology Seminar 5th March 2014

Leicester Migration Network member Kamran Khan (University of Leicester, Sociology) will host a seminar under the topic of: 'Negotiating the 'Life in the UK' citizenship test: Ideological Becoming, belonging and community'.

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Café Research Migration - 5 March 2014

The next edition of Café Research will feature talks from University of Leicester postgraduates studying at the College of Social Science.

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21st Century London Outcasts: Austerity and its Impact on Refugee Families Living in London Symposium

The symposium is organized in collaboration with: Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland, University of Edinburgh, Department of Sociology and Leicester Migration Network, University of Leicester

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Call For Papers: BSA Race Ethnicity Study Group Conference, mapping the Field: Contemporary Theories of Race, Racism and Ethnicity

'Mapping the Field: Contemporary Theories of Race, Racism and Ethnicity' conference is co-organised by Dr Leah Bassel, member of Leicester Migration Network and lecturer in the Department of Sociology.

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"Founders & Survivors" research team: The Industrial Revolution Transported: The comparative life courses of Tasmanian convicts from the Midlands

The project Founders & Survivors: Australian life courses in historical context 1803-1920 has traced the lives before, during and after sentence in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) of almost 24,000 convicts. The Founders & Survivors Life Course Study is a prosopographical database adapted for historical demography using a customised open source program called Yggrasil. The population captured by convict transportation provides a snapshot of lives under pressure in time and place, of individuals exposed to a minutely recorded stress regime within a total institution, and the challenges of making a new life in freedom. How long did they live afterwards? Were they able to form enduring families? Were they merely survivors more than founders in the new Australian colonies? What can these life courses captured in a 'natural experiment' tell us about early life exposures, life course insults and intergenerational effects? And specifically, were convicts from the Midlands different from rural convicts and those from London and other port cities, and did they do better in life after sentence?

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2 x PhD Studentships in Sociology at the University of Leicester

The Department of Sociology is pleased to offer two fully-funded studentships for January 2014 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The studentships will pay UK/EU tuition fees for three years and include each year a stipend worth £13,726 and Research Training Support Grant of £750. Closing date: 31 October 2013.

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Black History Season 2013 celebrated at Leicester

Black History Season 2013 celebrated at Leicester

Global, Colonial and Postcolonial Research Group hosts events throughout October and November.

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