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Memories in Transit

When Jun 08, 2020 09:00 AM to
Jun 09, 2020 05:00 PM
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Overview

This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from various disciplines researching transnational dimensions of memory, subjectivity and identity formation, broadly defined. Exploring the social-political processes and identities that resist or transcend neat categorisations of the ‘local’, ‘national’ or ‘global’, this conference explores different modes of transnational memory and commemoration that shape identities such as race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, and sexuality. The conference seeks to refine conceptual and methodological issues surrounding transnational memories, forms of remembering, and identities through a discussion of contemporary and historical case studies from across the globe as well as theoretically focused contributions to the field. The conference will be relevant to sociologists, historians, literary critics, political scientists, and human geographers interested in the relationships between memory and mobility.

 

Conference Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce that our two keynote speakers will be:

Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (University College London).

Professor Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is Professor in Migration and Refugee Studies, and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit and Coordinator of UCL's Refuge in a Moving World Research Network at UCL. We will confirm our second keynote speaker shortly.

Professor Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University).

Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former President of the Modern Language Association of America. She was born in Romania and educated at Brown University, where she received her BA/MA and Ph.D. degrees.

 

 

 

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This event is proudly supported by The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, at the University of Cambridge, and the British Academy.