Migration and Mobility: Views from Past and Present workshop

By October 16, 2019Events

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for this exciting free workshop on 20th November 2019 at the University of Sheffield.

Link for registrationhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/migration-and-mobility-views-from-past-and-present-tickets-77110610913

Registration will close on 13th November

Migration and Mobility: Views from Past and Present

Cross-Faculty postgraduate and early career researcher workshop

The impacts of migration and mobility are some of contemporary society’s most pressing topics. This cutting edge workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines to explore how we can better understand the current historical moment in which discussions and debates surrounding migration appear so important. The event will explore the following themes in-depth: the lived experiences of migrants in different parts of the globe and at different moments in history; the complex links between migration and empire; and contemporary experiences of migration.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Louise Ryan of the University of Sheffield will be joining us. Professor Ryan has extensive research expertise in the area of migration, social networks, gender and religion which she will draw on in her session ‘A funny feeling of deja vu: learning lessons from migration history’.

The workshop will be interactive and enable attendees to engage with important discussions surrounding migration across disciplinary boundaries. We invite postgraduates, early career researchers and academics at any stage of their career with an interest in migration and mobility to register.

The conference is free to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


Provisional programme

10:00 – 10:15 Arrival and registration

10:15 – 10:30 Welcome – Professor Martial Staub

10:30 – 11:45 Paper session 1: Lived experiences of migration

Dr. Linn Normand – ‘Documenting the undocumented’: immigrant minority testimonios of lived experiences in America 

Maria Vasquez-Aguilar – ‘Living with our suitcases packed’: the political activism of Chilean exiles in the UK post-1973

Isabelle Carter – Moving histories of multi-storey council estates in post-war Sheffield and Manchester

11:45 – 12:00 Tea and coffee break

12:00 – 13:15 Paper session 2: Empire and migration

Sarah Elmammeri – Migration and historical legacies; the journey of a postcolonial subject

Dr. Gareth Roddy – Travelling westwards: modernity and national identities in the western peripheries of the British-Irish Isles, c.1880-c.1940

Dan Royle – ‘The Most Pestiferous Land’: Fernando Po, Deportation and Exile (1866-1868)

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Professor Louise Ryan session: A funny feeling of deja vu: learning lessons from migration history

15:00 – 15:15 Tea and coffee break

15:15 – 16:30 Paper session 3: Contemporary migration

Dennis Sane-Ackah – ‘Migration and Mobility: EUROPE, ‘The Paradise’ of Death zone for African Migrants

Mücahit Aydemir – Understanding the Factors Influencing the Migration of Academic Staff to Britain

16:30 – 16:45 Conference close