Migration Lab Workshop - GDI - HCRI

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Arthur Lewis Building - Boardroom 2.016 - 2.017

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This workshop aims to identify the range and depth of work on migration being carried out within the University of Manchester and to identify and develop innovative, collaborative projects.

Following an in-depth scanning of current university research on migration which involves over 50 members of the staff and 20 PhD students, four key concepts/ideas have been selected for the inaugural Migration Lab Workshop: Borders, Journeys, ‘Agency’, and ‘Home’.

Accordingly, the workshop has been organised into four panels. Three speakers will present in each panel (5 – 8 minutes each) and then participants will be invited to reflect on how they understand each concept and how (if so) they use these concepts in their own research.

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9am – 9.30 Tea/Coffee and Introduction

Bertrand Taithe, Professor of Cultural History, Executive Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.

Tanja R. Müller, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Global Development Institute.


9.30 – 10.45 Borders (politics of inclusion, exclusion, integration, language and identity)

‘Borders and the citizen’, Bridget Byrne - Senior Lecturer in Sociology.

‘Seeing borders as everyday segregation in the UK and Calais’, Thomas Tyerman – PhD Student (awaiting viva in December) - Politics, School of Social Science.

‘Strategies and tactics in the making of migration landscapes: using de Certeau to think about interactions between borders and agency’, Huw Vasey - Research Associate – School of Arts, Languages & Cultures.

Chair: Bertrand Taithe, Professor of Cultural History, Executive Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.


10.45 – 12.00 Journeys (human mobility and patterns of migration, aspirations, places of transit and arrival)

‘The journey: Western narratives of pandemic outbreak’, Elisa Pieri, Simon Research Fellow, Sociology, School of Social Sciences.

‘Language Journeys’, Yaron Matras, Professor of Linguistics, SALC.

‘Journey - aspiration and/or despair’, Tanja R. Müller, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Global Development Institute.

Chair: Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia, Migration Lab Research Assistant (GDI and HCRI).


12.00 – 12.30 Lunch


12.30 – 13.40 ‘Agency’ (resilience, coping strategies, structure and agency)

‘Conflict Camps: The Lessons of Agency and Resilience in Post Conflict Peacebuilding’, William W. Thomson - Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute, School: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

‘The politics of presence: agency and refugee resettlement’, Jonathan Darling, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development.

‘Agency and identity: understanding the forms and contents of diaspora activism’, Cathy Wilcock – Migration Lab Coordinator and Researcher, GDI – HCRI.

Chair: Tanja R. Müller, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Global Development Institute.


13.40 – 14.50 ‘Home’ (identity, belonging, migrants as insiders and outsiders, home-making practices)

‘Home-Making in the Diaspora: Bringing Palestine to London’, Michelle Obeid, Lecturer in Social Anthropology.

'Constructions of 'safety' and 'sanctuary' and the temporal limits of 'home' for Syrians recently resettled in the UK’, Madeline-Sophie (Maddy) Abbas, School of Sociology.

‘Searching for a place called home: conflict and displacement in Colombia’ – Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia, Migration Lab Research Assistant (GDI and HCRI).

Chair: Peter Gatrell, Professor of Economic History, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.


14.50 – 15.00 Summary and Discussion

Bertrand Taithe, Professor of Cultural History, Executive Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.


The event is free to attend but please do the registration as soon as possible because places are limited.

If you have any queries about this event please contact

Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia

luis.perezmurcia@manchester.ac.uk

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