CoHaB summer school open lectures on diaspora studies

Submitted by Dr. Larissa Allwork.

The University of Northampton is one of six members of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network called Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging (CoHaB). Other partners are the Universities of Munster, Mumbai, Oxford, SOAS and Stockholm.

This March the 12 international postgraduate students affiliated to CoHaB will be coming to The University of Northampton School of the Arts to engage in CoHaB’s core module on Diaspora Studies. There will also be two postdoctoral students from COMPAS and the English Faculty at Oxford University, who have arranged the programme and will oversee the teaching of the core module of the Summer School on Diaspora studies.

CoHaB poster 1The Summer School will widen the University of Northampton’s international outreach by showcasing many of the very best experts in Diaspora Studies, including: Nilufer Bharucha (University of Mumbai); Michael Keith (University of Oxford); Linda MacDowell (University of Oxford); Sridhar Rajeswaran (CAS II, India); Prakash Shah (Queen Mary, University of London); Paolo Toninato (University of Warwick); Pnina Werbner (Keele University). The Summer School will be hosted by Professor Janet Wilson in the School of the Arts.

CoHaB poster 2We are also pleased to announce that all the talks by specialists on the 25 and 26 March 2013 will be open to staff and postgraduate students at The University of Northampton. Members of the university are also invited to Prakash Shah’s lecture on Friday 22nd March and the reception to be held in the Gallery of the School of Arts after the lecture. The times and locations of these talks are detailed in the list below. Please contact both Professor Janet Wilson ( and Dr Larissa Allwork  ( to reserve a place for the lecture/lectures that you wish to attend in order to participate in this exciting and prestigious event.

If you could send an email by Monday 18 March to register yourself on a talk/talks, it would be most appreciated.

Friday 22 March 2013

  • 5.00-6.30: Lecture by Prakash Shah, Centre for Culture and Law, Queen Mary, University of London, ‘Directions in socio-legal research with diverse diasporas’ (MY120, Avenue Campus).
  • 6.30-7.15: Reception held at the Gallery, Avenue Campus

Monday 25th March 2013 – MY 120, Avenue Campus

  • 11.30-12.30: Lecture: Paola Toninato, University of Warwick, on ‘Diaspora and Identity Formation: The Case of the Roma/Gypsies’.
  • 1.30—3.00: Conversation with Linda MacDowell, University of Oxford, ‘Working Lives: thinking about migrant women’s employment histories in 20th century Britain’ (Questions will be circulated)
  • 3.30-4.30: Lecture: Michael Keith, COMPAS, University of Oxford
  • 4.30-5.30: Workshop/Lecture: Janet Wilson University of Northampton: Publishing in Journals

Tuesday 26th March – MY120, Avenue Campus

  • 11.30- 12.30: Lecture: Katie Jones and Sarah Muzio, University of Northampton: Preparing Funding Applications
  • 1.30 – 2.30: Lecture: Nilufer Bharucha, University of Mumbai.
  • ‘The historicisation of the Indian Diaspora and its Literatures’
  • 2.30-3.30: Lecture: Sridhar Rajeswaran, CASII, India – ‘The imaging of the nation in the Diasporic Indo-Canadian film maker Deepa Mehta’s films’
  • 4.00 – 5.00: Lecture: Pnina Werbner, Keele University – ‘Migration and Transnational Studies: Between Simultaneity and Rupture.’ (Lecture to be held in Newton building)

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