School of the Arts Welcomes Diaspora Studies Symposium on 23rd April 2014

On 23rd April 2014, the University of Northampton School of the Arts at Avenue Campus will be hosting a special one day symposium on Diaspora Studies and Visual, Literary and Cultural Representations.

Sponsored by the EU Marie Curie Centre of Home and Belonging Initial Training Network which Professor Janet Wilson leads on at Northampton, the day will feature:

Dr Rajinder Dudrah (The University of Manchester) who will be presenting ‘An Audio-Visual Cultural Study of British Bhangra Music Album Sleeves and Ephemera’.

Dr Dace Dzenovska (CoHaB, The University of Oxford) who will be discussing, ‘Relations of Indebtedness and Latvian Diaspora Politics’.

Dr Kartini Leet (The University of Northampton) who will be speaking on diaspora and photography.

Lerone Bennett, Editor at 'Ebony' Magazine (Wikimedia Commons)

Lerone Bennett, Editor at ‘Ebony’ Magazine (Wikimedia Commons)

Dr George Watley (The University of Northampton) who will be offering a paper on ‘Ebony Magazine and the Northampton Caribbean Diaspora’.

CoHaB Early Career Researchers, Alba de Bejar, Ruby Rana and Liz Syrkin and University of Northampton Associate Lecturer, Anna Maria Everding will also be giving papers.  The full programme and poster for the event can be accessed below:

Final Programme Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging Symposium

CoHaB Symposium Poster April 2014

Listen back to George Watley’s talk and the panel discussion with Liz Syrkin on Literary and Cultural Representations and the Black British Diaspora below:

 

Bhangra dancers (Wikimedia Commons)

Bhangra dancers (Wikimedia Commons)

 

About Dr Larissa Allwork

Dr Larissa Allwork worked at the University of Northampton School of the Arts (May 2012 - August 2015). She also participated in Professor Janet Wilson's EU-Marie Curie funded Constructions of Home and Belonging ITN. She continues to be affiliated to Dr Sonya Andermahr's Working Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance.

Posted on March 27, 2014, in Conferences, Events, School of Social Sciences, School of the Arts, Workshops & Training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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