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Integration and identity for Birmingham's British Poles

Date
Sunday 29th November 2015 - Thursday 31st March 2016
Location:
Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery
Description
The Midlands Polish Community Association supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund is pleased to present the exhibition 'Fitting in and Getting Along: Integration and Identity for Birmingham's British Poles' att the BVSC: In the Community Gallery in the Museum & Art Gallery Birmingham from 29 November 2015 - 31 March 2016.

Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict

Date
Wednesday 24th February 2016
Location:
4th floor, Muirhead Tower, Room 429
Description
Terrorism and the measures to counter home-grown Islamic terrorists have contributed to the discursive construction of British Muslims as a 'suspect community.' This paper examines how English language proficiency has entered discourses of radicalization. The paper will then investigate the implications of the devaluing of heritage languages of Muslims for intelligence and conflict.

International conference – Frontiers and borders of superdiversity: theory, method and practice

Date
Thursday 23rd - Friday 24th June 2016
Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is organising the second international interdisciplinary conference on superdiversity. The aim of the conference is to map the state of the art in knowledge on superdiversity and reflect on the analytical and heuristic uses of the concept, its potential and limits.
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