Heritages of Migration: International Conference and Call for Papers

Location
Argentina, Buenos Aires, National Museum of Immigration
Category
Arts and Law, International, Research
Dates
Thursday 6th (09:00) - Monday 10th April 2017 (17:00)
Download the date to your calendar (.ics file)

Moving Stories, Objects and Home

Held at the National Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentina – a country that itself has seen mass immigration – this conference asks:

  • What objects and practices do migrants value and carry with them in their movements between old and new worlds?
  • How do people negotiate and renegotiate their “being in the world” in the framework of migration?
  • How is memory enacted through material culture and heritage into new active domains?
  • What stories are told and how are they transmitted within and between migrant communities  and generations?
  • How is the concept of home made meaningful in a mobile world?
  • Where do performances of identity “take place” so as to generate new landscapes of collective memory?
  • How do the meanings of place and placelessness change over generations from an initial migration?

The conference is designed encourage provocative dialogue across the fullest range of disciplines.

Indicative topics of interest to the conference include:

  • The heritage of trans-Atlantic encounters – ways and means of crossing distances
  • Performing place and new inscriptions of placelessness
  • Migration and urban territories – settlement processes and practices
  • Travelling intangible heritages – the rituals, practices, festivals of home away
  • Diasporic heritage communities
  • Migrating memories
  • Representations of migration/immigration in popular culture

Submit an abstract

Conference website and full call for papers available here: www.heritagesofmigration.wordpress.com

Abstracts of 300 words submitted in the conference format should be sent as soon as possible but no later than October 14 2016 via our online form: www.universityofbirmingham.submittable.com