Representing Migration and Mobility in European Cultures: Events
Friday 11th December: Cultural Translation - a one day conference organised jointly by the Representing Mobility and Migration in European Cultures research network and Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. This free one day conference opens with a keynote address on cultural translation by Professor Mieke Bal, EUROS Distinguished Visiting Research Professor
10:00-18:30, room 1.50, Bute Building
Contact: Dr Paul Bowman (BowmanP@cf.ac.uk)
9-12 December: Visit of Prof Mieke Bal, Royal Netherlands Academy Fellow and EUROS Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow - as well as giving a keynote address at the Cultural Translation conference (see above), Prof Bal will give a guest seminar on Migration for the Researcher and Graduate School in the Humanities (9 Dec, 1-3pm) and is the principle discussant in the Postgraduate and research staff afternoon reading-group workshop on the work of cultural theorists Rey Chow and Mieke Bal (10 Dec). Please contact Dr Rachael Langford for further information (LangfordRE@cf.ac.uk)
Workshop Events: Engaging with the Contact Zone
This initial project will centre on two workshops (April and June 2008) and an Autumn symposium event to identify further research strands and activities for the network of participants. The two workshops will focus on discussion of 4-5 pre-circulated papers a practitioner presentation. Papers will be open and speculative, applying individual areas of research expertise to overarching questions (methodological, theoretical and ideological) that are germane to the research interests of the group as a whole. The final structure of the symposium will be shaped by the research commonalities emerging from the workshops.
Workshop 1: Friday 25 April 2008, 9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Committee Room One, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff.
Bas Vroege, photography curator and director of Paradox in conversation with Ad van Denderen, documentary photographer. An 'in conversation' piece on Ad van Denderen’s long-term project in Europe (GO NO GO ) which looks at migratory experience and politics from a documentary photographer’s perspective.
Liz Wren-Owens, Lecturer in Italian, Cardiff University School of European Studies: 'Constructing Italian Identity: The (Native) American Contact Zone’.
Alexis Nuselovici, Professor of European Cultural Studies, Cardiff University School of European Studies: ‘Looking for an identity: Europe and translation’.
Workshop 2: Monday 30 June 2008, 9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Turner House Gallery, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Elizabeth Edwards, Professor of Visual Anthropology, University of the Arts London in conversation with Susan Meiselas, photographer (t.b.c.).
Berhard Gross, PhD student, Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultures Studies
Radhika Mohanram, Reader in English, Cardiff University School of English, Communication and Philosophy.