Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies

People and Places in Limbo

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A one-day research networking workshop

PEOPLE AND PLACES IN LIMBO

Friday, 24 May 2013

 

 

Due to requests from many of you, the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies will be happy to offer a small bursary to the Sussex University students to attend the research networking workshop on 24th May 'People and Places in Limbo'. The registration fee for the Students  of Sussex University will be £12.

 

We see this one-day intensive research workshop as an opportunity to bring together in productive dialogue researchers from Sussex University and elsewhere. The aim is to begin to establish an effective research network and map out key issues prior to designing possible future publications and/or research bid. We are interested in interdisciplinary and comparative projects. We want to investigate the resilience, transition, transformation and un/making of people and places in an era of emerging crises through the theme ‘People and Places in Limbo’.

We believe that Sussex has a unique opportunity in combining the faculty and researcher expertise from a range of research centres, including the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, the Sussex Centre for Migration Studies, the Centre for World Environmental History and the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.  

We envisage a meeting aimed at opening up new directions and emerging research fields. The one day workshop will aim at a participation from senior as well as early career researchers and scholars with leadership potential from Sussex and other UK/European universities. The relatively small scale in terms of people involved (about 40 participants) will provide an ideal platform for focus on the topic and for all participants, as appropriate, to contribute to discussions and plan follow-up collaborative work. 

We are pleased to announce that speakers from Sussex and other UK institutions have now been confirmed to complement and enhance our debate. Speakers from Sussex and other UK institutions include:

- Professor Yvette Taylor, Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University: “Fitting Into Place & other Queer Encounters”

- Dr Rebecca Bryant, Senior Research Fellow, Anthropologist of politics and law, London School of Economics: “States in Limbo: Sociality and Non-recognition in Cyprus and Elsewhere”

- Professor Alan Lester, Director of Research theme ‘Global Transformations. Historical geographer, Sussex: “Humanitarianism and the In-betweenness of the Colonised: Indigenous Engagements with the Port Phillip Protectorate of Aborigines in Australia”

- Dr Monika Metykova, interests in transnational media, cultural and media policies, and migration, Sussex: “Beyond the Radar: The Roma and Their Media in Europe”

- Ms Claire Bennett, ESRC Centre for Population Change, Southampton University: “Living in limbo’: The experiences of lesbian asylum seekers”

- Dr Evi Chatzipanagiotidou, Anthropologist, Queen’s University, Belfast: “From 'no man's land' to 'everyone's land': Re-territorialisation of the border in Cyprus among British Cypriots”

A full programme detail is available here

We invite researchers working on any aspect of people and places in limbo, related to the refugees, asylum seekers, prisoners on remand, minoritised ethnic groups or those ‘transitioning’ their gender; in another register, those seriously maimed by illness, accident or war awaiting what they might become; and on a more everyday level people ‘between’ jobs/houses/partners and other related fields.

There is a £30 fee for the workshop, but registration is required. Due to the limited number of participants we strongly recommend early registration.

Lunch and refreshments will also be provided. 

Venue: Global Studies Resource Centre, School of Global Studies, Arts C 175, University of Sussex

To register please fill out the Registration Form and email it to F.Di-Bernardo@sussex.ac.uk

To ask any further questions about the workshop, please contact the workshop organisers: Busra Sultana (us32@sussex.ac.uk) or Mahrokh Hosseini (mahrokh_hosseini2000@hotmail.com)

 

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PROGRAMME:

 

9.00-9.30       Registration – Refreshments

9.30-11.00     Paper Presentations & Discussion

Dr Rebecca Bryant ‘States in Limbo: Sociality and Non-recognition in Cyprus and Elsewhere’

Dr Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou ‘From 'no man's land' to 'everyone's land': Re-territorialisation of the border in Cyprus among British Cypriots’

Dr Anastasia Christou and Domna Michail ‘Diasporic Youth Identities of Uncertainty and Hope: Dynamics of Transnational of ‘Home’ Spatialisation and Gendered Representations in the Second Generation’              

 

11.00-11.15   Refreshments

 

11.15-12.45   Paper Presentations & Discussion      

Dr Monika Metykova ‘Beyond the Radar: The Roma and Their Media in Europe’

Professor Alan Lester ‘Humanitarianism and the In-betweenness of the Colonised: Indigenous Engagements with the Port Phillip Protectorate of Aborigines in Australia’

Professor Sally Munt ‘Mental illness, Spirits and Family Histories’

 

12.45-1.00     Respondent            

 

1.00-2.15       Lunch Break

 

2.15-3.15       Paper Presentations & Discussion

Ms Melanie Friend ‘Border Country exhibition: Immigration detainees in limbo’

Ms Claire Bennett ‘living in limbo’: The experiences of lesbian asylum seekers’

                       

3.15-3.30       Refreshments

 

3.30-4.30       Paper Presentations & Discussion

Professor Yvette Taylor ‘Fitting Into Place & other Queer Encounters’

Dr Geert De Neve ‘Money, Marriage and Morality: Moral evaluations of love marriages in a south Indian industrial town’

 

4.30-4.45       Respondent

 

4.45-5.30       Discussion, ways forward

 

5.30                Drinks and Discussion continues at IDS Bar

 

Presentation Sessions include individual presentations (approximately 20 minutes each) followed by a discussion (20-30 minutes) at the end.

 

Session Chairs:

Ms Janice Winship

Professor Ben Rogaly

Professor Sally Munt

Dr Anastasia Christou