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Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2021

Refugee Histories in the Global South

How does forced migration look different if we examine it through a historical perspective? How have refugees been historical actors, as well as victims? This series examines a range of topics that illuminate these questions, by examining the historical entanglements between migration, im/mobility, colonialism, race, and borders.

Series convener: Dr Anne Irfan, Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration

About the speaker

Laura Madokoro is Associate Professor of History at Carleton University, Canada. Her research explores various facets of the history of refugees and humanitarianism. She is especially interested in questions relating to settler colonialism, human rights and race and is the author of Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War (Harvard University Press, 2016). Her current SSHRC-funded research explores the history of sanctuary in Canada from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on post-Confederation sanctuary practices among a variety of religious and secular communities. She is co-director of Histoire Sociale / Social History, a member of the editorial collective at activehistory.ca and a member of the New College of Artists, Scholars and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

Further information: https://carleton.ca/history/people/laura-madokoro/

Registration

This seminar will be held via Zoom. Register online here

Please direct enquiries to rsc-outreach@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Video

Watch the webinar recording on YouTube.

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

Public Seminar Series

Each term the RSC holds a series of public seminars, held on Wednesday evenings at Queen Elizabeth House. Click here for details of forthcoming seminars.

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Forthcoming events

Refugeedom’s subjects and subjectivities

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Refugee entrepreneurship and gender paradoxes

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

A refugee-led study on refugee-led organisations

Wednesday, 03 November 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ via Zoom

African migration, human rights and literature

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Location TBC