RSC 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.
Convenor: Dr Anne Irfan
Time and location
Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 5.00-6.00pm UK time on Zoom.
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Hilary term seminars
Refugee denial: Settler colonialism and the making of the Global North imaginary
Laura Madokoro (Associate Professor of History, Carleton University)
Refugees, escapees and migrants: International migration and the politics of naming displacement in the Biafran War
Bonny Ibhawoh (Professor of History and Senator William McMaster Chair in Global Human Rights, McMaster University)
The international refugee regime and postcolonial sovereignty: Algeria, refugees and the UNHCR, 1954-63
Malika Rahal (Research Fellow, Institut d’histoire du temps présent)
Benjamin Thomas White (Senior Lecturer in History, Glasgow University)
Refugees, minority citizens and the law: Sindh’s deterritorialised partition
Uttara Shahani (Postdoctoral researcher, Refugee Studies Centre)
The long journey home: African American forced migration and exile from the Civil War to the Vietnam War
Saje Mathieu (Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota)
Crucibles of Exile: Palestinian education and the politics of regeneration, 1948-1967
Mezna Qato (Margaret Anstee Fellow, University of Cambridge)
Haitian refugees, the US state, and precedents for global border regimes
A. Naomi Paik (Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois)
Rethinking forced migration: Legacies of the Greek-Turkish population exchange
Asli Igsiz (Associate Professor of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University)