Second Keynote Speaker Announced

Distinguished Scholars to Open Heritages of Migration Conference in Buenos Aires

We are delighted to announce that Professor Charles Forsdick will join Professor Alison Phipps OBE as keynote speaker for Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home. Professor Forsdick is the James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool and the Leadership Fellow for the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council’s theme of Translating Cultures.

Professor Forsdick’s keynote address will draw on his work from an ongoing, comparative project on ‘Dark’ Heritage and Tourism where he examines sites of suffering and sites of memory. The project brings together researchers from the UK, France and Australia to explore and understand dark tourism in their political and historical contexts. In particular, his presentation will focus on penal heritage and the afterlives of ‘forced’ mobility.

Professor Alison Phipps is Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow, and Principal Investigator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Translating Cultures project ‘Researching Multilingually at the borders of the body, language, law and the state.’ Professor Phipps’ keynote address will reflect on work with Tuhoe Maori and Te Reo Maori, work in Gaza and Ghana, as well as work with refugee populations in Calais and Glasgow. Her presentation will consider what it means to have a heritage, and more importantly what it means to speak this heritage.

Professor Mike Robinson commented: “It is indeed a pleasure to have both Charles and Alison opening this important conference on the Heritages of Migration. Their work opens up important pathways of research and scholarship in relation to some of the more challenging and problematic themes of migration. I am sure that their addresses to an international audience will be inspiring and thought-provoking and will help frame the whole conference.”

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