Friday, 5 June 2009


Ethnographies of Migration Workshop

Room A316, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street WC2A 2AE, UK

PowerPoint facilities (screen and PC/laptop) will be available

DAY 1: Saturday June 13th, 2009

9.15 – 9.20 Arrival

9.20 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Statements by Elizabeth Frantz

Session 1: Worlds of Work - Chair: Ankur Datta

9.30 – 10.30 Maxim Bolt, ‘Life in No-Man’s Land: Making Place on a South African Border Farm’

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee/tea break

10.45 – 11.45 Elizabeth Frantz, ‘Servants of the Nation: The Political Economy of Sri Lankan Labour Migration to the Middle East’

11.45 – 12.45 Andreea Torre, ‘Experiencing Work in the Domestic Sector: Romanian Women in Rome and London’

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 2: Migratory Regimes and Politics - Chair: Malcolm James

14.00– 15.00 Justin Gest, ‘On the Inside Looking Out: Young Moroccans in Madrid’

15.00 – 15.45 Victoria Redclift, ‘Conceiving Collectivity: the Urdu-Speaking “Bihari” Minority and Absence of “Home”’

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee/tea break

16.00 – 16.45 Anna Tuckett, ‘The Ambiguities of Documentation and the Relationship of Documents to Practices of Social Inclusion and Exclusion: the Case of Albanian Migrants in Bologna’

17.00 End of Session. Participants go for drinks and dinner

DAY 2: Sunday June 14th, 2009

9.20 – 9.30 Opening Statements for Day 2 by Malcolm James

Session 3: Diaspora and Cultural Production - Chair: Maxim Bolt

9.30 – 10.15 Ana Gutierrez, ‘Making Place: Bolivian Migration in London’

10.00 – 10.45 Giulia Liberatore, Title TBA

10.45 – 11.30 Malcolm James, ‘Young Lives and 'Eastern Europeans': Sounds, Taunts and Spaces’

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee/tea Break

12.00 – 13.00 Helen Kim, ‘Keepin’ It Old Skool: “Authentic” Spaces of the London Asian Urban Music Scene’

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 4: Forced Migration and the State - Chair: Elizabeth Frantz

14.00 – 15.00 Hakem Rustom, ‘Constructing a Social History of Movement: Anatolian Armenians in Turkey’

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/tea Break

15.30 – 16.30 Ankur Datta, ‘Living in a Place of Exception: the Kashmiri Pandit Forced Migrant Camp in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir’

16:30 – 17:00 General discussion and closing statements by Maxim Bolt

17.00 End of workshop

Friday, 20 February 2009

Ethnographies of Migration Workshop


Ethnographies of Migration Workshop

Saturday - Sunday, 13th-14th June 2009, LSE

We are inviting participants for the Ethnographies of Migration
Workshop, a two-day graduate student event to be held at the LSE on June
13th and 14th 2009.

The workshop aims to provide a forum in which doctoral students who are
using ethnographic approaches in the study of migration can exchange
ideas and get critical feedback on their research. This event will
provide a rare opportunity for students in various departments at the
LSE to meet and discuss their work.

The scope is broad, encompassing research on any aspect of any type of
migration. Presentations may be based on recently completed, ongoing or
planned research.

In order to make this event as useful as possible to all PhD students,
participants may choose from one of two options:

Option A: Those in the early stages of doctoral research can give a
20-minute presentation of their plans or project as a whole, followed by
a group discussion of approximately the same length of time.

Option B: Those who have already begun writing can present a 5,000-word
paper in a presentation lasting 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute
group discussion. Work-in-progress papers are welcome.

Participants will be grouped into panels based on similarity of content
and/or approach.

If you would like to participate, please send us your title and abstract
no later than March 15, 2008. All submissions should include your name,
whether you'd like to participate in Option A or B, your departmental
affiliation, the title of the paper or project to be presented, and an
abstract of 250 words or less. Participation is limited to doctoral
students within the LSE.

Those selected to participate will be notified by April 15, 2008. A
schedule and more detailed information will be sent out one month before
the workshop.

Titles and abstracts should be submitted to both of the following:

Elizabeth Frantz

Malcolm James

The workshop will be free. We will organise an outing on the evening of
the 13th so that we have a chance to socialise and talk informally. For
further information, please contact Malcolm or Elizabeth.