14 October 2011
Photographer Jan Banning has developed a series entitled ‘National Identities’ intended to criticize “the nonsense of Dutch politics” in the debates over integration in the past ten years. The photos portray immigrants in scenes re-creating well known seventeenth century paintings. For instance his Moroccan Girl (Nissrine) Reading an Integration Exam Application Form at Closed Window resembles Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window.
Registration is now available for the Bristol-UCL Leverhulme Programme on Migration and Citizenship conference on Post-Immigration Minorities, Religion and National Identities, 14-15 November, 2008 in Bristol. A limited number of places are available for non-paper givers and those not connected to the Programme.
The Leverhulme Programme team will address topics based on the following themes: Ethnic Enclaves and Economic Integration, Social Capital, Gender and Differential Educational and Economic Outcomes, National Identity, Citizenship and Religious ’Difference’ and Majoritarian Identities and Resentment of Multiculturalism.
Keynote speakers will address issues in relation to contemporary issues on minority ethnicity, religion, integration and national identity, and include:
- Professor Zygmunt Bauman (Leeds)
- Professor Craig Calhoun (New York University and President of the Social Science Research Council)
- Professor Reina Lewis (London College of Fashion)
- Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh (Westminster)
- Professor Roland Robertson (University of Pittsburgh and University of Aberdeen)
Over 50 additional papers will be presented. The conference will begin with registration at 9.30 – 10.30am on Friday, 14th November and the final paper session will conclude at about 6pm on Saturday, 15th November, followed by a dinner at 7.30pm.
Please find a registration form for the conference on our website here.
Contact: Sara Tonge (Leverhulme Conference Administrator)
Further details of the programme and centre.