First of all, we’d like to remind you that next Tuesday we welcome Marc di Tommasi from History here at Edinburgh who will give a talk entitled: Beyond the ghetto narrative: Migrant housing in Edinburgh before the First World War (see abstract below).
Date: 4 Nov. 2014, 12:30-14:00
Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar room 5
Secondly we’re pleased to announce that Laura Jeffery, lecturer and ESRC research fellow in Social Anthropology (UoE), will give a seminar on 2 December, entitled: ‘We don’t want to be sent back and forth all the time’: Chagossian reflections on compulsion and choice in a context of forced displacement, onward migration, and prospective return
Date: 2 December 2014, 12:30-14:00
Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 5
All are welcome at both seminars, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Alistair and Sophia,
Coordinators, Migration & Citizenship Research Group
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About Marc di Tommasi’s talk:
Focusing on the city of Edinburgh this research re-evaluates the impact of migrants using a comparative, quantitative and spatial approach. Using 1911 census data, migrant households have been reconstructed providing a new estimation of the effective number of migrants. Rather than focusing on a single community, this research compares all the different migrant groups giving context and weight to the analysis. Moreover, using a Geographic Information System (GIS), patterns of settlement are reconstructed and compared to the migrants’ social conditions.