Archive for May, 2015

The summer course ‘Hidden Genocides’ will exist of lecturers, seminars, international guest lecturers specialised in genocide, analysing documentaries and eye witness accounts, discussions and having excursions to various places.

For a more details, please see the webpage on programme description.

Course objectives

After this course the student is able to:

  • Understand and analyse the consequences of the legal definition of genocide both from a historical, legal and social scientific point of view
  • Compare and analyse known and unknown genocides both for its specific elements as the commonalities that occurs during genocide
  • Understand and analyse the behavior and the social imaginaireof the perpetrators of genocide
  • Describe known and unknown cases of genocide
  • Understand, analyse and compare the aftermath of genocide; both in its legal consequences as in it social, political, psychological and economic consequences
  • Understand, describe and analyse the complex relationship between ideology, perpetrators, bystanders and victims.


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The New Muslim Community: Children of Islam and Scotland

Title: The New Muslim Community: Children of Islam and Scotland

Speaker(s): Stefano Bonino (Durham University)

Date and Time: 12th May 2015 13:0014:00

Location: Seminar Room 5, Chrystal Macmillan Buildling

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Migration and Citizenship Research Group and the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict present a public lecture:

Title: The transnational dimension of ethnic business in the Eurafrican and American Mediterranean

Speakers: Cedric Audebert (Migrinter, Universite de Poitiers); Thomas Lacroix (Migrinter, Universite de Poitiers)

Date and Time: 5th May 2015 17:00 – 18:30 (followed by wine reception)

Location: 6th floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Abstract: This presentation questions the coherence and unity of the Eurafrican and American Mediterranean basins as well as their heterogeneity and plurality in a geohistorical and geoeconomic perspective. It focuses on the way the development of transnational migrant business interrelates economic strategies, social solidarities and ethnic identities. The analysis of the socio-geography of transnational ethnic businesses at the meta-regional level as well as at the very local level provides a comprehensive approach of the economic, cultural and geopolitical issues the Mediterranean areas have in common.

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