a new blog on migration, past and present, in all its forms – refugee, diaspora, exile, return, temporary, labour, tourist – and related issues of identity and community organisation
Our mission: to provide a moderated forum for sharing ideas, impressions, commentaries, reactions, and announcements from scholars alongside community voices. Submissions to Inter-sections might include text, sound, images or video and can be any length from one paragraph to a working paper (suggested length: 1000-1500 words). The site is intended not as a peer-reviewed journal, but as a community resource and space for dialogue.
For our inaugural edition, we are inviting Submissions that offer reflections on and reactions to Recent Public Events on migration. Subjects might include:
– ‘Belonging: Voices of London’s Refugees‘, exhibition at the Museum of London, 26 October 2006 – 25 February 2007
– ‘Diaspora, Migration and Identities‘ postgraduate conference in Leeds, 13-14 December 2006
– ‘Neo-colonial Mentalities in Contemporary Europe? Language and Discourse in the Construction of Identities’ conference, 23-24 February 2007, University of London
– Refugee Council conference on the future of asylum in the UK, 7 March 2007
– ‘Identity Formation‘, postgraduate conference, 4 April 2007, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester
– Symposium on Refugee Narratives, 20 April 2007
– Rights and Resistance Conference
Organised by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
Saturday 21 April 2007
Please send all work to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 4 May 2007.
If you are submitting larger media files, please compress as much as possible or provide a link for viewing.