Daily Archives: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Invitation Conference “Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma”

Conference “Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma”

The Erasmus Studio is pleased to invite you to register for the international, multi-disciplinary conference “Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma” that will be held from 12 – 14 June 2013 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The conference marks the completion of the video-life stories project “Croatian Memories” created in cooperation with the Croatian NGO Documenta <http://www.documenta.hr/en/home.html>.

The conference intends to be a meeting point for those interested in and engaged with audio visual testimonies related to war and peace, trauma and memory and history and remembrance. Special attention will be devoted to personal narratives from the Western Balkan region and to testimonies created in the courtroom in the context of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

More information about the sessions can be found on the Programme  page.

Researchers and practitioners working with oral history, archives and ICT, be it from an academic, educational, journalistic or human rights perspective, are cordially invited to participate and sign up on the Registration page.

The registration fee is ?60 for three days (after May 15 ?75) and for (PhD) students no fee will be charged when a copy of a student ID is submitted.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Rotterdam and we would greatly appreciate the dissemination of this invitation within your network.

Kind regards on behalf of the Erasmus Studio,

Laura Boerhout
digitaltestimonies2013.wordpress.com

 

Wales City of Sanctuary Conference – Celebrating Sanctuary in Wales

Wales City of Sanctuary Conference – Celebrating Sanctuary in Wales

Temple of Peace, Cardiff
Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Asylum seekers & refugees have been the subject of negative press in recent years, particularly against the backdrop of the financial crisis. Yet Wales has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need. What does sanctuary mean to the people of Wales and to those fleeing war or persecution & seeking sanctuary here?

This conference aims to explore these issues, share learning and best practice from a range of disciplines and partners across Wales and will be useful for practitioners, policy makers, faith & community groups, asylum seekers and refugees.

Speakers include:

Professor Terry Threadgold – Cardiff University;

Alan Thomas – Chair of the City of Sanctuary National Trustees;

Jim Stewart – Evangelical Alliance Wales.

Plus workshops on:

Destitution;

Employment;

Sharing the City of Sanctuary Vision;

Health;

Understanding the Legal Process.

Further information on the programme together with the booking instructions will follow shortly.

Jake Westlake
Refugee Week Wales Coordinator

Website:  www.welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk | Twitter:  www.twitter.com/@welshrefcouncil | Facebook: www.facebook.com/Welshrefcouncil

Table of Contents Alert: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Oxford Journals have just published there latest Table of Contents Alert for their Holocaust and Genocide Studies journal.  Further details of the articles included in Vol. 27, No. 1, (Spring 2013) can be found below:

Cover/Standing Material

Front Cover

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Editorial Board

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Subscription Page

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Articles

Who Killed Lida’s Jewish Intelligentsia? A Case Study of Wehrmacht Involvement in the Holocaust’s “First Hour”
David W. Wildermuth
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 1-29
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History and Memory: The Orthodox Experience in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp
Henri Lustiger Thaler
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 30-56
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Raphael Lemkin, Cultural Destruction, and the Armenian Genocide
Peter Balakian
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 57-89
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Calculated Indifference: The Soviet Union and Requests to Bomb Auschwitz
Danny Orbach and Mark Solonin
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 90-113
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Research Note

Vapniarka: The Archive of the International Tracing Service and the Holocaust in the East
Paul A. Shapiro
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 114-137
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Book Reviews

Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich, Robert Gerwarth (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), 336 pp., hardcover, $35.00, paperback, $18.00, e-book available
George C. Browder
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 138-140
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Children’s Exodus: A History of the Kindertransport, Vera K. Fast (London: I.B. Tauris, 2011), xvii + 270 pp., hardcover, $42.00/£25.00
Joanna Beata Michlic
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 140-142
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Lettland unter deutscher Besatzung 1941–1944: Der lettische Anteil am Holocaust, Katrin Reichelt (Berlin: Metropol, 2011), 428 pp., paperback, €24.00.
Matthew Kott
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 142-145
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The Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports on Popular Opinion in Germany, 1933–1945, edited by Otto Dov Kulka and Eberhard Jäckel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), civ + 959 pp., CD-ROM, hardcover, $150.00
Beth A. Griech-Polelle
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 145-147
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The Jewish Press and the Holocaust, 1939–1945: Palestine, Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union, Yosef Gorny (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 294 pp., hardcover $90.00, e-book available
Antero Holmila
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 147-149
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The Wartime Diary of Edmund Kessler: Lwow, Poland, 1942–1944, edited by Renata Kessler (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2010), xvii + 165 pp., hardcover, $30.00, paperback, $19.00
Madeline G. Levine
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 150-152
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Nazi Labour Camps in Paris: Austerlitz, Lévitan, Bassano, July 1943–August 1944, Jean-Marc Dreyfus and Sarah Gensburger (New York: Berghahn, 2011), 180 pp., hardcover, $70.00/£40.00
John F. Sweets
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 152-154
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Shattered Spaces: Encountering Jewish Ruins in Postwar Germany and Poland, Michael Meng (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011), xiv + 351 pp., hardcover, $35.00
Geneviève Zubrzycki
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 154-156
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Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler, Shelley Baranowski (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 380 pp., hardcover, $90.00, paperback, $25.99
Eric D. Weitz
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 156-159
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Hitler and America, Klaus P. Fischer (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), 368 pp., hardcover, $29.95, e-book available
Donald M. McKale
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 159-161
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Guilt, Suffering, and Memory: Germany Remembers Its Dead of World War II, Gilad Margalit (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), 404 pp., paperback, $30.00
Mary Nolan
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 162-164
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Origins of Political Extremism: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond, Manus I. Midlarsky (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 442 pp., hardcover, $103.00/£63.00, paperback, $36.99/£22.99, e-book available
Michael M. Gunter
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 164-166
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Recently Published Works in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Recently Published Works in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 167-205
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Publication: FMR 42 now online – Sexual orientation and gender identity and the protection of forced migrants

Forced Migration Review issue 42, on ‘Sexual orientation and gender identity and the protection of forced migrants’, is now online at www.fmreview.org/sogi

FMR 42 full issue pdf (3.35 MB / A5 format)

The design of FMR is now A5 (half of A4). In order to print it out properly, please use your printer’s ‘Booklet’ setting.

Around the world, people face abuse, arbitrary arrest, extortion, violence, severe discrimination and lack of official protection because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This latest issue of FMR includes 26 articles on the abuse of rights of forced migrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Authors discuss both the challenges faced and examples of good practice in securing protection for LGBTI forced migrants.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given below.

FMR 42 will be available online and in print in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

An expanded contents listing for this issue – FMR42 Listing – is available at www.fmreview.org/sogi/FMR42listing.pdf

Timing of distribution of this issue: Please note that if you are a regular

FMR 42

FMR42 Listing is a four-sided expanded contents listing of all articles in this issue of FMR. It provides for each article: the title, the author(s) and their affiliation, the introductory sentences and a link to the full article online. It will be available online and in print in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

recipient of a print copy, it will be posted to you at the same time as we post copies of FMR 43, which we expect to be in early/mid-June. If you need a copy more urgently for any reason, please email us.

If you do NOT usually receive a print copy and would like to receive a copy of FMR 42 or FMR42 Listing for your organisation, or multiple copies for distribution to partners and policy/decision makers or for use at conferences or workshops, please contact the Editors.

New! FMR is now A5 size: lighter to carry, easier to read on mobile devices and cheaper to post. We do hope you will like the new sized FMR and find it easy to read and use.

We would like to thank Rachel Levitan of HIAS for her invaluable assistance as special advisor on this issue. We are also very grateful to the Arcus Foundation, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UNHCR and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration for their funding support for this issue. Thanks also to those individual readers who have donated to support FMR.

See www.fmreview.org/forthcoming for details of forthcoming issues.

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Editors, Forced Migration Review

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FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW issue 42 – Contents

(Note: This issue does not include any ‘general’ articles.)

LGBT: equally entitled to human rights and dignity
Anne C Richard (Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration in the United States Department of State)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/richard

Ensuring protection for LGBTI Persons of Concern
Volker Türk (Director of International Protection, UNHCR)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/tuerk

Mental health challenges of LGBT forced migrants
Ariel Shidlo and Joanne Ahola (Research Institute Without Walls)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/shidlo-ahola

The Rainbow Group in Mae La camp
Moses (Kachin refugee/Australian Catholic University)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/moses

“On what grounds?” LGBTQ asylum claims in Canada
Sharalyn Jordan (Simon Fraser University) and Chris Morrissey (Rainbow Refugee)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/jordan-morrissey

LGBTI asylum claims: the Central and Eastern European perspective
Anna Śledzińska-Simon (University of Wrocław) and Krzysztof Śmiszek (University of Warsaw)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/sledzinskasimon-smiszek

Global human rights frameworks applicable to LGBTI migrants
Shana Tabak (American University’s International Human Rights Law Clinic) and Rachel Levitan (HIAS)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/tabak-levitan-frameworks

LGBTI refugees: the Brazilian case
Henrique Rabello de Carvalho (LGBTI Rights Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/decarvalho

Sexual orientation and gender identity: developments in EU law
Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/tsourdi

LGBT refugee protection in the UK: from discretion to belief?
Amanda Gray and Alexandra McDowall (UNHCR UK)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/gray-mcdowall

Seeking asylum in the UK: lesbian perspectives
Claire Bennett (University of Southampton) and Felicity Thomas (Exeter University)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/bennett-thomas

Barriers to justice in the UK
Charlotte Mathysse (University of Sussex/Kenya Red Cross)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/mathysse

Asylum for persecuted homosexuals in the Republic of Korea
Andrew Wolman (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/wolman

Challenges to producing LGB-specific Country of Origin information
Christian Pangilinan (refugee legal aid lawyer)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/pangilinan

Assessing transgender asylum claims
Jhana Bach (Lancaster University)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/bach

Kosovo: what does the future hold for LGBT people?
Agathe Fauchier (lawyer)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/fauchier

City planning for sexual diversity: new policies in Bogotá
Marcela Ceballos and Juan Carlos Prieto (Office of the District Planning Department, Bogotá)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/ceballos-prieto

Towards inclusive resettlement for LGBTI refugees
Jennifer Rumbach (International Organization for Migration)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/rumbach

LGBT refugee resettlement in the US: emerging best practices
Scott Portman and Daniel Weyl (Heartland Alliance International)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/portman-weyl

LGBTI migrants in immigration detention
Shana Tabak (American University’s International Human Rights Law Clinic) and Rachel Levitan (HIAS)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/tabak-levitan-detention

A model immigration detention facility for LGBTI?
Christina Fialho (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/fialho

Identity and integration in Israel and Kenya
Yiftach Millo (HIAS)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/millo

Protection in the city: some good practice in Nairobi
Duncan Breen (Human Rights First) and Yiftach Millo (HIAS)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/breen-millo

Gender identity and disaster response in Nepal
Kyle Knight (journalist) and Courtney Welton-Mitchell (University of Denver)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/knight-weltonmitchell

LGBT aid workers: deployment dilemmas
Anon
www.fmreview.org/sogi/anon

Grantmaking for SOGI programmes
Andrew S Park (Wellspring Advisors, LLC)
www.fmreview.org/sogi/park

 

Calls for Papers: The Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

The Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series Call for Papers – April 2013

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) invites submissions to its Working Paper Series. The series provides for the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress, reflecting cross and inter-disciplinary interests within refugee law and policy, broadly defined. Recent papers have considered integration, detention and smuggling of asylum-seekers, gender-related asylum claims and long-term encampment.

RLI Working Papers are prominently displayed on the RLI website <http://rli.sas.ac.uk/research-and-publications/refugee-law-initiative-working-papers-series/> as a resource for scholars and practitioners worldwide. Papers published in the series may subsequently be published in journals or books provided that an acknowledgement is given to the RLI Working Paper Series.

Papers must be based on original research, conform to the usual standard of academic publishing, be fully referenced and presented in the standard technical format employed by the series. Papers will be evaluated based on their contemporary relevance, contribution to the field, structure and analytical rigour. Please refer to the submission guide available at <http://rlihub.sas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/RLI-WPS-Submission-Guide.pdf>.

Submissions are considered on a rolling basis.

For further information, and to submit a paper please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Mr Ruvi Ziegler, at ruvi.ziegler@law.ox.ac.uk or r.ziegler@reading.ac.uk

Events: The Future State of the Irish in Britain

The Future State of the Irish in Britain

Prof. Mary Hickman

The Centre for Irish Studies (CIS), St Mary’s University College, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Irish in Britain, Chaired by Chris Ruane MP, are co-hosting the next lecture in the CIS Spring Public Lecture Series 2013.

 14th May 2013 at 7pm

Atlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster

(Allow time for the security at Portcullis House)

In “The Future State of the Irish in Britain” Prof. Hickman seeks to give an assessment of the current and future state of the Irish in Britain in the context of increasing Irish emigration, austerity, everyday multiculturalism and the growing profile of the Irish diaspora.

Professor Hickman is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies and is a leading figure in Irish migration and diaspora studies She has also served on both British and Irish government committees in an advisory capacity for the Irish in Britain. Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University, her latest book Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK (co-authored with Nick Mai and Helen Crowley) is published by Palgrave Macmillan. In 2014 Women and the Irish Diaspora, co-edited with Jim MacPherson, will be published (Manchester University Press). For further details see the CIS website:

Link:  http://www.smuc.ac.uk/ccca/staff/mary-hickman.htm

 

The series so far has featured Laura Izarra (USP) and Maurice Walsh (Kingston University) and it will close with an evening with the novelist Julia O’Faolain on 29th May. At 7pm at St Mary’s University College, Senior Common Room.

 

RSVP is essential for entry.  Kathy Grant kathy.grant@smuc.ac.uk

Twitter: @CISLondon

Events: Taming the Demons: Reflections on Xenophobia, Social Cohesion and Violence in Contemporary South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Friday 10 May

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Taming the Demons: Reflections on Xenophobia, Social Cohesion and Violence in Contemporary South Africa

Date: Friday 10 May 2013

Time: 9:00 – 15:30

Venue: Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand

Panelists:

Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Sandile Memela, Chief Director of Social Cohesion, Department of Arts and Culture Rashid Seedat, Head, Gauteng Planning Commission Sicel’mpilo Shange-Buthane, Director, Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CORMSA)

RSVP: Lenore Longwe 011 717 4033  lenore.longwe@wits.ac.za

Topics:

Scarcity, Inequality and the Governance of Diversity Rationing Rights; Obscuring Opportunity? Reflections on Work, Labour and Livelihoods Forging Communities on the Move: Space, Mobility and Discourses of Diversity

This workshop is made possible with the support of the National Research Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies and The South African-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development.

All are welcome.

Please RSVP by 8 May for catering purposes.

For more information, contact:  Lenore Longwe, 011 717 4033  tamingdemons@migration.org.za

 

Courses: Summer School on ‘Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy of the European Union’, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium, 1-12 July 2013

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear Friends,

I have the honour, on behalf of the Odysseus Academic Network, to inform you about the 13th edition of our Summer School on ‘Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy of the European Union’, that will once again take place in the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels (Belgium) from 1 to 12 July 2013.

The classes give a global vision of the immigration and asylum law in Europe. They are conducted by academics, among the best specialists in this field, from the member universities of the Odysseus Academic Network, which is represented in all Member States of the European Union, and by high-ranking officials from international organisations, particularly the European Commission. The Summer School provides the opportunity to live in a unique European environment and to tackle the most recent developments in this area of law and policy. It also encourages networking with around one hundred participants active in this field. Over the last 12 years, the Summer School has gathered almost 1500 people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds (national and international civil servants, NGOs’ representatives, lawyers, professors, researchers, PhD candidates, judges, social workers, advanced students, etc.).

In order to enable participants in full-time employment to attend, the classes are mainly held in the afternoon, between 14.00 and 18.30. Each class is given separately in French and in English. Interested candidates are strongly advised to submit their applications by using the registration form available on the website of the Network as soon as possible because of the limited number of places available. Additional information is available on our website: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Summer2013UK.html

I also invite you to visit our website to discover the certificate that we organize as a one-year program in order to gain an in-depth knowledge of the subject: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Certificate13.html

On behalf of the Odysseus Academic Network, I hope to have the pleasure to meet you at the Summer School or at our one-year Certificate in European Law on Immigration and Asylum. I would be very grateful if you could forward the present email to any person who could be interested in order to help us to promote our programmes, which are completely self-financed, as largely as possible.

Sincerely yours,

Philippe DE BRUYCKER

Coordinator of the Odysseus Academic Network

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Mesdames et Messieurs,

Chers Amis,

J’ai l’honneur, au nom du Réseau académique Odysseus, de vous informer de la tenue de la 13ème édition du cours d’été “Droit et politique européenne de l’immigration et de l’asile” qui se tiendra à nouveau à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) à Bruxelles (Belgique) du 1er au 12 juillet 2013. Les enseignements qui donnent une vision globale du droit de l’immigration et de l’asile en Europe sont dispensés par des professeurs issus des universités membres du Réseau académique Odysseus provenant de tous les Etats Membres de l’Union européenne et figurant parmi les meilleurs spécialistes de la matière, ainsi que par des professionnels de haut niveau d’organisations internationales, en particulier la Commission européenne. Le cours d’été offre la possibilité de vivre une expérience unique dans un environnement véritablement européen en prenant connaissance des derniers développements de la matière. Il permet également de nouer des contacts avec une centaine de personnes directement intéressées et d’élargir votre réseau. Durant ses 12 années d’existence, le cours d’été a en effet rassemblé au total près de 1500 personnes d’horizons divers (fonctionnaires nationaux et internationaux, représentants d’ONGs, avocats, professeurs, chercheurs, doctorants, magistrats, travailleurs sociaux, étudiants, etc.) provenant du monde entier.

Afin de faciliter la participation de personnes déjà engagées dans la vie professionnelle, les cours se donnent principalement l’après-midi entre 14h00 et 18h30. Les participants ont la possibilité de suivre les cours en anglais ou en français selon leur choix. En raison du grand nombre de participants, il est recommandé de s’inscrire le plus tôt possible via le formulaire ad hoc sur notre site internet. Des informations complémentaires figurent dans la brochure annexée à ce courriel ou sur notre site internet: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Summer2013FR.html

Par ailleurs, je vous invite à visiter notre site internet pour prendre connaissance du certificat que nous organisons également comme programme d’une année entière permettant d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie de la matière: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Certificate13.html

Au nom du Réseau académique Odysseus, j’espère avoir le plaisir de vous compter parmi nos participants à notre cours d’été ou à notre certificat. Je vous serais très reconnaissant de bien vouloir faire suivre le présent message à toute personne susceptible d’être intéressée afin de nous aider à promouvoir l’existence de ces programmes entièrement autofinancés le plus largement possible.

Avec mes sentiments distingués,

Prof. Philippe DE BRUYCKER

Coordonnateur du Réseau Académique Odysseus

 

Events: RSC Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture, tomorrow, 5pm, Oxford – ‘Tracks Across Sand: the dispossession of the Khomani San of the southern Kalahari’ by Hugh Brody

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture:

Tracks Across Sand: the dispossession of the ‡Khomani San of the southern Kalahari Hugh Brody (University of the Fraser Valley)

Time: 5pm, 8 May 2013

Location: Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development – QEH, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Register to attend: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/register-2013-colson-lecture

The 2013 Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture will set out the history of the drastic and often violent dispossession of the peoples of the southern Kalahari. This is an area reached by the 1908 German wars of extermination against indigenous peoples, and where all the forces of colonial occupation have been brought to bear.

For the San living within South Africa, the apartheid regime meant a final eviction from their last remaining lands. This meant that the ‡Khomani became a diaspora of people without rights to land, work or even a place to live; refugees in what was supposed to be their own country. In 1999, a small group of ‡Khomani San succeeded in winning a land claim, as a result of which many were deemed to have rights to land and places to live in new security.

The lecture will follow the events and aftermath of this land claim, looking at how a settlement might achieve justice but may not necessarily bring well-being. As part of the lecture, a 35 minute film will be shown, which follows the people as they launch and then celebrate their claim.

About Hugh Brody

Hugh Brody is an anthropologist, film-maker and writer. He worked in the High Arctic in the 1970s, where he immersed himself in the daily life of Inuit who lived in government settlements yet spent much of their time on the land. He has been involved in land rights and aboriginal research in the USA, India, Australia and Southern Africa, as well as across Canada.

His books include Maps And Dreams and Living Arctic and The Other Side of Eden. His films include Nineteen Nineteen, Time Immemorial, The Washing of Tears, Hunters and Bombers, Inside Australia and The Meaning of Life.

His most recent research and filming has been in the southern Kalahari in South Africa and is centred on the land claim, heritage and languages of the ‡Khomani San.

Hugh Brody is an Associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at the Univeristy of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada.

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Recent podcasts

MapAction: Geospatial support for humanitarian disasters Roy Wood (MapAction) http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/mapaction-emergency-responses-to-humanitarian-crises

Opportunities and risk: enacting socio-cultural transformation in refugee camps in Uganda Dr Tania Kaiser (School of Oriental and African Studies) http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/opportunities-and-risk-enacting-socio-cultural-transformation-in-refugee-camps-in-uganda

**Apologies for any cross posting**