Heriot Watt University

Marco Polo project Training Module in Penang, Malaysia

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LINCS Associate Professor John Cleary and IRC member Dr Katerina Strani led the 2nd Training Module on International Cooperation Agreements and Networks, which is part of the Erasmus+ Marco Polo project, led by the University of Seville. The project includes 9 partners from Spain, the UK, Austria, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, and seeks to strengthen International Cooperation amongst Higher Education Institutions by establishing new mechanisms to exchange experiences and good practices, providing training to HEI staff, creating a framework for mobility of students and staff, and fostering research abilities by creating international research groups.

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Cross-Disciplinary Forum on Migration

Joint event by The Urban Institute and the IRC.

Wednesday 13 September 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm.

Room WA311, Riccarton Campus

Issues related to migration and border control have featured extensively in current political developments both in the US and Europe and attracted high levels of media attention. This has foregrounded rhetoric based on the claims of citizenship, territorialism, national security and fear or hostility towards ‘the other,’ while obscuring understanding of the diverse drivers, processes and consequences of migratory flows and their impacts on spaces, places and people. Responses to understanding the phenomenon of migration increasingly call for approaches which cut across disciplinary borders.

The Urban Institute and the Intercultural Research Centre invited all whose work relates to the flow of movement of people to come together to share areas of interest with a view to exploring opportunities for research collaboration.

This was a joint event by The Urban Institute and the IRC. Participants agreed that it should be the first of a regular series of events concerned with migration research.

For further details, please contact Gina Netto (g.netto@hw.ac.uk)

 

IRC Conversation

 

Valuing Living Traditions – Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:00-5:00pm
Dr Sophia Labadi in conversation with Prof. Máiréad Nic Craith
Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh
£7.50 (concessions £5.00)

 Registration closed.

 

‘The Greatest Detective Story in History’: The Search for Stolen and Hidden Children under Allied Occupation in Postwar Germany (1945-49)

 

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 3:15-4:15pm 

Ms Katherine Rossy, Queen Mary University London 

‘The Greatest Detective Story in History’:
The Search for Stolen and Hidden Children under Allied Occupation in Postwar Germany (1945-49)

[venue to be confirmed]

Registration closed.

 

Expressing the Earth

geopoeticsThe Scottish Centre for Geopoetics in association with the Centre for Rural Creativity, University of the Highlands and Islands, is holding a transdisciplinary conference on Seil Island, June 22nd - 25th. The conference theme is "Expressing the Earth".

The IRC will be strongly represented, with Máiréad Nic Craith giving an invited paper on her current work on memoirs; Luke Devlin and Cait McCullagh presenting their PhD research; and Ullrich Kockel with IRC associate Mairi McFadyen convening a workshop on Creative Ethnology.

Registration closed.

Fostering skills-recognition and labour market access of non-EU migrants and refugees in the Netherlands: The clash between neoliberal and humanitarian policy agendas

 

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 2:00-3:00pm

Pascal Beckers, University of Radboud (Netherlands)

Fostering skills-recognition and labour market access of non-EU migrants and refugees in the Netherlands:
The clash between neoliberal and humanitarian policy agendas

Room MB.G14, Riccarton Campus

Registration closed.

 

Deaf spaces on Mumbai trains

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 1:30-4:00pm 

Dr Annelies Kusters, IRC

Deaf spaces on Mumbai trains 

Room EF26, Riccarton Campus

Registration Closed

CoHERE Workshop on the Tourism Potential of Heritage Festivals

Monday 20 March 2017, 10.00am - 6.00pm 

Salisbury Suite - Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, EH8 8AS, Edinburgh

 Registration Closed

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