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Oral and Visual Memories of People Carrying the Status of ‘Migrant’ in Italy and the Netherlands: Ethical, Terminological and Cultural Reflections.

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  • Wed 26 Oct 2016 15.30 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2016-10-26 15:30 2016-10-26 17:00 Europe/Paris Oral and Visual Memories of People Carrying the Status of ‘Migrant’ in Italy and the Netherlands: Ethical, Terminological and Cultural Reflections.

HEC COLLOQUIUM This presentation is based on the ongoing European Research Council Project Bodies Across Borders: Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond , located at the Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence. The project combines various directions of research (cultural history, cultural geography, memory studies, as well as gender and visual studies) concerning the construction of emerging forms of European memory and identity. Among those is the survey and analysis of products by visual artists on working on topics of migration to Europe. Selected works are presented to migrants in the course of individual and collective interviews. The interviewees are then requested to produce in their turn visual images of their migration itineraries, through the media of photography, drawing and video. The resulting documentation of oral and visual memories involves numerous scientific and ethical problems, among which the question of terminology regarding the process of mobility towards Europe and the typification of heterogeneous groups of people as migrants and refugees. The critical assessment of these problems is the intellectual contribution that we as researchers can give to the present European situation, labelled by the media as the migrant crisis . The BABE research project being midway, it will be presented as work-in-progress, evidencing the problems of collection and interpretation as well as of archiving and disseminating our results

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  Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

HEC COLLOQUIUM This presentation is based on the ongoing European Research Council Project Bodies Across Borders: Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond , located at the Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence. The project combines various directions of research (cultural history, cultural geography, memory studies, as well as gender and visual studies) concerning the construction of emerging forms of European memory and identity. Among those is the survey and analysis of products by visual artists on working on topics of migration to Europe. Selected works are presented to migrants in the course of individual and collective interviews. The interviewees are then requested to produce in their turn visual images of their migration itineraries, through the media of photography, drawing and video. The resulting documentation of oral and visual memories involves numerous scientific and ethical problems, among which the question of terminology regarding the process of mobility towards Europe and the typification of heterogeneous groups of people as migrants and refugees. The critical assessment of these problems is the intellectual contribution that we as researchers can give to the present European situation, labelled by the media as the migrant crisis . The BABE research project being midway, it will be presented as work-in-progress, evidencing the problems of collection and interpretation as well as of archiving and disseminating our results


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Speaker:
Luisa Passerini (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Milica Trakilovic (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Organiser:
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Corinna Ruth Unger

Contact:
Laura Borgese (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

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