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December 2021

MMB Christmas Gathering!

Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Hepple Lecture Theatre,
School of Geographical Sciences, University Road
Bristol, BS8 1SS United Kingdom
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*** CANCELLED *** Due to the worsening COVID situation we are having to cancel this Christmas gathering. It’s really disappointing but feels like the right thing to do as infection rates rise again and the new variant starts doing the rounds. But we are going to plan a great summer party instead, and hope that we can gather as many of you as possible together then! Wishing you all a very safe and happy Christmas. Bridget, Emma and Emily  …

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January 2022

MMB Reading Group: ‘Deporting Black Britons’ by Luke de Noronha

Wednesday 12 January at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Online meeting

This month the MMB Reading Group will meet to discuss Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica by Luke de Noronha (Manchester University Press, 2020). What is it like to be deported from everything you know, exiled from parents, partners, children and friends? How do people who left Jamaica as infants deal with their forced return? How do ‘Black Britons’ survive once they are returned to Jamaica, and what do their memories of poverty, racist policing and illegality reveal about contemporary Britain?…

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February 2022

MMB Reading Group – ‘Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai’ by Amélie Le Renard

Wednesday 23 February at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Online meeting

*** Please note the new date for this meeting*** The MMB Reading Group will meet to discuss Western Privilege: Work, Intimacy, and Postcolonial Hierarchies in Dubai (Stanford University Press, 2021) by Amélie Le Renard. Nearly 90 per cent of residents in Dubai are foreigners with no Emirati nationality. As in many global cities, those who hold Western passports share specific advantages: prestigious careers, high salaries, and comfortable homes and lifestyles. With this book, Amélie Le Renard explores how race, gender and class…

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March 2022

Spike Island Exhibition Tour: ‘Pigs and Poison’ and ‘Nosferasta’

Wednesday 9 March at 1:45 pm to 3:30 pm
Spike Island,
133 Cumberland Road
Bristol, Bristol BS1 6UX United Kingdom
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Join MMB's Representation, Belonging, Futures research challenge for a group tour of Spike Island's new exhibitions: 'Pigs and Poison' by Candice Lin and 'Nosferasta', a film by Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer. Both exhibitions focus on colonial encounters and legacies, using different mediums to explore experiences of race, diaspora, citizenship and imperial conquest. In 'Pigs and Poison' Candice Lin combines materials as diverse as opium poppy, bone black pigment and lard to weave together 'wide-ranging stories of migration, biological warfare,…

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Migrant Workers or Ethnic Minority Labour Force – What’s the Difference, What’s the Same?

Wednesday 23 March at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

*** Please note the change of date *** A lunchtime symposium bringing together academic experts with a background in sociology, migration studies, law and critical race theory to discuss their research on the experience of migrants and minority ethnic groups in the UK labour market. The symposium is co-hosted by Migration Mobilities Bristol and the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. As researchers we are often siloed in our own disciplines. This symposium…

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‘African Apocalypse’ (2020) screening

Friday 25 March at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Winston Theatre,
First Floor, Richmond Building
105 Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1LN
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The Department of Film and Television (FTV) invite you to a screening and talks about ‘African Apocalypse’, a new film about Africa’s colonial past. The event is co-organised with Migration Mobilities Bristol, the Perivoli Africa Research Centre and Afrika Eye. ‘African Apocalypse’ is the story of a young man’s epic journey across Africa in search of a colonial killer. It is an urgent and timely non-fiction retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Speakers: Rob Lemkin, director Amina Weira, filmmaker and featured guide…

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April 2022

Plotting at the (de)Bordering Hearth

Tuesday 5 April at 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Join Brigstow and Migration Mobilities Bristol for lunch at the (de)Bordering hearth to meet others, enjoy an interdisciplinary conversation or three, and think about future uses of the (de)Bordering spaces. For those of you not aware, (de)Bordering is a joint project between Brigstow and Migration Mobilities Bristol. The plots have already hosted rich and varied conversations around the politics of human migration and environmentalism, but we would now love to open up the spaces for other people to use to…

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MMB PGR Network Workshop

Tuesday 5 April at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Members of the new MMB PGR network will meet to introduce their projects to each other, share ideas about migration and mobilities research, and make connections to help build a community of postgraduates working in this field at Bristol. If you would like to take part, please get in touch.

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Book discussion – ‘Violent Ignorance: Confronting Racism and Migration Control’ – with author Hannah Jones

Wednesday 6 April at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online meeting

Join us for this online event where Hannah Jones will discuss her book Violent Ignorance: Confronting Racism and Migration Control with Chloe Peacock from the University of Bristol.   About the book An elected politician is assassinated in the street by a terrorist associated with extreme political groups, and the national response is to encourage picnics. Thousands of people are held in prison-like conditions without judicial oversight or any time-limit on their sentence . An attempt to re-assert national sovereignty and borders leads…

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The Role of Housing in the Integration and Resettlement of Refugees and Migrants in the UK

Wednesday 13 April at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The ACH/MMB webinar series continues with a focus on the role of housing in integration and resettlement for refugee and migrant communities in the UK. The event aims to bridge the gap between housing research, policy development and delivery around migration issues, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders from the housing sector and beyond. Access to safe and secure housing is one of the first steps towards leading a self-sufficient and ambitious life for refugees and migrants in the…

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