Visualising Migration and Divided Societies Conference - Friday 5th June
Hosted by: l’Université Paris 8 and MSH Paris-Nord
Venue: MSH Paris-Nord, 4, rue de la Croix Faron, La Plaine Saint-Denis,
The event is free, but prior registration is required. To register contact:
Chris Gilligan <[log in to unmask]>
Closing date for registration: Friday 29th of May 2009
8.30 Conference opens and registration
9.00 Opening remarks
Susan Ball, Université Paris 8, France / Chris Gilligan, University of
the West of Scotland, UK.
9.15 Visual methods and mediums
Chair: Carol Marley, School of Languages and Social Sciences, University
of Aston, UK.
Olga Den Besten, Centre for Children and Youth, University of
‘Migrant children’s “doodles” and the realities of a segregated city.’
Veronica Vierin, Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice,
School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland
‘Inhabiting the Cityscape of Turin : “illegal citizens” and Urban Social
Nicole Dorr, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany
‘Moving images: activists and migrants contest social precarity in the «
new Europe »’.
11.30 Visual methods and producers/researchers
Chair: Dirk Hoerder, North American Center for Borderland Studies and
Department of History, Arizona State University, USA.
Vincent O’Brien, University of Cumbria, UK.
‘Presenting ourselves: refugees and migrant use of visual media for
Seok-Kyeong Hong Mercier, Université Bordeaux 3, France.
‘What’s visual when we answer with pictures? Visual dimension of
reflexive photography interviewing.’
Melanie Friend, University of Sussex, UK.
‘Representing immigration detainees : the disjunction between image and
sound in “ Border
14.00 Visual methods and space
Chair: Petros Petsimeris, Département de géographie, Université Paris 1,
Judith Aston, School of Creative Arts, University of the West of
‘Visualising migration: using spatial montage techniques to explore
connections between past and present
among a displaced community.’
Tristan Brusle, CNRS, Milieux, Sociétés et Cultures en Himalaya, France.
‘Living in and out of the host society: aspects of Nepalese migrants’
life in India and Qatar.’
Caroline Knowles, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths
College, University of London, UK.
‘Privileged Migration and Urban Landscape in Hong Kong.’
16.00 Visual methods and audience/display
Chair: Nancy Green, Centre de Recherches Historiques, l’Ecole des Hautes
Etudes en Sciences Sociales,
Anthony Haughey, Department of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology,
Republic of Ireland.
‘Engaging audiences in different settings, using different mediums’
Roberta McGrath, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.
‘Migrant Narratives : photography, film and the archive.’
Barbara Wolbert, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, USA.
‘”Studio of realism”: on the need for art in exhibitions on migration
17.30 Close of conference
18.00 Reception and presentation
“L’histoire des bidonvilles et taudis à Saint-Denis”, service du
patrimoine culturel, DCPSL, Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis.
Politics and Sociology Division
School of Social Sciences
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
Paisley & Hamilton Campuses
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