Migration and socio-political innovation

Breite Öffentlichkeit
02.03.2018 09:00 - 17:00

Conceptualized and organized by Francesca Falk (University of Freiburg) & infoclio.ch.
In cooperation with the PhD-Program «Migration and Postcoloniality in Switzerland».

What role does migration play in establishing new ways of living and in the organization of societies? Socio-political innovation means the emergence, implementation and dissemination of new social and political practices in different areas of society. The conference aims to identify and analyze such societal transformations, which happen in relation to migration, and to explain their underlying conditions.

The conference will be simultaneously translated into English

9.00-9.05: Welcoming address – Francesca Falk & Enrico Natale
9.05-9.15: Introduction – Francesca Falk

Session 1
9.15-9.45: João de Athayde (Université Aix-Marseille): Les Agudàs, les esclaves du Brésil retournés au Bénin et au Togo: des innovations sociales à l’engagement dans la décolonisation

9.45-10.15: Norris Jacob (University of Sussex): Return migration and the rise of the Palestinian nouveaux riches, 1870-1925

Chair: Matthieu Gillabert
10.15-10.45 Coffee break

Session 2
10.45-11.15: Badino Anna (Université Aix-Marseille): Mobilité géographique et changements familiaux. Regards sur la société italienne des années 1960 au prisme des migrations internes

11.15-11.45: Di Giusto Anna (Italian Society of Women Historians): Riace. The Laboratory of a New European Identity?

11.45-12.15: Ricciardi Toni (Université de Genève): Brücken und Vermengungen. Migration und die italienische Kultur und Gesellschaft

Chair: Sarah Baumann
12.15-13.30 Lunch break

Keynote lecture
13.30-14.15: Michael Goebel (Freie Universität Berlin): Migration as a Motor of Change: Colonial Subjects in Interwar France and Decolonization

Chair: Damir Skenderovic

Session 3
14.15-14.45: Rhoden Nancy L. & Laurel Clark Shire (University of Western Ontario): Migration and Toleration: Opportunities for Redefining Insiders and Outsiders in Late Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

14.45-15.15: Saibu Israel Abayomi & Clement Cecilia Titilayo (Anchor University Lagos & Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria): The Dynamics of Migration and Societal Changes in African Cities: ‘Lagos from Farmstead and Fishing Settlement to a Mega City’

Chair: Pauline Milani
15.15-15.30: Coffee break

Session 4
15.30-16.00: Albakko Abduhalim (Koç University): The Syrian Community in Fatih and Mechanisms of Survival Employed by them

16.00-16.30: Kijan Malte Espahangiz (Universität/ETH Zürich): Frauen in der Emigration. Partizipative Aktionsforschung und sozio-politische Innovation in der Schweiz der 1970er Jahre

16.30-17.00: Kafehsy Sylvia (ZAHW Zürich): The Politics of Trauma: Neue Lernformen im Umgang mit Gewaltbeziehungen

Chair: Marina Richter
17.00: End of the conference & Aperitif

Attendance is free. Please register by sending a mail to info@infoclio.ch.
Registration deadline: February 21, 2018.

02.03.2018 09:00 - 17:00
Standort MIS 03 / Raum 3016
Avenue de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg
Francesca Falk