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The Parkes Institute

Transmigrancy Conference - Transmigrancy, Place and Memory Seminar

Time:
09:00 - 17:00
Date:
8 April 2014
Venue:
Room 2115, Building 65 Avenue Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Parkes Institute at parkes@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Part of the Parkes Institute event series

As part of its Jubilee celebrations and also linked to the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War commemorations, the Parkes Institute is hosting a workshop to focus on a neglected but important aspect of twentieth century European history - that of transmigrant camps, especially those linked directly or indirectly to war.

Whilst the focus will largely be on Britain, we will welcome contributions which deal with the experience on the continent. The presentations will focus on place, and how particular sites were used for a variety of transmigrant groups. They will examine how such experiences have been remembered and forgotten and what this reveals about local, national and international identities.

Please note there is a booking deadline of Thursday 3 April.

Programme and speakers:

10:00 - 10:30am Tea and Welcome
10:30 - 11:30am

Dr Nick Evans (University of Hull): Transmigrancy sites, heritage and the city of Hull

11:30 - 12:30pm

Trevor Avery (Another Space/Lake District Holocaust Museum): Windermere and the child survivors of the Holocaust

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch (not included)
1:30 - 2:30pm

Professor Tony Kushner: The Memory of Atlantic Park Hostel, Eastleigh: Spitfires versus the stateless

2:30 - 3:30pm

Professor Clare Ungerson (University of Southampton/University of Kent): The Richborough Camp, Sandwich, 1939-40

3:30 - 4:00pm Tea
4:00 - 5:00pm

Dr Scott Soo (University of Southampton): A transnational site of international significance: the cemetery of the camp de Gurs

All welcome.

If you would like to attend day long event please register via the Online Store, there is a charge of £10 to attend. Please note there is a booking deadline of Thursday 3 April.

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