Archive | October, 2015

Being Human Festival in Portsmouth. Port city: narratives of migration

Series summary Portsmouth tends to be associated with the history of the Navy, and there is a mistaken perception that it is a monocultural city. With its lectures, walk, workshop, exhibition and readings on migration, ‘Port city: narratives of migration’ aims to dispel this notion. Drinking tea to escape the noise of the world | Friday 13 November The event starts with a presentation of the ‘Tea Project’ exhibition exploring aspects of the personal, political and collective histories related to the tea trade and migration. This will be followed by a talk on tea trade and migration by Portsmouth’s own local tea merchant. Portsmouth sailortown walk | Saturday 14 November This walk will explore the unique culture and representation of three sailortowns of Portsmouth that evolved between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Engaging with the past: migration memories | Tuesday 17 November A special guest lecture by Eithne Nightingale (Queen Mary University London) on her research into ‘migration museums’ in port towns, followed by a reading and discussion group on the theme of ‘migration museums’. Reviving the Crescent: Portsmouth connects with Asia | Wednesday 18 November Presenting a very different narrative, creative and cultural industries lecturer Tom Sykes will discuss Portsmouth’s role as […]

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Call for expressions of interest. Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme (2016 round): call for expressions of interest in projects on Francophone Africa The Francophone Africa research cluster at the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral candidates who wish to apply to the 2016 round of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme through our institution. Full details of the scheme can be found here: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships. The University of Portsmouth’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) is a leading centre for the interdisciplinary study of Francophone Africa and Franco-African relations in an international context. We are particularly interested in supporting applications which engage with the following themes: Reassessing the legacies of French colonialism in terms of its impacts in former French colonies and in metropolitan France Studying the changing relations between France and the Francophone world in the context of increasing globalisation of the world economy and culture. Our research environment is dynamic and supportive, with a strong emphasis placed on mentoring and the career development of early career researchers. In the first instance, applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest to Professor Tony Chafer and Dr Natalya Vince by Friday 27 […]

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