TODAY: Bringing Different Worlds Together Through Music with Ezé Wendtoin, 3.30-5pm in the Research Commons 350A

Dear colleagues and friends,

please join us for the first MSWG Musical Discussion in Spring 2018 on “Bringing Different Worlds Together Through Music” with visiting artist Ezé Wendtoin on March 22, 3.30-5pm in the Research Commons Room 350A in the 18th Ave Library.

We will discuss:
“Bringing Different Worlds Together Through Music”, where Ezé Wendtoin will share his experiences travelling from Ouagadougou, West Africa to France and Germany, and now to the U.S.
Ezé will also play for us TODAY!!!

Feel free to share these information with your departments and friends.

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.

Also, please forward this invitation to your colleagues, students and friends.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kindly,
Carolin, Eleanor, Natalie, Erik and Johanna

Migration Studies Working Group

Can’t Join Us in Person? Follow Our Live-Stream on YouTube!: 2nd Migration Studies Symposium at The Ohio State University on March 2nd (9.45am-5pm)

March 2nd: Second Migration Studies Symposium

Dear everyone,

We invite you to join us for the 2nd Migration Studies Symposium at The Ohio State University on March 2nd (9.45am-5pm), organized by The Migration Studies Working Group. This interdisciplinary event brings together scholars and community organizations working on migration-related issues and with migrant communities.

The symposium will be held at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Eisner Seminar Room, 1813 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210, and our event includes a tour of the current exhibition on political cartoons about immigration.

This event is free and open to all.

 

See the program here: flyer announcement symposium 2018-24apqyc

To RSVP please click here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3fx50dzpmTlPRX

 

The Migration Studies Working Group is a graduate student-led and founded organization which aims to create an inspiring and productive interdisciplinary environment for a range of migration studies scholarship at The Ohio State University.

Please find the program attached. Also, please forward this invitation to your colleagues, students and friends.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kindly,

Carolin, Eleanor, Natalie, Erik and Johanna

https://u.osu.edu/mswg/
@osu_mswg

 

Migration of Wealth: Mobile Cosmopolitans, Prime Real Estate, and Elite Global Cultures” with Prof. Morgan Liu

Come join us !

Reading Discussion with Prof. Morgan Liu
Associate Prof & Interim Chair, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Associate Prof, Anthropology

January 19, 2018
3-4.30pm
Research Commons,
18th Ave Library, Room 350A

We will discuss:

Laura Nader 1972, “Up the Anthropologist: Perspective Gained from Studying Up”. (email us for a copy)

and

“Stream of Foreign Wealth Flows to Elite New York Real Estate” 2015. https://nyti.ms/2kfMcjv

Please RSVP by January 16 by emailing: migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.

The Migration Studies Working Group is an interdisciplinary graduate student-led and founded organization which aims to create an inspiring and productive interdisciplinary environment for a range of migration studies scholarship at The Ohio State University.

 

Find us on Twitter @osu_mswg

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2nd Annual OSU Migration Studies Symposium “WALLS AND PASSAGES”

The Migration Studies Working Group invites OSU graduate students and faculty, as well as Columbus-based community organizations and teachers, to send a proposal for a paper, or for a roundtable or interactive workshop, for our second annual Migration Studies Symposium, a full day event on Friday, March 2, 2018. Interventions may directly or indirectly connect to the theme “Walls and Passages”; we are interested in a variety of interpretations of and responses to this phrase. This interdisciplinary symposium will offer a forum for sharing and discussing a range of current work connected with migration experiences and migration studies. In curating this event, we welcome opportunities to collaborate and are especially interested in creating space for conversations that bridge community building, advocacy, teaching, and scholarly work.

Please send your 150-word proposal to migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com by Jan. 15, 2018.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please get in touch with us at the above email address.

“…there is as much difference between a border, both boundary and passage, and a wall, synonymous with reciprocal enclosure, as between alterity and identity.” – Michel Agier (Borderlands, 2016)

Call for Presenters: 2nd Annual OSU Migration Studies Symposium “WALLS AND PASSAGES”

The Migration Studies Working Group invites OSU graduate students and faculty, as well as Columbus-based community organizations and teachers, to send a proposal for a paper, or for a roundtable or interactive workshop, for our second annual Migration Studies Symposium, a full day event on Friday, March 2, 2018. Interventions may directly or indirectly connect to the theme “Walls and Passages”; we are interested in a variety of interpretations of and responses to this phrase. This interdisciplinary symposium will offer a forum for sharing and discussing a range of current work connected with migration experiences and migration studies. In curating this event, we welcome opportunities to collaborate and are especially interested in creating space for conversations that bridge community building, advocacy, teaching, and scholarly work.

Please send your 150-word proposal to migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com by Dec. 31, 2017.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please get in touch with us at the above email address.

“…there is as much difference between a border, both boundary and passage, and a wall, synonymous with reciprocal enclosure, as between alterity and identity.” – Michel Agier (Borderlands, 2016)

 

Migration and Art

We invite you to join us for the our next event on NOV 13 on Migration and Arts.

We will discuss different art practices and projects that relate to the study of Migration from different viewpoints and disciplines.

Prof. Johanna Sellman (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures) and Carolin Mueller (PhD students in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures) will lead the conversation. They will introduce two projects to the community at OSU that will highlight the relationships between the Arts and Migration Studies.
You are encouraged to bring materials from artistic projects that you know as well.

In preparation for the meeting please read/view the materials below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWHcCsMKHQ (Banda Internationale, a musician collective working with refugees in Dresden, Germany)
The poem by Hassan Blasim: https://hassanblasim.net/

The event will take place from 3pm-4.30pm in 18th Ave Library Room 350A.

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.
Please RSVP by Nov 12, 12pm.

Narratives of Syrian Refugees in Germany

Please join us for our next event on October 20th 1.30pm-2.30pm, (160 Enarson) on which we will have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Isis Nusair (Denison University) about Syrian Refugees in Germany. How Syrian immigrants navigate the dominant narratives about their community?  She will take a close look at gendered narratives, and how women especially respond to these.

This roundtable discussion is sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies at Ohio State. Please RSVP for the event by October, 18th by emailing migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com