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Narrative Migrant Spaces in Transatlantic Perspective, 1830-1954

Conference on Tales of Transit:
Narrative Migrant Spaces in Transatlantic Perspective, 1830-1954

Antwerp, 10-12 June, 2010

The Red Star Line Museum, the Universities of Leuven, Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium, and the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, the Netherlands, organize an international conference on Tales of Transit: Narrative Migrant Spaces in Transatlantic Perspective, 1830-1954.

The aim of the conference is to bring together recent approaches in migration research and literary and cultural studies to address the diverse trajectories before and after the journey, as well as the role of corporations and agencies involved in oceanic travel. We will also address the role of migration museums in archiving and transmitting information on migrant lives.
Subthemes of the conference include Language and Translation; Migration as Business; Iconography of Migration; Archiving Testimonies.

All relevant information can be found at: www.talesoftransit.eu.

Conference fee: €60 (or €20 for one day).

Audience:
Researchers (professors and students) in immigration history, both in Europe and in the United States, curators of museums and of public history institutes, social scientists, policy makers, scholars in literary and translation studies.

Location:
Felix Archief, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

For more information contact: michael.boyden@hogent.be or liselotte.vandenbussche@hogent.be

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