CIRCULATING HOME ABROAD: REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEURS IN AN ITALO-PUNJABI SUBURB (SARA BONFANTI, “MERIDIANA”, 2022)

Sara Bonfanti has recently published an article in Meridiana out of her HOMInG fieldwork in Brescia, Italy. The article investigates residential conflict in a Hindustani suburb in Brescia. How could we account - Bonfanti asks - of real estate speculation within an «ethnic» brokerage system, nourished by poor housing policies and micro-scale transnational capitalism? The case study reveals the … Leggi tutto CIRCULATING HOME ABROAD: REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEURS IN AN ITALO-PUNJABI SUBURB (SARA BONFANTI, “MERIDIANA”, 2022)

‘MY SOUL STILL HURTS’: BRINGING DEATH AND FUNERALS INTO THE AGING-MIGRATION-HOME NEXUS (L.E. PEREZ MURCIA, ‘JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2022)

Former hominger Luis Eduardo Pérez-Murcia has recently published a paper on the experience of home in relation to death and funerals among the members of transnational families. The paper, in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,draws on the author's HOMInG fieldwork with Peruvian and Ecuadorian people in Spain and in the UK. More info below. … Leggi tutto ‘MY SOUL STILL HURTS’: BRINGING DEATH AND FUNERALS INTO THE AGING-MIGRATION-HOME NEXUS (L.E. PEREZ MURCIA, ‘JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2022)

HOMING @ CEMIG – UNIVERSITY OF GOTTINGEN (17 NOVEMBER): ‘WHAT DO OBJECTS DO IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE?’

On November 17 at 6.30 Paolo Boccagni will give an invited lecture at the Forum Wissen - Moving Things, at the University of Gottingen. The lecture is on What do objects do in an asylum centre? Unpacking forced (im)mobility, (dis)connectedness, inertia and potential futures through the semi-domesticity of refuge. Paolo will also lead a "Migration Research Lab" at CeMig on Ethnography as … Leggi tutto HOMING @ CEMIG – UNIVERSITY OF GOTTINGEN (17 NOVEMBER): ‘WHAT DO OBJECTS DO IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE?’

HOMING AT ‘STAY HOME: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOME’ (COPENHAGEN, 10-11 NOVEMBER)

Paolo Boccagni will participate in the forthcoming symposium on 'STAY HOME: New perspectives on the home' at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen (10-11 November). The meeting is a part of the Danish interdisciplinary research project   STAY HOME: the home during the corona crisis – and after. Paolo's presentation is on How covid-19 has been reshaping home (studies): … Leggi tutto HOMING AT ‘STAY HOME: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOME’ (COPENHAGEN, 10-11 NOVEMBER)

ON THE UNHOMELY: CONVERSATIONS AROUND UNCANNY PLACES (TRENTO, 3-4 NOVEMBER)

Paolo Boccagni and Andrea Mubi Brighenti have convened an interdisciplinary workshop on the "unhomely" at the University of Trento (3-4 November). The conversation will involve colleagues such as Henriette Steiner, Irene Sartoretti, Hagar Kotef, Laura Raccanelli, Caterina Nirta and Amina El Halawani. More details below. The unhomely: conversations around uncanny placesA two-day workshop toward a journal special issueUniversity of Trento, Italy, 3-4 November 2022Convened by Paolo Boccagni & Andrea Mubi … Leggi tutto ON THE UNHOMELY: CONVERSATIONS AROUND UNCANNY PLACES (TRENTO, 3-4 NOVEMBER)

HOMING INTERVIEW #62: FABIO DEI

HOMING INTERVIEW #62: FABIO DEI Il fatto di vivere in ambienti domestici popolati da questi oggetti, acquisiti tramite pratiche di consumo, prodotti serialmente con tecnologie che non sono padroneggiate dai consumatori, non significa automaticamente che questi oggetti siano portatori di una alienazione - per evocare un concetto così importante e al tempo stesso così ambiguo … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #62: FABIO DEI

‘CALIBRATING HOME, HOSPITALITY AND RECIPROCITY IN MIGRATION’ (HARNEY & BOCCAGNI, ‘ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY’, 2022)

'CALIBRATING HOME, HOSPITALITY AND RECIPROCITY IN MIGRATION'  (HARNEY & BOCCAGNI, 'ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY', 2022) Nicholas Harney (UWO) and Paolo Boccagni have recently published an open-access article in Anthropological Theory.  The article revisits the anthropological debate on home and hospitality by advancing a notion of 'calibrated reciprocity', based on both authors' fieldwork. See the full citation and abstract below. Harney, N. D., & Boccagni, P. … Leggi tutto ‘CALIBRATING HOME, HOSPITALITY AND RECIPROCITY IN MIGRATION’ (HARNEY & BOCCAGNI, ‘ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY’, 2022)

HOMING @ ‘CARE, CITIZENSHIP AND MARGINALITY’ (AIS VITA QUOTIDIANA – UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, 13 OCTOBER)

Paolo Boccagni will participate in a seminar on “Care practices and acts of citizenship in liminal spaces”, convened by AIS-Vita Quotidiana, in a blended format, next Thursday 13 October (see the programme attached). Paolo’s presentation is on Taking care in the meanwhile: Scales and reach of day-to-day spontaneous care practices in an asylum centre. See the abstract … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘CARE, CITIZENSHIP AND MARGINALITY’ (AIS VITA QUOTIDIANA – UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, 13 OCTOBER)

CALL FOR POSITION: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PRIN – MIGREM PROJECT, DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2)

A postdoctoral position has just been opened at the University Trento for a post-doc researcher to work, together with Paolo Boccagni, in a MUR-PRIN funded project on Migrant remittances and transnational ties: care, social change and development across borders (MIGREM). Applications are welcome from researchers from across social sciences, ideally with a strong ethnographic background and expertise in specific … Leggi tutto CALL FOR POSITION: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PRIN – MIGREM PROJECT, DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2)

CFP – ‘STRUGGLING FOR TIME: FORCED MIGRANTS’ HOMEMAKING ACROSS CONTESTED TEMPORALITIES’ (HOASI FINAL WORKSHOP, 19-20 DECEMBER)

The research team of HOASI (Home and Asylum Seekers in Italy), a fellow project of HOMInG, have recently issued a call for papers for the final symposium, to take place in Trento next 19 and 20 December. 250-word abstracts (English or Italian) should be submitted to enrico.fravega@unige.it - daniela.giudici@unitn.it by 29 October.  convegno-hoasi_call-1Download

HOMING @ ‘FROM HOUSING TO HOME-MAKING’ (MERGING – CENTRE ON GLOBAL MIGRATION, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY)

Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote at the international workshop "From housing to home-making: Insights of social inclusion of refugees from research and practice", which  will take place at Gothenburg University on 22 September. The conference is convened by CGM - Centre on Global Migration and by MERGING - Integration for migrants. "Housing and integration for refugees in Europe", … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘FROM HOUSING TO HOME-MAKING’ (MERGING – CENTRE ON GLOBAL MIGRATION, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY)

HOMING @ ‘MIGRATION AND BELONGING IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (GENEVA, 13-14 SEPTEMBER)

Paolo Boccagni will give an invited presentation at a workshop on Migration and belonging in times of crisis: Troubling Transnationalism and Home-Making in Latin American Trajectories to/from Europe, to take place in Geneva on 13-14 September. The workshop, promoted by the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Global Migration Centre, has been convened by Valerio Simoni, PI of the ERC project BETLIV … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘MIGRATION AND BELONGING IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (GENEVA, 13-14 SEPTEMBER)

“ALL WE NEED IS A HOME”: EVICTION, VULNERABILITY, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A HOME BY MIGRANTS FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA IN ROME (A. MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

Aurora Massa has recently published an article, out of her HOMInG past fieldwork on "evicted" refugees from the Horn of Africa in Rome, in Focaal.  The article is available in open access. See the abstract below “All we need is a home”: Eviction, vulnerability, and the struggle for a home by migrants from the Horn of Africa … Leggi tutto “ALL WE NEED IS A HOME”: EVICTION, VULNERABILITY, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A HOME BY MIGRANTS FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA IN ROME (A. MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)