INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications are welcome for the 2019 edition of the International Summer School in Ethnography. The school is convened by Paolo Boccagni, Andrea Brighenti and Ester Gallo at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento. The 2019 edition will take place on September 9-13. Keynote speakers will include Gordon Matthews (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Veena … Leggi tutto INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

HOMInG seminar 30_2019 will take place next March 14, Thursday, at 4pm - Dpt. of Sociology. The speaker will be HOMInG's Aurora Massa - title and abstract below. As usual, All welcome! Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe by Aurora Massa (University of Trento) This presentation discusses the importance of the religious domain in the … Leggi tutto New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

Alejandro Miranda: “Slow, small and insightful: on the Mobility and Migration Research Day in Oxford”

Like many other colleagues working in the social sciences, I have ambivalent feelings towards academic events. Exciting and disappointing, congresses, symposia and workshops are archetypes of the bittersweet: fantastic places for learning about and sharing the latest work in our field, for receiving feedback and exchanging ideas, for meeting colleagues and friends in an amicable … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda: “Slow, small and insightful: on the Mobility and Migration Research Day in Oxford”

Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/G0qmOBmPibw HOMInG seminar 29_19 was with prof. Ann Varley, a human geographer at UCL. Her presentation provides an insightful and critical overview of theories of identity, home and mobility, building on her past fieldwork on informal settlements in urban Mexico. The widespread intellectual "fascination with the mobile subject", Ann says, "tends to neglect all situations … Leggi tutto Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtHTc4EF4bA At HOMInG seminar 21_18, Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne) gave an insightful reinterpretation of a core concept of his thinking: domestication. Departing from the concept of "home" as a central phantasy of modern nationalism, he developed an interesting parallelism between dominant forms of racism and the ecological crisis. In connecting these two issues, Hage … Leggi tutto Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIUN-XRiKHo In this presentation, Michele Lancione (University of Sheffield - @michelelancione) explores the politics of life underground in Bucharest, Romania, and its capacity to invent a home within an infrastructure, and overall socio-technical conditions, which for many are a matter of uninhabitability. The presentation focuses on a canal passing under Bucharest’s central train station, where a … Leggi tutto MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)

Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea by Milena Belloni   Eritrea has experienced massive international emigration since the 50s. Due to war and lack of freedom, in 1993 it was calculated that over 1 million Eritreans over a population of 3 million lived in the diaspora. After … Leggi tutto Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

HOMING @UNIVERSIDAD DE CUENCA: CASAS, VIVIENDAS Y REMESAS SOCIALES EN LA MIGRACION

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Luis E. Pérez Murcia will participate in a Roundtable on "Homes, Houses and Social Remittances" at the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, next February 6 at 5pm. The event has been convened by anthropologist Jacques Ramirez (@karipapo ). See the presentation (in Spanish) below. Descripción de la Mesa: Esta mesa tiene el objetivo de compartir reflecciones y resultados de investigaciones … Leggi tutto HOMING @UNIVERSIDAD DE CUENCA: CASAS, VIVIENDAS Y REMESAS SOCIALES EN LA MIGRACION

HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soGclcCZJk0 On HOMInG seminar 27_18 Helen Taylor, the author of Refugees and the meaning of home, presented a conceptual revisit of the idea of home for refugees, based on her recent participatory study in East London.  As Taylor argues, the concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, very loosely, someone who … Leggi tutto HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)