HOMINGERS @ASA 2019: “ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES”

Under the stream “Displacements of Power”, on Wed. 4th  Sept., Bonfanti and Massa from HOMInG will hold the Panel “Shaking grounds; strategies for urban resilience when homes make no safe heavens”. The ASA 2019 Conference (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth… isn’t it time to de-colonialize this reference?!) is taking place at … Leggi tutto HOMINGERS @ASA 2019: “ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES”

HOMInG @ IMISCOE 2019

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Sara Bonfanti will bring insights from the project's evolving fieldwork into the annual IMISCOE conference, to take place in Malmo on June 26-28. Paolo, together with Marta Bivand Erdal, has convened a session on Does migration make for better homes?. In the same session, and with the same author, he will give a presentation on Migrant houses in … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ IMISCOE 2019

HOMInG @ THE MIGRATION CONFERENCE 2019

HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti will give a presentation at the forthcoming international "Migration Conference" at the University of Bari [https://www.migrationconference.net]. Her presentation falls within the session on Outside the boundaries of reception. The social trajectories, material conditions and geographic mobility of asylum seekers and beneficiaries outside the Italian system of international protection. The session has been convened by Giuliana Sanò … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ THE MIGRATION CONFERENCE 2019

HOMING & RELIGION: SARA BONFANTI @ SIEF 2019 (“ORDINARY RITUALS”) and @ LUCIS (“ISLAM AND SOCIETY”)

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” Khalil Gibran (1923) Over the past two years, HOMInG has come to recognize that migration and homemaking are deeply entwined with religion. As much … Leggi tutto HOMING & RELIGION: SARA BONFANTI @ SIEF 2019 (“ORDINARY RITUALS”) and @ LUCIS (“ISLAM AND SOCIETY”)

Sara Bonfanti: “DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…”

"DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…" The rhythm of doing fieldwork(s) between London and Amsterdam, in October and November 2018 by Sara Bonfanti The Post revisits my last European fieldtrips, planned around Diwali Festivals celebrated in the Diaspora, but lighting plenty of further insights… Autumn just kicked in, as yellowed leaves began to fall, I was swept away … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “DIASPORA HOST(ELL)ING INTERNATIONAL…”

HOMING @ FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY’S WORKSHOP ON “LIFESTYLES, DWELLING AND POSTMIGRATORY SOCIETIES”

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Sara Bonfanti will participate in an international workshop on Lifestyles, Dwelling and Postmigratory Societies, to take place at Goethe University Frankfurt next 13 and 14 December. Paolo will give a keynote on Homing: an emerging conceptual bridge between migration studies and social theory. Sara will give a presentation on Home-sick and home-seeking. Translocal homing strategies among Italian Punjabi households. More info!

S. Bonfanti & A. Miranda: “Searching for whose homes? The riddles of ethnographic comparison” (VIDEO)

Searching for whose homes? A presentation on the riddles of ethnographic comparison (video) Last June, HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda presented a paper (co-authored with Aurora Massa) at the "Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa" conference at the University of Bergamo. This was a methodological reflection on the comparative potential of their evolving HOMInG fieldwork. The … Leggi tutto S. Bonfanti & A. Miranda: “Searching for whose homes? The riddles of ethnographic comparison” (VIDEO)

Sara Bonfanti: Houses, Homemaking and Diasporas @EASA 2018

EASA 2018 Conference took place in Stockholm 13 – 17 August, under the auspices of Emeritus Professor Ulf Hannerz, an old-timer theoriser of transnational cultural processes. This year’s theme echoed the structure of a rite of passage: ‘staying, moving, and settling’, whose tripartite tempo is as much illustrative of doing fieldwork as of multifarious human … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Houses, Homemaking and Diasporas @EASA 2018