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Diasporas, Migration and Identities final conference on 10 February


To discuss migration policy issues over the next 10 years

6th February 2010: The key diasporas and migration policy issues over the next 10 years, and what contribution can academic research make to tackling these, are all set to be discussed during the Diasporas, Migration and Identities final conference; Tate Britain; 10 February 2010.

The findings and achievements of five year trans-disciplinary research programme aimed at developing historical and cultural knowledge about diasporas, migration and identities are expected to unfold during the event.

The organisers says: As the Diasporas Migration and Identities programme draws to a close, you can, in fact, hear more about its findings and achievements on 10th February 2010 with presentations by the Director, Professor Kim Knott, and some of the programme’s research investigators.

The final showcase event, Tate Britain, Clore entrance, begins at 10.00 am and continues up to 6.45 pm

The research, on how diasporas, migration and identities are practised and represented, and to break new ground in how `we study, theorize and model them’, was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

The pre-lunch session focus will be on the collaboration between stakeholders and academics, and the wider impact of the research, ending with a round table discussion on the role of diasporas research in future UK policy: What will be the key diasporas and migration policy issues over the next 10 years, and what contribution can academic research make to tackling these?

The lunch will give time to talk to researchers, and an opportunity to view the exhibition and hear music associated with the programme, says Katie Roche, AHRC Programme Administrator, Diasporas, Migration and Identities.

The registration begins at 10.00 am and the final remarks come at 5.15 pm by David Feldman, Chair of Steering Committee. The wine reception follows from 5.45 pm to – 6.45 pm.

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