Registration Open! — Reimagining Migration in(out) of Africa Conference
Thursday 29 September — Saturday 1 October 2022
Online and in-person at the University of Melbourne, Australia
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 ASG Conference titled, ‘Reimagining Migration in(out) of Africa: Taking Stock and Building Resilience.’ This 3-day conference will bring together scholars, advocates, practitioners, policymakers, and community members within and outside Australia for a conversation on the increasing politicisation of mobility in and out of the African continent and the experiences of migrant communities and their resilient cultures.
In-person Venue: Room 230 (Theatre) and Room 219 in Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry Street Carlton VIC 3053, The University of Melbourne
Register to attend here!
The conference features:
Thursday 29 September
- Masterclass: ‘Positionality, Power and Participants in Research’ with Professor Karen Farquharson, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.
- The Great Debate: ‘A world without borders is a desirable and viable alternative’ between UWA African Students’ Union (ASU) and Unimelb’s African Studies Group (ASG).
- Book launch/review: ‘A Village and its NGOs’ (McNamara 2022) with Dr Matthew Mabefam, University of Melbourne; Dr Charles Mphande, Victoria University with a response from Dr Thomas McNamara, La Trobe University.
- Public Lecture: ‘Decolonising Asylum: Colonialism, Racism and Humanitarianism in the Shaping of Refugee (Un) Belonging in East Africa’ by Professor Patricia Daley, University of Oxford.
Friday 30 September
- Academic Presentations
- By the Fireside Conversation: ‘Rethinking Refuge for Refugees in and from Africa’ with Mireille (Mimi) Kayeye, PhD Researcher, University of Melbourne; Atem Atem, Graduate Researcher, Australian National University; Dr Louise Olliff, Senior Policy Advisor, Refugee Council of Australia and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University; Professor Patricia Daley, Professor of the Human Geography of Africa, University of Oxford; and facilitated by Franka Vaughan, ASG President and PhD Researcher, University of Melbourne.
Saturday 01 October
- Community Presentations
- The realities of migrant life: an informal discussion facilitated by Stephen Ho.
- ‘Little Africa in Australia’ Dinner
Key dates and deadlines:
- Authors/Presenters notified of results: Monday, 1 August 2022
- Early Bird registration deadline: Monday, 22 August 2022
- Final registration deadline: Monday, 26 September 2022
Tickets are between $50 and $200 (click the registration link for details). We encourage ASG student members and our partner community organisations interested in attending to reach out to the organising committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for coupons.
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