Conference 2013

International Conference ITN CoHaB:
“Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging”

(University of Münster, Germany)


Download the programme as a pdf here.

Sunday, 22nd September

15:30-18.00 Registration

19:30 Conference warming
A2 am See, Annette-Allee 3, 48149 Münster

Monday, 23rd September

08:00 Registration

09:00 Conference opening

          Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University:
‘Living Side By Side: On Culture and Security’          
Introduction: Klaus Stierstorfer, WWU Münster

10.30: Coffee break and registration

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Panel session 1: 'Narrating Space(s)', 'Diaspora and International Political Discourse', 'Constructing the Domestic', 'Constructing Afrosporic Identity'

14:30 Coffee break

15:00 Panel session 2: 'Gendering Diasporas', 'Fictions of Home', '(Re)Negotiating Exile', 'Pre- and Early Modern Constructions of Home'

16:30 Coffee break

17:00 Panel session 3: 'Jewish Perspectives ojn Home and Belonging', 'Houses as Imagined Home Spaces', 'Diaspora and Material Culture'

20:00 Conference dinner
Hotel Schloss Wilkinghege, Steinfurter Straße 374, 48159 Münster


Tuesday, 24th September

09:00  Amitava Kumar, Vassar College:
            'A Rat's Guide to Provincial Life'
Introduction: Janet Wilson, The University of Northampton

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 Panel session 4: 'Diaspora and National Identity', 'At Home in the Far East? Constructions of Home in Asian Diasporas', 'Imaginary Homelands?', 'Turkish Diasporic Idntities'

12:00 Lunch

13:00  Pnina Werbner, Keele University:
           'The Boundaries of Diaspora: a Critical Response to Brubaker'
Introduction: Erik Olsson, Stockholm University

14:00 Panel session 5: 'At Home in Faith: Religious Diasporas', 'Conceptualizing the Metropolitan Diasporic Space', 'Intra-National Diasporas: the Home within', 'Spaces of Displacement'

15:30 Coffee break and poster session

16:30 Ihab Hassan, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee:
"Extraterritorial: Exile, Diaspora, and the Ground Under Your Feet."
Introduction: Klaus Stierstorfer, WWU Münster

17:30 CoHaB Advisory Board panel discussion:
           'Diaspora Studies in the 21st Century'
          Avtar Brah, Birkbeck
          Ceri Peach, University of Oxford
          Khachig Tölölyan, Wesleyan University
          Chair: Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford

19:30 Informal dinner at a local restaurant