CFP: ASA19 Anthropology, Museums and Art: Collaborative Methodologies in Migration Research

Call for Papers (deadline 8 April 2019)*

*ASA19: University of East Anglia, Norwich 3-6 September 2019*


Panel: *Anthropology, Museums and Art: Collaborative Methodologies in
Migration Research*


Maria Abranches (University of East Anglia)

Giuliana Borea, School of Advanced Studies (ILAS-SAS) – University of

*Abstract*: Human migration, although not recent, is now more than ever a
global phenomenon, involving challenges at multiple levels and therefore
requiring multilateral response from all sectors. This panel is interested
in reflecting on the role played not only by academics, practitioners,
policy makers and civil society, but also by these in cooperation with the
creative and cultural industry sector, such as museums and art.
Anthropology, alongside other disciplines, has been contributing to reflect
on the challenges posed by migration from a people-centred approach that
takes migrants’ voices and experiences to the centre of the discussion, in
order to better understand what is involved, and find more adequate
responses. There are also several examples of museums and artists whose
work is focused on the migrant experience. This panel seeks to explore the
enormous potential of innovative research collaborations and the use of
creative methodologies, reflecting also (but not only) on impact, such as
diversifying audiences and increasing public awareness of such issues. It
will also include a guided visit to the Strangers Hall Museum in Norwich,
where participants can learn more about the history of 16th Century
migration to the city, which provided refuge to a large protestant
community from the Low Countries.

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