Professor Donna Gabaccia at University of Warwick

IHRC Director Donna R. Gabaccia currently is a Visiting Scholar in the Immigration program of the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. In May 2009, she will be a Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick and participate in an international symposium on diaspora studies.

The University of Warwick program will be held May 5-14, 2009. Highlights of the scheduled events include:

Tuesday 5th May, 10.30-12.30
Symposium: Diaspora Studies and Diasporic Identities: Italians and OthersSpeakers: Donna Gabaccia (Minnesota), Stefano Luconi (Florence). Main discussant: Robin Cohen (Oxford)
Venue: Social Studies Building. Room S0.13

Friday 8th May, 1-6pm
Workshop: Interrogating the usefulness of the diaspora paradigm for the study of migrant, transnational and postcolonial cultures and literatures
Venue: Humanities Building. Room H0.60

Monday 11th May, 5.30-7pm
Seminar: Gender and Theory in an Interdisciplinary Field: International Migration Studies
Venue: Ramphal Building. Room R3.25

Wednesday 13th May, 5-7pm
Public lecture: Imagining Nations of Immigrants
Venue: Humanities Building. Room H0.52

Thursday 14th May, 3-5pm
Seminar: Do Words Matter? The History of Ideas meets the Digital Archive
Venue: Ramphal Building. Rooms R0.03/4

The events are open to the public and have been organized by the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study, in collaboration with the Department of Italian and the Social Theory Centre at Warwick University.