Response, Repair, Transformation
Venue: Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre, Kolkata, India (10, Lake Terrace, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029, India)
Dates: December 12 to 14, 2022
Deadline for submitting proposals: 10 July 2022
Notification of acceptance: 12 August 2022
This conference will be held in person and participants will be expected to travel to Kolkata at their own cost.
Project and Conference Co-convenors:
Dr Bidisha Banerjee, International Research Centre for Cultural Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr Thomas Lacroix, Sciences Po-CERI / Maison Française d’Oxford
Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak, EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
A transdisciplinary series of webinars, on-site workshops at University Paul Valery, and a first international conference held at the Maison Française d’Oxford, explored themes such as the longing to be buried at ‘home’ for diasporic people, body repatriation in the context of migration, the difficult identification of bodily remains in the context of the current migrant crisis and its political and personal stakes, death under surveillance and the necropolitics of invisibility vs visibility, migration at the border, narratives of death, the politics of grievability and spectrality, the liminalities of life, death and dying in migration, etc.
After having explored the various facets of the question of death in migration, we wish to examine the responses that are articulated in such contexts of death in migration, with a specific focus on the modalities of hospitality, care and repair.
We invite contributors to send their proposals. For more details, please refer to the "Call for Papers" page.
Click here to download the programme and abstracts of the conference.