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January 2020

‘in motion’ film screening: Atlantics (Mati Diop, 2019)

Tuesday 28 January at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Cinema,
5th Floor, Richmond Building,
Bristol, BS8 1LN
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in motion is a new MMB film group bringing together students and researchers interested in the subject of migration in film and cinema. It will comprise of monthly screenings (on the final Tuesday of the month) followed by informal conversations about the issues raised by the films. The film group is part of the MMB research challenge Imagination, Belonging, Futures. Everyone is welcome! The first screening is the Senegalese film Atlantics (Atlantique), winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. This haunting supernatural…

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February 2020

‘Of Refuge and Refugees in the Levant: The Making and “Unmaking” of Syria’

Tuesday 11 February at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Room 2.10, Senate House

A talk by Professor Dawn Chatty, University of Oxford. The mass influx of peoples into Syria over the last 150 years, including Circassians, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Armenian, Albanians, Kosovars, created a modern nation of great cultural hybridity. Until recently this was the source of its openness to contemporary waves of forced migrants including Palestinians, Lebanese, and Iraqis. Now with the tables turned Syrians have sought refuge and sanctuary among its neighbouring states. In this talk Dawn Chatty examines the history…

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MMB/Psychology Research Group

Wednesday 12 February at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting Room 2, First Floor,
1 Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TX
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This will be the second lunchtime meeting for members of MMB and the School of Psychological Science to come together to discuss issues of migration, movement, psychology and mental health. It will be an informal opportunity to meet other people working in these areas of research. Please email mmb-sri@bristol.ac.uk if you would like to attend. Bring along your lunch – tea and coffee will be provided!

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‘Burma: Food, Family and Conflict’ – A Talk and Tastings

Thursday 13 February at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Stanfords Bookshop,
29 Corn Street
Bristol, BS1 1HT United Kingdom
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MMB Director Bridget Anderson and her brother and co-author Stephen Anderson present their unique hybrid of family memoir and cookbook. Bridget’s family biography and historical research is paired with mouth-watering recipes by Stephen – a chef with two restaurants in Valencia serving Decolonial Asian Food. A discussion of their family’s history in colonial Burma will be accompanied by tastings of recipes from the book. Visit the Stanfords website for more details and to book.

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Tour of ‘Refuge and Renewal: Migration and British Art’

Wednesday 19 February at 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

The Royal West of England Academy is holding a private tour for MMB members of its major exhibition, ‘Refuge and Renewal: Migration and British Art’. The exhibition explores the impact of migrant artists on art in Britain, taking a perspective across the past 150 years. It looks back at the crucial influence of émigrés who came from eastern and central Europe during the 1930s and 1940s, and explores the temporary exile of refugees from the Franco-Prussian War, the First World…

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‘in motion’ film screening: ‘Styx’ (Wolfgang Fischer, 2018) – CANCELLED

Tuesday 25 February at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Cinema,
5th Floor, Richmond Building,
Bristol, BS8 1LN
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N.B. This screening has been cancelled due to the UCU strike action taking place during this week. 'in motion' is the MMB film group bringing together students and researchers interested in the subject of migration in film and cinema. It comprises of monthly screenings (on the final Tuesday of the month) followed by informal conversations about the issues raised by the films. The film group is part of the MMB Research Challenge Imagination, Belonging, Futures. Everyone is welcome! The second screening in the…

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IdeasLab: Securing Britain’s Seas

Friday 28 February at 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

As a nation of islands, maritime security is of critical importance to the UK. It comprises a range of important issues, including fisheries management, the migration of people, the fight against narcotics and people trafficking, marine environmental protection, the protection of critical infrastructure and counterterrorism at sea. While the UK remains a major naval power, its management of maritime security is underdeveloped. It now also faces a series of new challenges due to the Brexit process. This IdeasLab, supported by…

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