Past events

Multi-Culturalism, Security, Law: Muslims in the UK

21 July 2011
The Open University, Wilson A Faculty of Arts

This event is co-organized by the Cross-Cultural Identities Research Group in the Faculty of Arts and the ‘Oecumene: Citizenship after orientalism’ Project in the Faculty of the Social Sciences. It brings together colleagues from the Open University, Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire to critically address controversial sites of mobilization and contestation for contemporary British Muslims around questions of citizenship and identity.

Acts of Citizenship across Cultures

1 July 2011
Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

Engin Isin will be speaking on ‘Acts of Citizenship across Cultures‘ in the 5th Annual Conference of International Centre for Education for Democratic Citizenship (ICEDC) on 1 July. ICEDC a joint centre of Birkbeck, University of London and Institute of Education, University of London. This year’s theme is Citizenship, Society and Social Justice: new agendas? 

Acts of Power

23 June 2011
The Open University, Charles Penfold Building

 A workshop on 'Embodied Methods and Acts of Power' with Erene Kaptani. It will be a day of creativity, movement and reflection striving towards a different approach to our research processes by creating images of power, and position ourselves in them, as well as change them.

Questioning the Post-Colonial: Post-Orientalist Genealogies of British Multiculturalism

17 June 2011 (All day)
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

Zaki Nahaboo will be speaking about how we can critically reconsider the history of British multiculturalism at the conference 'Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Contestations: Decolonizing the Social Sciences and the Humanities' (16th - 18th June). This is hosted by the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies at the Goethe-University Frankfurt.

CCIG Student and Oecumene Seminar

8 June 2011
Library Seminar Room 1, Open University

CCIG Postgraduate Group joint session with the Oecumene project. Zaki Nahaboo will share his work on ‘Rethinking British histories of difference management: writing beyond periodizations’ and Cinaed Decanntun will share his work on ‘Asylum seeking under the New Asylum Model’.

Oecumene Roundtable Discussion on Were the Arabs awakened? Who decides?

26 May 2011
The Open University, Walton Hall, (Christodoulou Meeting Room 15), Milton Keynes, Bucks MK7 6AA

As part of CCIG Forum 22 Oecumene will run a roundtable discussion on ‘Were the Arabs awakened? Who decides?’ on 26 May from 15:00-16:30.

Reorienting Europe

13 May 2011
Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

Engin Isin will be speaking on 'Reorienting Europe' in an event organized by Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities on 12-13 May 2011 entitled State of the European Union.

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Shakespeare’s Shipwrecks: Theatres of Maritime Adventure

28 April 2011 (All day) - 1 May 2011 (All day)

Alessandra Marino presented at the ESRA (European Research Shakespeare Association) conference "Shakespeare’s Shipwrecks: Theatres of Maritime Adventure" a work entitled "Shaking Shakespeare from the Margins: Enacting Citizenship in the Imperial Context". It focused on Shakespearean performances of Shakespeare in India during imperial times.

The future of Citizenship Studies and how Oecumene can make a contribution

14 April 2011
London Regional Office, Camden

We are meeting to talk about collaboration opportunities as well as more broadly the future of citizenship studies. A number of scholars from Scandinavian countries who are interested in establishing links for future collaborative funding will be attending this meeting. Also, some editorial board members of Citizenship Studies will be present.

Fortress Europe: Punitive Control of Migration

14 April 2011 (All day) - 15 April 2011 (All day)
IISJ, Bilbao, Spain

Iker Barbero presented his work on 'Fortress Europe: Punitive Control of Migration' at the workshop entitled 'Punitive Practices and Global Governance' at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISJ), Onati.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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