Recollections of the Future: The Uncomfortable Cosmopolitanism of Migrant Histories

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

When we contemplate migrant histories, the emphasis most recently has been to root such histories in ‘everyday multiculturalism’, exclusively based on interviews as the only terrain of supposed authenticity. However, in this public lecture, Professor Gunew will argue that the (multilingual) literary and other cultural artifacts produced by migrants are an element missing from such migrant histories.

This public lecture is part of the Australian Migration History Network's "Migration Histories Now" workshop, convened by Dr Alexandra Dellios and Dr Andonis Piperoglou, and supported by ANU Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and the Freilich Project.

All welcome, a small reception to follow.