open lectures

Migrant workers in Iceland: Cheap labour, economic saviours, or allies in the fight against exploitation?

As part of Þjóðarspegillinn, the annual conference at School of Social Sciences that takes place on November, 1st, Mobilities and Transnational Iceland organizes a

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Romani Nostalgia. Memory and Transnational Mobility among Bosnian Roma in Rome

Open lecture by Marco Solimene February 13, 2019, 12:00-13:00, Askja N-130 In this presentation I explore nostalgic imageries and memories that Bosnian Roma families address to their land of ori

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Exploring possibilities for more-than-rational and inter-subjective care in international migration

Open lecture by Sergei Shubin, Professor of Human Geography, Swansea University, UK Friday, 5.October, 2018; 8:50-9:50; University of Iceland, Árnagarður-201 About the lecture: This lecture exp

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Transnational Families Research: the Romanian case

Open lecture by Viorela Ducu, Associate Researcher at the Centre of Population Studies, Babes-Bolyai, Romania. Thursday, 4.October, 2018; 12:00-13:00; University of Iceland, Oddi-206 Abstract: In

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The English Language Today: What? Where? Why? How? How much?

Open lecture by Michał Paradowski. 12.06.2018 English has now established itself as a language learnt predominantly for interaction with other non-native users. The talk will commence

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Resisting Hierarchies of Personhood: Functioning Citizenship and the Rights to Place and Purpose

Open lecture by Lindsley Kingston. 4.4.2018, 12:00-13:00, Oddi-206 About the lecture The presentation critically considers how inequalities related to citizenship and recognition impact one

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Icelandic Migration and the Suppression of Indigenous Resistance in the Canadian North West, 1885.

Open lecture by Laurie Bertman. 5.03.2018, 12:00-13:00, Gimli-102 Approximately sixty Icelanders enlisted to oppose Indigenous Canadian resistance during the North-West Uprising in 1885, just te

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The making of nations and museums. Nordic national museums in European context

Open lecture by Peter Aronsson 28.2.2018, 12:10-13:00, Oddi-206 The making of modern museums will be interpreted as part of a complex cultural negotiation of European modernization and nation-ma

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Temporal entanglements and historical irony in Philippine global migration

Open lecture by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Anthropology Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada 28.2.2018, 11:10-12:00, Oddi-206 The history of global capitalism is synonymous with the manipulat

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The ‘Inequitable’ Position of Filipinas in ‘Multicultural’ Families in S. Korea

Open lecture by Minjung Kim, Professor in Anthropology, Kangwon National Unviersity 9.2.2018, 12:00-13:00, Oddi-205 About the lecture It was a Filipina marriage migrant, Jasm

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Tastes that Travel: Mexican food and Ingredients in the Global Marketplace

Open lecture by Melisa Biggs 30.11. 2017, 12:00-13:00; Oddi-205 About the lecture What happens when local and regional cuisines become popular outside of their points of origin? Over the last

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Selfies, Sovereignty, and the Nation-State: ‘Into the Modern World’ at the National Museum of Iceland

Open lecture by John Baldinger. 24.11.2017, 12:00-13:00, Oddi-205 About the lecture This talk will focus on the “Making of the Nation” as both concept and permanent exhibition, especially

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Size matters: Israeli Chefs Cooking National Identity

Open lecture by Nir Avioli, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ben Gurion University 17.11.2017, 12:00-13:00, Oddi-205 About the lecture Questions concerning the nature and ch

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Uncertainty, responsibility and desire: Adolescent’s migration in a world of borders

Open lecture by Francesco Vacchiano organized by Mannfræðifélag Íslands and Mobilities and Transnational Iceland 8.11.2017, 16:00-18:00; Oddi-101 One of the most striking di

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The New International Division of Cultural Labor and the Cognitariat?

Open lecture by Toby Miller, Research Professor in Media and Culture Studies of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside. 29.09.2017, 12:00-13:00, Þjóðminjasafn Ísland

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Europe’s Last Frontier

Open lecture by Dimitris Dalakoglou, Professor of Social Anthropology at the Virje University Amsterdam. 28.09.2017, 12:00-13:00, Lögberg-101 The Post-Cold War period has brought forth

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Mobility, mobilities, immobility: What’s in a name?

Open lecture by Noel Salazar, Professor in Anthropology at the University of Leuven 27.09.2017, 12:00-13:15, Háskólabíó-4 As a concept, mobility nicely captures the common impression that ou

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Transnationalism as social recourse

Open lecture by Mari Toivanen, postdoctoral researchers in sociology, University of Turku 15.09.2018, 15:00-16:00; Lögberg-102 About the lecture: I will present insights from an on-going com

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Making visible what is often invisible

Open lecture by Lois Jacksson, Dalhousie University, Canada 24.08.2017, 12:00-13:00, Oddi-2016 About the lecture: Geographic mobility as part of one’s employment is not new

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Lithuanians in Iceland

Lithuanians are second largest immigrant group in Iceland, however not much researched one. The report presented by Karl Sigurðsson is important attempt to fill this gap. Based on the survey colle

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The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Seawomen of Iceland: A Conundrum of Monopolies, Modernity, Memory, and Power

10th of April, 2017 Margaret Willson, cultural anthropologists and Professor at the University of Washington gave presentation in the project's open lecture series, “The Mysterious Cas

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A cartography of migration and media – changing figures of the migrant, assemblages and affect

Brigitte Hipfl, a member of 'Mobilities and Transnational Iceland' advisory board held an open lecture on 29th of March, 2017.
Brigitte Hipfl is Associate Professor of Media Studies at the Depa

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Nordic Nationalism and Right-Wing Populist Politics: Imperial Relationships and National Sentiments

Eiríkur Bergmann, Professor of Political Science at Bifröst University, introduced his latest book that compares nationalism in different Nordic countries and discusses recent surge of populist part

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Migration, Identity, Crisis

Marek Pawlak held a fourth in a row presentation in the project’s open lecture series. Marek Pawlak is a social anthropologist working at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the

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Afdrif flóttamanna á vinnumarkaði

In 2005 and 2007, Colombian women and children has been accepted to Iceland as refugees and placed in Reykjavik. Gerður Gestsdóttir, anthropologist, presented a results from her qu

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