Farum is a suburb 40 minutes away from Copenhagen. Here, following the wish of a major, in the middle of the Nineties was born the first idea of an Immigrants Museum, now hosted in the Culture House (the museum as it is now opened its doors at the beginning of 2012). The Immigrantmuseet is a part of the state authorised Furesø Museums, which also run local museums and archives. Entrance is free. Anna Chiara Cimoli (Politecnico of Milan) visited it in the framework of her research about migration museums, and interviewed curator Susanne Krogh Jensen.
The University of Glasgow is pleased to host a half day conference this Thursday, 17 May, on “National Identities – A Scottish – Bavarian comparison”. The conference begins at 2pm and is being held in the Gannochy Room at the Wolfson Medical School Building.
Angus Robertson MP on “Identity in Scotland ahead of the Independence Referendum”
Dr Ludwig Spaenle, Bavarian Minister for Culture and Education, “Bavaria and Germany and Europe. Annotations to his present-day position and identity”
Prof Dauvit Broun and Dr Catriona MacDonald , University of Glasgow – “Between States: historical perspectives on being Scottish”
Prof Ferdinand Kramer, University of Munich, “A Thousand Years and more of History”
Attendance is free but you are required to register in advance via: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/events/conferences/nationalidentities/ . A more detailed programme can also be found via this link.
International Conference as part of the
MeLA* – European Museums in an Age of Migrations European Commission FP7-funded project
Organised by the International Centre for Cultural & Heritage Studies, Newcastle University 3-4 September 2012
Call for Papers
The imperatives surrounding the museum representation of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. This is in part because the political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, recognition of changes in population flows, migration patterns and demographic movement now underscore both cultural and political practice, be it in the accommodation of ‘diversity’ in cultural and social policy, scholarly explorations of hybridity or in state immigration controls. These issues, taken historically, have particular significance for contemporary understandings of the role [...]