The (Re)constructing Multiculturalism network
The (Re)Constructing Multiculturalism Research Network is a university-wide interdisciplinary endeavour which seeks to advance the projects of multiculturalism in scholarship, knowledge, cultural and professional practices, institutions and policies of all orders.
Through the academic year of 2010-11, the Network has operated on three main levels, with events and activities focused on and including postgraduate research students, established academics, and professional, industry and cultural workers.
The (Re)Constructing Multiculturalism Network funds two full PhD scholarships annually, plus a further two fees-only scholarships.
The network has recently developed a research-student-led blog, a postgraduate reading group, and an ongoing seminar series.
Recent speakers have included Professor William Spurlin (Brunel University), Postcolonially Queer: (Queer) Imperialism and Shifting Sexual Borders in the Maghreb, Professor Alexis Nuselovici (Cardiff University), Translation and Multiculturalism, Dr. Ruth Maxey (University of Nottingham), ‘Multiculturalism should be about confronting racism and power, not plates of ethnic food’: Interrogating the relationship between food and multiculturalism in British Asian literature, & Professor Charlotte Willliams (University of Keele), Race and Ethnicity in a Welfare Society.
The next event will be:
The History of Multi-Ethnic Wales: Symposium on Tiger Bay
Saturday 9th April 2011
10.00 - 10.30 REGISTRATION AND TEA/COFFEE
10.30 - 11.15 GLENN JORDAN
11.25 - 13.10 NEIL EVANS
13.10 - 13.45 LUNCH
13.45 - 15.00 HUW THOMAS
15.00 - 16.00 COMMUNITY MEMORIES
Butetown History & Arts Centre
4 Dock Chambers, Butestreet, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AG
Please let BHAC know by Friday 1st April if you would like to come.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. 20256757
The event is sponsored by:
Cardiff University Reconstructing Multiculturalism Research Network working in partnership with BHAC
Future forthcoming events include an ESRC-sponsored Day Conference on Black and Ethnic Minorities in the Media (June).