Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2019
|Dates:||24 September 2019|
|Times:||18:00 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
We are delighted to announce that the fifth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Tony Kushner (University of Southampton).
The event is open to the public; there is no need to book a place.
Lecture 2. Illegality and the Migrant Experience: From Mandate Palestine to Lampedusa
Abstract: Following this foundation, we will explore the exact moment when the term ‘illegal immigration came into use – Mandate Palestine and the British attempt to keep Jewish migration to a strict number. Having established this bureaucratic language and infrastructure of control, the concept had a life of its own and the second half of this lecture will focus on the contemporary migrant crisis, focusing on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa (famous in Yiddish folklore through the play The King of Lampedusa) and so-called ‘boat people’. It asks what happens when migrants cease to be ordinary human beings trying to reach safety and security and instead become simply ‘illegals’. Taken together, these lectures probe the power of naming and the ethics of representation.
Travel and Contact Information
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