International Guest Lecture 27.04.23: "We're here because you were there. Immigration and the End of Empire"

Ian Patel, PhD I London School of Economics and Political Science I Birkbeck College, University of London
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Viola B. Georgi, Sina Freund I Institute for Educational Sciences

This talk explores post-war migration to Europe, with a focus on the experiences of migrants to the British Isles after 1945. The British empire was dismantled in the first decades of the post-war era. Simultaneously, during the same period, British nationality retained its imperial scheme. This meant that migrants from former British colonies in the post-war era were legally entitled to enter, live and work in the British Isles. In the 1960s and early 1970s, however, British governments passed immigration laws targeting their own non-white citizens on the basis of race. This talk explores this extraordinary contradiction, as well as its motivations, its various effects, and the severe consequences for migrants themselves.

Date/Time: 27. April 2023 16 - 18 Uhr c.t.   Location: Main Campus, FORUM / Atrium + online   Language: English

The lecture is part of the interdisciplinary lecture and discussion series Postcolonial Perspectives - Colonial Continuities. Research results from the social, educational and cultural sciences of the Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education (CDE/ZBI) in cooperation with the Herder College, the Unesco Chair of Cultural Policy, the Institute for Social and Organisational Education and the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin. The lectures will be continued online from May - July 2023 and in presence on June 6th.

The ZBI participates in accompanying program to the exhibition "From Marrakech to Baghdad - Illustrations from the Arab World".

On November 30, 2022 the exhibition opened at the Dommuseum and Schulmuseum Hildesheim. The exhibition will be presented at both locations from 1.12.22 to 12.2.23. As part of the accompanying program, Prof. Viola B. Georgi and Agata Wiezorek will offer a workshop on "Diversity and Multilingualism in Picture Books" on February 7, 2023 from 5:30 - 7 pm. Registration is not required.

Meeting place: Foyer Dommuseum

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