Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Perth was the final destination of C-Global’s Human Journeys in the Global Era travelling symposium. Delegates from around the world attended Border Crossings, a one-day interdisciplinary workshop held at Edith Cowan University in Mount Lawley, as well as guest tours of the campus, including the School of Arts and Humanities, WAAPA , Kurongkurl Katitjin and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet research centre.
Convened by Dr Jamal Barnes, the Border Crossings workshop expanded on themes of migration, colonialism and multiculturalism discussed in previous workshops. The presentations and panel discussions looked closely at the social and legal responses to global migration and the impacts of today’s fluid populations and permeable national boundaries on people’s culture, personal and national identity, citizenship and security.
A number of in-depth panels were held featuring prominent local researchers as well as guest speakers from the University of Cologne. Recently awarded her PhD in media studies at the University of Cologne, Dr Victoria Herche (pictured), spoke about representations of migrants in the Australian filmmaking.
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