Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Conferences and Events


The AHRC Research Network organises three international Conferences and Workshops in July 2006 and in January and September 2007. Calls for Papers, Conference Programmes and Registration forms will be publicised on this website.

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Welcoming Strangers

Conference - April 27 2012 to April 27 2012


Keynote speakers:

Professor Robin Cohen (Emeritus Professor and Former Director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford and Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded Oxford Diasporas Programme)

'Before the Welcoming: The Origins of Difference, the Beginnings of Convergence'

Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (RMIT University, Melbourne, and Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the Centre for World Cinema at the University of Leeds)

'The Dorothy Complex: Children and Migration in World Cinema'. 

For programme details and online registration



The Industrial Context of Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Conference - January 12 2007 to January 13 2007

This conference is hosted by the Media Arts Department at Royal Holloway, Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and the French Institute in London. 

The conference seeks to address the specificities of film production, distribution and exhibition of migrant and diasporic cinema in a variety of different national and cultural contexts and to examine the impact of co-production arrangements and European-wide funding initiatives. The conference explores how ‘marginal’ filmmakers circumvent established networks of production, distribution and exhibition, whilst others try to move from the margins to the centre of established film industries. 

The conference programme and registration form are now available on this website. 

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Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Conference - July 06 2006 to July 08 2006

This conference is hosted by Film Studies and the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research at Oxford Brookes University.

This conference seeks to explore how migrant and diasporic filmmakers have redefined our understanding of European cinema. By adopting a comparative perspective in our search for the commonalities and specificities between migrant and diasporic cinemas across different European countries, we endeavour to transcend the borders and limitations of an analytical framework that privileges the concept of discrete national cinemas.

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