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UEA London Lectures 2018 - Placeless people: rights, writing and refugees

 

Date:

Thursday 24 May 2018, 6:30pm

Location:

Regent Street Cinema, London

Event Category:

All lectures, Normal, UEA London Lectures

Ticket Price:

Free

Thursday 24 May, 6.30pm

UEA London Lectures 2018

Placeless people: rights, writing and refugees

Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge, UEA School of History

Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW

In 1944, the political philosopher, Hannah Arendt wrote: ‘Everywhere the word ‘exile’, which once had an undertone of almost sacred awe, now provokes the idea of something simultaneously suspicious and unfortunate.’ Today’s refugee crisis is the latest chapter in the modern history of mass displacement that stretches back to the beginning of the last century. Over that time, not only have people been forced to move but perceptions of the stranger, the exile, host and home have shifted too. In this talk, Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge will show how the meanings of exile have changed over the last one hundred years through
the words of the writers and thinkers who experienced it most intensely.

The UEA London Lectures are an annual series of talks highlighting the impactful research taking place at the University of East Anglia, presented in London. They are free and open to all, but booking is essential.

(If you have difficulty booking online, please email events@uea.ac.uk or call the events team on 01603 592130.)

For information about the other events in the UEA London Lecture series, please visit our online events diary.

This event will be streamed live on our website. Tune in from 6.30pm on Thursday 24 May, or watch the event recording on YouTube from the following week.


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