Liverpool Memories: Conflict, Citizenship, Heritage

1:00pm - 4:00pm / Wednesday 20th March 2019 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 5 Rendall Building
Type: Symposium / Category: Department
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Liverpool is a unique and diverse city and this event explores some of the ways in which the communities which have made their home in Liverpool have established their identities in a city which saw itself in the run up to the City of Culture 2008 as ‘The World in One City’.

This process continues to be a fraught one, shaped by the experience of conflict in communities and countries of origin and often with civic authorities in Liverpool itelf. The event provides a unique insight into what it means to be a citizen of the city of Liverpool and it explores the mobility of memories across languages, spaces and cultures.

Programme:

1.00pm Julian Saccomani (University of Georgia): ‘Printing an Identity: Italian Immigrant Newspaers in Brasil and Argentina and the Negotiation of Identity’

1.40pm Dr Kathy Burrell (University of Liverpool): ‘Polish Stories from the “World in One City” on the Eve of Brexit#

2.20pm Mr David Harrison (University of Leeds): ‘Yemeni, Muslim and Scouse: Constructions of an “invisible” British Arab-Diaspora Community

3.00pm Annual Manuel Irujo Lecture in Basque Studies:

Ms Miren de Eguia: ‘From Bilbao to Liverpool: A Basque sea captain’s journey through times of peace, conflict and exile.'

This event is supported by the event is supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute.