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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller  More...

Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

eMigrating Landscapes 4: Polish eMigrants

Publication date: Nov 03, 2011 10:29 AM

Start: Jun 20, 2013 05:00 PM
End: Jun 20, 2013 09:00 PM

 20 June 2013

20 June 2013, 5.00pm

Room 432
SSEES Building
16 Taviton Street
WC1H 0BW  


The series is hosted by UCL SSEES with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute and the European Institute


The fourth of 8 seminars in 2013, this event focuses on the notion of generation in the poetry of Maria Jastrzębska and the prose of Marek Kazmierski, who will be in discussion with SJ Fowler. 

As a whole, the eMigrating Landscapes Project aims at conceptualizing and presenting various cultural, literary and artistic perspectives on emigration, migration and displacement border crossings.

Online Platform

The project website also doubles as the online platform for seminars on Contemporary Emigration and its Literary and Artistic Representations.

The project
eMigrating Landcapes, organized by dr. Urszula Chowaniec and University College London SSEES with the co-operation of Off_Press, Polish Cultural Institute, UCL European Institute and friends, has been created with the aim of initiating and stimulating transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary dialogues on emigration and migration, displacement and the crossing of numerous borders.

Since the post-communist transformations of the late 1980s and the 1990s in Eastern and Central Europe and the ensuing EU enlargement of 2004, migration has become a significant trait within contemporary Europe and an increasingly important factor in social conflict affecting various parts of the continent. Contemporary migration and/or emigration has brought a new political rhetoric, resulting in social turmoil as well as new cultural, literary and artistic production. In our seminar series in 2013, these problems will be scrutinized based on the discussion on particular literary and cultural events within Polish culture.

The project will cover the following problems within émigré cultural production:

  • Notion of generations: is this new emigration different in terms of generational experiences?
  • Gender: is gender a chief factor the new art and literature in the emigration context?
  • Social background (class): who is Polish émigré culture directed to and produced by?
  • Excluded communities (transgression): how are “aliens” processed by the criminal justice system and what is their experience of incarceration in a foreign country?