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Britain has lost a role, and failed to find an empire

Theresa May's long-awaited Brexit speech must be understood as an aspiration, rather than a roadmap, since its realisation requires the consent of other parties and the removal of important contradictions, argues Benjamin Martill.
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Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the European Institute, comments on the German political and media responses after the Christmas market attacks, in a piece originally published by the New Statesman.
20 December 2016
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What will Brexit mean for London's digital entrepreneurs?

Oliver Patel, Research Assistant at the European Institute, offers three reasons why the Brexit vote is worrying for London's tech community.
Oliver Patel (UCL European Institute)
19 December 2016
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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

When
20 June 2013, 5.00pm

Where
Room 432
SSEES Building
16 Taviton Street
WC1H 0BW  

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

eMigration

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?

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