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The Oxford Diasporas Programme at the University of Oxford and the Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain programme at the University of Leicester are hosting this Impact of Diasporas event.

The event is the culmination and conclusion of two innovative, multidisciplinary five-year research programmes, generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust. It will showcase the work of these two programmes and celebrate their achievements.

It will have an academic focus with four themed panels: ‘Home and Away’; ‘Lost and Found’; ‘Coming and Going’ and ‘Remembering and Forgetting’. Both programmes will present research in the panel discussions and the audience will have the opportunity to engage in debate around these themes.

A keynote presentation will be given by Thomas Hylland Eriksen.The event will conclude with lectures by the principal investigators (Joanna Story and Robin Cohen), and an evening drinks reception.

Alongside the event itself, there will be extensive displays of work from each programme in the form of project posters, photo-essays and publication displays; artist's pieces from the Doh Mix Meh Up exhibit; and an exhibition by the Royal Geographical Society that will display a selection of their extensive archival holdings.

A very minimal registration fee covers refreshments (including drinks reception) and a free copy of Diasporas Reimagined, a book of essays from the Oxford Diasporas Programme.

Download the event poster.

Download the draft programme.