Recent and upcoming events
12 Dec 2013 08:30-10:00 - PRIO, Hausmannsgate 7, Oslo
Migration research in Europe is often carried out by members of the majority population. Increasingly, however, there are also researchers with a migrant background who study migration. It clearly matters who does research. Traditional notions of 'outsider' and 'insider' perspectives, for instance in terms of being a migrant or not, are not necessarily helpful. In this seminar, we ask how different aspects of researchers' background shape the research process.
12 Dec 2013 15:00-16:30 - PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo
Benjamin Dix is a doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex (Anthropology of Violence) and the Director of PositiveNegatives. In this PRIO seminar, co-hosted by the Migration and Media Research Groups, he will speak about representations of conflict and migration through narrative, photography and comics. Ben will present three case studies (Sri Lanka, Syria and Somalia) in which he has used photographs and illustrations to reflect the situation of IDPs, refugees and asylumseekers. His aim is to build a single narrative of fleeing from war through the perspective of the individual / family. His innovative way of depicting conflict and its consequences can be an inspiration for researchers engaging with media representations of their work. A sample of Ben's work can be found here, as well as on BBC's website. PRIO Researcher Jason Miklian will provide comments.
08 - 10 Jan 2014 - PRIO, Hausmannsgate 7, Oslo
The Research School on Peace and Conflict is arranging a three day PhD course on gender, peace and security, 8-10 January 2014. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2013.