Migration and Diversity in the British and Irish Isles

MIDIB is an international and interdisciplinary network of academics working on immigration and cultural diversity in the the UK and the Republic of Ireland, looking also at specifically Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English themes and issues related to migration and diversity. It is based at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès and is managed jointly by Vincent Latour (Professor of British Studies, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès) and Romain Garbaye (Professor of British Studies, University Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris). For the moment there are 16 founding institutions who are party to the convention establishing the network. The objective is to stimulate interactions between scholars from France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and, in the longer run, from further afield as well.

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Full programme of spring 2021 online events

all times are French time (CET)

1.) Friday 26 March 2021, 10.00-12.30 : Mobilization against immigration and cultural diversity in the UK

Organiser and chair : Karine Tournier-Sol, Université de Toulon

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UKIP’s position on immigration, racism and the far-right

Karine Tournier-Sol, Université de Toulon

‘To take advantage … of the growing wave of public hostility to Islam’: analysing the dynamic discourses of Britain’s far-right about the Muslim ‘Other’

Chris Allen, Centre for Hate Studies, University of Leicester UK

‘The cultural and economic drivers of anti-immigration attitudes in the UK and EU’

Daphne Halikiopoulou, University of Reading, UK

‘Avoiding Polarisation, Stigmatisation & Racialisation: Political Responses to the UK Far Right Revisited’

William Allchorn, University of Leeds, UK

2.) Monday 12 April, 10h-12h: Immigration and Brexit
Organiser and chair : Thibaud Harrois, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

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The UK and High-Skilled Migration: Law and Policy without a Purpose, or a Purpose without Law and Policy?

Paul James Cardwell (Strathclyde University)

UK and Immigration After Brexit

Jonathan Portes, King’s College London

3.) Friday 21 May 2021, 10h-11h15 : It Dread inna Inglan”: The Influence of Caribbean Immigrants on British Popular Culture and Politics

David Bousquet, Université de Bourgogne à Dijon

Discussant : Eric Doumerc, Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

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4.) Friday 11 June 2021, 10h-11h15 : Cherished from Afar ? Irish Emigrants and Returning Home

Grainne O’Keeffe, Université de Rennes II

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5.) Friday 25  June, 10h-12h30 : « Immigration, citizenship and diversity in Wales », Organiser and Chair : Stéphanie Bory, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

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Moya Jones (Université Bordeaux Montaigne), EA 2958 CEMMC Centre d’Études des mondes modern et contemporain) : Cymru Ddu: Black Wales. A brief overview of ethnic diversity in Wales 

Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan (Université de Poitiers) : Protecting Welsh “citizens” as court-users and judicial diversity in Wales

Stéphanie Bory (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3) : Electing a more diverse Senedd’: Citizenship and diversity in the May 2021 Welsh Elections

This event will be preceded by the following conference on : organised by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS-WISERD) at Aberystwyth University, as its Annual Welsh Politics and Society Lecture 2021: 

6.) Tuesday 8 June, 2021, 8 pm. French time (7pm. British time)“Showing true colours: the changing politics of race” equality in Wales” by Professor Charlotte Williams OBE (Honorary Professor, Bangor University)

Event organised by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS-WISERD) at Aberystwyth University.Twitter: @CWPSAbe