The Centre for Minorities Research (CMR) is a timely initiative that brings together interdisciplinary expertise from an outstanding pool of staff from across six Schools at the University of St Andrews. CMR explores the complexities, challenges and opportunities, continuities and discontinuities, unity and ruptures of the ‘everyday lives’ of minorities, in Scotland and beyond.

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ECMI Social Movements and Minority Rights Workshop

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is conducting the Social Movements and Minority Rights workshop 20 May 2021 – 21 May 2021 The thematic angle chosen for the event of the interaction between social movements…
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CMR Podcast / Inaugural episode

The Centre for Minorites Research is excited to announce the launching of our new podcast series. In the inaugural episode, Camila Marinelli, a second-year doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, will…
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Futures in Post-displacement Italy

Please join us for a one-day workshop to plan/discuss the papers for a special issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies that is being edited by CMR directors Stavroula Pipyrou and Emma Bond When: December 18th, 2020; 2pm-5pm (UK)…
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Twitter as a new arena for political debates

By Evgeniya Pakhomova Due to the unprecedented number of postal ballots, the 2020 United States Presidential election turned into a nerve-racking one-week-long event. Competition in several key states was down to decimal fractions of a percent.…

Virtual Tour to the exhibition Mundos Indígenas/Indigenous Worlds

Espaço do Conhecimento / Space of Knowledge of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (UFMG) launched on September 21st the Virtual Tour to their exhibition Mundos Indígenas / Indigenous Worlds. In the exhibition Mundos Indígenas…
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Indias divise Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA)

By Oona Singh Indian Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) in December of 2019. Very quickly the act was subject to public criticism, concern, and uproar. The issues around the act are related to concerns surrounding…

When our maracas shake, we’re on the move!

Covid-19 is hitting indigenous people violently in Brazil. It’s not just the high mortality rate; other tensions and threats are being exacerbated by social isolation during the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Since the beginning of the…
Samara Carvalho Santos

The community of Quilombo Pinhões during Covid-19 / Quilombo de Pinhões durante o Covid-19

*** this blog post is translated into Portuguese below *** In this video Débora Rodrigues shares with us a little bit about the situation at Pinhões during Covid-19. She focuses on how the community is dealing with the pandemic and helping…
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KNOWLEDGE IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

TEHÊY - FISHING OF KNOWLEDGE / TEHÊY DE PESCARIA DE CONHECIMENTO In the village Muã Mimatxi, located in the town of Itapecerica in the state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil, the Pataxoop practice what is called 'fishing of knowledge' (pescaria…