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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Episode 6 / Season 2

Minority Languages and their Reception in Germany Aimée Capraro, an undergraduate student of German, discusses the place of minority languages in Germany with a special focus on the linguistic varieties spoken by people of Turkish descent…
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Borderworlds: Temporal, Geographical and Psychosocial Exploration of Symbolic Borders

Led by Dr Stavroula Pipyrou (University of St Andrews, UK) and Prof. Kateřina Králová (Charles University, CZ), Borderworlds is a set of webinar consultations and reciprocal in-person events with postgraduate students and young resea…
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Episode 5 / Season 2

Reconnecting Heritage: Repatriation and Museums This CMR episode is in collaboration with Two Friends Talk History podcast, hosted and produced by Zofia Guertin, a PhD Candidate in the School of Classics. In this episode Zofia interviews…
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Episode 4 / Season 2

Diversity in Green Film: A conversation with the Green Film Festival In this episode, Erica Ostlander, an undergraduate in Film Studies and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, discusses the importance of upholding diversity…
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Episode 3 / Season 2

In this episode, listen to St. Andrews History PhD student, Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart, as they tell the forgotten life story of the Greatest Man from the Smallest County in all of England, Jeffrey Hudson. As a young boy of only 1 1/2 foot tall,…
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Episode 2 / Season 2

In this episode, Anisha Minocha and Nishita Koushik, both undergraduates in English at the University of St Andrews, will be discussing their own experiences and challenges with the structure of higher education. Stressing the importance of…
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CMR Podcast / New Season

The CMR Podcast is back with a new season! We are so happy with the success of the first season and the interest it gathered. We now have a new group of talented students ready to share their research interests. Please join us in our latest…
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Minorities in Times of Scarcity and Conflict Seminar

We continue our Seminar Series this Wednesday 27th April 4-5pm (UK time) with Faith Mkwananzi, University of the Free State, speaking on "Capability ‘scarcity’ in times of conflict among marginalised migrant student communities in South…