“Stories of Forced Displacement” Event

In collaboration with colleagues from School of Art History and Social Anthropology, join us for an event on forced displacement to mark Refugee Week (17-23 June).   The event is scheduled for June 18th, at 11am – 4.30pm, at the Byre Theatre and is open to all staff and students.   Staff & student at St Andrews from … Read more

Season 3 / Episode 5

In this episode, Natalie Smith, a PhD candidate in the School of History, examines an anthropological account of the Roma written by the priest Cristfried Ganander in 1780, which marks the earliest study of the Roma people in Sweden. This text explored the history, culture and language of the Romani in Sweden-Finland. This episode uses … Read more

Season 3 / Episode 4

CMR’s fourth episode of season 3 is out! In this podcast, we have Yichi Zhang, a PhD student in Social Anthropology, talk to her research interlocutor, Shannon Chen-See Nehemiah. They talk about Shannon’s life experiences growing up as a fourth-generation Chinese Jamaican and an active poet and artist. They ruminate upon the commonality of minority experiences, which relates … Read more

Season 3 / Episode 3

In our third episode of season 3, Tilly Lyons, a PhD student in Italian and History, briefly overviews the history of Africans in Italy between 1922 and 1945. In this episode, she contextualises the discursive landscape in which they found themselves in a colonial time where anti-Black propaganda was rife and discusses two case studies … Read more

Erasures in Iraq Event (15th April)

Join us at our latest CMR event!It will be a one-day event that brings together scholars and practitioners to discuss and raise awareness on erasures. The focus will be specifically on Iraqi/Kurdish social groups and themes that deserve attention but remain neglected. Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) have remained in the public … Read more

Living Heritage: Challenges in the politics of ownership and belonging

Join us on the latest CMR seminar series. The event will bring together scholars working with the concept and context of living heritage that either constrains or enhances diversity, minority positions and dimensions of indigeneity. The proposed approach will consider the relevant framework spelt out by international UN agencies like UNESCO and their legal instruments … Read more

Season 3 / Episode 2

For the second episode of season 3 of the CMR Podcast we have Parth Pandya, a PhD student in Demography, discussing their first PhD chapter looking at the effects of ethnic concentration on the partnership, employment, and housing patterns of ethnic minorities in the UK with a special focus on the key takeaways on the … Read more

Call for Contributions for the “How Home Feels” Project

Are you a member of a minority group residing in Cornwall or Scotland? Do you enjoy creativity? The project ‘“How Home Feels”: Inclusivity and Community-Making in the Celtic Promontories of Scotland and Cornwall’ is seeking multi-media contributions from minority residents of Cornwall and Scotland which explore and express what Cornwall and Scotland mean to you … Read more

Borderworlds Conference in Prague

The Borderworlds Conference happened in June 6th to 9th at the Monday 24th at the Charles University. It was an exciting three days of presentations and discussions with our colleagues in Prague, expanding the notion of borderworlds. From the University of St. Andrews, Dr Stavroula Pipyrou and PhD Candidates Camila Ferreira Marinelli, Rory Cassie, and Christina … Read more