Thursday, March 11, 2021

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon – Writing Migration, Displacement and Affective Landscapes

Lecture Series
6:00 pm CET

Over the past decade Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon has been documenting the stories of forced displacement and other forms of migration. In this lecture he will reflect on both the practice and politics of writing about migration and displacement within affective landscapes and cityscapes. Wilhelm-Solomon draws on Berberich, Campbell and Hudson’s (2013) notion of the ‘affective landscape’ to propose a relational approach to writing the journeys of displaced persons and migrants which attends to how their affects are enmeshed in the landscape or cityscape’s materiality. In this lecture Wilhelm- Solomon will present narratives drawn from his research on HIV/AIDS and displacement in northern Uganda as well as religion and unlawful occupation in Johannesburg. He will reflect on the some of the dilemmas which arose in producing these narratives and share methods and writing processes that have been helpful to him.

Dr. Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon is a researcher at the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg. His research focuses on themes of unlawful occupation, eviction, social movements, migration, health access, and religion in Johannesburg. He is also an associate researcher of the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa.

This event is moderated by BCB Faculty member Marion Detjen

This lecture is part of the OSUN Research Creation on Migration Class and the Global Histories of Migration lecture series. 

Further events in the series:

March 2, 7:00 pm CET:
Sa’ed Atshan and Katharina Galor – The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis and Palestinians in Berlin
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

March 18, 12:30 pm CET:
Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld – Entangled Archives: Infrastructures for Sharing Unshared Colonial Histories
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

March 24, 10:45 am CET:
Caroline Patey – Sam Selvon: Creole London and the Relocation of Culture and Language
Moderated by Laura Scuriatti

March 25, 6:30 pm CET:
Amin Husain – Decolonize this place. "Training in the practice of freedom. The artist-as-organizer"
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

April 7, 7:00 pm CET:
Michael Rothberg – Multidirectional Memory and Postcolonial Studies in Contemporary Germany
Moderated by Marion Detjen

April 12, 2:00 pm CET:
Loren Landau – Visibilising Responsibility: Containment, Chronoscopy and Migrant Immoralities*
Moderated by Marion Detjen
April 14, 6:30 pm CET:
Simon Gikandi  – On Caribbean Modernism (Title TBC)
Moderated by Laura Scuriatti

April 26, 10:45 am 
Brendan McGeever – Crisis Britain: Race, Class and Migration after Brexit
Moderated by Frank Wolff

April 29, 12:30 pm
Amal Eqeiq – Of Borders and Limits in Latin America and the Middle East
Moderated by Hanan Toukan 

The event series takes place  within the framework of and is funded by the Mellon Cluster of Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

* Funded by the Open Society University Network

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

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