Territorialisation: migrant-state relationships as everyday political and religious processes – University of Copenhagen

Territorialisation: migrant-state relationships as everyday political and religious processes

As migration features ever more prominently on state political agendas these lectures will investigate the ways territory is symbolically conquered by migrants as well as states through everyday political and religious processes.

Key note speakers:

Dr. Tuomas Martikainen, Director of the Institute of Migration, Turku:
The Domestication and Territorialisation of Religious Difference: The Nation-State’s Role in Shaping Migrant Religious Formations

Dr. Madeleine Reeves, Senior Lecturer of Social Anthropology, Manchester University
“We Lost our Four Mountains!” Tempo, Territory and the Anthropology of Borders

Time and place:

Monday 9 May 2016, 10.00 – 13.00 o’clock
Auditorium 21.0.54 (Multisalen), KUA 1

The lectures will be chaired by professor, dr. phil. Margit Warburg (University of Copenhagen) and associate professor Simon Turner (University of Copenhagen).

Organisors:

Birgitte Stampe Holst and Astrid Krabbe Trolle, PhD students, Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Toumas Martikainen is Director of the Institute of Migration in Turku, Finland and has worked extensively with issues of state responses to the influx of migrants with different religious orientations.

Madeleine Reeves is Senior Lecturer of Social Anthropology with Manchester University, England and has worked for many years on issues related to Kyrgyz migration to Russia and with the attempts of the Kyrgyz state to shape Kyrgyz territory through managing migration.

Programme:

10.00: Birgitte Stampe Holst and Astrid Krabbe Trolle:
Territorialisation: a preliminary assessment
10.10: Madeleleine Reeves:
“We Lost our Four Mountains!” Tempo, Territory and the Anthropology of Borders
10.55:  Simon Turner response
11.10:  Questions from the audience
11.30:  Break
11.45: Tuomas Martikainen:
The Domestication and Territorialisation of Religious Difference: The NationState’s Role in Shaping Migrant Religious Formations
12.30: Margit Warburg response
12.45: Questions from the audience and closing remarks

The lecture is public and everyone is welcome.