dMSA Series of Webinars

Post-Socialism, Migration and Memory in Britain and Beyond

Events: 11th May, 19th May and 9th June| Online

Join us for the dMSA series of Webinars: Post-Socialism, Migration and Memory in Britain and Beyond.

What happens to memories of state-socialism and of post-communist transition when its carriers move across borders? How do individuals and communities grapple with the legacies of regimes in host societies with different kinds of legacies? As a culmination point of the research project “Post-Socialist Britain?: Memory, Representation and Political Identity amongst German, Polish and Ukrainian Immigrants in the UK (, funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council and led by Professor Sara Jones (University of Birmingham), we are organising a series of virtual webinars in May and June 2023.

Webinar Programme
Migrants in Post-socialist Britain – 11th May, 2-3:30 PM 
  1. Representation of Albanian immigrants in British and Greek media (Dimitra Gkitsa) 
  1. Hierarchies of EUropeans in Britain: Memory and Migration in British media representation of Germany and Poland (Charlotte Galpin and Maren Rohe) 
  1. Towards a Postsocialist Politics of Presence (Špela Drnovšek Zorko)  

Material Culture and Monuments of Post-Socialism19th May, 2-3:30 PM 
  1. Ukrainian statue of Engels in Manchester and views of Ukrainian refugees (Anna Glew) 
  1. Urban material culture in Ukrainian Cities (Oleksandra Nenko) 
  1. Polish settlers caring for tombs of ancestors of expelled Germans (Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska) 
Post-socialist subjectivities in comparative perspective – 9th June, 2-3:30 PM 
  1. Diasporic writing and post-socialism in the US (Ioana Luca) 
  1. Post-socialist perspectives amongst East Germans (Ute Hirsekorn) 
  1. Post-Yugoslav subjectivities, Bosnian families in London (Sofia Poulia) 

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