The Memory Movement Montage, IAS collaborative, is organizing a panel discussion called At Home or Out of Place: Imagining the Migrant with collaborators and guest speakers from Berlin, Prague and Montpellier. We cordially invite you to the discussion, and we are looking forward to your engagement with the discussion with questions and valuable comments.

Abstract: This panel discussion explores the cultural production of migration narratives. Commencing with the provocative question ‘who is a migrant’, the panellists examine the term ‘migrant’ in its political and epistemological complexity by revisiting key concepts of narrative theory. The panel engages with questions such as who gets the chance to produce narratives about migration and how these narratives interact with popular and official perceptions. What can narratives tell us about the experience of migration? What are the limitations to these narratives? In what ways are these narratives passed onto future generations? How do they come to the forefront of public discussion? A major theme of discussion is ‘home’, through which the panellists examine the role this fundamental term might play in shaping various discourses on migration.

Date: 11 February 2022

Time: 11 am, Central Time

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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1. Cornel Borit (Charles University, Prague/Freie Universität Berlin)

2. Laura Brody (Charles University, Prague/Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

3. Zoheb Mashiur (Charles University, Prague/University of Kent Brussels)

Moderator: Rituparna Rana (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3/Freie Universität Berlin)

All participants of this panel are early-stage researchers in the EU program MOVES – Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges