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Moving Citizens: Exploring Worlds of Emotional Politics - Autumn Colloquium

Friday, October 24, 2008 (All day)

Time: 10.00-17.00

Venue: Room 101, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX

Speakers: Bruna Seu and Sasha Roseneil (both Birkbeck), Carol Johnson (University of Adelaide), Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster University), Paul Hoggett (University of the West of England)

In the early years of the 21st century we are living in an increasingly mobile and hyper-connected world, but the emotional politics and intimate impacts of mobility and connectivity are relatively unacknowledged in the social sciences. This Colloquium, organised by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, will explore the global and local circulation and mobilisation of emotion and affect amongst citizens, the ways in which the movement of people around the world is experienced emotionally, and the politics of these processes. It is organised in conjunction with the Intimate Citizenship strand of the EU-funded FEMCIT (Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of Contemporary Women’s Movements) project. Click here for more information about FEMCIT.

Participants are invited from a wide variety of academic disciplines, as well as practitioners in the fields of psychotherapy, counselling and human rights and other NGOs.

Price: £20 standard, £10 Birkbeck staff and all students. Cost includes vegetarian lunch.

Contact, registration and more information: Julia Eisner (j.eisner@bbk.ac.uk), + 44 (0) 20 3073 8363