Workshop, Powerful Stories: Indigenous and Refugee Histories of Dispossession and Displacement

University of Sydney, 14 and 15 March 2024 

Michael McDonnell and Niro Kandasamy are welcoming paper proposals from community members, groups and academics about the ways and means by which they have shared and continue to share their stories, reclaimed their own histories, and/or uncovered different kinds of self-representations in their current work or research on dispossession and displacement. Indigenous peoples and refugees share and have shared an experience of exile, of dispossession. How have they narrated and preserved those stories? How does displacement interrupt memory and history-making? How has trauma been represented over time? What kind of work have those stories done, and what do they do now? 

Call for papers closes 1 February 2024 

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