The Creative Interruptions team is organising a workshop on Developing Best Practice in Community-Based Research on Partition on the 18th of November 2017 at the University of Strathclyde.

This workshop is designed to foster a focussed discussion around issues of community-based research with, and around, lives that have been impacted by Partition. Looking beyond traditional historiographies of Partition in South Asia, this workshop considers the global dimensions of Partition through comparative contexts (Ireland and Palestine) and comparative issues (migrant communities in the UK) in order to expand and diversify the archive of Partition history and knowledge. With a focus on using creative and participatory methods in a range of international case studies, we aim to identify emerging routes into a new kind of global history of the experience of Partition.

Please find the workshop’s schedule below and register at our Eventbrite page here.

Nov 18 2017, Conference Room 2, TIC Building, University of Strathclyde

9.15.-9.45 Coffee

9.45-10.00 Welcome

10.00-11.30 WORKSHOP 1: Creative Interruptions: Decolonising practices in Partition research

11.30-11.45 Break

11.45-1.15 WORKSHOP 2: Participatory methods with migrant communities

1.15-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 WORKSHOP 3: Working across the critical/creative line in Partition Studies

3.30-4.00 Break

4.00-5.00 PERFORMANCE: Gauri Raje on accountability and ethics in migrant storytelling

5.00-6.00 Drinks reception


Invited contributors include:

Emily Keightley, Professor of Media and Memory Studies, University of Loughborough

Churnjeet Mahn, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Strathclyde

Sarita Malik, Professor of Media, Culture and Communications, Brunel University London

Michael Pierse, Lecturer in English, Queen’s University, Belfast

Gauri Raje, Storyteller, Silent Sounds/Our Journey Project

Anandi Ramamurthy, Reader in Postcolonial Cultures, Sheffield Hallam University

Anindya Raychaudhuri, Lecturer in English Literature, University of St Andrews

Ben Rogaly, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sussex