The English Department at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, the coordinating institution of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network CoHaB (Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging), is hosting the conference from September 22-24.

The conference will take as its starting point that the traditional focus of diaspora studies needs to be widened by extending it to the diasporic meaning of home and the diasporic construction of belonging in our modern time.

The three PhD students and CoHaB early stage researchers Tekalign Ayalew, Tania González and Siri Schwabe, based at the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, will participate in the conference, which coincides with the training network now reaching halfway through its funding period. Professors Annika Rabo and Erik Olsson from the department will chair two separate panels.

Read an interview with Klaus Stierstorfer, Professor of English at the University of Münster and CoHaB’s main coordinator and Siri Schwabe.