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23. Apr 2021

WEBINAR - Re/defining essential work through migration during the COVID-19 Pandemic


23 April, Friday, 2pm CET/9am Argentina, online

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This webinar is aimed to explore the intersection of three debates that converged ever closer during the COVID-19 pandemic . Firstly, we draw on empirically-grounded studies of the change of productive and reproductive work under advanced capitalism with an emphasis on the informal and gig economy. We connect these to recent research on the link between migration and social class, which has challenged discussions of cultural capital as merely transported across borders, urging scholars to explore how it is differentially activated by individual migrants. We intersect these two debates with the emerging discussions on the broken link between valorisation and remuneration of 'essential work' under the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficult relation between 'risk' and 'skill', 'worth' and 'reward' especially for precarious and migrant workers. The webinar aims to contribute to the ongoing debates on the rise and fall of the progressive cycle of Latin America, and to lay the foundation for a larger process rethinking the link between migration, labour, social mobility in large processes of social transformation.

The event will take place online, please register so a zoom link is sent to you.

It will be in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Speakers and topics:

* Gabriella Alberti - University of Leeds, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) _Migrant 'essential' work: a view from the United Kingdom _

* Neda Deneva - Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Babeș-Bolyai University _Essential workers or dangerous bodies: Eastern European labour migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic._

* Jan Grill - Department of Social Sciences, Universidad del Valle _Precarious lives and works re-configured: Covid-19 pandemic and Venezuelan migrants in the city of Cali, Colombia _

* Manuel Ruiz Durán - Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes, & Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina - _Hypervulnerability of migrants and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemia: some reflections from Argentina _

* Julieta Haidar - University of Buenos Aires & Trade Union Training School of the Workers' Innovation Center (CITRA) _Labour platforms in COVID times in the Global South. An opportunity for social advancement?_

* Jésica Lorena Pla CONICET/IIGG/University of Buenos Aires & Mariya Ivancheva - University of Liverpool, CHES - _Re/Defining 'Essential Work': COVID-19 Pandemic and High-Skilled Venezuelan Migrants in Argentina's Gig Economy_

Time: 23 April 2021, 12pm UK/9am Argentina

Conveners: Dr Mariya Ivancheva, Dr Jésica Lorena Pla

The webinar is part of the research project "Re/defining Essential Work: the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on Venezuelan migrants in Argentina" supported by SSRC Covid-19 Rapid Response, Grant and Wenner Gren's Global Initiatives Grant, and also with the support of the University of Liverpool, and Gino Germani Research Institute, University of Buenos Aires.

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22. Apr - 27. Apr 2021

ONLINEEVENTS - Transnational/Multilingual Responses to the Pandemic


The Institute of Modern Languages Research has convened two events as part of the School of Advanced Study's 'Open for Discussion' series. Both events draw on the policy recommendations developed as part of the past four years' research in the context of the AHRC's Open World Research Initiative (OWRI).


Covid-19, International Perspectives and Transnational Collaboration

22 April 2021

18:00-19:30 BST

During a 'global' pandemic, the capacity to learn from the experience of others and share knowledge across borders is essential. Responses to Covid-19 have varied markedly across the globe. The differences in the approaches taken are due to systemic political and economic conditions, but also to cultural and historical factors. One lesson that has emerged clearly is that only a joint transnational effort will enable us to respond efficiently and decisively to the threat of an illness that knows no borders. In this panel discussion, Humanities scholars of languages and cultures will reflect on the handling of the pandemic in their cultural/geographic area of expertise - and suggest lessons to be learned from other nations. They will then go on to explore the place of creative and cultural production in building a more transnationally interlinked post-Covid world - as well as the contributions to be made by research in the Humanities, and specifically Modern Languages.

Charles Burdett / Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR), Chairs

Astrid Erll (Frankfurt)
Charles Forsdick (Liverpool)
Ignacio Peyró (Director Instituto Cervantes London and UK Coordinator. Author)
Alejandro Arenas-Pinto (UCL)
Nelson Mlambo (University of Namibia)
Leon Rocha (Lincoln)

_Respondent_: Steven Wilson (Queen's University Belfast)

_All are welcome to attend this free event, starting at 6pm BST. The joining link for the online event will be sent out to all those registered prior to the event:


Languages and the Pandemic: Public Health Engagement with Multilingual Communities in the UK

27 April 2021

18:00-19:30 BST

During a 'global' pandemic, the capacity to learn from the experience of others and share knowledge across borders is essential, as is the need to recognise that linguistic and cultural marginalization in the UK risks further alienating communities at a time of public health emergency. Covid-19 has at once revealed and exacerbated pre-existing inequalities across the UK. The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black, Asian and minority ethnic people has been documented in reports by the director of Public Health London, Professor Kevin Fenton. In one of these reports, he identifies the need for culturally appropriate and cross-language communications for minoritized communities in the UK.

Drawing on the expertise of those working with multilingual communities in the UK, this discussion probes to what extent national and local communications and responses to COVID-19 can more effectively address the complex needs of multilingual communities in the UK, resulting in more inclusive, socially egalitarian and effective public health engagement.

Joe Ford / Naomi Wells (IMLR), Chairs

Li Wei (UCL)
Emma Whitby (Chief Executive of Healthwatch Islington)
Yaron Matras (Manchester)
Claudia Lopez-Prieto (Citizens UK)
Carolina Camelo (Coalition of Latin Americans in the UK)
Soledad Montanez (Manchester / IMLR)

_All are welcome to attend this free event, starting at 6pm BST. The joining link for the online event will be sent out to all those registered prior to the event:

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22. Apr 2021

ONLINE SEMINAR - Participatory Design as we Age


The 'Socio-gerontechnology network' is organising a half-day online seminar and network event on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 (2pm - 4.30pm CET). We are happy to invite you to an interactive event: 'Participatory Design as we Age', which is the first in a series of events called, 'International Conversations in Ageing and Technology'.

The seminar Participatory Design as we Age is aimed at experts in the field of co-design and participatory design together with scholars in the socio-gerontechnology network and ageing studies scholars to reflect on key issues of relevance to participatory design in the field of ageing and technology design

Before an interactive dialogue with you all-in breakout group, we will have 5-minute provocations from scholars in the field of participatory design, ageing studies, socio-gerontechnology and human computer interaction (as below):

* Ann Light, University of Sussex; "We went in as old people...": Bringing Life Experience to codesigning Futures
* John Vines, University of Edinburgh; "If participatory design is so good, why are we still surrounded by horrible technologies?"
* Linda Tonolli, University of Trento; "Active aging as ageism: participatory design to age in my own terms"
* Andreas Bischof, Chemnitz University of Technology, "Participation as Legitimation of Innovation - The Case of Robots for Care"
* Susan van Hees, Utrecht University; "The value of values in co-creating implementation pathways for digital innovations in health and ageing"
* Sanna Kuoppamäki, KTH Stockholm "Designing with care: Developing participatory approach in robot-assisted care"

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The event is free to attend to those who register.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Helen (, Juliana ( or Susan (

For more information about the socio-gerontechnology network you can visit:

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19. Apr - 19. Jul 2021

LECTURE SERIES - Health and Wellbeing


Die COVID-19 Pandemie hat Thema Globale Gesundheit ins Zentrum des öffentlichen Interesses gerückt. Aus diesem Grund widmet sich die Vortragsreihe am Institut für Ethnologie und am Institut für Afrikastudien Themen von Global Health und Wellbeing. Wir freuen uns, Susan Reynolds Whyte (Universität Kopenhagen), Ruth Prince (Universität Oslo) und viele andere internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler begrüßen zu dürfen. Die Vorlesungen finden auf Zoom statt.

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19. Apr - 23. Apr 2021

CONFERENCE - Social Power and Mental Health


The conference explores the latest social research on the relationships between power, marginalisation, inequality and mental health, and aims to foreground the expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges.

Our keynote speakers include Prof Imogen Tyler (Lancaster) and Rai Waddingham, survivor-researcher and Chair of the Hearing Voices Network.

Other speakers include the current and former Presidents of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Prof Wendy Burn and Dr Adrian James, scholar activist Rianna Walcott, writer and mental health advocate Furaha Asani, and survivor academics Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr. Over 70% of our speakers have lived experience of mental distress and/or the psychiatric system.

We have organised the conference over the past two years with a group of mental health service users/survivors from Cambridgeshire, and in partnership with local organisations including Lifecraft and QTI Coalition of Colour.

The majority of our sessions are now online and can be booked via the CRASSH website. If you have any questions about the conference, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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