|An International Workshop
Thursday 5 May, 2011
This event intends to look into the links between various diasporas and their 'mother countries,' as well as how the construction of diasporic identities has created novel dimensions within the cultural and political spheres. The way diasporas have also helped their mother countries politically and economically - by creating lobbies as well as financial investments - will also be discussed. Of equal interest will be the question to what degree diasporas have sometimes been more radical and more nationalistic than their mother countries. The workshop therefore ultimately aims at gaining insights into the differences as well as the common denominators revealed in the conditions, manifestations, and consequences of various diasporic situations in view of a better understanding of the phenomenon in scientific, educational, and political terms.
Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp
Prof. dr. Ivo Banac (Yale University) - "The 'Worst Emigration': P
erspectives on Croatian Diasporas"
Prof. dr. Richard Clogg (Oxford University) - "Xeniteia: The Greek Diaspora in Modern Times"
Prof. dr. Irena Grudzinska-Gross (Princeton University) - "The End of Literary Exile: Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky"
Prof. dr. Shlomo Avineri
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"Mother Countries and Diasporas:
Political and Cultural Interactions in Historical Perspective"