Crossing Community Boundaries. Migration history and the construction of 'not-belonging'

Schepers, J. J. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at a public lecture/debate


Roll on, Roll on, Phenomena hosted exhibition space Peach in studio 115. In turn, Peach invited Historian Marjolein Schepers to give a lecture on migration. In Schepers’ lecture, she focussed on notions of the migrant as the unknown, the other, not belonging to the home nor host community. Marjolein discussed negotiations and conflicts concerning which community is responsible for migrants, using her current research project on eighteenth-century Flanders and France as an example. This lecture provided deeper insights into the boundaries of communities, the membership of migrants and the problematization of migration.
Period2 Feb 2017
Held atJan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands