Migrant Knowledge, Early Modern and Beyond: an Event at the Crossroads – An Event Summary


We must take the feeling of being at home into exile.
We must be rooted in the absence of a place.

Simone Weil


People, things, ideas and languages have crossed borders since the earliest of times. Such passages have entailed epistemic shifts and encounters, transactions and transformations. A Crossroads of Knowledge initiative, this public event brings together scholars, artists and activists to think about migration and what it does with, and to, knowledge. In tune with the Crossroads project, we begin in the early modern world, but move freely across periods to dwell on the urgent experience of migrancy in our own times. We aim to acknowledge the many meanings of ‘migration’ and ‘knowledge’, to probe the history of their interrelation, and to use our imaginative engagement with crossings of knowledge in its many forms.

Migrant Knowledge, Early Modern and Beyond: an Event at the Crossroads took place from 15 – 17 September 2019 in Kettle's Yard and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
 

The event was convened by:

Subha Mukherji (University of Cambridge)
Rowan Williams (University of Cambridge)
Natalya Din-Kariuki (University of Warwick)
Carla Suthren (University of Cambridge)


 

Talks and Poetry Readings


 

Conversations


 

Theatre, Film, Workshop, Exhibition

 




Press

 

The five-year ERC-funded project, Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature, was based jointly in the Faculty of English and CRASSH, at the University of Cambridge.

 


The views, thoughts and opinions expressed on the CRASSH blog belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CRASSH or the University of Cambridge.

Posted: Monday 2 December 2019

Contributor: Subha Mukherji

Tags: migrationsmigrantsknowledgeborders


Migrant Knowledge, Early Modern and Beyond: an Event at the Crossroads – An Event Summary

“All in the same boat”

Reproduced with kind permission from the artist, Subodh Gupta