St Antony's College, University of Oxford
22 - 23 June 2018
The Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX is organizing a conference "Homeland-Diaspora Relations in Flux: Greece and Greeks abroad at times of Crisis" on June 22-23, 2018 at St Antony's College, University of Oxford.
3 March 2017
The workshop gathered a number of highly distinguished scholars, mostly non-Greek from the field of diaspora studies, and from an interdisciplinary perspective, including history, politics, international relations, law, economics, anthropology and sociology, to discuss conceptual, methodological and comparative perspectives, within which the study of the Greek diaspora and its relationship with the Greek crisis can be contextualised.
21 February 2018
How do state agents who guard the Greek and the European border experience the collapse of the border? This seminar by Katerina Rozakou (university of Amsterdam) is concerned with how the lived experiences of people governing irregular migration help us understand broader processes regarding sovereign power and the state.
14 February 2018
In this presentation Manolis Pratsinakis (University of Oxford) explores the reasons why and the processes through which the Greeks from the former Soviet Union altered their self-identification after immigration to their perceived national home. Responding to their labelling by the native-born Greeks, most Soviet Greeks choose to introduce themselves as Pontians despite the fact that the area of Pontos was not a marker of identification for them in the Soviet Union.
1 March 2017
In this presentation Manolis Pratsinakis (University of Macedonia) discusses how the crisis in Greece has altered everyday discourse on emigration and loosened up social constraints towards long distance mobility. Exploring migrants aspirations, the social networks abroad and the reactions of friends and kin back home on their decision to leave, it highlights the paramount significance of “the social” in migration decision-making.