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Book Launch: The Right to Research

April 24, 2023 at 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM


The Right to Research brings together the scholarship of nine historians with lived experience of displacement or statelessness. Covering topics from Burundian refugee drummers to Kurdish photojournalism to pottery and identity in Rwandan refugee camps, the volume asks what it would mean to take seriously a “right to research.” In this conversation, moderated by Professor Jeremy Adelman (Princeton), the contributors and editors will share their work and reflect on their experiences as part of a global research collaboration. They will share what becoming historians has meant for them, their views on “the right to research,” and the challenges and opportunities they see for changing what it means to produce historical scholarship from and in displacement.

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MQUP Forced Migration Studies Series

Series edited by Megan Bradley and James Milner

The McGill-Queen’s Refugee and Forced Migration Studies series aim to advance in-depth examination of diverse forms, dimensions, and experiences of displacement, including in the context of conflict and violence, repression and persecution, and disasters and environmental change. The series will explore responses to refugees, internal displacement, and other forms of forced migration to illuminate the dynamics surrounding forced migration in global, national, and local contexts, including Canada, the perspectives of displaced individuals and communities, and the connections to broader patterns of human mobility.

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