February 8, 2018



Project Launch! The Missing: Memory, Migration and Partition

All are welcome to join us for an afternoon of discussion, launching the new project Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination: British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition. Funded by The Leverhulme Trust, this five-year project explores memory in South Asian communities in Loughborough and in Tower Hamlets, London. Professor Emily Keightley leads a team of seven researchers, who investigate how memories shape people’s lives, examining the practices through which people remember the past. A key focus is on memories of the 1947 Partition of British India. The project is grounded in collaboration with partner organisations in London and Loughborough, including Tower Hamlets Council, East London Dance, Charnwood Arts and Equality Action.

At this launch event, a panel of invited speakers will present in response to their own research and the project’s themes: Partition, diaspora and memory. The session will be followed by a drinks reception.

This event is organised in collaboration with Radar, Loughborough University’s Contemporary Art programme that commissions artists to respond to academic research.

Panel speakers:

  • Dawinder Bansal, Creative Producer
  • Kazi Ruksana Begum, Arts Development Officer, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Prof Raminder Kaur Kahlon, Professor of Anthropology & Cultural Studies (University of Sussex)
  • Prof Emily Keightley, Professor of Media and Memory Studies (Loughborough University)
  • Dr Churnjeet Mahn, Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in English Literature (University of Strathclyde)
  • Kevin Ryan, Charnwood Arts
  • Dr Pippa Virdee, Senior Lecturer in Modern South Asian History (De Montfort University)

Registration: Attendance is free and open to all, but tickets should be booked in advance. Please register through this link:

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