Deirdre Conlonpresented at four sessions/panels at the 2017 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
Martin Zebrackiprovided the “Special Lecture: Whither Digital Public Art? The Question of Amphibian Matter” at the Department of Arts Studies and Curational Practices at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, 7 April 2017.
Martin Zebrackihas served as content editor of the forthcoming Global 12th Edition of The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography by James M. Rubenstein.
Martin Zebrackico-launched the initiative “A LGBT memorial for Ghent now, more than ever before” [Een LHBT-monument voor Gent, nu meer dan ooit] in Ghent, Belgium on 18 April 2017. This call has hitherto drawn attention from the city council, local and national LGBT organisations and major Flemish news channels, including De Morgen , De Standaard and VRT/Radio 2 [in Dutch].
Martin Zebrackihas been selected for Leeds Creative Labs within the remit of the 2017 Edition of DARE, the partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds. He will collaborate with Tyrrell Jones, the Co-Artistic Director of the Leeds-based performing arts company KnaïveTheatre, to co-research and co-produce public art and pursue opportunities for developing impact.
Nichola Woodgave a talk on 'Exploring Ontological (In)Security in Uncertain Times' at the AAG meeting in Boston, MA.
Nichola Woodwas an invited discussant for a session on 'The Power of Enchantment: Exploring the Affective Entanglements between Bodies, Objects and Space in Constituting National Identifications' at the AAG meeting in Boston, MA.
As part of the University’s impact enhancement pilot project, Louise Waiterecently had a series of Westminster meetings with MPs to discuss her research on forced labour and modern slavery and associated policy recommendations. She met with Fiona Mactaggart MP (Chair of APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery), Thangam Debbonaire MP (Chair of APPG on Refugees) and Kate Green MP (Chair of the APPG on Migration). Lou also met with Paul Broadbent, expert panel member of the government’s Taylor Review on Modern Employment Practices, and will be presenting oral evidence at a session in May for this Review.
Intimate Economies of Immigration Detention: Critical Perspectives (2016) edited by Deirdre Conlon and Nancy Hiemstra has been been nominated to be honored at this year's Geographical Perspectives on Women (GPOW) Book Event at the 2017 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
In March the School of Geography and Leeds-Migration Research Network hosted a day long workshop on Experiencing (In)securities. The event was one of three in the White Rose Collaboration Fund 'Europe, Migration and the New Politics of (In)security' Research Network, which Deirdre Conlon co-leads.