Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia

Dr. Helga Hallgrimsdottir, is organizing a significant international symposium on August 24- 25 at UVic on Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia, focusing on urgent global issues such as migration, border politics and xenophobia. It is also interleaved with several performing artists from around the world. For more information, contact Helga at at 250-721-6171 or

WHERE: UVic's David Strong Building (DSB), room C108
WHEN: August 24/25, 2017

With academics, composers, performers and students from Hungary, Germany, France, England and Canada, these two days and evenings will prove to be an exciting and unique look into multi-generational narratives of memory, migration and xenophobia in the EU and in Canada. Students and academics will present, discuss and reflect on their recent tour of several historical sites within the EU and Canada pertaining to how the past informs the present within the context of migration and xenophobia.

Musical compositions written specifically for this topic will be presented, narrated and performed throughout the two day symposium.

Come for two days and invite friends to join you in the evenings for concerts as well - all located at UVic for easy access. Daily panels and presentations in the David Strong Building (C108) and evening concerts in the Phillip T Young Recital Hall, B-Wing of the MacLaurin building.

Program for Aug24/25

This international symposium is FREE and open to the public with funding from the European Union Centre of Excellence and SSHRC.