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23rd February

Centre for Transcultural Research Seminar Series

The Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice (CTMP) is a research and postgraduate unit dedicated to the enrichment of scholarly and public understandings of transnational migration and globalisation, to new forms of citizenship and transcultural relations and histories. The Centre’s aim is to develop an interface between media led research, public policy/education and civil society activism. Combining production in social documentary film, photography, radio and new media with applied social research, the Centre identifies media practice as a catalyst for opening dialogue about social inclusion in collaboration with organisations and representatives of civil society.

For further information, please contact Dr Aine O’Brien (
Venue: Rm 3100, Aungier Street

23 Feb: Martin Luther King’s Message for Today
3-5pm Dr Elbert Ransom

The Centre in association with the US Embassy is pleased to welcome Dr Elbert Ranson as a guest speaker during Black History Month in the US.

Dr Ransom has long experience in dealing with matters of racism in multi-cultural environments around the world. He worked with Dr. Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights struggle and he now works in reconciliation and inter-cultural dialogue on a daily basis in the Washington area.

24 Feb: Citizenship: A Legal and Political Perspective
7:00 p.m. Donnacha O’Connell, Lecturer in Law, National University of Ireland, Galway.

3 March: Excavating the Underground: Methods of Social Research
7:00 p.m. Dr Pauline Conroy, Director, Ralaheen Research

10 March: Monitoring Mainstream Media: Migrant ‘Media Watch’
7:00 p.m. Harry Browne, Lecturer in Journalism, School of Media, DIT.

24 March: Presenting Themselves to the Camera: Portraits of Somali Elders in Cardiff
7:00 p.m. Dr Glenn Jordan, Director of Butetown History and Arts Centre in Cardiff and Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of Glamorgan

14 April: Re-Presenting Mosney: The Self-Representation of Asylum Seekers in the Former Butlin's Holiday Camp
7:00 p.m. Anthony Haughey, Acting Head, Department of Media Technologies, School of Media, DIT

21 April: A Comparative Approach to the Study of Cultural Production: Case Studies in Film
Professor Paul Willemen, Research Professor in Media Studies, University of Ulster, Coleraine.
Venue: Rm. 3100 DIT Aungier Street

28 April: Transcultural Research and Media Practice: Postgraduate Roundtable
2-5:00 p.m.

Migration and Childhood: Transcultural Education
Rossella Ragassi (CTMP: IRCHSS, PhD Scholar)

Framing the Nigerian Transnational Family: Trans-Formations in Ireland
Adis Anaele (CTMP: DIT, PhD Scholar)

Multicultural Radio Broadcasting in Ireland
Katie Moylan (CTMP: IRCHSS, PhD Scholar)

The Brazilian Community in Ireland: Multiple Stories, Multiple Lives
Jo Neylin (CTMP: Strand 1, MPhil Scholar)

Final Build: The Local and Global Landscape of Hewlett-Packard

Mark Curran (CTMP: DIT, MPhil Scholar)

Music and Migration
Eve Olney (CTMP: DIT, MPhil Scholar)

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