Staff and Postgrad Workshops
with Dr. Ghassan Hage, University of Sydney
Date: Wednesday 28 September 2005
Venue: B65 County South
Registration deadline: 31 July 2005
9.30am-12noon: Postgrad Workshop
1-3.30pm: Staff Workshop
We are pleased to announce the following free workshop day with Dr. Ghassan
Hage (Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney) on Wednesday 28
Dr. Hage will be visiting Lancaster in September to participate in the
Mobilising Hospitality workshop being sponsored by CeMoRe and IAS. Following
the workshop, Dr. Hage has agreed to conduct this informal workshop to
respond to work-in-progress by University postgrads and staff.
Ghassan Hage is a reputed anthropologist, whose work on multiculturalism,
'white' nation, migration, 'home-building', hope, and the struggle
to make oneself morally 'at home', has been widely acclaimed (see
The workshop will give participants the opportunity to briefly present
their work and get feedback from our visiting professor. These events
are an excellent opportunity to present your work to an internationally
recognised researcher, as well as to your peers from within and without
your own department.
Workshop participants will be requested to submit a short paragraph summarising
your research, project, and/or a theoretical or methodological ‘problem’
that you are working on, if relevant. For example, you may like to seek
feedback on a chapter or idea you are working on, or feedback on the overall
research project if you are at an earlier stage. These brief written submissions
will be required no later than Friday 2 September 2005
so that they can be circulated to Dr. Hage, who is hearing impaired, prior
to the event. Seminars will then involve short presentations of no more
than 5-10 minutes, followed by responses from Dr. Hage and discussion
with the group.
We invite you to join us. The event is *free of charge*
for all participants, however registration is required as spaces are limited.
Please register before 31 July 2005.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact:
Anne-Marie Fortier firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennie Germann Molz email@example.com
Ghassan Hage Reading Group information
- Hage, Ghassan (1997) ‘At home in the entrails of the west: multiculturalism,
ethnic food and migrant home-building’, in H. Grace, G. Hage,
L. Johnson, J. Langsworth and M. Symonds (eds) Home/World: Space, Community
and Marginality in Sydney's West, Sydney: Pluto Press.
- Hage, Ghassan (1998, 2000) White Nation: Fantasies of White Supremacy
in a Multicultural Society, Pluto Press: Sydney 1998 and Routledge:
New York 2000.
- Hage, Ghassan and Couch, Rowanne (eds) (1999), The Future of Multiculturalism,
Sydney: Research Institute for the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
- Hage, Ghassan (ed) (2002) Arab-Australians Today: Citizenship and
Belonging, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. (Introduction and
three chapters by editor).
- Hage, Ghassan (2003) Against Paranoid Nationalism: Searching for
Hope in a Shrinking Society, Pluto Press: Sydney and Merlin Press: London.