Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination

Radar is a partner on this five-year Leverhulme Trust funded project, which responds to the need to engage with cultural memories of Partition in the British Asian community. Through engagement with archival materials, film, community art, dance, and memory studies, it explores how these memories continue to contribute to identity formation. Over the next year we’ll be commissioning artists to work alongside the project’s researchers to produce work in Loughborough.

The project website can be found here.

Past Events

The Missing; memory, migration and Partition

Thursday 8th February 2018, Loughborough University London

An afternoon of discussion to mark the launch of the project. The full programme can be found here.


Dawinder Bansal - Creative Producer 

Kazi Ruksana Begum - Arts Development Officer at London Borough of Tower Hamlets -

Prof Raminder Kaur Kahlon - Professor of Anthropology & Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, and author of Atomic Mumbai: Living with the Radiance of a Thousand Suns (Routledge, 2013) 

Prof Emily Keightley - Professor of Media and Memory Studies at Loughborough Universit and Primary Investigator on the project. Co-author of  Memory and the Management of Change: Repossessing the Past (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) 

Dr Churnjeet Mahn - Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Strathclyde, and co-editor of Partition and the Practice of Memory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Kevin Ryan - Director of Charnwood Arts

Dr Pippa Virdee - Senior Lecturer in Modern South Asian History at De Montfort University, Leicester; and author of From the Ashes of 1947: Reimagining Punjab (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

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Loughborough University Arts

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Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK


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