Beautiful Futures

The Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2019

Dr Alice Elliot, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Theme: The Outside: Migration as Life in Morocco

What does migration look like, when it comes to permeate daily actions, thoughts, and routines? Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Morocco, a country with over 10% of its population living abroad, this series of lectures traces the distinctive conceptual and intimate textures migration acquires in the places where it originates. Interrogating dominant understandings of migration and their deadly consequences, the lectures set out to recast migration as a form of life, where at stake are the very building-blocks of existence – what it is to be a man or woman, what has significance and what is meaningless, notions of humanity and its loss.

Thursday, 16 May (Week 3) The Mediterranean Atlas
Thursday, 23 May (Week 4) Scattered Kinship
Thursday, 30 May (Week 5) Beautiful Futures
Thursday, 6 June (Week 6) The Gender of the Crossing

All lectures take place at 5.00 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College
Open to the public – all welcome