Upcoming events

Talk by Dr Ana Maria Sanchez-Arce - 13 Nov 2019

Wednesday November 13th. Organised by the Division of Communication, Media and Culture. Contact for more information.

Talk: Refugees, Resettlement and the Making of a Soviet Armenian Nation - 20 Nov 2019

Dr Joanne Laycock, University of Manchester. Wednesday 20th November 13:30-15.00, Pathfoot C1/2. Organised by the Division of History, Heritage and Politics.

First Research Meeting of the Scottish Middle East Network (MENET) - 27 Nov 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2-5, Pathfoot C22. Discussion of two works-in-progress:

Art, Subjectivity and Forced Displacement. Arek Dakessian (Queen Margaret University) and Liliana Riga (University of Edinburgh)

A War within a War: Kurdish Children in Regional Boarding Schools in Diyarbakır, Turkey. Leyla Neyzi (University of Glasgow)

Talk: Populism and Journalistic Work: A newsroom ethnography of the Swedish immigration debate - 4 Dec 2019

4 December 2019, Room TBC. Organised by the Division of Communication, Media and Culture. Contact for further information.

Talk: Museums, Emotion and Memory Culture: The politics of the past in Turkey - 15 Jan 2020

Dr Gönül Bozoğlu, University of Newcastle. Wednesday, January 15th 4-5.30, Pathfoot C1/2.  Organised by the Division of History, Heritage and Politics. 

Talk: The Real First World War: Colonial wars as global conflict - 22 Jan 2020

Steven P. Remy, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Centre. Wednesday January 22nd 4-5.30, Pathfoot C1. Organised by the Division of History and Politics.

Talk: Regional Powers, Foreign Policy and Alliances: The case of Syria - 5 Feb 2020

Dr Francesco Belcastro, University of Derby, Wednesday February 5th 2-3.30, Pathfoot C1/2. Organised by the Division of History, Heritage and Politics.

Talk: Fictions of Whiteness: Race, privilege and anxiety in French Caribbean culture - 26 Feb 2020

Maeve McCusker, Queen's University Belfast, Wednesday February 26th 1-2, Pathfoot C21. Organised by the Division of Literature and Languages.  

Related events

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Central Scotland Documentary Festival

Another selection of fantastic documentaries for the third Central Scotland Documentary Festival, hosted at the Macrobert Arts Centre on the University of Stirling campus. 

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Black History Month: Hero screening

Film screening and panel discusson hosted by Women of Colour Scotland in partnership with Stirling's Division of Literature and Languages and Postcolonial Research Group. Gemma Robinson (Stirling) will join the panel discussion.

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Remembering Empire: free online course

A free online course open to eveyone and available to study via Iversity. The course introduces learners to two ways of remembering the colonial past through a case study of the French settlers of Algeria and how they are remembered. 

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Africa in Motion Film Festival

Africa in Motion is an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland. Among many others, it includes a Rwanda in Focus event, and Lost Warrior, a film about the complexities of immigration and extremism, which is sponsored by the Division of Literature and Languages at Stirling.

Past events

Narratives of Forced Migration in the 20th and 21st Centuries

From the 16th - 18th September the conference 'Narratives of Forced Migration in the 20th and 21st Centuries' took place at Stirling Court Hotel on campus, organised by Dr Fiona Barclay and Dr Beatrice Ivey as part of Fiona's AHRC-funded project. The conference included keynote presentations by Professor Marianne Hirsch, Professor Leo Spitzer and Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge.

Crossing Cultures/Translating Christianities Event

On Wednesday 11th September there was a showcase of research by colleagues from Stirling and further afield on the connected themes of religion, nationalism, postcolonialism and gender. Some of the proceeds will be being published on the Critical Religion website, so keep your eyes peeled for those.

Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting

A poetry reading and discussion with Shivanee Ramlochan

Thursday 23 November 2017


A7 Pathfoot Building, Stirling University 

Praise for Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting

In transgressive mode, Shivanee Ramlochan invokes gods, goddesses or demons to do what poetry should do -- alarm and ignite us, surprise and blast us and tear at our heartstrings. Welcome to a challenging, unforgettable and courageous new voice.

Olive Senior, author of The Pain Tree

Ramlochan’s poetry slays whoever would force an ‘identity’ on it.

Vahni Capildeo, author of Measures of Expatriation

This debut book is a subversive tour-de-force... These stunning poems fiercely and inventively wrestle language of beast, wolf, fishtail, and gods monstrous, singing firesongs of purification for the island dead and survival for the living. In these pages of la sangre viva, 'spirit does linger'.

Loretta Collins Klobahauthor of The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman

These poems crackle with soucouyant ire and the voices of duennes in stanzas so bewitching you will not want to look away.

Rajiv Mohabir, author of The Cowherd's Son

Ramlochan's poetry is lawless, provocative and uncompromising... Presence comes in the book only in ghostly form, a ghostliness that unravels the brutality of the past and a violent masculinity... What survives in this landscape is the possibility of encounter, of intimacy that must be safeguarded against the wrestle of survival.

Jess Cotton, Poetry London 

These events are supported by Renaissance One, the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, the Stirling Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies, the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communications, the Stirling Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and the Stirling University Literature Society

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Peepal Tree Press: Between the Caribbean and the UK

In Partnership with the Stirling Centre of International Publishing and Communications Visiting Speaker Series

Speakers: Jeremy Poynting and Shivanee Ramlochan

23 November 2017, 3:00-4:30pm

D3 Pathfoot Building, Stirling University

Jeremy Poynting is Peepal Tree's founder and managing editor. He first developed an interest in Caribbean writing as a student almost fifty years ago. The University of the West Indies Mona awarded him an honorary DLitt, and in 2016 was given the Bocas Henry Swanzy Award for Distinguished Service to Caribbean Letters. Peepal Tree is an independent company, founded in 1985, and has been supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation since 2011. Peepal Tree publishes around 20 books a year by new and established writers, and runs Inscribe, a writer development project that supports writers of African & Asian descent in England. See​.

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter and book blogger. She is the Book Reviews Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine. Shivanee also writes about books for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival, as well as Paper Based Bookshop, Trinidad and Tobago's oldest independent Caribbean specialty bookseller. She is the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books. Her first collection of poems, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2017.