Dr. Tom Wilson, professor of Anthropology
at the State University of New York (Binghamton), will be
visiting Memorial University from Oct. 16-18.
Dr. Wilson is well known as an anthropologist of Ireland,
the European Union and, most recently, international borders.
Prior to taking up his post at Binghamton, he spent many
years as a senior lecturer in the Institute of European
Studies at The Queen's University of Belfast.
Among many others, his publications include Borders: Frontiers
of Identity, Nation and State, New Borders for a Changing
Europe, Border Identities: Nation and State at International
Frontiers and An Anthropology of the European Union. He
is currently co-editor of two journals: Identities: Global
Studies in Culture and Power and European Studies as well
as editor of SUNY Press's National Identities series.
Dr. Wilson will be giving a public lecture entitled Belfast,
European Capital of Culture: Whose Capital, Whose Culture?
on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Education 2018A.
A reception will follow.
In addition to his public lecture, Dr. Wilson would like
to hold an informal roundtable discussion to explore the
possibility of establishing research network for the study
of international borders. While Dr. Wilson has suggested
a particular focus on the Canada-US border, organizers encourage
anyone with an interest in border studies to come along.
They envision holding this round-table on Friday, Oct. 17.
Those interested in attending should contact Robin Whitaker
phone: 737-7451). It is hoped that this session will be
organized to allow as many interested people as possible
to attend, so please indicate whether a morning (10:30 a.m.)
or lunchtime slot would be better.