Programme (Online)

This page provides details of presentations and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Wednesday, December 8, 2021Thursday, December 9, 2021Friday, December 10, 2021
All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

09:00-09:10: Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

09:10-09:55: Featured Interview Session
Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: a Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
M.G.Sanchez, Writer, United Kingdom
Isabel Alonso, University of Barcelona, Spain

09:55-10:05 Break

10:05-11:05: Featured Interview Session
Gloria Montero, Novelist, Playwright, & Poet
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

09:00-10:40: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1

10:40-10:50: Break

10:50-12:30: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2

12:30-12:40: Break

12:40-14:20: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3

09:00-09:05: Welcome Address

09:05-10:05: Featured Interview Session
Resisting Assessment
Bill Phillips, University of Barcelona, Spain
Sara Martín, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

10:05-10:15: Break

10:15-11:55: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1

11:55-12:05: Break

12:05-13:45: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2

13:45-13:55: Break

13:55-15:10: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3

15:10-15:20: Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on November 16, 2021. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

  • Engaging with Culture: A Conversation on Decolonising the Future
    Engaging with Culture: A Conversation on Decolonising the Future
    Keynote Presentation: Baden Offord & Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes
  • Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: a Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
    Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: a Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
    Featured Interview: M.G.Sanchez & Isabel Alonso

Conference Programme

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on November 16, 2021. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past BAMC conferences via the links below.

Engaging with Culture: A Conversation on Decolonising the Future
Keynote Presentation: Baden Offord & Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

One of the key features of future humanities research and teaching will be to enable intellectual and creative spaces within and beyond institutional settings that critically explore knowledge-making from a decolonising perspective and approach. Palestinian scholar Edward Said regarded culture as a fundamental place to consider the interdependent relationship between established traditions and the complex diversities of the world. He advocated for public intellectual and creative spaces where the social responsibilities and priorities of writers, educators, artists, poets and intellectuals could emerge with their radical and transformative energies. Our conversation will take up Said's call by pivoting towards aspects of culture where knowledge-making might be radically decolonised as a priority for the future. We will draw on our scholarship and experience of epistemic violence regarding Ethiopian knowledge-making, as well as living as cultural "others" in western settler societies.

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Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: a Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
Featured Interview: M.G.Sanchez & Isabel Alonso

In this session Dr Isabel Alonso Breto of the University of Barcelona will be chatting with M. G. Sanchez, Gibraltar’s most well-known novelist. Sanchez – who holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Leeds – is the author of fourteen books with a Gibraltar theme, including six novels (The Escape Artist, Solitude House, Jonathan Gallardo, Diary of a Victorian Colonial, The Fetishist and Gooseman) and three autobiographical memoirs (Past, Bombay Journal and Border Control). Alonso and Sanchez will be discussing borders, Brexit and narrative voices in The Fetishist, the author’s latest novel (due to be published in October 2021), as well as looking at some of the broader challenges and obstacles faced by writers coming from contested micro-territories.

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