Conference at Swansea University - 27 May 2016

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Multiculturalism conference imageIt has, by now, been well established that the idea of Wales as a ‘tolerant nation’ was based on a half-truth at best.

Does the analogy of the ‘melting pot’ reflect the nature of multiculturalism in modern Wales, or should it be replaced by the ‘salad bowl’ or some other metaphor for describing our social and communal diversity? What might history tell us about current anxieties about immigration?

Drawing on a wide range of speakers, from a diversity of backgrounds, this conference asks us to consider what multiculturalism means and has meant within the particular discourses, languages and cultures of modern Wales.

Speakers include: Oscar Alvarez Gila (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea), Glenn Jordan (University of South Wales), Simon Brooks (Swansea University), Tom Cheesman (Swansea University)

Organised by Stephen Murray and Daniel Williams (Richard Burton Centre)

Venue:  Arts and Humanities Conference Room (B03), James Callaghan Building, Swansea University

Time/Date:  27 May 2016, 9.30am – 5pm

Please let us know that you are coming by Tuesday May 24 2016.  Please contact RIAH –

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