The next Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies seminar speaker will be Ching-An Chang (University of Edinburgh) on Tuesday 28th October. He shall be speaking on Syrian business refugees in Turkey during the recent civil war.
Please join us on 28th October at 1pm in room G14, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh.
All are welcome.
We are currently looking for speakers for our seminar series in semester 2 (January 2015 – March/April 2015). Please see our Call For Papers, or email Sophie (S.E.Cooper@ed.ac.uk) for more information.
Thank you to today’s speaker, University of Edinburgh fourth year doctoral student Michal Palacz, for an informative and really interesting paper. Michal’s thesis looks at the Polish Medical Diaspora in Edinburgh, 1941-1949, and though this paper made reference to the three major waves of Polish emigration to Britain (1830s, Wartime, and Post-EU Accession Migration), it focused on the c. 1000 Polish-born (or of Polish-origin) medical professionals in Scotland during the 1940s. One of the medical professionals who made up this diaspora was Dr Krystyna Munk who had been awarded a medal for bravery while serving as a ship’s doctor during World War Two (when Polish military personnel joined with British and other Allied forces) – she later became a much-loved GP in Edinburgh. This was just one example of Michal’s ability to mix theory with personal anecdotes, making for a fascinating paper.
The plaque currently on one of the walls in the University of Edinburgh (Old) Medical School which remembers the Polish Medical School.
Our next speaker shall be Ching-An Chang from IMES. He shall be speaking on Syrian business refugees in Turkey in the aftermath of the recent civil war. Please join us on 28th October at 1pm in room G14, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh.
The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies second seminar is on Tuesday 14th October at 1pm in G14 of the William Robertson Wing (doorway 4, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh).
Our speaker is Michał Palacz (University of Edinburgh) and he will be speaking on ‘The Polish medical diaspora in Scotland during and after the Second World War’ which is the subject of his PhD thesis.