Representations of migration in museums

18okt2017 15:00 - 17:00


Lecture by prof. Amy Levin (Northern Illinois University, US)

Prof. Amy Levin, Northern Illinois University, US specializes in women's studies and women's literature, museum studies and African-American literature. These all have converged into a more recent interest in representations of "marginal" groups in the museum. Her books include Gender, Sexuality, and Museums: A Routledge Reader. Editor and contributor. Oxford: Routledge, 2010, Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in American Changing Communities (ed), 2007. Her latest book project considers migration and museum.

The lecture will give an insight into some of the findings in her latest book, and discusses  museum display and collections in North America and Europe and how these deal with narratives of displacement and migration.


The Research Seminar Series is organised by the Amsterdam School of Heritage Memory and Material Culture (AHM) for the
Research Masters ReMA ‘Heritage, Memory and Archaeology’. The research seminar series is open to the entire research community.
Series Coordinators: Prof. James Symonds ( ) and Dana Dolgin (

Venue: UvA/BG2/room 012

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen