Published in the Journal of Migration History, this article charts the history of Punjabi labourers who migrated to Argentina in 1912 and then onward to the United Kingdom. It argues that both worker agency and imperial concerns about mobility shaped this episode of migration and exclusion.
The Toronto Public School Board has voted to recognize the existence of caste oppression in its schools. This move comes after Seattle became the first U.S. city to outlaw caste discrimination. UBC History professor Dr. Anne Murphy has an ongoing project about Caste in Canada. In this About That deep dive, she shares her expertise on the significance of the recognition of caste oppression in Canadian schools.
In a piece titled "The Multiple Lives of Gerda Gottfried Kraus's Notebook," PhD candidate Ryan Cheuk Him Sun shares the history and his own reflections on entries in a notebook in the personal papers of the Austrian-Jewish Gottfried family. The Gottfried family papers is part of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre archives.
May 13, 2023 | 3:00 pm | Labatt Hall, Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre
Hosted by the Hong Kong Studies Initiative, the screening will be followed by a virtual conversation with directors Dora Choi and Haider Kikabhoy. This event will be hosted by Dr. Helen Leung (SFU) and Dr. Helena Wu (UBC) and is free and open to all.