Migration and Migrants in Oral Culture

This 18 month project focuses on the representation of migration and migrants in Afghan oral culture, especially in popular poems- particularly dobaytis, landays- and lyrics. The project is collaboration between City, University of London and the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University.
The project began on 1 November 2016 and will finish in April 2018. Papers from the project will be published in Dari and Pashto as part of ACKU’s Research Paper series and presented in the ACKU Research Seminar series. Articles in English and French will be submitted to international peer reviewed journals.
The research team, Dr Belgheis Alavi Jafari, Dr Liza Schuster and Riaz Shinwari are collaborating with the staff and students of the Theatre Department, Kabul University in the preparation of a performance of finding materials at the end of the project.
This project is funded by the following British donors: Global Challenges Research Fund, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Project Events

Research Challenges Seminar 3 May 2017
Afghan Popular Culture by national and international scholars, seminar 24 May 2017
Representations of Migration and Migrant in Afghan popular culture, seminar 1st November 2017
1 day migration conference ACKU 14 March 2018