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Re-creating York’s Hidden Stories

June 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required
  • Friday 11 June 2021, 11am to 12.30pm
  • Location:Online
  • Admission:Free admission, booking required


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Linguists Rachel Wicaksono and Dasha Zhurauskaya explore the mechanics of storytelling, focusing on the stories of a ‘hidden’ population of migrants in the city of York.

Working with a community project that collected interviews with migrants from Africa, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America, who had lived in York between two and 50 years, they will demonstrate how meaning in interviews is co-constructed and stories are re-created.

Rachel and Dasha’s interactive presentation will be of particular interest to students, academic researchers and community project leaders who are interested in migration stories and interviews as a method of data collection.


This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Image credit: Palgrave Macmillan

About the speakers

Rachel Wicaksono is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Education, Language and Psychology at York St John University.

Dasha Zhurauskaya was awarded a Masters by Research from the University of Leeds after completing a BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics at York St John University.


June 11, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required


York Festival of Ideas
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