Refugee Archives News
The Refugee Council Archives at UEL (hopefully) Weekly Bulletin
Issue: 1, 30 October 2014.
Welcome to the first/latest issue of Refugee Archive News: The Refugee Council Archives at UEL (hopefully) Weekly Bulletin.
This bulletin has the aim of providing both the latest news and developments on the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London whilst also providing additional information on issues of concern to refugee and forced migration studies more generally. This I hope will include details of news stories, calls for papers, conferences and seminars, and online resources of potential interest. This bulletin, I hope, will aim to provide useful information to both students and academics on both UEL undergraduate courses in International Development and postgraduate students on our courses in Refugee Studies; Refugee Studies and Community Development and Conflict, Displacement and Human Security, whilst also being hopefully of interest to a wider readership represented by our Twitter and Blog followers.
This bulletin will be circulated via our Refugee Archive WordPress blog and also via our Refugee-Research Jiscmail email list. We would welcome any feedback that you may have on this bulletin and we would also welcome any input that you may have in terms of current and future content for both this bulletin and also our WordPress blog more generally. Please Contact Paul Dudman via email (email@example.com) or Twitter (@PaulDudman) with any feedback or thoughts that you may have.
There are also some general Archive details included at the end of this and every bulletin posting for your reference.
Archive, CMRB and Course-Related News
News from the UEL Archives
Details of UEL Libraries Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for 2014/15 have just been published on the UEL Library website. Further details are available here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/lls/about/openinghours/christmas2014/
News from the Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at UEL.
CMRB Seminar Announcement: CMRB is pleased to announce as part of its Borders and Bordering Seminar Series:
‘Between Innocence and Deviance: figuring the asylum-seeker child in Australia’, Dr. Carly McLaughlin (University of Potsdam)
This seminar will take place 4–6pm, Monday 10th November 2014, in EB 1.04, Docklands Campus, UEL, E16 2RD
IF YOU ARE COMING FROM OUTSIDE UEL PLEASE RESERVE A PLACE BEFORE 12PM ON FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER SO WE CAN ENSURE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE SEMINAR ROOM. WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE RECEPTION OF DOCKLANDS CAMPUS AND YOU WILL BE ISSUED WITH A VISITOR’S PASS.
The event is free but space is limited so please reserve a place at
All queries to be directed to Jamie Hakim, CMRB Administrator, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMRB Conference Announcement:
We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the following conference:
‘Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel’
Date: Monday 9th February 2015
Place: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG on between
To register use the following link: ajamrqpisoas.eventbrite.co.uk
Early bird registration (ends 30 Nov 2014) – £15
Concessionary (All students; Staff associated with sponsoring organisations) – £15
Full price – £20
This conference seeks to explore the multiple, complex and inter-related ways that anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms are being constructed in relation to the question of Palestine/Israel. In particular it seeks to examine how the histories of Zionist settlement, anti-colonial and nation-building struggles and 20th century warfare in the Middle East region are being transformed in the current historical conjuncture. Of particular importance in this context will be ideological and political alliances that have emerged locally, regionally and globally around notions such as the ‘New Antisemitism’, and ‘Islamophobia’ and how these relate to racialised discourses against Jews and Muslims. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and activists from a variety of backgrounds, the aim of the conference will be to serve as a first step for building a transversal anti-racist political vision that will aim to destabilize some of the oppositional dichotomies which are currently hegemonic in discourses around Jews, Muslims and Middle East politics.
The conference is sponsored by University of East London’s Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, SOAS’s Centre for Palestine Studies (London Middle East Institute), the Runnymede Trust and the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights.
All queries to be directed to Jamie Hakim, CMRB Administrator, on email@example.com.
In the News
News Stories of Interest from this week – UK and Europe:
News on the UK’s decision to no longer support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea and Italy’s decision to end Mare Nostrum:
BBC News – UK opposes future migrant rescues in Mediterranean
The Independent – UK axes support for Mediterranean migrant rescue operation
The Independent – Italy’s decision to end Mare Nostrum will put the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees at risk
Amnesty International – Is there ever a justification for leaving people to drown in the Med?
The Telegraph – Drown an immigrant to save an immigrant: why is the Government borrowing policy from the BNP?
The Guardian – Italian navy says it will continue refugee rescue mission despite plan to scrap it
The Guardian – Migrants’ tales: ‘I feel for those who were with me. They got asylum in the sea’
The Independent – European governments must come to the rescue of asylum-seekers
ECRE – ECRE and UNHCR Concerned over the ending of Mare Nostrum without European rescue initiative to replace it.
ECRE – Mare Nostrum to end – New Frontex operation will not ensure rescue of migrants in international waters
UNHCR – UNHCR concerned over ending of rescue operation in the Mediterranean
Other UK and International News
BBC News – 29,000 asylum cases still unresolved from 2007, say MPs.
BBC News – UK benefits a magnet to migrants, says Calais mayor
The Migration Observatory at Oxford University – Calais and clandestine migration into the UK: Concerns and context
The Telegraph – Trafficking gang offered ‘a la carte’ routes to UK.
BBC News – London asylum seekers moved to Folkestone hotel
The Huffington Post – Thousands Of Asylum Seekers Wait Seven Years To Learn Their Fate
The Guardian – Better integration is the best way to quell immigration fears
The Guardian – Don’t dismiss public fears about migration as mere bigotry
The Independent – Britain admits nearly three times more migrants from outside the EU than anyother member state, statistics show
The Independent – Cutting EU immigration will backfire, say employers
The Independent – Sir Andrew Green peerage: A highly misguided Lords appointment forthe Migration Watch founder
The Telegraph – Migrants fight in Calais for control of routes to Britain, say police
The Telegraph – Migrants storm UK-bound lorries at Calais
The Guardian – Gay asylum seekers face ‘intrusive’ sexual questions
The Independent – More than 10,000 asylum-seekers ‘left in limbo’
The Telegraph – Britain’s schools need more resources for ‘influx’ of immigrant children, chief schools inspector warns
The Huffington Post – The Secret Gardens Of Syria’s Refugee Camps
The Guardian – Tamil Nadu’s exploited garment workers need help from British justice. See details of report below.
Events and Call for Papers
News from the London Migration Research Group (LMRG) about their upcoming Seminars for 2014-15, entitled `Talking Across Disciplines.’ Convenors: Fiona Adamson & Kristin Surak (SOAS), Claire Dwyer (UCL) and Eiko Thielemann (LSE)
When: Tuesdays, 17.30 – 19.00
Where: New York University in London, 6 Bedford Square, WC1B 3RA, Room tbc
4 Nov Ruben Anderson<http://rubenandersson.com/>(LSE)
Rescued and caught: the humanitarian paradox at Europe’s maritime frontiers
18 Nov Nadia Jaworsky<http://www.muni.cz/fss/people/370423/publications> (Yale/Masaryk University)
A Cultural Sociology of Cyberactivism: The U.S. Immigrant Rights Movement Online
2 Dec Gregor Noll<http://works.bepress.com/gregor_noll/> (University of Lund)
Junk Science: The Politics of Age and Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers
To attend, please join the respective event on our facebook page<https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Migration-Research-Group-LMRG/108613799294580> or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Calls for Papers
Special Issue of the: Journal of Human Trafficking, Fall 2015:
Traffickers and Slaveholders: Human Rights Violators in Comparative Perspective
Guest Editor: Austin Choi Fitzpatrick
Call for Papers for two special issues of the journal: Citizenship Studies to be published in 2016.
Further details: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/pdf/ccst-2016-special-issues.pdf
Publications reproduced from Minority Ethnic Matters Overview (MEMO), Issue 413, (20th October 2014). Available to [Download here]
Chasing status: the ‘surprised Brits’ who find they are living with irregular immigration status
This is how it feels to be lonely
Mid-term report on the implementation of the EU strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings
Trafficking in human beings
Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the application of Directive 2004/81 on the residence permit issued to third country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities
Human trafficking in the EU: infographic
New Off Air Recordings
The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning Saturday, 1st November:
Saturday 1st November
0430-0500: BBC News 24: Our World – Switzerland: Stolen Childhoods with Kavita Puri. Series Recording.
Sunday 2nd November
2100-2200: BBC2: (2/2) Afghanistan: the Lion’s Last Roar.
Monday 3rd November
2100-2235: Channel 4: Make Leicester British.
Thursday 6th November
0310-0400: Channel 5: Black Market Britain: Undercover Sting – Sham Wedding Crashers.
Friday 7th November
0305-0330: Channel 4: (5/8) Unreported World – India’s Electric Dreams. Series Recording.
1935-2000: Channel 4: (6/8) Unreported World – The Kids of Murder High. Series Recording.
Archive Opening Hours
The current Opening Hours for our Archival collections are detailed as follows. The Refugee Council Archive and the British Olympic Association Archive are currently located on our Docklands Campus Library whilst the Hackney Empire Archive is currently located in our Stratford Campus Library.
The opening hours for both Docklands and Stratford Archives are as follows:
Mondays: 1pm – 6pm*
Tuesdays: 1pm – 6pm*
Wednesdays: 1pm – 6pm*
Thursdays: 1pm – 6pm*
Fridays: 1pm – 6pm*
Sat/Sun: Both Archives Closed
Access to the Stratford Archive for the Hackney Empire Archive is by prior appointment only.
* Morning appointments between 10am and 12pm are available by prior appointment. The Archive will be closed between 12pm and 1pm for lunch.
We would recommend that, especially for external users, that you contact us in advance of your trip in order to make an appointment to use the Archives. This enables us to ensure that a member of staff will be on hand to assist you.
To make an appointment, please click on the link to our Make an Appointment page.
Archive Web Resources and Email List
Please find details below of our various online and social media resources which are currently available online and please do take a look. We would also welcome any feedback that you may have on how these can be improved:
We have created several blogs to help support the archival work that we undertake and these are highlighted as follows:
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Refugee-Research Email Mailing List
Please also consider joining our Refugee Research Jiscmail e-mail list which is managed in conjunction with this blog. To subscribe to the mail group
www.jiscmail.ac.uk, type REFUGEE‐RESEARCH into the ‘find lists’ box, or use the alphabetical index to scroll down to R. and then follow the instructions on our REFUGEERESEARCH homepage to ‘join or leave the list’. Most users need only enter their email address and name. Alternatively, email the Archivist, Paul Dudman on email@example.com, requesting to join the mail group.
Please let us know of any further links that you would like to see added.
Paul Dudman is currently the Archivist responsible for all of the physical Archives located here at the University of East London Library and Learning Services: Archives. Paul is happy to receive and respond to any questions or queries that you may have in response to both our Archival collections and also our social media presence.
If you wish to contact the Archive, please contact Paul Dudman via one of the contact methods detailed below:
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By telephone at: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676
Online at: uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/contact-us/
On Twitter at: @refugee_archive
By post to:
Paul V. Dudman
Library and Learning Services
University of East London
4-6 University Way
London, E16 2RD