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ToC: Immigrants & Minorities – Special Issue: Refugees in Britain: Cultural and Political Transfer Since c.1830

Immigrants & Minorities -  Special Issue: Refugees in Britain: Cultural and Political Transfer Since c.1830

Immigrants & Minorities – Special Issue: Refugees in Britain: Cultural and Political Transfer Since c.1830

The latest Table of Contents Alert for the journal Immigrants & Minorities is now available online.  Volume 30, Issue 2-3, 2012 represents a Special Issue on the subject of: `Refugees in Britain: Cultural and Political Transfer Since c.1830.’  A full Table of Contents is available and selected articles from this Special Issue are reproduced below:

Refugees and Cultural Transfer to Britain: An Introduction
By Stefan Manz & Panikos Panayi
pages 122-151
[Free Access]

Refugees from Nazism and Cultural Transfer to Britain
By Peter Alter
pages 190-210

From ‘Asylum-Seeker’ to ‘British Artist’: How Refugee Artists are Redefining British Art
By Alex Rotas
pages 211-238

The British, Persecuted Foreigners and the Emergence of the Refugee Category in Nineteenth-Century Britain
By Caroline Emily Shaw
pages 239-262

African Political Thinkers, Pan-Africanism and the Politics of Exile, c.1850–1970
By Hakim Adi
pages 263-291


RSC 30th Anniversary Conference deadline for registration: 23 November 2012

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RSC 30th Anniversary Conference

RSC 30th Anniversary Conference

Please find attached the final conference programme for the forthcoming Refugee Studies Centre 30th Anniversary Conference. The deadline for registration is 23 November 2012.

The opening plenary will be given by Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill and followed with two days of stimulating presentations.

Other guests speakers include:

Dean Eric Schwartz, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

Filippo Grandi Commissioner-General, UNRWA

Arafat Jamal, Chief, Inter-Agency Standing Committee

James Milner, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University.

Please visit the RSC website for registration details:
or email:  rsc-conference@qeh.ox.ac.uk

To Download the Final Programme for the Conference:  [Click Here].


New Publications on Education; ICTs; and Employment/Labour Matters

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Publications on Education

Beyond School Books (Unicef) [access via Refugee Education Initiative]
– “[S]eries of radio programmes on education in countries affected by conflict and natural disasters.”  Provided via podcast.

“Connecting with New Information Landscapes: Information Literacy Practices of Refugees,” Journal of Documentation, vol. 69, no. 1 (2013 [abstract]
– See also earlier related article, “Settling in: The Relationship between Information and Social Inclusion.”

Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States (Center for the Study of Democracy, 2012) [text via EMN Belgium]

Prioritizing Education in the Face of Natural Disasters (UpFront Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Seeds of Hope (UNHCR, Nov. 2012) [access]
– “20 Years of DAFI: A UNHCR exhibition highlights the impact of higher education for refugee communities.”

Wisdom is like a Baobab Tree: No Individual Can Embrace it – Working and Learning Together towards Empowerment of Female Refugees (Maastricht School of Management, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on ICTs

Another Tool in the Toolbox, Report on the Aid & International Development Forum, Washington, DC, 6-7 June 2012 [text]

ICT Humanitarian Emergency Platform [access]
– “[D]eveloped to support IT and telecommunications specialists operating in humanitarian emergencies. This platform is a unique communication and collaboration tool that can help the entire humanitarian community in exchanging knowledge and creating a live network of expertise.”

Interoperability of Mobile Devices for Crisis Management: Outcomes of the 1st JRC ECML Crisis Technology Workshop on Mobile Interoperability for International Field Deployment, Ispra, Italy, 12-13 March 2012 (European Commission, May 2012) [access]
– Follow link for final report and workshop documents.

“New Information Technologies and their Impact on the Humanitarian Sector,” International Review of the Red Cross, no. 884 (2011) [full-text]

Uniting through Technology: A Case Study of the Collaboration between Ericsson, Refugees United and UNHCR for Uniting Refugees (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sept. 2012) [text]

What Percentage of Tweets Generated during a Crisis are Relevant for Humanitarian Response? (iRevolution, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Includes link to related earlier post describing new project to develop a Twitter Dashboard for the Humanitarian Cluster System.

Publications on Employment/Labour Matters

The UNHCR web site has added a new page that focuses on Labour Mobility for Refugees.  The page provides access to materials and presentations from the recently-held conference of the same name, as well as links to a number of related discussion papers and laws/policies.

The Enforcement of Refugees’ Employment Rights in Africa and the Regional Human Rights Framework (Refugee Work Rights, Oct. 2012) [text]

Forced Displacement and Labor Market Access for Women in Colombia, 2001-2011 (Lund University, June 2012) [text]

“From Urban to Rural: Livelihoods and Adaptation of Armenian Refugees,” Chapter in Observing Transformation: Adaptation Strategies in the South Caucasus (Henrich Boell Foundation, 2011) [text]
– Scroll to p. 14.

The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes, IRPP Study, no. 35 (Institute for Research on Public Policy, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Note: The authors of this study will present their findings at a workshop on 29 Nov. 2012 in Toronto.

Precarious Lives: Exploring Experiences of Forced Labour among Asylum Seekers and Refugees in England [access]
– 18-month research project, culminating in conference on 14 Dec. 2012 in Leeds.

Refugee Recyclers, Gender Equality Unit – Field Practice Series (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]

Refugees and Early Childhood Human Capital (Arizona State Univ., Oct. 2012) [text]
– Paper presented recently at UC Davis seminar.