Tag Archives: MA Refugee Studies

Archive Weekly Newsletter Number 4

The latest copy of our new weekly Archives Newsletter is now available.  Copies can also be found online at:

Our Website:  http://www.uel.ac.uk/rca/newsletter.htm

Our Blog:  https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/weekly-newsletter/

The newsletter is also distributed, along with other useful messages and emails, via our Email list.  Further details can be found at:  https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=REFUGEE-RESEARCH

Off Air Recordings WB: 27/03/2010

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Archives at UEL for the week beginning Saturday 27 March, 2010.

Monday 29 March

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – Passports to Kill.  7558

2100-2230: BBC2: (1/2) Blood and Oil.  17782894.  Both Parts Please.

Tuesday 30 March

2100-2200: BBC3: The World’s Most Dangerous Place for Women.  2223653

2100-2230: BBC2: (2/2) Blood and Oil.  1759566

Thursday 1 April

2100-2200:  BBC3: Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey (child trafficking).  6675081.

Friday 2 April

1930-2000:  Channel 4:  (2/10) Unreported World – Nigeria’s Killing Fields.  27

Off Air Recordings: WB 06/02/2010

The following programmes have been requested to be recorded for the Refugee Archives this week:

Saturday 30 January

1815-1915: BBC2: (4/6) A History Of Christianity.  242254

Sunday 7 January

1900-2000: BBC2: (3/4) Lost Kingdoms of Africa.  399304

1900-2000:  Channel 4: (3/7) The Bible: A History.  7668

Monday 8 February

2100-2200: Channel 4: (2/4) Tower Block of Commons.  8472

2100-2200: BBC2: (1/3) Generation Jihad.  3359.  Whole Series Requested.

Wednesday 10 February

2100-2200: BBC4: (1/5) Syrian School.  551942.  Whole Series Requested.

Friday 12 February

1930-2000: Channel 4: Young, Angry and White.  473

Refugee Archives Saturday Openings for Semester B

The following dates are the now confirmed dates for the Refugee Archives at UEL to be open on a Saturday during Semester B. Apologies for the delay in confirming these dates and for there being no dates available during April, this is due to a combination of Easter and the prior commitments of the Archivist.

I hope these dates will be fixed now but if the need arises for any alterations then these will be advertised well in advance.

The Archive will therefore be open on the following Saturdays during the times listed:

  • Saturday 7 March: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 28 March: 10am-5pm
  • April: No Saturday Openings Possible.
  • Saturday 9 May: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 16 May: 10am-5pm

These dates are also available on our web site at:


If you have any comments, then please let us know my leaving a reply to this posting or by contacting us at: library-archives@uel.ac.uk.

Off Air Recordings: WB 21/02/2009

Saturday 21 February

2100-2200: BBC2: (3/3) Iran and the West.

2245-0015: BBC2: True North

Sunday 22 February

1805-1905: BBC2: (5/6) Amazon with Bruce Perry

1900-2000: Channel 4: (7/8) Christianity: A History.

Monday 23 February

2100-2200: BBC1: (4/5) Who Do You Think You Are?

Off Air Recordings: WB 31/01/2009.

Details of the off-air recordings requested for the Refugee Archives for the week beginning Saturday 31 January 2009 are detailed below:

Saturday 32 January

1900-2100: BBC4: Anne Frank Remembered.

2100-2200: BBC2: Mandela at 90

Sunday 01 February

1900-2000: Channel 4: ( 4/8 ) Christianity: a History.

1900-2000: BBC2: (2/6) Amazon with Bruce Perry.

2100-2200: BBC2: (2/4) Explore.  Port of a Series.

Monday 02 February

1955-2000: Channel 4:  (1/4) Three Minute Wonder – Foreign Correspondents. Whole Series Requested.

2000-2100: Channel 4:  Dispatches –
Congo’s Forgotten Children.

2100-2200: BBC1: (1/5) Who Do You Think You Are?  Whole Series Requested.

2100-2200: ITV1: (1/3) Whitechapel.  Whole Series Requested.

Tuesday 03 February

1955-2000: Channel 4:  (2/4) Three Minute Wonder – Foreign Correspondents.

2000-2100: ITV1: (1/3) Doctors and Nurses at War.  Whole Series Requested.

Wednesday 03 February

1955-2000: Channel 4:  (3/4) Three Minute Wonder – Foreign Correspondents.

Thursday 04 February

1955-2000: Channel 4:  (4/4) Three Minute Wonder – Foreign Correspondents.

2320-2350: BBC2: Explore: Kenya’s Violent Rift.

Refugee Archives – Changes to Opening Hours and Staff Availability

This is a quick note just to update everyone on some forthcoming changes to the opening hours and staffing arrangements for the Refugee Archives and to detail the Saturday Opening timetable for Semester B.

There are three main strands to this message and these will be detailed as follows:

1). Due to unforeseen circumstances, Paul Dudman, (the Archivist), will be away from the office for a two week period between Monday 2nd February and Friday 13 February. A reduced Archive service will therefore operate during this period and please enquire at the Library Enquiry Desk for further information, (Tel: 020 8223 3434).

2) From Monday 16rh February when Paul Dudman returns to the Archive, he will only be available in the Archive during the normal office hours on Mondays (9am-6pm) ; Tuesdays (10am-7pm) ; and Wednesdays (9am-6pm). For al day on Thursday and on Friday mornings until 1pm, the Archive will be managed by a member of Library Staff subject to staff availability. Please bear in mind it might take a little longer to answer your enquiries so please be patient.

3) The initial plan for Saturday openings in Semester B will be to open the Archive on the dates listed below. Hopefully there will not be any changes to this list but it is still provisional until I can confirm the dates on my return. I will let you know as soon as possible when the official dates are know.

The provisional dates are therefore as follows:

Saturday 21 February : 10am-5pm

Saturday 21 March : 10am-5pm

Saturday 28 March: 10am-5pm

April No Saturday Opening Possible.

Saturday 9 May : 10am- 5pm

Saturday 16 May : 10am – 5pm.

Many thanks in advance for your help and co-operation.  Any questions then please email us at: Library-archives@uel.ac.uk.

Yours Sincerely,

Paul Dudman


Posted in: Refugee Studies.

Off-Air recordings WB: 17/01/09

Details of next weeks off air recordings are as follows:

Sunday 18 January

1900-2000: Channel 4: ( 2/8 ) Christianity: A History.

Monday 19 January

1955-2000: Channel 4: (1/4) Three Minute Wonder – My Home is in My Shoes.

Tuesday 20 January

1955-2000: Channel 4: (2/4) Three Minute Wonder – My Home is in My Shoes.

Wednesday 21 January

1955-2000: Channel 4: (3/4) Three Minute Wonder – My Home is in My Shoes.

2100-2200: BBC2: Stockwell.

Thursday 22 January

1955-2000: Channel 4: (4/4) Three Minute Wonder – My Home is in My Shoes.

6th Annual Forced Migration Student Conference Call for Papers Call for Papers. “Refugees: Lives Pushed to the Margins?”

The 6th Annual Forced Migration Student Conference organised by postgraduates and hosted by the Refugee Research Centre at the University of East London on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of April.

Living a life in the margins or a marginalised life is a recurrent trope in the field of forced migration studies. Throughout the whole refugee experience from persecution and flight to settlement and integration, refugees find themselves pushed to the margins and often excluded. The marginalisation of various categories of forced migrants brings into question the effectiveness of protection regimes. Livelihood strategies of forced migrants are formulated at the very margins of society, some of whom are compelled to do so ‘outside’ the law. How do refugees negotiate identities that help them to combat social exclusion? Adopting a reflexive gaze, as researchers and aspiring academics we must ask ourselves how considerable and pertinent are the dialogues of practitioners and academics? Is academia to be confined to the sidelines or can it be more engaged with forced migrants? In which ways can the study of forced migration be related to wider global issues?

The conference invites papers that fit within the broad theme of the conference and forced migration more generally. We solicit papers that converge on the following sub-themes of the conference:

1)    Conversations and interdisciplinary dialogues (scholarly, policy, practitioners, NGOs)

2)    Sites of liminality and change (state; regional; local, trans-national; familial; individual)

3)    Conversations in issue-areas (development; human rights; migration; security; post-conflict)

4)    Sites of experience (gender; flight; re-settlement; camps; exclusion)

Postgraduate students (Masters/MPhil/PhD) are invited to submit abstracts for papers (no more than 250 words) and a personal profile (no more than 100 words). They should be sent, with full contact details, by 4pm on 26th January 2009 to: fmconference2009@googlemail.com

Posted in:  Refugee Studies and Conferences & Events.


In Flux Event @

University of East London

The Refugee Research Centre/UEL invite you to IN FLUX, the culmination of artist Marie Ange Bordas’ Leverhulme Residency at UEL.

During her time at UEL, the artist has developed work around displacement and belonging through informal encounters with students and use of the Refugee Archive resources. She has also collaborated with Anita Fábos on her MA and undergraduate refugee modules, with the aim of stimulating students to challenge their assumptions about the research process and to encourage them to find new approaches to interact with people and explore concepts.

The event will open on December 10th at 17:00 in Matrix East when Marie Ange will show part of the artwork she produced, along with students’ creative projects, and Anita Fábos will address the learning and teaching possibilities of this kind of collaboration for university programmes.

Throughout the week – 11th to the 17th of December– the creative projects produced by Anthropology of Refugees and Cultures of Exile students will be on display in the Library Foyer and the Refugee Archive, (from the 15th).

And on December 15th, Anita Fábos will give the lecture “Refugees as Actors” and, together with John Nassari, host a roundtable discussion on approaches to refugee-centred representation in the Main Lecture Theatre at Business School.

For more information see flyer – [JPEG format] or [PDF format].  These details are also on the Refugee Council Archive web site at:  http://www.uel.ac.uk/rca/news.htm#influx

Contact: influx.uel@gmail.com

Marie Ange Bordas – http://www.displacements.info/

Posted in: Refugee Studies and Conferences & Events.

Welcome to the Refugee Archives Blog

Hello and welcome to the Refugee Archives blog.  This blog has been designed to support the Refugee Archives collection at the University of East London.   This blog has been created by the Archivist, Paul Dudman.  It is designed primarily to support students on the MA in Refugee Studies which is taught here at the University of East London, but it will also be useful for students and researchers in the fields of refugee studies and forced migration.

Please feel free to read this blog and to contribute comments where possible as all feedback and ideas will be very much appreciated.

Paul Dudman