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Refugee Council Archive at UEL Event: “Different Pasts: Shared Futures”: Showcasing UEL Initiatives Supporting Refugees

UEL and the Refugee Council Archive for Refugee Week Event:

“Different Pasts: Shared Futures”: Showcasing UEL Initiatives Supporting Refugees

Wednesday, 22nd June: 10.30am – 7pm
University of East London, Docklands Campus.
Refugee Council Archive (Ground Floor, Library) and Room DL.3.04

RWlogo ColourWe warmly welcome you to attend our UEL “Different Pasts: Shared Futures” event for Refugee Week 2016. We have organised a mix of sessions to help showcase the initiatives currently being undertaken by staff and students here at the University of East London to help support migrants and refugees and to showcase new projects and research to help promote and celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

Our Timetable of Events for the day will include:
10.30am – 11am:  Registration and Networking

11am-12.30pm: Living Narratives in the Calais Jungle. 
With confirmed Speakers: Dr. Aura Lounasmaa (UEL), Dr. Cigdem Esin (UEL) ,Dr Tahir Zaman, (SOAS/UEL) and Marie Godin, (International Migration Institute, University of Oxford).

1pm Onwards: Refugee Council Archive Open Afternoon and Exhibition. Location: Archive

1pm – 2pm: Film Screening: Performing the Archive: Living Narratives and the Politics of Performance.
A showcase of a recent civic engagement project with our second-year theatre studies students.

2pm-3pm: Archiving Living Histories of the Migration Experience: Living Refugee Archive (JPG) RedOral History, Archives and the Hidden Narratives of Migration.
Dr. Rumana Hashem and Paul Dudman, Archivist at UEL.

3pm – 4.30pm: Workshop: How can we engage with refugee communities and help document and preserve their life histories and enable their stories to be told?

Showcasing our latest civic engagement projects including the Living Refugee Archive and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Online Portal and introducing the IASFM Working Group and Oral History Society Migration SIG and the Migration and Asylum Network.  Led by Dr. Rumana Hashem and Paul Dudman.

4.30pm – 4.45pm: Break

4.45pm – 6pm: Brexit and the Migration Crisis: Redefining refugee, migration and conflict studies in a fragmented Europe?”

Roundtable discussion including past and present UEL Staff and Students on people-centred understandings of conflict and refugee movements and responses to global and refugee inactivates in light of current events. Chair: Professor Giorgia Dona.

6pm: Refreshments and Networking. Location: Ground Floor Library Foyer and Refugee Council Archive.

Organised in Conjunction with the Refugee Council Archive at UEL; the Centre for Narrative Research, Centres for Migration, Refugees and Belonging and Centres for Social Justice and Change at UEL.

Programme Information:

UEL is at the forefront of research and teaching within the fields of refugee, forced migration and conflict studies. Specialist postgraduate masters courses exist in Refugee Studies and Conflict Displacement and Human Security. If you would like to explore the issues discussed during today in further depth, we welcome enquiries in relation to the courses that we have on offer.
MA in Refugee Studies

A distinctive feature of this course is that it considers the perspective and experiences of the people forced to flee conflict, generalised violence, and human rights violations. It highlights social, cultural and community responses to people in search of sanctuary in the contexts of restrictive border practices. It encourages informed understanding about contemporary conflicts, forced displacement and human security.
Link: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Postgraduate/Courses/MA-Refugee-Studies
MA in Conflict Displacement and Human Security

The key aspects of your learning will be the focus on conflict and displacement. We value a people-centred approach and an emphasis on human security which combines both human rights and human development.

The course approaches development as an important security strategy and considers displacement a measure of human security. We will encourage you to adopt an independent critical approach to contemporary theories of conflict, human rights and human security.

Both of these courses are situated within the field of Global Studies at UEL and work in close contact with our research centres including the Centre for Migration Refugees and Belonging; the Centre for Narrative Research; and the Centre for Social Change and Justice. UEL is also the home of the Refugee Council Archive, hosted within the Docklands Library as part of a wider Archives provision, the Archive represents one of the largest collections of material documenting the history and development of refugee and forced migration issues with the UK.

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Refugee Council Archive: Christmas and New Year Opening

Christmas and New Year Opening

The Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London will be closed from today (Froday 19 December, 2014) for the Christmas and New Year periods.  The Archive will re-open on Monday 4 January, 2015.

Full details of the UEL Libraries’ Opening Hours during the Christmas and New Year period, please visit the UEL Library website at:

www.uel.ac.uk/lls/about/openinghours/

Seasons Greeting and our very best wishes for the New Year!

Paul Dudman
Archivist
p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk

The Refugee Council Archives at UEL Weekly Bulletin: Issue Number 4

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Refugee Archives News
The Refugee Council Archives at UEL Weekly Bulletin
Issue: 4, 05/12/2014

Introduction

Welcome to the fourth issue of Refugee Archive News: The Refugee Council Archives at 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 (library-archvies@uel.ac.uk) 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

Archive News:

Opening Hours: The Archivist, Paul Dudman, will be on annual leave on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th December. In addition, Paul will also be at the UEL Stratford Campus on Thursday. If you wish to access the UEL Docklands Campus Archive on these days, please contact a member of Library Staff.

Christmas Opening Hours: The UEL Library Archives will be closed from Saturday 20th December until Sunday 4th January and will re-open on Monday 5th January, 2015. Details of the UEL Libraries Christmas and New Year Opening Hours are available via the Library website at www.uel.ac.uk/lls/about/openinghours/

Micro Site: We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new UEL Archives Micro Site hosted by the Archives Hub.  Our micro site will provide a unique interface for searching just the UEL Archive descriptions that we have contributed to the Hub.

Direct access to our new micro site is available from the link below:

Micro sites have been developed by the Archives Hub to enable individual Hub contributors to make their own descriptions available to researchers via a dedicated search and retrieval tool.  This tool has been designed both to resemble the traditional Archives Hub interface (search boxes, search options, hit list, display of records and tables of contents); whilst allowing a customizable template for the individual contributor.

CMRB Events:

CMRB (The Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) at the University of East London is pleased to announce as part of its Borders and Bordering Seminar Series:

‘The Reserve Army of Labour and International Migration to Britain: Developing a conceptual model’, Dr. Tom Vickers (Northumbria University)

This seminar will take place 4-6pm, Monday 15th December 2014. It will be held in EB.1.04, Docklands Campus, University of East London, E16 2RD, nearest tube: Cyprus DLR (http://www.uel.ac.uk/campuses/docklands/)

The event is free but spaces are limited so please reserve a place by following this link: ralimb.eventbrite.co.uk

The University of East London’s CMRB (Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) and SOAS’ Centre for Gender Studies are pleased to announce the following seminar:

Gender, Fundamentalism and the New Politics in the Middle East

This seminar will take place 2-5pm, Saturday 13th December in room G3, Main Building, SOAS, London, WC1H 0XG
http://www.soas.ac.uk/visitors/location/maps/#RussellSquareCampusMap

The event is free but space is limited so please reserve a place at
gfnpme.eventbrite.co.uk

For more info on CMRB: uel.ac.uk/cmrb and facebook.com/CMRBuel
For more info on Centre for Gender Studies: http://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/

Asylum and Migration Symposium: The Role of Churches in Asylum and Migration politics – Ethical Reflections and Perspectives for the 21st Century.

This event will take place 10.30-17.00, Wednesday 17th December in Room UH.1.36, Stratford Campus, University of East London, E15 4LZ. Nearest tube: Stratford. Details here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/stratford/

If you are interested in attending please fill out the attached registration form and email it to info@ccme.eu or fax it to +32 2 231 1413.

A full conference programme is now available for the following event:

‘Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel’

Date: Monday 9th February 2015
Time: 09.00–18.30
Place: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

To register use the following link: ajamrqpisoas.eventbrite.co.uk

Full price tickets – £20
Concessionary tickets (All students; Staff associated with sponsoring organisations) – £15

The conference programme can be downloaded from the CMRB website: www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb/events.htm

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.

Events and Call for Papers

Crossing Borders, Traversing Narratives
A Postgraduate Symposium of Film and Screen Studies
11 February 2015, University of St Andrews, Scotland

The very recent history saw issues related to nation and nationality re-emerge steadily, often aggressively, questioning and reframing notions such as identity, citizenship, or the irreversibility of globalisation as a border-dissolving, unifying process. In this context, investigating narratives of the displaced and of displacement, as well as their production, representation, distribution and reception, appears to be an increasingly complex, varied, and challenging process.

Crossing Borders, Traversing Narratives aims to re-interrogate cinema’s relationship with the notion of geographical border, and the subsequent effects of this relationship. This one-day symposium is meant to provide an inclusive exchange platform for postgraduate students in the fields of film and screen studies, whose interests either lie in, or can be applied to, this particular area.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Shohini Chaudhuri (University of Essex)

Topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:

Diasporic cinemas

Migrant and diasporic filmmakers

Multicultural communities and cinema

On- and off-screen identities of displacement

Issues of distribution and exhibition. Diasporic film festivals

Translation, adaptation, assimilation (thematic, stylistic)

Cross-border politics, activism, civic engagement

Fluid chronotopes

Intersections of nation with race, gender, sexuality, class, religion

Formal and genre variations

Proposals with a brief abstract (250 words) for a 20-minute paper, as well as a short biographical note, should be submitted to Andrei Gadalean (amg21@st-andrews.ac.uk<mailto:amg21@st-andrews.ac.uk>). The deadline for all proposal submissions is 21 December 2014.

New Additions to the Archive

The following are recently catalogued addition to the Refugee Council Archive:

Everyday Emergency: Silent Suffering in Democratic Republic of Congo

On the Edge: Why older people’s needs are not being met in humanitarian emergencies

Fundamental Rights Training for Border Guards: training manual.

Prevent combat protect : human trafficking / by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Shady traffic : review of the portfolio supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on combating trafficking in human beings / by Kate Halvorsen and Hugo Stokke.

Evaluation of the International Organization for Migration and its efforts to combat human trafficking / by Jacqueline Berman and Phil Marshall.

More ‘trafficking’ less ‘trafficked’ : trafficking for exploitation outside the sex sector in Europe / primarily written by Nerea Bilbatua Thomas and Xenia Commandeur.

Moving beyond ‘supply and demand’ catchphrases : assessing the uses and limitations of demand-based approaches in anti-trafficking / writer and researcher: Julie Ham.

What’s the cost of a rumour? : a guide to sorting out the myths and the facts about sporting events and trafficking / writer and researcher: Julie Ham.

The Protection Project review of the Trafficking in Persons Report / by The Protection project at John Hopkins University.

Asylum matters : restoring trust in the UK asylum system : a report by the Asylum and Destitution Working Group, chaired by Julian Prior.

Not gone, but forgotten : the urgent need for a more humane asylum system / by the British Red Cross Society.

Immigration and nationality : your rights to live and work in the UK / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and Mick Chatwin, a solicitor specialising in immigration law

Claiming asylum : your rights if you are a refugee / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and Mick Chatwin, a solicitor specialising in immigration law.

Mental health : rights for people with mental health problems / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with Camilla Parker, an independent consultant specialising in mental health law and policy.

Equal opportunities : dealing with discrimination / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Racial discrimination : your legal rights / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Equal Opportunities Commission.

No going back : $$b lesbian and gay people and the asylum system / by Nathanial Miles.

Supporting disabled refugees and asylum seekers : opportunities for new approaches : summary and policy recommendations / produced by Refugee Support

Over not out : the housing and homelessness issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers : executive summary and policy recommendations / produced by Refugee Support.

Over not out : the housing and homelessness issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers ; by Michael Ball and Cole Hansen.

Pushed back : systematic human rights violations against refugees in the Aegean Sea and at the Greek-Turkish border / by Pro Asyl.

Education for refugee and asylum seeking children in OECD countries : case studies from Australia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom / by Paloma Bourgonje.

How free is free movement : dynamics and drivers of mobility within the European Union / by Meghan Benton and Milica Petrovic.

Understanding European Community aid : aid policies, management and distribution explained / Aidan Cox, Antonique Koning ; with Adrian Hewitt, John Howell, Ana Marr.

Guide to locating migration policies in the European Commission / a report by Mary-Anne Kate and Jan Niessen.

Security Community: The OSCE Magazine Issue 1 (2014).

Asylum matters : restoring trust in the UK asylum system : a report by the Asylum and Destitution Working Group, chaired by Julian Prior.

Not gone, but forgotten : the urgent need for a more humane asylum system / by the British Red Cross Society.

Immigration and nationality : your rights to live and work in the UK / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and Mick Chatwin, a solicitor specialising in immigration law

Claiming asylum : your rights if you are a refugee / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and Mick Chatwin, a solicitor specialising in immigration law.

Mental health : rights for people with mental health problems / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with Camilla Parker, an independent consultant specialising in mental health law and policy.

Equal opportunities : dealing with discrimination / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Racial discrimination : your legal rights / leaflet written by the Consumers’ Association in association with the Equal Opportunities Commission.

No going back : lesbian and gay people and the asylum system / by Nathanial Miles.

Supporting disabled refugees and asylum seekers : opportunities for new approaches : summary and policy recommendations / produced by Refugee Support

Over not out : the housing and homelessness issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers : executive summary and policy recommendations / produced by Refugee Support.

Over not out : the housing and homelessness issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers ; by Michael Ball and Cole Hansen.

Pushed back : systematic human rights violations against refugees in the Aegean Sea and at the Greek-Turkish border / by Pro Asyl.

In the News

The Guardian – Does Britain really want to be the country nobody would migrate to?

The Guardian – Labour accused of foul play over immigration polling

The Guardian – Thirteen migrants found in tanker at Dover

The Guardian – Only two leave UK under scheme to deport petty foreign criminals

The Guardian – Immigration discussed in UK as if a disease, says shadow minister

Free Movement – Statelessness, deprivation of nationality, and EU Citizenship…what is B2 in the Supreme Court really all

Channel 4 News – UN ‘b*******’ migration comments ‘ignorant’ says Ukip

The Telegraph – United Nations investigator describes British attitudes to immigration as ‘b******t’

The Guardian – David Cameron under fire across Europe for migrants plan

The Guardian – A migrant’s verdict on immigration plan: ‘there is a war against us’

European Network on Statelessness – Stateless Voices.

The Guardian – Owen Paterson: immigration issue cannot wait for EU renegotiation

The Guardian – Immigration discussed in UK as if a disease, says shadow minister

The Guardian – Another Norman Tebbit immigration test? This time it’s war

The Telegraph – Landlords to rent homes to ‘white tenants with British-sounding names’ to avoid immigration red tape

The Telegraph – Enoch Powell would have enjoyed David Cameron’s immigration speech.

Amnesty International – The world’s pitiful response to Syria’s refugee crisis.

The Times – Muslim schools may be shut over fears for child welfare

Reuters – Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

BBC News – Immigration target unlikely to be met, says Theresa May

Evening Standard – East London school not protecting pupils from extremism, says Ofsted

BBC News – ‘Radicalisation risk’ at six Muslim private schools, says Ofsted

The Guardian – Schools accused of failing to protect children from extremism

ITV News – Ofsted: East London schools ‘vulnerable to extremism’

Evening Standard – Ukip’s Mark Reckless accuses Nigel Farage of EU immigration U-turn

The Telegraph – Romania and Bulgaria migrants reach record high

Sunday Times – ‘Pregnant sex slave’ lie used to win asylum

Newham Recorder – From Albania to Plaistow via the back of a van: Story of the Shpresa Programme

 

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:

Docklands Archive

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:

Blogs

We have created several blogs to help support the archival work that we undertake and these are highlighted as follows:

Facebook

Please join and Like Us on Facebook, links are as follows:

Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter by selecting one of the options below:

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 p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk, requesting to join the mail group.

Please let us know of any further links that you would like to see added.

Contact Details

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: library-archives@uel.ac.uk
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
Archivist
Library and Learning Services
University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
London, E16 2RD
United Kingdom.

Archive Slides from Inducation for Postgraduate MA

DSCF5906Further to our Archive induction session last week for postgraduate MA students on the UEL courses in Refugee Studies, Refugee Studies and Community Development, and Conflict, Displacement and Human Security, I am uploading the slides and handout for this event on this blog posting in addition to making them available via UEL Moodle.

Please use the links below to download the relevent file:

  • UEL Archive MA Induction Slide:  Download (PDF)
  • UEL Archvie Handount: Handout (PDF)

 

Refugee Council Archive: Off Air Recording Requests: WB 15/02/2014

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 15/02/2014.  Full details are as follows:

Saturday 15th February

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.

2000-2100: BBC4: Lost Kingdoms of South America: Series 1 – 1. People of the CloudsWhole Series Please.


Sunday 16th February

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.


Monday 17thFebruary

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.

2000-2200: Channel 5: The Big British Immigration Row.
(Repeated on Tuesday if Needed – See below).

2000-2030: Channel 4: Dispatches – A&E’s Missing Millions.

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – Kidnapped: Betrayed by Britain?.

2030-2100: Channel 4: Benefits Street: The Last Word.


Tuesday 18th February

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.

2000-2200: Channel 5+24: The Big British Immigration Row.
(Repeated from Tuesday if Needed – See above).


Wednesday 19th February

1930-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.


Thursday 20th February

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.

2000-2100: BBC 3: Secrets of South America: Series 1 – 2. Generation Sex: Secrets of South AmericaSeries Recording.

2100-2200: BBC2: (2/2) Bible Hunters:Series 1 – 2. The Search for Lost Gospels.  Series Recording.

2100-2200: BBC3: Reggie Yates: Extreme South Africa: Series 1 – 1. The White Slums: Reggie Yates’ Extreme South Africa.


Friday 21th February

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.