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Refugee Week at UEL: Refugee Archives and Special Collections Open Day, Tuesday 16 July

As part of Refugee Week 2015, we are pleased to announce a:

UEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day

When: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
11am – 6pm.

Where: University of East London, Docklands Campus Library Archive: Room DL.G.02

FB-example-8Are you interested in archives, history or refugee and migration issues? Are you a student undertaking research for a dissertation, an NGO-worker focusing on policy; an archivist interested in learning about “refuge archives”; a historian of population movements; an activist or community-group member actively working in the field to support your local community group or organisation? If so, then you may be interested in attending our Archives Open Day?

We would very much like the opportunity to welcome you to a showcase of material from our unique and diverse archival collections and we are also very keen to use this day to discuss hoe are archival collections can be best utilised to encourage greater usage and accessibility beyond the confines of academia. We are very keen to make our Archives more interactive and engaging and we are hoping to take a step towards achieving this through a civic engagement and outreach project that we are currently running.

The aim of this day will be to:

  • Showcase materials for the Archive Collections at UEL, especially FB-We're-Partthe Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.
  • To encourage new groups and communities to attend this open day to discuss our latest civic engagement project which hopes to pilot a new Living Refugee Archive website developed through external engagement beyond the Archive and the collection of oral histories.
  • To promote the UEL Archives to a wider audience beyond academia and to try and encourage new outreach and partnership opportunities.
  • To consider the relevance of “Refugee Archives” in the 21st Century and to reflect on the collection development and management of such collections.

FB-ContributeThe Archivist, Paul Dudman, will be on hand all day to provide advice on how to care for your personal archive collection including photographs and documents. You can also discover how to access the Archives at UEL for your own research projects and further study. If you are interested in using the archives for your research; to Improve your research quality and potential; or if you would like to discuss ways we can utilise the archives for your teaching; or even if you would like to discuss the possibility of forming a new partnership or helping with outreach or civic engagement activities? Or maybe you are just curious about UEL’s fascinating collection of archives and special collections? Please do get in touch and try to come to our Open Day!

This is a free event and there are no charges associated with attending. If you require a car parking space, please do let us know and we can make the arrangements accordingly.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up for a free ticket via our Eventbrite page in order that we can get an idea of the number of people who are interested in attending. Please sign-up here: http://uelarchivesopnday.eventbrite.co.uk

Further details are also available on the Refugee Archives Facbook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeCouncilArchive

Details of how to find the UEL Docklands Campus can be found here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/docklands/

Background Information on the UEL Archives

The University of East London is currently the home of several high profile archival collections including the British Olympic Association Archive and Library; the Hackney Empire Theatre Archive; the Eastside Community Heritage oral history collection and the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.

Further details of these collections can be found on our website at: https://uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/

Organised By

Paul Dudman, Archivist, in conjunction with the Library and Learning Services at the University of East London.

Contact Details:

Contact E-mail: p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676
Twitter: @refugeearchives
Refugee Archives Blog: https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/679985885480139/

Reminder: Event: Refugee Council Archive at UEL – Archives Open Day, Tuesday 16 June 2015

As part of Refugee Week 2015, we are pleased to announce a:

UEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day

When: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
11am – 6pm.

Where: University of East London, Docklands Campus Library Archive: Room DL.G.02

FB-JoinAre you interested in archives, history or refugee and migration issues? Are you a student undertaking research for a dissertation, an NGO-worker focusing on policy; an archivist interested in learning about “refuge archives”; a historian of population movements; an activist or community-group member actively working in the field to support your local community group or organisation? If so, then you may be interested in attending our Archives Open Day?

We would very much like the opportunity to welcome you to a showcase of material from our unique and diverse archival collections and we are also very keen to use this day to discuss hoe are archival collections can be best utilised to encourage greater usage and accessibility beyond the confines of academia. We are very keen to make our Archives more interactive and engaging and we are hoping to take a step towards achieving this through a civic engagement and outreach project that we are currently running.

The aim of this day will be to:

  • Showcase materials for the Archive Collections at UEL, especially FB-example-6the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.
  • To encourage new groups and communities to attend this open day to discuss our latest civic engagement project which hopes to pilot a new Living Refugee Archive website developed through external engagement beyond the Archive and the collection of oral histories.
  • To promote the UEL Archives to a wider audience beyond academia and to try and encourage new outreach and partnership opportunities.
  • To consider the relevance of “Refugee Archives” in the 21st Century and to reflect on the collection development and management of such collections.

The Archivist, Paul Dudman, will be on hand all day to provide advice on how to care for your personal archive collection including photographs and documents. You can also discover how to access the Archives at UEL for your own research projects and further study. If you are interested in using the archives for your research; to Improve your research quality and potential; or if you would like to discuss ways we can utilise the archives for your teaching; or even if you would like to discuss the possibility of forming a new partnership or helping with outreach or civic engagement activities? Or maybe you are just curious about UEL’s fascinating collection of archives and special collections? Please do get in touch and try to come to our Open Day!

FB-example-4This is a free event and there are no charges associated with attending. If you require a car parking space, please do let us know and we can make the arrangements accordingly.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up for a free ticket via our Eventbrite page in order that we can get an idea of the number of people who are interested in attending. Please sign-up here: http://uelarchivesopnday.eventbrite.co.uk

Further details are also available on the Refugee Archives Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeCouncilArchive

Details of how to find the UEL Docklands Campus can be found here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/docklands/

Background Information on the UEL Archives

The University of East London is currently the home of several high profile archival collections including the British Olympic Association Archive and Library; the Hackney Empire Theatre Archive; the Eastside Community Heritage oral history collection and the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.

Further details of these collections can be found on our website at: https://uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/

Organised By

Paul Dudman, Archivist, in conjunction with the Library and Learning Services at the University of East London.

Contact Details:

Contact E-mail: p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676
Twitter: @refugeearchives
Refugee Archives Blog: https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/679985885480139/

Reminder: Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015 to include Talk on Refugee Council Archive

Events:

Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015

We are pleased to be able to circulate details of the forthcoming Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series for 2015.  The lecture series will begin on Thursday 26 February with a talk giveEastsiden by Jan Pimblett from the London Metropolitan Archives and wil continue with talks from Sara Griffiths from The National Archives, on Thursday 28 April, and Arthur Torrington CBE on the 24 September.  The events are free but booking is recommended.  Full details of each of the speakers and the subject of their presention are available to download from the Eastside flyer for futher information: Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015 flyer (PDF File).

Without wisinhing to overly flag up our participation in this project, Paul Dudman the Archivist at UEL will be giving one of the talks which is scheduled to take place on Thursday 18th June and details of which are as follows:

Thursday, 18th June, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015
Paul Dudman, Archivist, Refugee Archives at UEL

As part of the Eastside Community Heritage Annual Lecture Series for 2015, I will be giving a talk and the focus of this presentation will be to investigate the role of Archives in preserving the history of the refugee experience through a
case study of the Refugee Archives at the University of East London.

As part of our Archival holdings here at UEL, we do currently hold Eastside’s East London People’s Archive oral history collection.  This oral history collection preserves the oral history recordings of the various projects “conducted by Eastside Community Heritage document the lives of ‘ordinary’ people in East London. Topics include World War Two, women’s history, markets, boxing, ethnic groups in East London, food and parks.”

Also available are DVDs on East London local history produced by Eastside Community Heritage comprising Eastside voices: from Canning Town to Custom House, 2003; My Roots, Our Heritage, 2006 and Our Brick Lane, 2007. Published books and booklets on East London local history, chiefly published by Eastside Community Heritage including A Working Class War and Hidden Lives: stories from the East End and an index to photographs collected as part of projects by Eastside Community Heritage comprising of black and white thumbnail reproductions.
(Reference: Eastside Community Heritage).

Please contact the UEL Archives on library-archives@uel.ac.uk for further information on how to access these materials.

Refugee Council Archive Weekly Bulletin: Issue Number 3

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Refugee Archives News

The Refugee Council Archives at UEL Weekly Bulletin

Issue: 3

Introduction

Many apologies for the slightly belated circulation of this the third  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 (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

In the News

Amnesty International – Racism, segregation, and rejection: The reality for Romani children in the Czech Republic.

British Red Cross – Asylum seekers sent to hotels without essentials or medicine.

Electronic Immigration Network – Court of Appeal warns over asylum legacy cases, saying commonly repeated arguments are now “laid to rest”.

Electronic Immigration Network – Very private lives: “acceptable questioning” in sexual orientation asylum cases.

Electronic Immigration Network – Control and restraint techniques used on people being removed from UK are lawful, says Court of Appeal.

Electronic Immigration Network – New UN guidelines on the rights of women asylum seekers and refugees.

The Compas Blog – Schooling, mobility and belonging.

UNHCR – UNHCR warns of winter crisis ahead for almost a million displaced people in Iraq, Syria.

UNHCR – Education Above All Launches Multi-Sector Education Project in Kenyan Refugee Camp.

UNHCR – UNHCR welcomes new General Recommendation on refugee and stateless women.

BBC News – Syria crisis: Istanbul misery for desperate refugees.

BBC News – Syria war refugees’ key role in telling the story.

BBC News – Inside a supermarket for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Daily Mail Online – Paddy Ashdown accuses government of policy ‘to drown more refugees in the Mediterranean’ by blocking rescue efforts.

Guardian Online – Scapegoating immigrants is the oldest trick in the book.

Guardian Online – More immigration – but managed much better. That’s what the UK needs.

Guardian Online – Theresa May downgrades Cameron pledge to reduce net migration.

Guardian Online – Serco shares crash after latest profits warning.

Guardian Online – Sandwich maker goes ahead with Hungary hire drive.

Guardian Online – A good mix: why ethnic minority pupils boost school achievement.

Guardian Online – Bordergame review – immersive theatre show casts audience as refugees.

UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition – Trapped Populations – Hostages of Climate Change and other stories.

DW – ‘Triton’ sets out to rescue refugees.

Telegraph OnlineWealthy foreign tourists and business people to be given fast track British visa.

Telegraph Online – Britain must now curb migrant tax credits, Iain Duncan Smith says.

Telegraph Online – Earl of Sandwich says migrant workers can make ‘good or better’ sandwiches.

Telegraph Online – Romania and Bulgaria migrants reach record high.

Telegraph Online – We can’t control our borders until we control those judges.

Telegraph Online – Immigration: the real cost to Britain.

Telegraph OnlineImmigration report too ‘narrow’, says minister James Brokenshire.

UNHCR – Sharp increase in number of Eritrean refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe, Ethiopia and Sudan.

The Guardian – Riot police deployed after violence against refugees in Rome.

The Guardian – David Cameron backs John Major’s warning on future of UK in Europe.

Free Movement – Legacy cases “laid to rest” by Court of Appeal.

New Additions to the Archive

Lives in transition : experiences of migrants living in Morocco and Algeria / research by Andrew Galea Debono based on interviews with migrants in Casablanca, Rabat and Tangiers in Morocco, and in Algiers, Oran and Tamanrasset in Algeria.

After the Arab Spring : new paths for human rights and the internet in European foreign policy / by the European Parliament Directorate General for External Policies Policy Department.

Desperate choices : conditions, risks and protection failures affecting Ethiopian migrants in Yemen / a joint report by the Danish Refugee Council (Regional Office for the Horn of Africa and Yemen) with the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, (RMMS).

Statelessness and the benefits of citizenship : a comparative study / [edited] by Brad K. Blitz and Maureen Lynch.

Access to healthcare in Europe in times of crisis and rising Xenophobia : an overview of the situation of people excluded from healthcare systems / by Dr. Pierre Chauvin, Nathalie Simonnot and Frank Vanbiervliet.

Refugees in Europe / Danièle Joly with Clive Nettleton.

Romania’s ethnic Hungarians / George Schöpflin and Hugh Poulton.

Minorities in southeast Europe : inclusion and exclusion / $$c by Hugh Poulton.

Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe / edited by Minority Rights Group and TWEEC.

At fortress Europe’s moat : the “Safe Third Country” concept / [written by Steven Edminster.].

The uprooted : agony and triumph among the debris of war / [by] Kanty Cooper

Refugees; the work of the League / by C. A. Macartney.

Aftermath : France, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, 1945 and 1946 / Francesca M. Wilson.

“Safe third country” policies in European countries / edited by Nina Lassen and Jane Hughes.

Quest for quality educational guidance for refugees in Europe / by Ayten Sinkil.

Refugees included : a survey of refugee involvement in refugee-assisting non-governmental organisations in the European Union / by Hildegard Dumper.

The common foreign and security policy and conflict prevention : priorities for the intergovernmental conference / [by Reinhardt Rummel]

Developing transnational partnerships : a guide for voluntary organisations working on EC funded projects / Ute Kowarzik and Maggie MacDonald.

Proceedings of the 2nd Colloquy on the European Convention on Human Rights and the Protection of Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Displaced Persons : consolidation and development of the asylum-related jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights / organised jointly by the Council of Europe and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Strasbourg, 19-20 May 2000.

UNHCR’s dialogues with refugee women / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Survivors, protectors, providers : refugee women speak out / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

A global review : UNHCR’s engagement with displaced youth / By Rosalind Evans and Claudia Lo Forte with Erika McAsian Fraser.

An introduction to cash-based interventions in UNHCR operations / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

UNHCR’s mental health and psychosocial support for persons of concern : global review – 2013 / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The implementation of UNHCR’s policy on refugee protection and solutions in urban areas : global survey – 2012 / MaryBeth Morand, Katherine Mahoney, with Shaula Bellour and Janice Rabkin.

Passages and junior passages : an awareness game confronting the plight of refugees / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Carly / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Not just numbers : [educational pack] / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Through the eyes of refugees : looking to the future / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Ageways: Practical Issues to Ageing and Development. Issue 82, March 2014.

Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Volume 29 Number 2, (April 2014).

ARC Magazine. Number 297, (May 2014).

 

New Off Air Recordings

The following TV programmes have been requested for the Refugee Council Archive:

Saturday 15th November

0430-0500: BBC News 24: Our World –  Rojava: Syria’s Secret Revolution. Series Recording.

Monday 17th November

2235-2320: BBC1: Panorama – Ebola Frontline.

Friday 21st November

1935-2000: Channel 4: (8/8) Unreported World – 15 and Learning to Speak. 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:

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.

Welcome to the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London

Welcome to the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London

DSCF5920As the new term is now officially underway, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the services and resources available as part of the Refugee Council Archive here at the University of East London. My name is Paul Dudman and I am the Archivist here at UEL.

To begin with, we would like to take a few moments to introduce the collection:

The origins of the Refugee Council can be traced back to 1951 with the creation of the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. In the United Kingdom, the response to the 1951 Convention was the founding two independent organisations, British Council for Aid to Refugees (BCAR) and the Standing Conference on Refugees (SCOR), which were later to be merged to become the British Refugee Council. The Refugee Council is now one of the largest charities dealing directly with refugees and asylum seekers within the UK, and the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London now represents one of the largest collections of materials relating to the study of forced migration and the refugee. It is a source of information and analysis on displacement, flight and exile; on legal, political and social issues; and on refugee community life.

The Archive contains materials on refugees in all parts of the world, with special DSCF5932emphasis on Britain. It was originally housed at the Refugee Council, the lead organization in Britain on refugee issues. For over 30 years the Refugee Council collected official and unofficial reports, books and journals, newsletters, conference proceedings, research documents, field reports, informal data, and working papers. It also developed an extensive library of press cuttings.  In addition to this Special Collection, the Archive also contains archival material recording the history of the Refugee Council as an organisation.

In support of this, the Archive also contains:

The UNHCR Audio-Visual Archive.  A selection of Photographs, Slides and Audio-Visual materials collected by the UNHCR London office.

The Northern Refugee Centre.  The Archive contains a range of published and unpublished materials including reports, conference papers publications, grey literature and press cuttings.

Charter 87.  Incorporated within this are minutes of the Charter 87 Steering Group; records of correspondence predominantly with the Home Office; records of the organisation’s newsletter and occasional publications and files of press cuttings relating to asylum seekers and refugees.

We are committed to provide a range of services to both undergraduate, postgraduate and research students and staff at the University of East London and we also welcome enquiries from external researchers and members of the public. We endeavour to make our Archives as open and accessible as we can and to do this with developed a range of services which we hope will help support our Archive users.

These services can include the provision of Individual and Group Archive Induction and Guidance Sessions for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students whilst we are also happy to seek to engage with our academic community through the provision of one-to-one and group teaching support combined with activity engaging with e-learning activity through the utilisation of our of archives and special collections, both physical and digital. We are keen to embed our Archives within UEL academic courses and we would welcome any expressions of interest from UEL academic staff who may wish to make use of our Collections in support of their courses and learning and teaching requirements.  We are always looking at ways in which we can develop our Archives to support the learning experience of our students.

DSCF5872In addition, we are looking to develop a number of online tools to help facilitate access to our Archival collections. To date, these include:

A new Archives online portal at: uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/

A Refugee Archives specific web resource at: refugeearchives.wordpress.com/

Online access to our Archival descriptions at: Archives Hub and AIM25 and Archives Portal Europe websites.

Dedicated Twitter Accounts for the UEL Archives (@ArchivesUEL) and Refugee Archive (@refugee_archive).

A Jiscmail Refugee Research Listserv.

We would strongly recommend that you have a look at some of these resources and we hope that you will find them useful and rewarding. We would also recommend any feedback on the range of services that we offer here at the UEL Archives and do please get in touch with any question or query that we may have.

Archive opening hours for the UEL Docklands Campus Archive will be Mondays to Fridays: 1pm to 6pm for a drop-in service. Access to the Stratford Campus Archive for the Hackney Empire Archive is by Prior Appointment Only and morning appointments can also be made for the Docklands Archive between 10am and 12pm.

To contact the Archivist to make an appointment, or with any other query, please contact: Paul Dudman on 020 8223 7676 or by email on library-archives@uel.ac.uk.

A history of the development of the Refugee Council itself can be found here.

The United Nations History Project website

Online Resource:

The United Nations History Project
unhistoryproject.org/

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the work of the United Nations History Project in facilitating access to a broad range of information broadly relating to the history of the United Nations.  Coordinated by Dr Heidi J. S. Tworek, in conjunction with Harvard Asia Center and the Joint Center for History and Economics and Harvard and Cambridge, and supported by the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations History Project,

The project aims to illustrate the scholarly importance of studying the history of the United Nations and international organizations in general.

It is a starting point for scholars who wish to research in UN archives or find online materials related to the UN. The website provides comprehensive guides to physical and online sources on the United Nations. It also collates many of the research guides on the United Nations that already exist. In addition, leading scholars on the UN have written about their experiences working in UN archives and discuss further research possibilities.

(Link:- unhistoryproject.org/index.html).

The United Nations History Project website offers a range of teaching materials to help support the study of UN history. The website is divided into four main sections, incorporating:
  • Researching the UN.  Provides details on how to research the history of the United Nations, encompassing online and physical archive collections; research guides; statistics and researcher experiences.
  • Teaching UN History.  This section highlights Syllabi in relation to the teaching of UN history.
  • Major Themes on UN History.  Highlights thirteen major themes of UN History and their relevant sources of information, encompassing the likes of Environment; Governance; Health; Human Rights; and Peace and Security.
  • Scholarly Networks.  Encompassing further details in relation to scholarly networks supporting the study of the United Nations and its history.
The United Nations History Project therefore represents a very important resources for the history and development of the United Nations, whilst also providing an opportunity to help connect both archivists, scholars and researchers.
We are also very pleased to announce that a couple of our own archival collections based here at the University of east London  are now listed on the UN History Project website.  Further details can be highlighted as follows:
The website offers a set of teaching materials for UN history. There are annotated bibliographies, timelines, and featured sources on thirteen major themes of UN history. There are resources from a course taught on the global history of the UN at Harvard in spring 2011 as well as a compilation of other syllabi on UN topics. – See more at: http://unhistoryproject.org/index.html#sthash.fFQJ2OUZ.dpuf
It is a starting point for scholars who wish to research in UN archives or find online materials related to the UN. The website provides comprehensive guides to physical and online sources on the United Nations. It also collates many of the research guides on the United Nations that already exist. In addition, leading scholars on the UN have written about their experiences working in UN archives and discuss further research possibilities. – See more at: http://unhistoryproject.org/index.html#sthash.fFQJ2OUZ.dpufIt is a starting point for scholars who wish to research in UN archives or find online materials related to the UN. The website provides comprehensive guides to physical and online sources on the United Nations. It also collates many of the research guides on the United Nations that already exist. In addition, leading scholars on the UN have written about their experiences working in UN archives and discuss further research possibilities.(See more at: unhistoryproject.org/index.html#sthash.hBqbQ7Aa.dpuf)
The project aims to illustrate the scholarly importance of studying the history of the United Nations and international organizations in general. – See more at: http://unhistoryproject.org/index.html#sthash.hBqbQ7Aa.dpuf

Please do take time to investigate and explore this fabulous resource.  Further information on the United Nations History Project can be found as follows:

The United Nations History project can be contacted at:  unitednationshistory@gmail.com