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The Refugee Council Archives at UEL Weekly Bulletin: Issue: 2, (5th November 2014)

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The Refugee Council Archives at UEL Weekly Bulletin

Issue: 2, (5th November 2014).

Introduction

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 (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

Forthcoming Archive Closures

Please note, the Refugee Council Archive will be closed on the following dates due to the Archivist, Paul Dudman, being unavailable. Please contact us if you have any further enquiries, my contact details are at the end of this bulletin:

Thursday 6th November – Archivist on a course in the afternoon.

Monday 10th November – Archivist on a course all day.

Thursday 13th November – Archivist at Stratford Campus for meeting with Hackney Empire.

Monday 17th November – Tuesday 18th November – Archivist at the Digital Preservation Coalition event  ‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ at Wellcome Trust in London

Thursday 20th November – Archive closed for induction / training sessions.
CMRB News

News on the latest CMRB Seminar:

Between Innocence and Deviance:

figuring the asylum-seeker child in Australia

Dr. Carly McLaughlin

(University of Potsdam)

This seminar will take place in

EB.1.04, Docklands Campus, University of East London, E16 2RD, nearest tube: Cyprus DLR

(http://www.uel.ac.uk/campuses/docklands/)

4-6pm, Monday 10th November 2014

The event is free but spaces are limited so please reserve a place by following the below link https://betweeninnocenceanddeviance.eventbrite.co.uk

Abstract: In Australia, the depiction of asylum seekers as monstrous parents who throw their children into the sea or force their children to take part in protests in detention centres has rightly been identified as part of the government’s campaign to dehumanise asylum seekers. So far, however, little focus has been placed on the children and the discourses which form around them. This paper examines the way in which the figure of the child asylum seeker has been produced and instrumentalised in different discursive contexts. Across the political divide, asylum-seeker children have invariably been figured as victims, an image which has not only served the government’s cause of demonising adult asylum seekers, but has also been used as powerful political currency for those campaigning on behalf of asylum seekers. The instrumentalisation of this figure hinges on universal ideas about childhood as a universal, apolitical state of innocence and vulnerability. The paper explores how this leads to the image and behaviour of asylum seeker children in Australia being contained within normative ideas about childhood, thus ensuring that the figure of the innocent and vulnerable asylum-seeker child remains intact. Ultimately, this abstracts children from the highly politicised context of Australia’s mandatory detention regime and renders them invisible as political subjects.

Carly McLaughlin is a lecturer in literary and cultural studies in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany. In her research, she is interested in how the politics of childhood influences how child migrants are perceived, especially within the context of ‘illegal’ migration. She is currently working on her post-doctoral project which is concerned with the legal, social and cultural production of the figure of the asylum seeker child in Australia and Great Britain.

See www.euborderscapes.eu for more information on the EU Borderscapes project, www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb/borderscapes for details of the UEL Borderscapes team and www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb for information on CMRB

In the News

The Independent – Ten things that immigration has done for Britain

The Guardian – France wants British police in Calais to help with migrants

The Guardian – Statelessness is an evil that has been hidden for too long

The Guardian – UK is magnet for highly educated EU migrants, research shows

The Guardian – UK gains £20bn from European migrants, UCL economists reveal

The Telegraph – Immigration from outside Europe ‘cost £120 billion’

The Telegraph – Shouting about the economic benefits of immigration isn’t the way to persuade people

The Telegraph – Make Leicester British review, Channel 4: ‘uncomfortable’

The Guardian – ‘I came to the UK and I was turned into a prostitute’ – trafficked women share their horrific stories

The Telegraph – France to spend €3m per year on Calais migrant centre

Refugee Council – A catalogue of failures: watchdog’s review of immigration detention.

The Telegraph – David Cameron to push ahead with freedom of movement curbs, George Osborne insists.

The Telegraph – Do or die for the wannabe Britons.

Migrants’ Rights Network – Refugees on the Mediterranean: Violence and war are driving flows – not people traffickers.

The Telegraph – Leaving the EU wouldn’t solve our immigration problem.

The Guardian – Please, Britain, don’t lose your sense of common humanity.

The Guardian – Angela Merkel warns David Cameron over freedom of movement.

BBC News – EU migrants: Merkel v Cameron.

The Independent – Auf wiedersehen, Britain: ‘Merkel ready to cast UK adrift’ over quotas on migrant workers.

The Guardian – Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘don’t demonise immigrants’

The Independent – Tory MP Michael Fallon says claims immigrants are ‘swamping’ towns were ‘a little careless’

UN Human Rights News – Europe / Migrants: “Let them die, this is a good deterrence” – UN human rights expert.

The Age – Australia needs long term policy to handle immigration, says major new report.

BBC News – Mo Asumang: Confronting racism face-to-face.

Czech Republic/Slovakia. Slovakia’s National Memory Institute, which administers files of former Slovak communist regime, says that the Czech Republic has not lived up to a 2007 agreement to provide Slovakia with the files related to Slovakia that were maintained by Czechoslovakia’s communist era secret police. http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/55338/10/files_of_slovak_communist_agents_still_in_czech_republic.html

(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Iraq/Kurdistan/United States. The University of Colorado issued a press release, announcing that a Kurdish delegation would receive an electronic copy of the Captured Iraqi Secret Police Files held by the university. http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/09/22/visiting-kurdish-delegation-receive-iraqi-secret-police-documents-cu
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Lithuania/United States. The New York-based YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Lithuania’s Central State Archives and National Library announced a project to digitize and merge online their pre-war archives about the life of Eastern European Jews, delft.lt reported. http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/society/american-and-lithuanian-institutions-to-merge-jewish-archives-online.d?id=65926444
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

United Kingdom/Former colonies. A reporter for VICE interviewed Mandy Banton, a former employee of the U.K. National Archives, about the records that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office had concealed from and not transferred to the National Archives—a breach of the U.K. Public Records Act. For background see HRWG News 2014-05. http://www.vice.com/read/katie-engelhart-britains-secrets-mandy-banton-321
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Bosnia. “The Sense news agency, which covers war crimes trials, opened the new archive of case documents, witness testimonies and forensic evidence at the Srebrenica genocide memorial centre in Potocari,” BIRN reported. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/news-agency-sense-s-archive-on-srebrenica-in-potocari?utm_source=Balkan+Transitional+Justice+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=124d57661d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_561b9a25c3-124d57661d-311109073

 

Events and Call for Papers

Organising and migration(s): moving borders, enacting transformative spatialities, creating mobile commons

For general information about the conference: http://www2.le.ac.uk/conference/cms15

Organising and migration(s): moving borders, enacting transformative spatialities, creating mobile commons

Stream conveners

  • Margherita Grazioli, University of Leicester, UK
  • Martina Martignoni, University of Leicester, UK
  • Claire English, University of Leicester, UK

In the last decade, Critical Management Studies and Alternative Organisational Studies have increasingly engaged with the issue of migration management. Questions of mobility have gained a renewed centrality in the globalised, post-Fordist capitalist moment for both capital and the State. Capital, demanding maximum flexibility in the transporation of goods, and an equally malleable mobility of workers, according to just-in-time and to-the-point patterns, and the State; in its production of tools capable of selecting and managing each labour force in order to compete in the global market.

We invite contributions that deal with, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions, in order to hybridise and mutually nurture the aforementioned fields of studies:

  • Migrants’ organisation and creation of safe places for fostering mobility, settlement and border-crossing through varying spatialities;
  • Theories and practices of organising as the act of moving borders/moving borders as act of creation;
  • Rethinking political subjectivation in the light of the struggles enacted by migrant and ‘native’ urban dwellers together for the right to the city.

Any contribution that aims to transform, subvert and rethink the boundaries between different disciplines is warmly welcome!

Submission details

Abstracts of 500 words max need to be submitted to by 31 January 2015, including your name, affiliation and contact details, to the address migstreamcms2015@gmail.com. No extended deadlines can be catered for due to the organizational timeline of the conference. All abstracts will be reviewed by the convenors and participants will be notified of acceptance of their papers by 10 March. Conference papers or extended abstract in the range of 1,000-4,000 words will be expected by 22 June 2015. If you have further questions or enquiries, please address your queries to the email address above.

Online Resources

Dissertation Reviews – Social Networks and Online Media for Migration Scholars:

“In the last few months there have been a number of blog posts and articles in circulation about academics using social networks and online media. One of the more prominent ones includes an article about academic social networks in the journal Nature. In this post, I will discuss how I use social networks and online media as a migration researcher. These tools have helped build my career by giving me an additional way to engage with my professional communities. They have also helped to improve my research itself, by challenging me to explain it to different kinds of audiences.”

Link to Full Article – http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/9938
Online Publications

Country Information and Guidance Iraq: The security situation in the ‘contested’ areas of Iraq.
A new report published by the UK Home Office.
Link: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/347269/CIG_Iraq_security_situation_v2_0.pdf

Country Profile : FGM in Mali.
A new report by the charity 28 Too Many.
Link : http://www.28toomany.org/media/uploads/mali_final.pdf

See the Article in the Women’s Asylum News Newsletter, Issue 125 at : http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/WAN125.pdf

Reforming the UK border and immigration system
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmpubacc/584/584.pdf

Human Rights Risk Atlas 2014. Maplecroft, a global analytics company, produced the seventh annual Human Rights Risk Atlas. http://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2013/12/04/70-increase-countries-identified-extreme-risk-human-rights-2008-bhuman-rights-risk-atlas-2014b/
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Prosecution for grave crimes in Syria and Iraq. “Western governments have begun private talks aimed at coming up with fresh strategies to speed the process of judging those responsible for grave crimes in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq,” reported the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/world/spurred-by-isis-violence-nations-mull-how-to-press-for-justice-in-conflicts.html?_r=0
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

National courts and universal justice. Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a major report on the need for national “criminal justice authorities” to work closely with immigration officials “to identify potential suspects [of war crimes and crimes against humanity] on their soil.” http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/09/18/eu-asylum-and-war-criminals-no-place-hide   http://www.hrw.org/reports/2014/09/16/long-arm-justice
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Syrian female refugees. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) published a report detailing the “chronic abuse and harassment experienced by [Syrian refugee] women and girls over the past three years.” http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/18/women-girls-failed-international-response-syria?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouv6zJZKXonjHpfsX96uUkXrHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy2YMJRMB0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEKS7nYUbZ1t6MJWA%3D%3D; for the report see http://www.rescue-uk.org/report/are-we-listening.html
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) in Belgrade released its research report, Analysis of the War Crimes Prosecution in Serbia in the period 2004-2013. http://www.hlc-rdc.org/?lang=de   The HLC also released the second issue of its newsletter “Through Accession towards Justice.”
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

South Africa’s Right2Know Campaign issued a report, “Secret State of the Nation 2014.” http://www.r2k.org.za/wp-content/uploads/R2K-secrecy-report-2014.pdf
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

New Additions to the Archive

Reproduced below are some of the latest items we have catalogued and added to the Refugee Council Archive collection. All of these are now available via the UEL Library Search online discovery tool. Search for these items and others on the library catalogue.

Forced Migration Review
Issue 47: The Syria Crisis, Displacement and Protection
Full Text: http://www.fmreview.org/syria

Forced Migration Review
Supplement: Innovation and Refugees
Full Text: http://www.fmreview.org/innovation

Protection in Europe for Refugees from Syria.
By Cynthia Orchard and Andrew Miller.
RSC Policy Briefing 10, September 2014.

Ensuring Quality Education for Young Refugees from Syria (12-25 years): A Mapping Exercise.
By Dawn Chatty (and others).
RSC Research Report, September 2014.

The Culture of Disbelief: An Ethnographic Approach to Understanding an Under-theorised Concept of the UK Asylum System.
By Jessica Anderson (and others).
RSC Working Paper 102, July 2014.

Reluctant to Return? The Primacy of Social Networks in the Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda.
By Cleophas Karooma.
RSC Working Paper 103, July 2014.

The equality implications of being a migrant in Britain.
Eleonore Kofman … [et al.].

The impact of a human rights culture on public sector organisations : lessons from practice.
Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Public perceptions of human rights.
Kully Kaur-Ballagan … [et al.].

Social housing allocation and immigrant communities.
by Jill Rutter and Maria Latorre.

Evaluating the impact of selected cases under the Human Rights Act on public services provision.
by Alice Donald, Elizabeth Mottershaw, Philip Leach and Jenny Watson.

The role and experience of inspectorates, regulators and complaints-handling bodies in promoting human rights standards in public services : final report for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Office for Public Management.

Human rights inquiry : report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission.

EU guidelines : human rights and international humanitarian law.
Council of the European Union.

Demography report 2010 : older, more numerous and diverse Europeans.
European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, D.4 unit.

Mobility in Europe : analysis of the 2005 Eurobarometer survey on geographical and labour market mobility.
authors: Tom Vandenbrande … [et al.].

Migration and its impact on the work of ombudsmen : Paphos, Cyprus, 4-7 April 2009.
European Network of Ombudsmen.

Study on improving the efficiency of workers’ remittances in Mediterranean countries.
European Investment Bank Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership, (FEMIP).

HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe : 2010.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Migrant health : epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in migrant communities and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA countries.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Migrant health : HIV testing and counselling in migrant populations and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA/EFTA member states.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Migrant health : access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for migrant populations in EU/EEA countries.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Migrant health : background note to the `ECDC report on migration and infectious diseases in the EU.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Understanding society : findings 2012.
edited by Stephanie L. McFail with Nick Buck, Heather Laurie, Christine Garrington and Victoria Nolan.

The liberty deficit : long-term detention and bail decision-making : a study of immigration bail hearings in the First Tier Tribunal.
by Adeline Trude.

No longer invisible : the Latin American community in London.
by Cathy McIlwaine, Juan Camilo Cock and Brian Linneker.

No longer invisible : the Latin American community in London : key findings.
by Cathy McIlwaine, Juan Camilo Cock and Brian Linneker.

Detained and denied : the clinical care of immigration detainees with HIV.
by Jon Burnett, Eden Fessahaye, and Anna Stopes.

“The second torture ” : the immigration detention of torture survivors.
by Natasha Tsangarides.

Campaigning toolkit : an aid to understanding the asylum and immigration systems in the UK, and to campaigning for the right to stay.
published by the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns, (NCADC).

There are alternatives : a handbook for preventing unnecessary immigration detention.
published by the International Detention Coalition.

A terrorist group with different faces : a survey of terrorist nature of MEK, NCR, NCRI and NLA.
published by MKO Watch.

When women are silenced : a documentation of the methodology and findings of action research carried out by journalists and citizen journalists on gender based violence and inequality in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
published by ADRA Denmark.

Psychological first aid : guide for field workers.
by the World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International.

New Off Air Recordings

New off-air recording requests for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning Saturday 8th November:

Saturday 8th November

0430-0500: BBC News 24: Our World –  Iran’s Sex Change Solution. Series Recording.

Friday 7th November

1935-2000: Channel 4: (7/8) Unreported World – Tripoli Burning. 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.

 

Opening Hours for the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London

This post provides details of the Archive opening hours for the Library and Learning Service: Archives at the University of East London.  The Refugee 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                                Stratford Archive

Mondays:  1pm – 6pm*                               By Prior Appointment Only

Tuesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Wednesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Thursdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Fridays: 1pm – 6pm*

Sat/Sun:  Both Archives Closed

* 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 on our new UEL Archives Portal website..

Further information can also be found on all of our archival collections by contacting the Archivist, Paul Dudman, on 020 8223 7676 or by emailing: library-archives@uel.ac.uk.

Refugee Council Archive: Off Air Recording Requests

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive at UEL:

Saturday 14 December

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World. Series Recording.
(May not be on this week!).

1900-2000: BBC2: Nelson Mandela – The Homecoming<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cq4594/nelson-mandela-the-homecoming>

Sunday 15 December

1840-1940: BBC2: Nelson Mandela – The Funeral<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cq46rd/nelson-mandela-the-funeral>.

2245-2335: ITV: Words of Mandela<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cq5mhc/words-of-mandela>.

Monday 16 December

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – The Romanians are Coming<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cqxnzs/panorama–the-romanians-are-coming—panorama>.

2320-0020: BBC1: India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/w9hjf/india-a-dangerous-place-to-be-a-woman>.

Tuesday 17 December

2100-2200: BBC2: (3/3)  Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cqyc2j/pilgrimage-with-simon-reeve–series-1—episode-3>.  Series Recording.

Thursday 19 December

2235-0035: ITV: Utopia<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cqzqyh/utopia>.

Friday 20 December

2100-2200: BBC2: 2013 – Moments in Time<http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cq2f4p/2013-moments-in-time>.

Saturday 28December

0530-0600: BBC NewsChannel: Kindertransport: Journey to Life.


Saturday 4 January

0530-0600: BBC News Channel:  Our World – Living with the Roma. Series Recording.