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Newsletter - Feb 2019



The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


Events Bulletin – February 2019







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Fri 15 Feb 2019 1pm-2.30pm

Audit Room of King's College, Cambridge.

Contemporary Political Thought Seminar

Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham) will speak on "Hannah Arendt in Baddawi: Political Identity without Sovereignty in Refugee History".

Refreshments will be served at the close of formal proceedings. There are no pre-circulated papers. All welcome.



Wed 20 Feb 2019 4pm – 6pm

Room B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA 

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement – Research Seminar Series

Selling Souls: Trafficking German Migrants, Europe and America, 1648-1780

Selling Souls investigates the history of 17th and 18th century German emigration to North America and Central and Eastern Europe through the actions of Seelenverkäufer, the ‘soul-selling’ traffickers who recruited and escorted migrants. These traffickers were scoundrels and saviours in differing measure and without their actions the entire process of early-modern migration would have been inconceivable.

Speaker: Dr William O’Reilly, Faculty of History

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 Wed 27 Feb 2019 


British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

The UK in a Changing Europe - One-day conference on Immigration after Brexit

The Immigration White Paper signals the biggest shakeup of UK immigration policy for 40 years. The end of free movement of people between the UK and the EU and the move to a new system will have profound effects on immigrants and their families, past, present and future and on the UK economy, business and public services.

Funded by the ESRC, leading researchers from a variety of perspectives – law, policy, and economics – examine the implications. There will be a variety of discussants drawn from policy-makers and the private sector.

Event Details here  To RSVP please register on Eventbrite



Thurs 28 Feb 2019

7pm – 9pm

Venue to be announced 

Cambridge Migration Society presents A Film Screening of Footballization with the film's screenwriter Stefano Fogliata and discussion by Dr Ruba Salih (SOAS)

Since their childhood, Louay, Yazan and Rami used to play together on the football fields in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian camp. With the intensification of the conflict around Damascus, they have taken refuge in Borj el-Barajneh camp, along Beirut suburbs, where they currently defend the colour of Al-Aqsa team, the Palestinian team that is the symbol of the camp. Stefano, Italian researcher and Al-Aqsa player, drives us inside the camp and the daily life of his teammates. Confined at the margins of the Lebanese society and its football system, Palestinian and Syrian refugees run after the improbable chance to wear the jersey of the most famous Lebanese teams. Footballization is a docu-movie shot in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, where the football rhythm merges with the daily life stories inside and outside the camp.

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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement – Research Seminar Series

2018 / 2019

To foster interdisciplinary conversations on movement, the research seminars will showcase research projects from a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, music, history, architecture, law, religion and medical sciences. 

The Seminars will be held in Room B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm and refreshments will be provided. Please register attendance (for catering purposes) via

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