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Newsletter - Nov 2018



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Events Bulletin – 12th November 2018


















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

Shelter Design Project: ‘Healthy Housing for the displaced’


Tues 13th November, 4pm – 6pm, Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA


‘Healthy housing for the displaced’ is a project that aims to develop a new science of shelter design based on multi-criteria optimisation that puts the social well being, health and thermal comfort of the shelter occupants at the center of the design process and allows an agile response. It uses the current shelter occupants as part of the research team, rather than just a cohort to study.

Speaker: Dr John Orr, Department of Engineering (Cambridge)

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Migrants: Art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders

15th and 16th November 2018, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

The Hamilton Kerr Institute’s upcoming two-day conference Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders will reflect on the role of migration as embodied in works of art, material culture and their conservation.


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Lost in Europe: the disappearance of migrant children

19th November 2018, 5pm, Room 4 Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Cambridge

Over 10,000 child migrants have gone missing since arriving in Europe, according to Europol. While some may have travelled to family or friends in Europe without reporting it, it is feared that many have fallen into the hands of drug gangs, human traffickers, while others have been sold into the sex industry. The goal of this project is to recover the stories of these missing children.

Featuring journalists Ibrahim Einashe, Sanne Terlingen, Geesje van Haren, and Cecilia Ferrara

The Cambridge Migration Society are co-hosting this event with the Critical Theory and Practice Seminar Series and the Pembroke Refugee and Migrant Seminars. Learn more here


Location: Mill Lane Lecture Theatres Room 4 [map]









UK Launch of 2019 GEM Report - Migration and Displacement by The Education and Development Forum (UKFIET)


20th November 2018, 2pm – 5pm, Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE


The main focus of the 2019 GEM Report is migration and displacement. Over a year in the making, the Report will present evidence on the implications of different types of migration and displacement for education but also the impact that reforming curricula, pedagogy and teacher preparation can have on embracing diversity. 


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“Race, Labour, Freedom. Refugees and migration in Italy” with Aboubakar Soumahoro


Tues 20th November 2018, 6pm Keynes Hall, King's College, University of Cambridge  CB2 1ST


Soumahoro is an Italian-Ivorian activist, trade unionist and sociologist.

In his talk, Mr Soumahoro will touch upon issues to do with: current anti-immigration politics in Europe and in Italy; anti-solidarity discourses, politics and sentiments that are currently shaping the Italian socio-political panorama; the economic, social, and human abuse of migrants in Southern Italy, between legality and illegality, and the fight for workers’ rights and against discrimination; positive voices of solidarity and anti-discrimination, and future perspectives on immigration.


The event is free but booking is required. Bookings are via Eventbrite here








Image: Louisa Gouliamaki

The Itinerary - Tracing the Refugee Routes


26th November 2018, 05:30 PM , SG1 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT


Talk & discussion about The Itinerary exhibition with photojournalist Dimitrios Bouras, followed by an audience Q&A and reception.

Eleven photojournalists have followed the trek of refugees from their point of origin – the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa – into Europe through the various stopover sites in Greece and the Balkans. The photographs in this exhibition document the refugees’ unimaginable struggles on their way to safety but also their routine, everyday activities and small moments of joy. Covering some of the distance between refugees and us, the photographs remind us that these are ordinary people on an extraordinary journey. They also make the viewer party to the experience and perspective of these eleven eyewitnesses to a great humanitarian disaster.

This event is free and open to all, booking is recommended.

The Itinerary exhibition will run from 12 November until 21 December 2018. It is located on the ground floor, first and second floors of the Alison Richard Building.








The right to exclude immigrants: A conditional approach

21st  November 2018, 6.30pm-8.00pm, University of Surrey , The Rik Medlik Building, 03MS01 , Guildford, GU2 7XH

The Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy proudly presents an Autumn Keynote Lecture on one of the most pressing issues of our time: The Right to Exclude Immigrants: A Conditional Approach, by Anna Stilz, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University.


Bookings via Eventbrite









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

PREA Project: Ethical Issues in Health Research in Humanitarian Crises


28th November, 2018 4:00pm-6.00pm, Institute of Criminology Room B3 Sidgwick Avenue Cambridge CB3 9DA


Post-Research Ethics Analysis (PREA) is a research project investigating ethical issues in health research in humanitarian crises. It aims to identify good ethical practice from lessons learned in the field and develop a tool that assists reflection on ethical issues in humanitarian research.


Steven Martin Faculty of Medical Science (Anglia Ruskin University)










Centre 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 B3, 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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