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Newsletter – January 2020

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NEWS

 

Migration Research Methods Workshop

Jan 13th 2020 saw the return of our popular workshop for postgrads and postdocs. A series of expert presenters from across different disciplines shared their experience and discussed ways of addressing the specificities and sensitivities of research in areas such as migration policies, labour mobilities, smuggling and human trafficking, arts in the justice system, multilingualism, intellectual and material history, cultural heritage and education.

 

RESPOND Conference: Unpacking the Challenges and Possibilities for Migration Governance

A big congratulations to the RESPOND project for their recent conference “Unpacking the Challenges and Possibilities for Migration Governance” held at Newnham College which bought together not only researchers from RESPOND but generally scholars engaged with migration studies from different academic backgrounds (175 participants in total). The quality of the presentations meant that it was often difficult to choose between competing sessions and made for an exceptional few days.

Full blog post here....

 

Designs for a refugee shelter rooftop - the urgent questions surrounding the shelter of refugees in cities

In August 2019, a collaborative summer school between students at the University of Cambridge and the Technical University Berlin engaged with the protracted spatial issues refugee shelters face in Berlin. Participants were tasked with creating a temporary intervention on a rooftop terrace in an institutional shelter in Berlin. Want to know more? Check out the full story here or join our event on the 25th Feb. Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite https://refugee-rooftop-shelter.eventbrite.co.uk/  on the 25 Feb “

EVENTS

 

Jan 22 2020, 4.00pm - 5.00pm

 

Local perceptions on refugee and migrant integration in the City of Athens with Bianca Biagi,  Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Sassari (Italy)

Following the outbreak of the refugee crisis in Europe in the summer of 2015, the City of Athens has found itself in the forefront of an unprecedented crisis for both Greece and Europe. As thousands of refugees and migrants arrived to Greece on their journey to other European countries, Athens became the biggest European city of transit and has seen the greatest influx of refugees. The presented paper uses a unique dataset which is based on field surveys of refugees living in the city of Athens and interviews of local residents of neighbourhoods in Athens. It provides rich information on the sociodemographic characteristics and the quality of life of the refugee/immigrant population living in Athens, but also on the perceptions and possible challenges arising from the coexistence of the Athenian population and the urban refugee and

migrant populations.

Mill Lane Lecture Room 3 Economics, 8 Mill Ln, Cambridge CB2 1RX

 

Feb 05 2020 4.00-5.30pm

Centre Research Seminar Series – Narration as Action: Temporalities of Migration

Drawing on two on-going research projects, one with the LMU and CEU on waiting and a project with the Peterborough City Council, its local community and the English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC), the seminar will reflect on ways of restoring agency and humanity to migrant experiences. This research seminar will be led by Drs Jenny Mander (MML) and William O’Reilly (History).

Michaelhouse Café, Trinity St. Cambridge CB2 1SU

 

Feb 12 2020 12.30 - 2.00pm

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research on Migration, Mobilities and Movement

Following on from our successful migration Research Methods Workshop we are pleased to announce that we will be holding monthly workshops for postgrads and postdocs to explore interdisciplinary approaches to research on migration, mobilities and movement. The workshops will take place every second Wednesday of the month during term time. Open to all postgrads and postdocs, attendance at the original workshop is not a prerequisite.

Room B3 Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA

 

Feb 12 2020 4.00-5.30pm

Screening of award winning documentary TRACE with Director, Raluca Bejan

Dealing with the 2015 European refugee crisis, TRACE bears witness to the awful and strange triad that occurs between refugees, rescuers & NGOs. Director Raluca Bejan will join us for a Q&A after the screening.  Tickets are free but please book via Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2ReQ6wB

Room B3 Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA

Feb 15 2020

 

The CamCRAG big sleepout returns for its third year!

Volunteers will spend the Saturday night sleeping outside to raise money for refugees sleeping rough in Europe. Last year they raised almost £10,000 – can we help them to do better in 2020? Please visit their Sleepers page to meet the team, and to sponsor them!

Timetable

  • 1.00pm - Winter Fair begins, includes cake, coffee and soup stalls, children’s activities, the chance to buy one of our Ponchos4All, a photo booth, and representatives from Refugees at Home and Cambridge University Society RE:action
  • 3.15pm - Short concert from Resound Choir
  • 4.00pm - Speeches,  from Rowan Williams, Glenys Newton (Refugees at Home), a representative from Cambridge’s resettled refugee community, and representatives from Cambridge Churches Homeless Project and CamCRAG
  • 4.40pm - Raffle draw
  • 5.00pm - End of the fairthe sleepers have a communal meal before braving the elements and settling down to sleep outside

 

St Giles Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

 

Feb 19 2020 4.00-5.30pm

 

Centre Research Seminar Series – Rainbow Crossings: Safe Spaces for LGBT+ at Home and Abroad

An enduring search for safe spaces has defined the precarious movement of the LGBTQI+ communities and minorities. During the LGBT History Month, this event seeks to discuss safer spaces within Cambridge. The panel and workshop will bring together activists, artists and academics. Which streets do you take/ avoid when walking at home at night? Which venues make you feel safe/ unsafe? We will discuss and together create a map of safer routes and spaces for LGBTQI+ people in Cambridge. We invite LGTQI+ students as well as other members of the community to join us. Allies are welcome to join as active listeners. QTI Coalition of Colour, a network for queers of colour in Cambridge will facilitate the workshop. 

Michaelhouse Café, Trinity St. Cambridge CB2 1SU

 

Feb 25 2020 5.30-7.00pm

Designs for a refugee shelter rooftop - the urgent questions surrounding the shelter of refugees in cities

In August 2019, a collaborative summer school between students at the University of Cambridge and the Technical University Berlin engaged with the protracted spatial issues refugee shelters face in Berlin. Participants were tasked with creating a temporary intervention on a rooftop terrace in an institutional shelter in Berlin.

In this event the students will present and facilitate open discussion about the outcomes of the project and the profound questions surrounding the presence of refugees in the urban fabric. Tickets are free and available vie Eventbrite:  https://refugee-rooftop-shelter.eventbrite.co.uk/

Room B3 Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA

 

Jan 28 2020, 4.30–6.00pm

Dystopian Mongolia: Reconceptualization of the Home Country by Mongolian Asylum Seekers in the UK
The Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit has invited Sayana Namsaraeva to talk about “Dystopian Mongolia: Reconceptualization of the Home Country by Mongolian Asylum Seekers in the UK”

You may also be interested in Dr Namsaraeva's previously published work:

https://cambridge.academia.edu/SayanaNamsaraeva

Seminar room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane. 

 

Mar 11 2020, 12.30–2.00pm

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research on Migration, Mobilities and Movement

Following on from our successful migration Research Methods Workshop we are pleased to announce that we will be holding monthly workshops for postgrads and postdocs to explore interdisciplinary approaches to research on migration, mobilities and movement. The workshops will take place every second Wednesday of the month during term time. Open to all postgrads and postdocs, attendance at the original workshop is not a prerequisite.

Room B3 Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA

 

Mar 11 2020 4.00-5.30pm

 

Centre Research Seminar Series – Linguistic Capital in the Community: Weekend Heritage Language Schools in Cambridge

Migrant children usually attend weekend community-based language schools to learn their heritage languages, but research shows that the role these schools play goes beyond language maintenance to include supporting integration, social mobility and well-being. What is the impact of complementary schooling on the individual and the society? This panel brings together policy makers, community leaders, researchers, practitioners, parents and heritage speakers to explore this issue. The session starts with a short presentation on the project ‘An oral history of the community language schools in Cambridge 1950-2020’ and is followed by a panel discussion. This research seminar will be led by Dr Yongcan Liu (Education).

Michaelhouse Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU

 

Jun 8-9 2020

Memories in Transit Conference (Call for papers below)

This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from various disciplines researching transnational dimensions of memory, subjectivity and identity formation, broadly defined.

A proud partnership with the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement.

Rooms B3/B4 Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA

CALLS

Centre Blog Submissions – Rolling call

The Centre will shortly launch a blog that aims to provide space for discussion amongst and between students, faculty, researchers, and community members regarding pressing issues of migration and to contribute to the global effort to address these issues. The blog is an open forum that encourages contributors and readers from all disciplines and affiliations to present and analyse ideas in an accessible format. If you are interested in contributing, please email us on info@humanmovement.cam.ac.uk for a copy of our submission guidelines.

Call for Presenters, Cambridge Migration Society  – Rolling call

The Cambridge Migration Society is looking for graduate students to present their migration-related research during Lent Term. They invite researchers from all disciplines and backgrounds who have completed or are currently undergoing work on all areas of migration to present their work at informal seminars. The structure of the seminars is a 25 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of response by an invited discussant (typically an established researcher/lecturer with expertise in the relevant field), and finally 20 minutes of Q&A.

Apply via: http://cammigsoc.wixsite.com/cammigsoc/graduate-seminars

Call for Papers, Conference on ‘Camps across the world: global and local perspectives’, University of Luxembourg -  Due Jan 2020

The conference (3-4 July 2020) is organised in the framework of the REFUGOV project supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and based at the University of Luxembourg ( https://refugov.uni.lu/ ). The conference is composed of 2 days. Academic panels will take place on Day 1, while ‘research meets practice’ events will take place on Day 2. Read the full call here: https://refugov.uni.lu/conference/. Please send an abstract of 250 words as well as biographical sketches to both lea.lemaire@uni.lu and lucas.oesch@uni.lu by January 2020.

Call for Papers, ‘The Material Politics of Migration: methods, ethics and nonhuman life’ at the RGS-IBG conference in London (1-4 September 2020) – Due 20 Jan 2020. 

The territorial extremes of nation states are not the only sites of border control. Instead, ‘the’ border has shattered (into) the fabric of everyday life. State borders are being increasingly mobile, pushed offshore and moved into camps, processing and detention centres, schools, workplaces and public transport systems. The body itself has also become wrapped up in the politics of border control, becoming written into the border through both biometric and as vision-enhancing technologies. In this session we explore how the splintering of the mobile border raises methodological, ethical and political questions concerning the role of the material in the context of border and migration research.  We particularly welcome papers from Early Career Researchers and those from underrepresented groups in the academy. Abstracts of 250 words should be emailed to dan.fisher@hutton.ac.uk and sarah.m.hughes@northumbria.ac.uk by the 20th January 2020. 

Call for Papers,  SOGICA project on 7-8 July 2020, on sexual orientation and gender identity based asylum claims in Europe – Due 22 Jan 2020 

Conference web page: http://www.sogica.org/en/final-conference/ and call for submissions: http://www.sogica.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SOGICA-Call-for-papers-July-2020.pdf. The call for submissions deadline is 22 January and the registration
deadline is 30 April.

Call for papers, “Memories in Transit”  - Due Feb 28 2020

This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from various disciplines researching transnational dimensions of memory, subjectivity and identity formation, broadly defined. Exploring the social-political processes and identities that resist or transcend neat categorisations of the ‘local’, ‘national’ or ‘global’, this conference explores different modes of transnational memory and commemoration that shape identities such as race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, and sexuality. The conference seeks to refine conceptual and methodological issues surrounding transnational memories, forms of remembering, and identities through a discussion of contemporary and historical case studies from across the globe as well as theoretically focused contributions to the field. The conference will be relevant to sociologists, historians, literary critics, political scientists, and human geographers interested in the relationships between memory and mobility.

For full details: https://www.humanmovement.cam.ac.uk/Research/memories-in-transit

Call for Papers, Repatriation in Africa, the African Diaspora and other Global Contexts, Due – 15 Apr 2020

Conference July 30- August 1, 2020, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. See attached pdf. Please contact Dr Tugba Basaran at tb317@cam.ac.uk, if you are interested in this conference. 

Call for papers, Migrations / Mediations. Promoting intercultural dialogue through media, arts and culture – Due 01 Feb 2020

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 06-07 April 2020

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Naures Atto, University of Cambridge, Laura Corrado, Legal Migration and Integration Unit in DG HOME - European Commission

In the context of the migrant and refugee crisis, the EU Member States and the European Union itself have recently demonstrated sensitivity toward exploring the ways in which media, the arts and performative practices are able to both facilitate intercultural dialogue among migrant and host communities – thereby empowering their participation in social life –, and to promote cultural diversity (different ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds and heritage) within European societies. This International Conference intends to gather academic and independent researchers, artists, cultural providers, public and private funders, and policymakers – both at a local and at an international level. Full details in the attached pdf. Interested contributors should send a 300-500 word abstract and a short biographical note at the following e-mail address: migrations-mediations@unicatt.it .

Call for Applications, Performing Arts and Migration. Theories and Practices for Inclusive Cities – Due 29 Feb 2020

Summer school, Bologna. Italy 14 June 2020. The aim of the school is to discuss theoretical frameworks, methodologies and artistic practices focused on the role of performing arts in becoming spaces of resistance, activism, creative intervention in the public space about migration and diversity. Involving international scholars, artists, institutions and collective experiences, the course will offer classrooms lessons, good practices presentations, artistic performances, roundtables, open lectures, project works and field works/visits. More details: WWW.ATLASOFTRANSITIONS.EU

Participants: max 30 people (master students, PHD graduates and researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, artists, activists, professionals in NGOs/Third sector and cultural organisations, administrators and policy makers).

How to apply: Send your CV and a motivation letter (max 300 words) to info@atlasoftransitions.eu. Specify if you apply for a grant.

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