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Newsletter - June 2019



The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement



June 2019











Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement aims to build on strong institutional engagement by the University with one of the greatest societal challenges of the 21st Century, that of human movement, dispersal, mobility, and migration.


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Refugee Week 17-23 June 2019

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

An established part of the UK’s cultural calendar, Refugee Week is now one of the leading national initiatives working to counter this negative climate, defending the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities. Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, with events held by a wide range of arts, voluntary, faith and refugee community organisations, schools, student groups and more. There are many events coming up across the UK including our own on the 22nd June, please see the details below.








Calling all University of Cambridge researchers into Mobility, Human Movement and Migration

In addition to the digital art exhibition and morning tea that we will be hosting for Refugee Week we would like to showcase all University of Cambridge research relating to Human Movement, Migration and Mobility by displaying a series of posters around the exhibition and morning tea space. We are keen for established projects, completed works, postdoc/postgrad work anything that shows the breadth of work taking place in the University.

We are not being prescriptive with a template but are happy to use whatever existing materials that you have. If you are feeling creative then we'd love you to provide A3 size posters that include an image and a clear description of your work. 

We would need the posters to be delivered or emailed through to us here before 12th June so that we can be ready for kick off on the 17th June.


Please feel free to forward this request to other colleagues within the University that are working in this field.








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CAVER Research Dissemination Workshop with 'On Road Media’ - Monday 10th June 2019. Room 1.8, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave CB3 9DA

'On Road Media' is a fantastic charity that tackles social problems by improving media coverage of misrepresented groups and issues. Their founder Nathalie McDermott is coming to talk to us about how we can communicate our research effectively to the public, and how we can support and engage with research participants through the dissemination process.

Spaces in this session are limited to 10 people (although we will expand this if demand is high). Please email Hannah Marshall ( to reserve a space.. This workshop is sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement








Why Bother About Refugee Week ?  Mon 14th June 1pm – 2pm. The Wren Suite, St Paul's Cathedral Crypt, Warwick Ln, London EC4M 8AD

Join our panel for an exploration of the various issues facing refugees when seeking asylum and settling in Britain, and how campaigning can be effective in helping to tackle them.

The talk will coincide with the display of Kate Daudy's large scale piece 'Am I my Brother's Keeper?' in the cathedral.

Speakers include:

Kate Daudy (Artist)

Jess Potter (Docs not Cops)

Zrinka Bralo (Migrants Organise)

Dr Sara Silvestri (City, University of London)

Maya Ghazal (Syrian student and activist)

Rev Jonathan Brewster (St Paul’s Cathedral)


Attendance is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance via Eventbrite booking


To learn more about The Tent and St Paul’s previous engagements with migration and refugee issues see








REFUGEE WEEK: Share a dish – International Meal. Thurs. 20th June 7.30 – 9.15pm Place - Mayfield Primary School, Warwick Rd CB4 3HN
Let’s share food together and tell stories about our “different pasts, shared future”.
Please bring a favourite dish if possible that reminds you of “home” whether near or far.
It is free, but booking via the EventBrite link below is essential.

Booking essential via Eventbrite
Organised by Cambridge Welcome with Cambridge City of Sanctuary.


Global Justice Cambridge have, since last autumn, been working with City of Sanctuary and other local groups under the banner of 'Cambridge Welcome' to counter the Government's 'hostile environment' for migrants and refugees.








REFUGEE WEEK: 22 June You, me and those who came before.  Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave CB3 9DA

Digital Art Exhibition 17-21 June, drop in between 9am-5pm

Morning tea and art exhibition – 22nd June 10am-12pm

The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations.  We hope to bring together the old and the young, those who have been here for decades and those who have just arrived – and find out what we can learn from those who sought safety in Britain and those who welcomed them.

Includes a digital art exhibition by Assyrian and Yazidi artists showing works about the suffering of their peoples in Iraq and Syria during the recent wars and after the genocide committed ISIS against their peoples in 2014.

Tickets are free and are available via Eventbrite . Come and share your story, and hear from others.








Health Research in Conflict & Complex Environments Workshop. Tuesday 25th June, 9am-4.30pm. Bush House, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 1ES.


Hosted by the King’s College London Conflict & Health Research Group in partnership with the Conflict & Health workstream of the R4HC-MENA project and the RECAP project, Health Research in Conflict and Complex Environments will bring together experts in the field of health research and research capacity strengthening in conflict and other complex environments to discuss the state of the field and challenges for the future.

Protracted conflicts have huge immediate and long-term implications for population health and the functioning of health systems. This makes strengthening the capacity of researchers to conduct good quality health research that translates theory into practice and policy vital. However, the realities of conflict make this a difficult proposition.

This event will sit at the interface of academia and practice and touch upon theoretical and practical dilemmas faced when conducting health research in crises. Hosted by a research group and project that is heavily involved in strengthening capacity for this type of research, the aim of this event is to bring academics and practitioners together to discuss the challenges of conducting health research in conflict and how we might overcome them.

Registration is free, bookings via Eventbrite.








No place like home? New perspectives on displacement and the modern refugee regime – Policy Workshop

Clare Hall, Cambridge CB3 9AL, 20 September 2019

Register for now
New perspectives on displacement and the modern #refugee regime. This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars, policy-makers, and representatives from the UN and NGOs to examine the limits of the current refugee regime and explore alternative solutions. More specifically, this event will be a starting point for a discussion on the suitability and durability of current solutions to refugee crises, and will help bridge the divide between those who formulate international policies, those who implement them, and the refugees who are ultimately affected.


Full details:

Application deadline: 8 June 2019













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