UCL Anthropology


Engaging Refugee Narratives: Perspectives from Academia and the Arts

16 June 2017–17 June 2017, 9:30 am–5:30 pm


Event Information

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The Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

Engaging Refugee Narratives explores how narratives by and about refugees and migrants are disseminated, how ideas become shared and meaningful to a larger group, how influence builds. The three sessions of this event focus on digital forms of communication and online archiving, graphic memoir and cartooning, varied forms of live performance of telling stories. 

Over two days at University College London, talks, demonstrations, interactive workshops, and roundtable discussions are led by researchers, artists, writers, activists and practitioners. All sessions are open to the public. 

This event, the third in our series, recognizes the need to signal the importance of engagement with the narratives not only of refugees but the many others whose lives are in transition. Ultimately we hope that such engagement and interventions pave the way towards social transformations.

The complete programme can be found on our website. Please note that you need to register seperately for each day you wish to attend.

This event is funded by UCL Global Engagement Office. In partnership with UCL Anthropology, UCL Grand Challenges, UCL Social and Historical Sciences Faculty, UCL Institute for Human Rights and Graduate Institute Geneva Department of Anthropology.