UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Refuge in a moving world - upcoming events

08 February 2017, 1:15 pm

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Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Wilkins Building University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT

Refuge in a moving world is a UCL-wide interdisciplinary research network will examine the human, material and representational effects of the on-going refugee crisis. It is headed by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh of UCL's Migration Research Unit, and contributed to by the IGP


1. RiMW PhD Reading Group: 'Refugees and Space' - 10 Feb, 2-4, IAS Seminar Room 19: Join us for the next reading group meeting on 10 Feb, which will focus on 'refugees and space'. The RiMW PhD-wing is a recent initiative, coordinated by Sabine de Graaf (UCL Anthropology) and Claire Fletcher (UCL Geography). For more information, join the Moodle group/course: ANTH RRG: RMW, with the following enrolment key: RRG.


2. Prof. Abdulrazak Gurnah in Conversation: Literature, Migration and Displacement - 20 Feb, 5-7, IAS Common Ground: Join us for this joint Refuge in a Moving World and UCL African Studies Public Event as we explore experiences of, and responses to, migration and displacement with renowned novelist and critic Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah. Grounded in a postcolonial critique, and attentive to diverse processes of Othering across time and space, Abdulrazak Gurnah’s writing is acutely pertinent to questions we face today around refuge, asylum, and the hospitality/hostility that refugees and migrants encounter throughout their journeys. Abdulrazak Gurnah will read selected extracts from his novels, and will discuss the roles of narration and literary criticism in the context of migration and displacement from, within and to East Africa and Europe. All welcome, but please register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abdulrazak-gurnah-in-conversation-tickets-30258292367 


3. Committed Ethnographies: A Documentary about Forced Evictions and Resistance in Bucharest, Romania - 24 Feb, 6-8.30, G21 Ramsay Lecture Theatre (Christopher Ingold Building): Join the UrbanLab and the UCL-Migration Research Unit for a projection of the documentary, 'Committed Ethnographies' which will be followed by a discussion with the director, Michele Lancione (Lecturer at Cardiff University) and Veda Popovici (a political artist and Lecturer at the University of Bucharest). All welcome. For more information, see  http://bit.ly/2jrikF1 and https://www.facebook.com/events/1741486432778983.

For regular updates on refugee-related events and activities across UCL follow us on @RefugeMvingWrld.