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'Different Pasts - Shared Futures'. A  conference at UEL for Refugee Week  

Refugee camp

The Different Pasts - Shared Futures: A one-day conference at UEL to mark Refugee Week 2016.

This event comes the day before the ‘Brexit’ referendum vote, which we hope will bring some important additional discussions to the day. 
The conference will showcase the initiatives currently undertaken by staff and students at the University of East London to help support migrants and refugees. It's organised by the Refugee Council Archive at UEL, the Centre for Narrative Research, Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging and Centre for Social Justice and Change at UEL.

Timetable for the day:
  • 10.30-11am:  Registration and networking
  • 11am-12.30pm: Living Narratives in the Calais Jungle. Aura Lounasmaa, Dr Cigdem Esin and colleagues.
  • 1-2pm (lunch): Film Screening: Performing the Archive: Living Narratives and the Politics of Performance. A showcase of a recent civic engagement project with our second-year theatre studies students.
  • 2-3pm: Archiving Living Histories of the Migration Experience: Oral History, Archives and the Hidden Narratives of Migration. Paul Dudman, Archivist at UEL.
  • 3-4.30pm: Workshop: How can we engage with refugee communities and help document and preserve their life histories and enable their stories to be told?
  • 4.30-4.45pm: Break
  • 4.45-6pm: Brexit and the Migration Crisis: Redefining refugee, migration and conflict studies in a fragmented Europe? Roundtable discussion including past and present UEL staff and students.  Chair: Professor Giorgia Dona.
  • 6pm: Refreshments and networking. Location: Ground Floor Library Foyer and Refugee Council Archive.
Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016 10.30am-7pm
Venue: UEL Docklands Campus, University Way, E16 2RD, Refugee Council Archive (Ground Floor, Library) and Room DL.3.04
Nearest public transport: Cyprus on the DLR.

If you’re a member of the media and would like to attend, or request an interview or comment from one of our academics on the issues of Brexit and refugees, the Middle East humanitarian crisis, or the migration situation in Europe, please call or email me: D.Blackman@uel.ac.uk 0208 223 2701 07894 800 512

#UELRefugeeWeek @UELSocSci 

UEL offers a range of postgraduate courses including Refugee Studies, and Conflict Displacement.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
10:30-19:00

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