Refugee Hosts’ writer-in-residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, will participate in the ‘Migrant Knowledge: Early Modern and Beyond‘ event at the University of Cambridge next week.

This three-day public event will bring together academics, artists, and activists to ‘explore alternative ways of thinking and knowing about migration – of people, things, and ideas – rooted in the urgency of contemporary experience,’ as we have been examining in Refugee Hosts here, here and particularly in our Representations of Displacement series , our Translation and Displacement Series, and in our Creative Archive.

The event aims to ‘acknowledge the many meanings of ‘migration’ and ‘knowledge’, to probe the history of their interrelation, and to use our imaginative engagement with crossings of knowledge in its many forms.’

As part of the event, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh will offering readings of his poetry, drawing, amongst others, on the poems he has been writing as part of the Refugee Hosts project (see here).

Migrant Knowledge Picture
Poster advertising the Migrant Knowledge event (c) S. Gupta, “All in the Same Boat”


The event  is free to attend and will take place at:

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge – Sunday 15 September

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge – Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 September

Please register for this event at:

For further information, please contact the project administrator, Anna Seecharan:


To find out more about Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and his writing click here, visit our Writing and Poetry Archive, or listen to Yousif’s readings in our Readings and Soundscapes series.

You may also find the following readings of interest:

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Qasmiyeh Y. M. (2017) Refugee-Refugee Solidarity in Death and Dying

Qasmiyeh, Y. M. (2019) There it is: the camp that is yet to be born

Qasmiyeh, Y. M. (2018) Necessarily, The Camp is the Border

Qasmiyeh, Y. M. (2017) A Sudden Utterance is the Stranger

Qasmiyeh, Y. M. (2017) Writing the Camp-Archive

Qasmiyeh, Y. M. (2017) The Camp is Time

Qasmiyeh, Y. M. (2016) Writing the Camp

Stonebridge, L. and Qasmiyeh, Y.M. (2017) Time Machine: Stereoscopic Views from Palestine, 1990.

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