Programme of Events

Join the Conversation on Twitter: #RHIC19  #PoliticsAndPoetics  @refugeehosts Day 1.  24th October 2019 9.30 – 10.00      Registration and refreshments 10.00 – 10.15     Welcome and Introduction Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL) 10.15 – 11.00     Distinguished Keynote Prof. Homi Bhabha (Harvard University) 11.00 – 11.15      Coffee Break 11.15 – 12.45  … Continue reading Programme of Events

The importance of identity – reflections from fieldwork in Hamra, Beirut

‘There can be no question that the background of the researcher affects what and whom s/he can access for research purposes’  argues local Refugee Hosts researcher, Bayan Itani as she reflects on her experiences of completing fieldwork in the local neighbourhood of Hamra, in the capital city of Lebanon, Beirut. Itani reflects on how her own … Continue reading The importance of identity – reflections from fieldwork in Hamra, Beirut

Local Researchers

The Refugee Hosts team is working closely with a network of researchers based in the Middle East throughout all stages of the project. They are currently working on field research in diverse neighbourhoods and communities responding to displacement from Syria. Lebanon Hanaa Dahdal Hanaa Dahdal is a Syrian researcher who graduated with a degree in … Continue reading Local Researchers

Project Contributors

  Click on the names of our contributors below to see their articles, pieces and writings. If you are interested in writing a blog, please contact Aydan Greatrick on or   Guidelines for submissions can be found here. Aikaterini Antonopoulou: Aikaterini Antonopoulou is the Simpson Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture at The University of Edinburgh, … Continue reading Project Contributors