Photo Gallery: Baddawi Camp

It is often assumed that refugees are vulnerable and passive people who are dependent upon the assistance provided by states, NGOs and citizens. In contrast, my on-going research is examining how established Palestinian refugees and their refugee camp homes are adapting and responding to the arrival of thousands of refugees from Syria. Amongst other things, this demonstrates the agency of refugees as both recipients and providers of support in complex displacement contexts.

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, ‘in conversation’ at the ‘Alternative Epistemologies’ virtual festival

We are delighted that Refugee Hosts’ writer-in-residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, will be taking part in the UCL Institute of Advance Studies virtual festival, Alternative Epistemologies. The event will combine readings by Yousif M. Qasmiyeh from his award winning book, ‘Writing the Camp‘ and reflections on Baddawi Camp, one of Refugee Hosts field sites, through conversation…

Impact

Our findings have been used to inform public understanding of local community responses to displacement. This has had a variety of societal benefits, enhancing diverse audiences’ understanding of and engagement with situations of displacement in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. We have done this through a variety of forums, including the project website and blog, direct…

Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presents on ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh has been invited to reflect on her research with regards to ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’ at the Power and the Politics in/of Ethnographic Research Seminar Series, hosted by University College London. This seminar is the fourth in a series of events organised by the PAPER project which aims to addresses…

Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh to present at Yale on ‘Refugee-led Responses to Overlapping Precarity: Views from North Lebanon’

In this seminar, part of the Yale PRFDHR Spring 2021 Virtual Seminar Series, Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh traces the different ways that residents of Baddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon have been affected by COVID-19 since March 2020, and how they have been responding to protect themselves and other conflict-affected people in the midst of the pandemic.…

Refugee Hosts at the Imperial War Museum – discomfort, resistance, hope.

The Imperial War Museum’s (IWM) exhibition, Refugees-Forced to Flee, provides us with an opportunity to reimagine dominant concepts and aspects of war, including displacement, refugee camps, refugees and humanitarian response. In this post, Sorcha Daly, Refugee Hosts’ Communications Coordinator, reflects on Refugee Hosts’ contribution, along with a number of other videos from the exhibition, available…

Writing and Righting: a discussion about the importance of writing, literature and human rights

On Thursday 3rd December, from 6-8pm, Refugee Hosts’ Co I, Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge will join a distinguished panel of writers, academics and cultural commentators online to celebrate the publication of her new collection of essays, Writing and Righting (Oxford University Press). The book features poetry by Refugee Hosts’ Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, with the final…

‘Without Exception’ – One Year On: Refugee Hosts’ International Conference

On the 25th and 26th of October 2019, Refugee Hosts’ International Conference, ‘Without Exception: The Politics and Poetics of Local Responses to Displacement’ sold out to an international audience who joined us both in person and via live stream. Here we mark the conversations that took place and invite further conversations relating to ‘without exception’, a…

‘Refuge in a Moving World’ Book Published

We are delighted to announce that ‘Refuge in a Moving World – Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines’, edited by Refugee Hosts Principal Investigator Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, has now been published. Click on the image below to access your free PDF copy of the volume. ‘Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant…

The Bomb Shelter

The Bomb Shelter by Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, University of Oxford, Refugee Hosts, and Imagining Futures The bomb shelter: The camp’s alibi for a presence susceptible to its presence The private parts of the dead, circumcised with hindsight Guts as road signs                                          Or a map Ruins summoning ruins             Ruins fornicating ruins In rows, they ululated. The bomb shelter?…