“To embroider the voice with its own needle”

Marking the launch of the inaugural issue of the Migration and Society journal, in this piece Yousif M. Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts' Writer in Residence and Creative Encounters Editor of the new journal) sets out one of the aims of the journals' Creative Encounters section; to problematise the notion of voice. The piece also presents five poems … Continue reading “To embroider the voice with its own needle”

“About a War” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Refugee Hosts present a free film screening of "About a War", a feature documentary that explores violence and social change through the testimonies of ex-fighters from the Lebanese Civil War. The event will include an opportunity to take part in a panel discussion with film Directors, Daniele Rugo and Abi Weaver, and Refugee Hosts Principal Investigator, Prof. Elena … Continue reading “About a War” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

CHASE Arabic Poetry and Story Translation Workshop: “Refugee Writings, Creative Encounters, with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Selma Dabbagh”

Arabic Stories and Poetry in Translation is a series of workshops held at Birkbeck,  University of London and SOAS.  Refugee Host's writer in residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, will join author Selma Dabbagh, a British Palestinian fiction writer,  to lead a workshop exploring issues that face writers and artists 'when they voice the world of Arabic … Continue reading CHASE Arabic Poetry and Story Translation Workshop: “Refugee Writings, Creative Encounters, with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Selma Dabbagh”

Art and Reconciliation Symposium

Refugee Host's Principal Investigator, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, will be speaking at the Art and Reconciliation symposium, to discuss interdisciplinarity and multiple perspectives in the study of responses to conflict induced displacement.  The event takes place at Kings College, London, on the 29th November 2018.  Book your place here.     Featured image:  (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2018

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Our Summer 2018 newsletter is now available to view online. Inside you will find highlights from our project blog, including pieces, poems and photographs from our Contextualising the Localisation of Aid Agenda series, as well as project updates. Please follow the link below to read the newsletter. Newsletter No. 4: Summer 2018 If you have any questions, or … Continue reading Summer 2018 Newsletter

New Project: The Roles of Faith and Local Faith Communities in Supporting Refugees

Refugee Hosts is delighted to announce the launch of a new project, led by our project partner, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities Refugee Hub, in collaboration with UNHCR, Islamic Relief Worldwide and University College London. The project, made possible by generous funding from the European Commission Department for International Cooperation and Development, is … Continue reading New Project: The Roles of Faith and Local Faith Communities in Supporting Refugees

UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva, 28-29 June

On June 28 and 29, Refugee Hosts PI Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL) and Co-I Prof Alastair Ager (Queen Margaret University) will be presenting findings from their research at the UNHCR-NGO Consultations 2018 in Geneva. Elena and Alastair will be sharing insights from their long-standing research into the roles played by local communities in supporting refugees … Continue reading UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva, 28-29 June

Moving Objects: Heritage in/and Exile

The Refugee Hosts project is delighted to announce a new collaboration between our research team and other leading academics at UCL working on displacement. This collaborative project, funded by the UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Small Grants Scheme, the UCL Grand Challenges Programme and UCL Department of Geography, will result in a co-curated exhibition, … Continue reading Moving Objects: Heritage in/and Exile

Oxford Translation Day: ‘Translating the Name’ workshop with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

This Saturday 09 June 2018 10:30-11:45, Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Prof. Matthew Reynolds (University of Oxford) will lead a workshop on translation, poetry and Arabic. In addition to drawing on Yousif’s work created as part of the Refugee Hosts project, it will involve a close analysis of poems and drafts … Continue reading Oxford Translation Day: ‘Translating the Name’ workshop with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh