Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh to give Keynote Address at UCL and British Museum in Africa and the Middle East Event, 25 May 2018

On 25 May 2018, Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Refugee Hosts PI, will deliver a keynote address at an event exploring new research in the Middle East and Africa, convened by UCL and the British Museum. The one-day event will bring together researchers from UCL and the British Museum to consider future directions in African and Middle…

Winter 2017/18 Newsletter

Our Winter 2017/18 newsletter is now available to view online. This issue highlights our activities since September 2017, and the key milestones that lie ahead in 2018. These include the completion of our primary research in Lebanon and Jordan, including over 300 interviews with individuals affected by displacement, 18 focus groups and a series of…

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh invited speaker at 2017 UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva

On Tuesday 12 December, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh was invited to present insights from her research at the UNHCR High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges. As one of four panelists discussing ‘Reception and Admission’, she spoke alongside H.E. Ambassador Mr. Boudjemâa Delm (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations), H.E. Ambassador Antje Leendertse (Ambassador…

Call for Submissions: Write for our Representations of Displacement Series

Call for Submissions: Representations of Displacement  We invite individuals or groups to submit pieces, including art, photographs, creative writing and academic research findings, for inclusion in our upcoming series on Representations of Displacement, which will run from September 1 to November 30. About the Series:  This series draws on Refugee Hosts’ aim of disrupting mainstream…

Pictures Speak Louder Than Words: The Impact of Photography on Perceptions of Refugees

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, PI of Refugee Hosts, will be contributing to a side event of the 69th meeting of the UNHCR Standing Committee. The event will be moderated by Ms. Shahrzad Tadjbakhsh, Deputy Director, Division of International Protection, UNHCR Thursday, 29 June 2017, 13:15 – 15:00 Palais des Nations – Room XXIV Journalists and photographers around the…

Re-Mapping the Middle East

The Middle East Re-mapped: 10-4pm, 5th June 2017, Anthropology seminar room, Department of Anthropology, UCL. Reflecting a wider interest in ‘re-mapping area studies’ at UCL, the aim of this workshop is to explore how the Middle East might be rethought and re-drawn today. We invite short contributions from researchers from across the social sciences, arts and…

Thinking and Friendship in Dark Times: Refugee Hosts Co-I Lyndsey Stonebridge Discusses Arendt with Krista Tippet

May 18, 2017: Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Modern Literature and History at UEA, and Refugee Hosts Co-I, has been interviewed by Krista Tippett, of On Being, about the relevance of Hannah Arendt’s work to today’s political challenges. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE. During the interview, Professor Stonebridge reflects on Arendt’s ideas about statelessness and violence,…

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s ‘If this is my face, so be it’ in Exhibition: 2017 Capital of Culture and Mass MOCA

In March, Refugee Hosts' Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh's poem "If this is my face, so be it" (published in Modern Poetry in Translation in 2016) was exhibited as part of Jenny Holzer's major light projection show in Aarhus, Denmark. The art installation was part of the Aarhus' 2017 Capital of Culture celebrations, and…