In response to the civic engagement project that we have undertaken in 2015 in conjunction with the Refugee Council Archive, we are pleased to highlight the publication of a new article focusing on this work.  The initial project was entitled “Democratic Access or Privileged Exclusion? Civic Engagement through the Preservation and Access to Refugee Archives,” and focused upon how we can utilise exisiting archival collections to help engage with local communities in an attempt to establish a Living Refugee Archive and to promote and enable accessibility and engagement with our existing archival holdings. As part of this work, we wanted to undertake a bottom-up oral history methodological approach in an attempt to start the process of attempting to document the life history narratives of refugees and migrants the collection of oral histories.

Our article has been co-authored by Dr. Rumana Hashem and Paul Dudman and published in the Transnational Social Review journal.

Details of our article is as follows:

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Link to Abstract:  www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21931674.2016.1186376