External Collaboration

We are always open to exploring new and interesting ways to collaborate externally with organisations and individuals working within the fields of archives; oral history; refugee and forced migration.  We would be very interested in hearing from anyone who would be interested in collaborating with us and please do Contact Us with your details.

Organisations that the Living Refugee Archive are currently collaboration with include:

IASFM Working Group for Archiving and Documentation of the History of Forced Migration and Refugees

The IASFM** Working Group for Archiving and Documentation of the History of Forced Migration and Refugees seeks to document and preserve original history of forced migration at both national and international levels. We recognise that there is a need to work on how knowledge in the field of forced migration is created/ produced and maintained. Our aim for this Working Group, therefore, is to bring together researcher, academics, librarians, archivists, activists, advocates (i.e.NGOs) who are either interested in the history of forced migration and related fields, or are interested in the care and preservation of the archival and library collections that help to preserve the often hidden voices of the migration journey. With a focus on networking on history of forced migration, we will also address the growing critique of the divide between experts and forced migrants themselves. We would like to take steps to ensure that the documentation of testimonies associated with the migration journey are actively preserved. We would like to generate new partnerships and networking opportunities for developing forced migration archives and for helping with the creation of knowledge on, and the collection, documentation and preservation of forced migration history.

** International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM).

Further details: http://iasfm.org/adfm/

Oral History Society Migration Special Interest Group (MSIG)

The Oral History Society Migration Special Interest Group (MSIG) seeks to bring together Oral History Society members who are working within the fields of refugee and migration studies, or who are interested in the issues and practice involved, to gather and share knowledge, to explore these and related questions, and to formulate an Oral History Society response that can be useful for the wider oral history community.

Further Details: www.ohs.org.uk/information-for/migration/

Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues (ESPMI)

The ESPMI Network encourages engagement and interaction between emerging scholars, practitioners, policymakers, journalists, artists, migrants, and all those involved in forced migration and refugee studies. Our aim is to encourage and develop meaningful work and professional connections, as well as to produce new research and new interest in these important issues.

Further details: https://espminetwork.com/

BSA Diaspora, Migration, Transnationalism Study Group

Sociology of migration, studies of diasporic groups and their transnational activities have received significant scholarly attention in the last twenty years. This area is a fully-fledged field within sociology and our aim is to establish an intellectual home for the study of migration from a sociological perspective.

The British Socological Association Diaspora, Migration, Transnationalism Study Group aims to cover all aspects of migration research, including empirical and theoretical work.  It will promote work which not only focuses on recent flows of people across spaces, but also foreground historical perspectives, and issues of identity, culture and the politics of migration. It will cover and contribute to studies of diaspora and transnationalism.

We aim to advance theoretical and methodological work, promote comparative studies, enhance critical, historical and political understandings of migration and diasporas. In so doing, we will provide a UK platform through which scholars can engage in debate and exchange of ideas.

Website: www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/diaspora-migration-transnationalism-study-group/

BSA Activism in Sociology Forum

The primary purpose of the British Socological Association Activism in Sociology Forum (ASF) is to aid those inside and outside academia working on social justice projects to connect with one another in order to provide opportunity for collective action. The ASF crosses subject areas, methodologies, and ideologies within the discipline and focuses upon how sociology bridges the gap between Sociology as theory and Sociology as practice.

Website:  www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/special-interest-groups/activism-in-sociology-forum/about/

Migration and Asylum Network

The Migration and Asylum network is a discussion group and Jiscmail for practitioners and academics in the field. It is a platform to facilitate collaboration, build partnerships and share knowledge on refugee issues across Europe.

Further details:  www.nspk.org.uk/man