Displaced Voices: A Journal of Archives, Migration and Cultural Heritage

This is a new online digital magazine launching in 2020. Produced and edited by archivists, academics and activists at the Living Refugee Archive based at the University of East London. Our aim is for this magazine to engage with issues pertaining the intersection of refugee and migration studies with participatory archive and oral history methodologies and the role of cultural heritage in relation to the refugee experience. Broad themes will include refugee and migration history; cultural and intangible history; community memory and notions of identity; the role of archives and oral history in documenting the refugee and migration experiences.

We encourage contributions by volunteers, activists, archivists, academics, students and NGOs. Authors are free to choose their own topic sand we welcome engagement and questions from potential contributors.


Displaced Voices is a digital magazine produced three times a year by the Living Refugee Archive. Displaced Voices aims to provide a digital platform for activists, archivists, researchers, practitioners and academics to contribute to issues pertaining to refugee and migration history; refugee and migrant rights; social justice; cultural heritage and archives. We welcome a range of contributions to the magazine including articles of between 1000-2000 words; reports on fieldwork in archival collections; book recommendations and reviews; and more creative pieces including (but not limited too) cartoons; photography; and poetry. We would also welcome news on activities; publication of reports; projects; letters and news from your own networks.

Call for Papers

If you are interested in learning more about Displaced Voices or contributing to the next edition, please contact us on displacedvoices@livingrefugeearchive.org

Volume 1 (2020)