In this piece, Angela Flynn and Mehreen Saigol explore how an oral history project with Syrian refugees can offer a path to a more inclusive society. Prioritising the voices of the Syrian diaspora in the UK, the Syrian Voices project highlights the humanity and hopes of those who have experienced displacement.
Tag: refugee history
As its people flee Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, Jo Laycock offers a historical framework through which to understand displacements from and in Ukraine. Can exploring longer trajectories of displacement help refugees make sense of their experiences?
The modern asylum process imposes upon refugees a requirement to recount their experiences to officials to determine their eligibility. Peter Gatrell considers what is at stake in analysing the surviving archival record.
The stories of Afghans themselves are frequently overlooked in reporting on the country, reflecting a long history of Western engagement. Elisabeth Leake explores the past and future of Afghan nationhood and citizenship, forged by intellectuals, combatants and refugees alike.
This is the first piece in a series titled Moving People. In exploring how people on the move are labelled, remembered, and constrained, it offers new understandings of the experiences (and inconsistencies) underpinning issues of immigration and asylum.
The deplorable conditions and refugee protests at Napier barracks in Kent are not without precedent. Becky Taylor traces the twentieth-century history of ‘squalid’ military camps in Britain, and refugees’ acts of resistance .