This section contains links to research projects and academic events on themes relevant to the Translating Asylum project.
International Network on Crisis Translation
INTERACT is an H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Network aimed at researching translation in crisis scenarios. It brings together a unique combination of actors from social science, humanities, technology developers and humanitarian responders to collaborate and to educate each other.
Reckoning with Refugeedom, 1919-1975: Refugee Voices in Modern History is an AHRC-funded research project based at the University of Manchester, led by Professor Peter Gatrell. Conceived as a refugee-centred perspective on the modern era, this project proposes a bold, timely and original approach, drawing on hitherto unexplored personal testimonies of women and men and on interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives to lay stronger foundations for refugee history.
Refugee History is a site and interactive network for journalists, policy-makers, lawyers, NGOs, students, activists, academics, writers and artists and anyone interested in enriching and informing current debates about refugees with new research, insights and reports. It provides a platform for academic research, evidence from the field, professional expertise and personal experience relating to the broad issues of refugees and refugeedom.
The Refugee Hosts project aims to reframe debates about the roles and experiences of local communities and refugees in contexts of conflict-induced displacement in the global South, with a particular focus on displacement from Syria to neighbouring countries in the Middle East.
Voluntary Sector Archives
This website is run by the British Academy Research Project ‘Archiving the Mixed Economy of Welfare’ a collaborative, interdisciplinary project that promotes the preservation and use of the archives and records of charities, NGOs, voluntary and community organisations. These are increasingly vulnerable in a period of austerity. The archives and records are viewed as strategic assets for governance, corporate identity, accountability and research.