Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

What languages do you speak?

  I went to a very monolingual high school. It was an ordinary state school in East Edinburgh in the 00s.We spoke English all of the time, apart from when … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Freedom to Run: A new running documentary about Palestine and the restrictions on freedom of movement.

The GRAMNet blog welcomes University of Glasgow’s Cairsti Russell sharing her experience of making a documentary about an intercultural marathon running exchange between Palestine and Scotland highlighting restrictions on the … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Refugee Festival Scotland 2018

Co-ordinated by the Scottish Refugee Council and held in mid-summer,the Refugee Festival Scotland is primarily a celebration of the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland. This year saw the … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World 

By Dobrochna Futro  Our small, PhD students-led training workshop: On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World took place at the MILK Café in Glasgow and … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Series 2017/18: It’s a Wrap!

  The 2017/18 season of the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series brought each month a variety of fiction and documentary films dealing with the complexities and challenges of global migration in the … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Refugee Festival Scotland 2018

  GRAMNet and partner events Friday 15th June, 4.00 – 6.00pm Calabash African Art Workshop for Adults Calabash African Restaurant, 57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB Painting in a relaxed … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Call For Abstracts – Special Issue Of Language And Intercultural Communication

Special Issue of Language and Intercultural Communication on Translational Research: Language, Intercultural Communication and Social Action Hans Ladegaard (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Alison Phipps (University of Glasgow) have put … Continue reading

June 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Selected poems from Chirikure Chirikure

We found a rare treat in our inbox this morning: selected poems from UNESCO RILA Affiliate Artist Chirikure Chirikure, sending us a bit of himself through these words. Enjoy! Elusive dreams Having … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Salt of this Sea

To commemorate Nakba Day, GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series returns with the critically acclaimed fiction film Salt of this Sea by Annemarie Jacir, on Wednesday, 16 May 2018, from 6 pm at … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

The European referendums

On 5 June 1975 a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Community resulted in 67.23% voting to stay and 32.77% to leave. On 23 June 2016, … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment