Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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GRAMNet researchers have been awarded prizes for their work in the history and anthropology of the Middle East.

We’re delighted to share the good news that two GRAMNet researchers have been awarded prizes for their work in the history and anthropology of the Middle East. The Khayrallah Prize … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Refuge and Ecologies of ‘Labouring and Resting’: Reflections on Wind Resistance by Karine Polwart

“Remember the geese,” she says, after a torrent of words of happy, heartfelt thanks, to an audience on feet on the last night of her show “Wind Resistance” at Edinburgh’s … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reflections on the screening ‘Constance on the Edge’

On Wednesday 11th October I was delighted to be able to participate in the launch of the 2017/18 GRAMNet film series by sharing an Australian documentary ‘Constance on the Edge’. … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The emergence of the notion of the “vulnerable refugee”

The inability – or unwillingness as some would say– to manage the large refugee/migrant population arriving in Europe, has brought the subject of protecting only “genuine” refugees and the aversion … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Wallah – Je te jure

This year to mark International Day of Tolerance we will be screening Wallah – Je te jure. Please come and join us on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 6pm at the … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black in History

There are Rooks BlackCoated still Yet harsher of song. The Rowan, stripped of her BerryBlood, curls in her leaves And dies. Again. The YoungPine leans towards the woodland roots BareCasualties … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO BLOG Inaugural University of Sanctuary Lecture: Dublin City University 29 Sept 2017

On 29th September Dublin City University, lead by Dr Veronica Crosbie and Dr Agnes Maillot hosted ‘Asylum Narratives’ – a conference focused on the role of the arts and languages … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Constance on the Edge (2016)

It’s that time of year again… Yup, it’s the return of the GRAMNet film series! This year, along with our partner BEMIS, we bring you a host of documentaries, shorts … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Creative Tensions: Home August 22nd 2017, Roundabout, Arab Arts Focus

Creative Tensions is a performance arts form developed with the Sundance Institute as a way of using the body to engage in a spatialised dialogue about issues which create tensions. … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO Chair Series:Chill Habibi Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 12th 2017

Down at Summerhall there has been a wonderful array of award-winning Arab Arts Focus events unfolding throughout the Festival. Sara Shaarawi & Henry Bell have been curating a series of … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment