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

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

UNESCO Chair series: Reflections from our visit to Ghana and the Noyam African Dance Institute

1 August 2017 In this first post, Prof Alison Phipps reflects on her visit to Ghana and the Noyam African Dance Institute as part of the GCRF Project “Idioms of … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Please don’t surrender

  Five years ago, I was sinking in the hopelessness swamp in Syria, but today I am writing this post as a person with two master degrees preparing for my … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Retrospective: Skipton and the Pennine Way

  In Skipton we bought waterproofs and upgraded from trainers to boots in preparation for the Pennine Way.  We ate a pie by the canal in dazzling sunshine, enjoying the … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Welcome to Refugeestan

As part of Refugee Week, and to mark World Refugee Day, the GRAMNet and BEMIS Film Series brings you this excellent documentary Welcome to Refugeestan. Join us on Wednesday 21st June … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

This month is International Women’s Day and have we got a treat for you! Multi-award winning documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl will screen at the CCA on Wednesday 8th March at … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment