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Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) celebrates the success of its international Welfare Bricolage Project (UPWEB)

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The UPWEB project ran its final symposium at ISCTE, The University Institute of Lisbon, on the 27 and 28 June 2018.
Date:
03/07/2018

Welcoming refugees in the UK

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Director of IRiS Professor Jenny Phillimore in the Birmingham Brief: 'With the UK's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and Community Sponsorship Programme for refugees escaping conflicts in the Middle East, refugees have been resettled to many places in the UK that have very little experience of diversity, let alone refugees. What can these places do to welcome refugees?'
Date:
22/06/2018

Black history is still largely ignored, 70 years after Empire Windrush reached Britain

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April-Louise Pennant and Dr Nando Sigona write for The Conversation.What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today? The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on June 22, 1948 marked a watershed moment in the recent history of immigration to Britain. The day before the ship arrived from the Caribbean, the Evening Standard sent an airplane to photograph the vessel as it approached Britain. The photo appeared on the front page under the headline: "Welcome to Britain! Evening Standard plane greets 400 sons of Empire." But the reception of the new arrivals was far from unequivocally positive.
Date:
22/06/2018

University of Birmingham leads research for WMCA Leadership Commission Report

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The West Midlands Combined Authority's (WMCA) Leadership Commission Report 2018, was launched by Andy Street CBE, the Mayor of the West Midlands and presented at a city centre event on Thursday 14 June.
Date:
14/06/2018

New Article by IRiS Deputy Director, Nando Sigona

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Out now: "Navigating the Central Mediterranean in a Time of 'Crisis': Disentangling Migration Governance and Migrant Journeys", is an interesting new article by Nando Sigona and his MEDMIG colleague Simon McMahon in Sociology journal, 52(3). The article is included in a special issue on "Migration and crisis in Europe".
Date:
05/06/2018

Is anthropology legal?*

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Have you been inundated with emails asking you to resubscribe to contact lists lately? That's the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The codes used to guide us are designed for data protection, marketing and social media – not anthropology. Dr Rachel Humphris writes om how the GDPR will force us to rethink how we go about our research.
Date:
24/05/2018

Integrated Communities, a response to the government's strategy Green Paper

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IRiS Director Professor Jenny Phillimore and Deputy Director Dr Nando Sigona have made a significant contribution to the Discovery Society's interesting response to the Government's Integration Strategy green paper.
Date:
03/05/2018

Welcoming Cities? Understanding sanctuary in securitised states

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A prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship has been secured by IRiS Researcher, Dr Rachel Humphris, for a three year research project, Welcoming Cities?
Date:
26/04/2018
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