News, blogs and events from the Migration Lab

Academia-fatigue, systemic shocks and the power of drama

Blog by Natalie Anne Hall, PhD Candidate, Sociology, The University of Manchester As researchers, we often register for conferences excited and hopeful, arrive at them slightly nervous and, as our energy wanes throughout long days of listening, thinking and acting out...

Who is left out of history and why?

Blog by Ria Sunga, PhD Candidate, History, The University of Manchester The World on the Move Conference was an excellent opportunity for me, as a PhD student, to listen to colleagues and scholars talk about their research. If there was one word I could use to...

Hopeful visions in dark days

Blog by Dr William Wheeler, independent scholar Migration, it is agreed, is intimately connected with hope. As we heard from Gulwali Passarlay, a refugee from Afghanistan and author of Lightless Sky, who talked eloquently of his perilous journey to the UK as a child,...

Reflections on Be // Longing

Blog by James Shraiky, PhD Candidate, HCRI, The University of Manchester The Migration Lab Conference explored some of the most contemporary, complex, and current migration issues facing our modern time. Participants arrived from all corners of the world; North...

From Syria to Gateshead: Reflections

Blog by Dr Ghalia Sarmani, Head of Arabic Languages, Al Nimra Qur’an School, Manchester Earlier this month I attended the ‘World on the Move; Migration, Societies and Change’ conference hosted by the University of Manchester’s Migration Lab. The two-and-a-half day...

Is the World on the Move?

Blog by Gabriele Restelli, PhD Candidate, HCRI, The University of Manchester The title of the conference World on the Move made me think: Is the world on the move? Are we witnessing an era of unprecedented migration? Indeed, in absolute terms, more individuals are...

Doctor or Border Guard?

Doctor or Border Guard? The Ethical Implications of Charging Immigrants for Healthcare By Louise Tomkow, PhD Candidate at HCRI New NHS charging regulations, coming into effect on the 23rd October 2017, will see the introduction of passport checks for all patients...

Operation Florian in Lebanon: Gendering Fire Risk Among Refugees

By Helen Underhill, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester In July, I accompanied Operation Florian - volunteers from the UK Fire and Rescue Services and affiliated to UK Fire Aid - to Lebanon as part of their humanitarian response in informal...