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Making a Home Away From Home

15 November, 2020 - 22 November, 2020

This is an online event.
Please note due to the lockdown coming into place from November 5 onwards, this event will no longer be able to take place in person.

Last year, the UN Refugee Agency revealed that the number of people fleeing violence was the highest recorded since World War II. While the need for temporary shelter has never been greater, many refugees find that these settlements are more permanent than originally intended. Ongoing conflicts prevent their return home and the lack of infrastructure and support leaves them unable to move forward. A replicated UNHCR tent decorated with a Syrian refugee will form the centre of a special video, prompting reflections on what ‘home’ looks like for the people who have been forcibly displaced for years.

Speaker: Yasmine Shamma, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Reading

A video will be made available via the British Academy website soon.

In partnership with

Reading International Solidarity Centre, Reading Refugee Support Group

Contact email address

j.bradley@thebritishacademy.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
15 November, 2020
End:
22 November, 2020
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Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
j.bradley@thebritishacademy.ac.uk
Event partners
Reading International Solidarity Centre, Reading Refugee Support Group
Region
South East
City/town
Reading
Accessibility information
Please contact the organiser directly for more information.
Image copyright information
A makeshift kitchen in a refugee caravan in the Zaatari refugee camp, 2019. Image by Yasmine Shamma

Venue

Online: The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London, London SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Please contact the organiser directly for more information.
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7969 5316
Website:
https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/