Related links

Related links

1.  www.thisisglasgow.org - migration heritage archive and training tool.  This is Glasgow is a project by the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, featuring a book, short film, and exhibition exploring and celebrating the legacy of migration to Glasgow.

2.  www.yazikopen.org.uk - portal for finding open access research into learning and teaching languages.

3.  E-Sharp Special Issue on 60 years of the UN refugee convention: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/esharp/otherpublications/specialissues/the1951unrefugeeconvention-60yearson/

4.  Websites which attempt to use new visual technologies to present data on migration:

  • New York Times - migrants in America 1880-2000
  • Transit migration - conceptually based approach to mapping
  • People moving - ambitious, and provides some interesting information (opens properly in Google chrome)
  • Visual complexity - this is not migration specific, but gives a good flavour of a range of different approaches to data visualisation
  • Special Issue on Visualising Migration and Social Divisions (open access):  In recent years a growing number of social scientists have taken an interest in "the visual". These scholars have utilised and developed a wide range of different visual methodologies. The number of social scientists employing visual methodologies has grown to a point where there are now critical masses of scholars working on particular topics. Alongside this a number of practitioners working in visual arts have taken an interest in the issue of migration. This FQS special issue is devoted to the use of visual methodologies to explore the particular topic of migration and social division.

5.  SFU’s literary and arts journal, West Coast Line, has just published an issue on asylum seekers, the arts and transnational publics focusing on the work of artists, academics, writers, activists, journalists, voluntary organizations, galleries and museums-contributors include residents and asylum seekers - Transnational Publics: Asylum and the Arts in Glasgow. 

The issue explores the transformation of the city of Glasgow in Scotland over the last 10 years when the British Home Office began sending thousands of asylum seekers to Glasgow as well as other cities across the UK as part of its dispersal policy. The issue highlights the remarkable work happening in Glasgow and Scotland in the face of an anti-asylum and immigrant climate in the UK and Europe, the widely criticized government policies and the challenging economic and social legacies Glasgow has burdened since the Thatcher years and more recently with the Labour and now the Conservative and Liberal-Dem coalition. The issue is edited with an introduction by Kirsten E. McAllister from the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Available at selected magazine and book stores across Canada Otherwise to order a copy, email West Coast Line’s Managing Editor, Michael Barnholden: wcl@sfu.ca

6.  Documentary: "Go back to where you came from" incredible 4 part documentary/reality show from Austraila, conceived by Australian academic David Corlett.

7.  Radiant and Brighter is a Glasgow-based organisation which offers employment and career development courses, business start-up courses, work placements, life coaching and mentoring, citizenship classes and ESOL classes.

8.  The Helena Kennedy Foundation's Article 26 program is for asylum seekers, refugees and those with indefinite leave or discretionary leave to remain.  The program provides fee waivers to students studying at the participating Universities.

9.  Anniesland College's ESOL 16+ course is primarily for young, separated asylum seekers and refugees.

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