“Fragments”by Mei Yuk Wong

Responding to the archival material gathered for our project, artist Mei Yuk Wong created an exhibition engaging with the voices of refugees from the past. She used letters, newspaper cuttings, notes and pictures to create an installation which lets us glimpse into traces left by refugees and collected by historians to reconstruct their stories. Printed…

Blog Post: Corsica’s Russian Refugees

In late-April 1921, a group of almost 3,000 refugees boarded the steamer ‘Rion’ in Constantinople. These people were, for the most part, former soldiers of the White Russian Armies, along with their wives and children. Having fled their homeland after their defeat in the Russian Civil War, they were now trying to make their way…

Event: Monday 8 October 2018, Manchester: People of Nowhere

One important aspect of the partnership between Reckoning with Refugeedom and ArtReach http://artreach.biz/ is a series of contributions to Journeys Festival International, in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth, enabling us to disseminate the results of our research and to engage with new audiences. In Manchester we combined with students in the Drama Department at the University…

Event: Tuesday 21 August 2018, University of Leicester: Shedding light on historical stories of displacement and forced migration

Peter Gatrell and Kasia Nowak will discuss their new research project into the history of “refugeedom” (1919-1975) on Tuesday 21st August as part of positive community festival During Leicester’s 2018 Journeys Festival international, where the creative talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists are celebrated, the University of Leicester’s DICE unit is hosting an…