Conference Talks and Presentations

A detailed list of Conference Papers and Talks I have been involved in over the years:

2020

Living Refugee Archive: Ethics of Digital Archiving by Paul V. Dudman.
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: 5pm – 6pm.  Presentation at the online launch of the Digital Storytelling and Education Exhibition on the Living Refugee Archive.  Link: https://www.livingrefugeearchive.org/exhibitions/digital-storytelling/

History Acts 22: Recording a Crisis
Tuesday, 19th June. 6.30pm to 8.00pm.  Online Event.
Those most affected by COVID-19 are often unable to speak. Who else is not being heard or listened to? Historians and archivists consider what needs to be done.
Link to online recording of the event:  http://www.historyacts.org/2020/05/

Central European University History Society Talk
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: 4.30pm – 6pm.

2019

Education Without Borders: refugee rights in higher education Thu, November 28, 2019: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.   Lightning talk by University of East London Archivist Paul Dudman reflecting on work being undertaken at UEL on the Open Learning Initiative. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/education-without-borders-refugee-rights-in-higher-education-tickets-75998131457?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Seminar: Capturing testimony of the contemporary migrant crisis. Hosted by the UL Data Service. Wed, 20 November 2019 09:00 – 17:00 GMT Researchers, participants and stakeholders discuss challenges and opportunities to archive, share and reuse migration research data. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seminar-capturing-testimony-of-the-contemporary-migrant-crisis-registration-73094943945 .  Paul Dudman, University of East London–Lived Experiences, “Moving Memories” and the Refugee Archive: The Ethics of Archiving and Oral History in the Preservation and Re-use of Migration Data

People seeking asylum and voluntary sector workplaces Mon, 4 November 2019 12:00 – 15:30 GMT. Explore the issues surrounding voluntary employment and people seeking asylum. This event is part of the Festival of Social Science 2019.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/people-seeking-asylum-and-voluntary-sector-workplaces-tickets-73294386483?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

British Sociological Association Convenors Meeting London, Friday 8th November 12.30 – 16.30.  Paul Dudman is Co Convenor of the BSA Diaspora, Migration and Transnationalism Study Group.

UCL Public History present ‘The Practices of Doing Public History’. Stratford Old Town Hall.  Thursday, 17th September 2019. Presentation on UEL Archives Civic Engagement and Outreach Activities.

Symposium: An unsettled status? Migration in a turbulent age.  Medrus Conference Centre – Aberystwyth University.  Tuesday, 2nd July 2019.  Joint conference presentation with Dr. Rumana Hashem on `Documenting untold resilience and moving memories with displacement: narratives of asylum-seekers and refugees in Britain.’  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposiwm-symposium-an-unsettled-status-migration-in-a-turbulent-age-tickets-61504987072

Refugee Week 2019:  Roundtable on the Importance of Oral History for Documenting Life Story Narratives of the Migration Experience: Re-launch of the Oral History Society Migration Special Interest Group. University of East London.   Thursday, 20 June 2019 from 16:00 to 19:00. In conjunction with the Oral History Society Migration Special Interest Group where UEL archivist Paul Dudman is the Convenor.

Refugee Week 2019: Words and Experiences: “The Ungrateful Refugee” Q&A with Dina Nayeri.  University of East London: Room EB.G.10 | Docklands Campus. Thursday, 20 June 2019 from 13:00 to 14:00.

Refugee Week 2019:  Workshop held at the Victoria and Albert Museum for Refugee Week 2019 in conjunction with the Refugee Council.  Sunday, 17th June 2019.

2018

`The Past in the Present: Orienting Research, Scholarship and Practice in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies around Archives and History.’ Presented at the Institute for Historical Research History Day 2018 annual conference held on Tuesday, 27th November at The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London.

`The Past in the Present: Orienting Research, Scholarship and Practice in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies around Archives and History.’ Presented at Boundary Crossing: An international interdisciplinary conference on immigration and social justice held on Monday 3 – Tuesday 4 September at the King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester.

Workshop: The Past in the Present: Orienting Forced Migration Scholarship and Practice around History. Held at the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) 17 conference on Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large. Held at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.  (Wednesday, 25th July 2018.)

Panel: Displaced Narratives: Storytelling in Displacement and Forced Migration – Part Two on Thursday, 26th July 2018. Held at the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) 17 conference on Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large. Held at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Chaired Roundtable on `New Dissemination Practices & Public Engagement in Forced Migration Research’ at the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) 17 conference on Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large. Held at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, GreecePart of the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Forced Migration Issues (ESPMI) Research Cluster project.

‘Archiving Activism: Past, Present, Future’ panel held as part of the Scholar Activism in the 21st Century Conference held on Friday 22nd June and Saturday, 23rd June at the British Library in London.

`Documenting the Refugee Experience: Archives, Engagement and Collaboration.’ Presented at Archives and Records Association London event on Tuesday, 19th June 2018.

Chaired Roundtable on `New Dissemination Practices & Public Engagement in Forced Migration Research’ at CARFMS 2018: Dialogue Beyond Borders annual conference held at Carleton University, May 22-May 25, 2018.  Part of the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Forced Migration Issues (ESPMI) research Cluster project. (Friday, 27th July 2018).

2017

`Asylum, Agency and Archives: Documenting Refugee Voices and the Challenges of Representation.’ Presented at the Research in impact workshop: Refugees, New speakers and Global Law on the 22-24 March 2017 at Tilburg University.

2016

`Democratic Access or Privileged Exclusion?  Oral history, civic engagement and the importance of refugee archives.’  Co-presentation with Dr. Rumana Hashem at a Voluntary Action History Society Seminar on Monday, 17 October 2016 at the Institute for Historical Research, Senate House, London.  Details:  www.vahs.org.uk/seminars/ 

‘Archives, Ethics and Civic Engagement: Refugee voices, participatory performance, and oral history – the role of civic engagement in enhancing archives?’  Presented in the: Inclusivity meets ‘History of the Present’: Living History, Ethics and the Role of Archives in Documenting Under-Represented Communities Panel in the “Global Futures:” Archives and Records Association Annual Conference, Friday 2nd September 2016.

‘Refugee Voices and Living Narratives: Reflections, challenges and narratives for (Re-) Constructing, Documenting, and Preserving Refugee and Migrant Testimonies within the Archive.’ Paper presentation for the Panel ‘Documentation, Preservation and Researching the History of Forced Migration and Refugee History: Ethical and Methodological Developments’ at IASFM16: Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement: Theory, Policy and Praxis. Organised by the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration in Poznan, Poland: 12-15 July, 2016.  Details:  http://iasfm.org/iasfm16/

‘Archiving Living Histories of the Migration Experience: Oral History, Archives and the Hidden Narratives of Migration.’ Presented at the “Different Pasts: Shared Futures”: Showcasing UEL Initiatives Supporting Refugees.  UEL Event for Refugee Week, Wednesday 22nd June, 2016.

‘Displaced Voices, Forgotten Narratives: How can archives document, preserve and make accessible the material culture and first-hand testimonies of Mediterranean migration?’  Presented at the 17th Annual Cambridge Heritage Research Seminar.  The Heritage of Displacement: Forced Migration in the Mediterranean through History, Saturday, 14 May 2016.  McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.  Details:  http://heritage.arch.cam.ac.uk/chs.html

2015

Short presentation at “the Refugee Crisis, Experiences and Perspectives: A Panel Discussion.”  Organised by the University of East London for International Human Rights Day, 10th December, 2015.

`Introduction to the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London.’  Presentation at a British Psychology Society training day for mental health practitioners organised by Professor Rachel Tribe.  28th September 2015.

`Constructing Social History through the Preservation of “Moving Memories”: Civic Engagement with Refugees and Migrants in London.’  Presentation at the History From Elsewhere Symposium: The use of Archives and Recollection of Memory event organised by London Metropolitan Archives on Friday, 18 September 2015.

`Democratic Access or Privileged Exclusion:  Refugee Archives – Preserving (and Listening!) to the Voice(s) of Refugees.’  Lecture given as part of the 2015 Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series.  18th June 2015.

2014

`Democratic access or privileged exclusion: preserving (and listening!) to the voice of the refugee within the archival record of the nation-state?’  Presented at the Refugee Voices conference hosted by the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford,  Monday 24 March – Tuesday 25 March 2014.  Details:  www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/refugee-voices.

2012

`Rescuing Refugee Archives:  Preserving the History of the Refugee Experience, a UK Perspective.’  Presented at Beyond Borders: the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists: San Diego,  9-11 August 2012.  This was part of a panel session on “Beyond Resettlement: Overcoming Hurdles to Document the Experiences and Contributions of Refugees.”  Details:  www2.archivists.org/conference/2012/san-diego