IASFM Working Group on the Archiving and Documentation of the History of Forced Migration and Refugees.
The IASFM Working Group on the Archiving and Documentation of the History of Forced Migration and Refugees was established in 2015, with Dr. Rumana Hashem and Paul Dudman as Co-Convenors. The working group was established with seed funding from the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration with the aim of bringing together academics, archivists, practitioners, researchers and members of NGOs to explore new ways in which Archives can be used to help document, preserve and make accessible the narratives of migration. The working group is international in nature, reflecting the wider aims of IASFM, and brings together a number of interested colleagues from different backgrounds and fields. We were able to hold a very successful panel of papers at IASFM2016 conference in Poznan, Poland, during July 2016, and we are now planning on how to develop the working group.