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Month: January 2018

Newsletter: January 2018

Newsletter: January 2018


The Journal of Internal Displacement is in search of two Assistant/Copy Editors to join our international editorial team as we shape and expand the Journal’s outreach. The Assistant/Copy Editors would be responsible for assisting in the development of editorial content, editing, and proofreading manuscripts, articles and reviews accepted by the Journal. Assistant/Copy Editors may also be asked to take on additional projects such as drafting and disseminating calls for papers, PR, and general correspondence with authors. Opportunities will be given to Assistant/Copy Editors with more experience in publishing, web content management and maintenance. Assistant/Copy Editors will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Advisory Board Members and Senior Editors of the Journal. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. All Assistant/Copy Editor positions are voluntary and provide an opportunity especially for graduate students to get more involved in academic publishing. Deadline to apply is 31 January 2018. To apply, email CV and Cover Letter to:


CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

Note: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.


Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.


Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health
As forcible displacement increases, notions of the unwanted “Other”, the “illegal” migrant, and the “bogus” refugee are increasingly prominent in public discourse of destination countries, lending support to stringent border control policies whereby states incarcerate asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other foreign nationals in immigration detention centres, prisons and camps. This structural violence primarily targets racialized populations from the Global South. This international conference brings together researchers in social sciences, human rights and mental health, along with practitioners, advocates and migrants, to discuss global trends and avenues for change in immigration detention. Call for papers deadline is 1 February 2018. More information available here.

Design History Society 2018: Design and Displacement
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that in 2016, some 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide – a number not seen since the end of World War II. On average, 20 people were driven from their homes every minute. The challenges faced by vast numbers of migrants and refugees uprooted by war, persecution, ecological crises, natural disasters, or even relocating in search of economic opportunity, are often urgent, and, unfortunately, all too familiar. The movement of populations has spurred – and continues to spur – great changes in the cultural landscape in general and design in particular, both positive and problematic. Displacement creates opportunities for cross-cultural dialogues and inspires design solutions, whether they be related to objects used for disaster relief, temporary housing for displaced persons during wartime or following natural disasters, or more substantial and lasting interventions into the landscape, such as the exponential and necessary growth of cities. Taking place from 6-8 September 2018, this conference will examine displacement and attendant issues from a design perspective. More information available here.

Home: Belonging and Displacement
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal published at The University of Western Australia since 1995. The 13th Annual Limina Conference will be held on 26 and 27 July 2018 at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. More information available here.




Supporting the Success of Forced Migrants in Higher Education by Rebecca Murray: ​Access, participation and success in higher education are rarely considered as priorities when contemplating ways to support forced migrants – refugees, asylum seekers and others in need of international protection. Yet, education, including higher education, is critical to supporting forced migrants establish themselves in a new country.

Stanford scholars develop new algorithm to help resettle refugees and improve their integration by Alex Shashkevich: A new machine learning algorithm developed by Stanford researchers could help governments and resettlement agencies find the best places for refugees to relocate, depending on their particular skills and backgrounds.

Sculptor Kapoor awards $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’ prize to refugees by Karla Mendes: British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide in a bid to alleviate a record-breaking global displacement crisis.

Benue Killings: 80,000 internally displaced persons registered: The Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says it has registered about 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, across four camps located in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.

Almost 1.5 million internally displaced persons registered in Ukraine by Interfax-Ukraine: As of Jan. 9, 1,492,100 internally displaced persons are registered in Ukraine, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine reported.

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