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Somalis in Kenya

Day 21, Year of #Mygration: Statelessness, Space, Security: Somalis in Kenya

Oscar Gakuo Mwangi, University of Lesotho, argues in Understanding Statelessness, edited by Tendayi Bloom, Katherine Tonkiss and Phillip Cole (Routledge 2017), that statelessness in the Kenyan context needs to be seen as simultaneously a psychological and a physical condition determined by spatial-political boundaries rather than legal ones.

29th January 2018
Person of no nationality

Day 20, Year of #Mygration, Holocaust Memorial Day

One way of reflecting on our theme of being ‘Open to People’ on or around Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January, is to listen to the voices of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany in the British Library’s collection, freely available to anyone.

26th January 2018
Shutterstock-161462651 Digital coding

OU plays a lead role in UK’s first Institute of Coding

The Open University (OU) is to play a lead role in the creation and running of the UK’s first Institute of Coding, announced this week

25th January 2018
Jamaica sings Robert Burns

Day 19, Year of #Mygration: Jamaica sings Robert Burns

All over the world this evening, 25 January, there are Burns’ Night suppers celebrating the poetry of the eighteenth century Robert Burns who never left Scotland.

25th January 2018

Day 18, Year of #Mygration: Migrants, supporters and researchers as brokers

A colleague who recently heard me present my research on the role of migrant staff as brokers in migrant support and advocacy organisations, asked me if I didn’t understand myself as a kind of broker too. Wasn’t I as an academic (and migrant) also in the role of a conveyor and translator of different knowledges?

24th January 2018
Senior man with laptop

Research to explore if sharing photos online could reduce loneliness

Research by  Shailey Minocha, Professor of Learning Technologies and Social Computing at the OU, is exploring if sharing photography online reduces feelings of loneliness in people aged 60 and over.

23rd January 2018
Stateless people in Italy

Day 17, Year of #Mygration: Photographing stateless people in Italy

In yesterday’s post, the words ‘practitioners and artists’ stood out to various readers who asked for more, so today we bring you On the Frontline: Photographing Stateless People in Italy.

23rd January 2018

What’s fake about fake news?

Fake news is one of the frequently-used words of 2017, but is there anything new about it and why is it so significant?

22nd January 2018
Understanding Statelessness

Day 16, Year of #Mygration: Understanding statelessness

Thinking of travelling? - don't forget your passport!

Did you know that there are more than 10 million people in the world with no citizenship at all?

22nd January 2018
Don’t panic…yet. Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA

A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

A small asteroid passed relatively close to Earth this month, having been discovered just six days earlier. This might sound scary, but it’s unusual that such an object would actually collide with the Earth.

19th January 2018

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