Ways of Telling, 26 - 27 May

Posted on 8 May 2017

Registration is open for our upcoming conference, which explores methods, narratives and solidarities in migration studies.

The migrant is not so much on the margins of modern life, but absolutely central to it.”

John Berger and Jean Mohr, A Seventh Man

  • King’s Manor, University of York
  • 26 - 27 May, 2017

The inaugural University of York Migration Network conference focuses upon the theme of “Ways of Telling: Methods, narratives and solidarities in migration studies.”

Using a wide range of innovative research methods (visual, participatory and performing arts, Muslim refugee fiction, participatory film, theatre, walking) the paper sessions include:

  • migrant experiences in the UK, China, Australia and Nigeria
  • understanding the human cost of the migrant crisis in the Central Mediterranean
  • women migrants and women with no recourse to public funds in London

Issues of gender, risk, resilience, home, belonging, and the rights of non-citizens are also explored.



  • Kathryn Cronin Head of Garden Court Chambers
    Immigration, asylum, nationality, children’s and family law
  • Maurice Wren CEO Refugee Council


  • Counterpoints Arts UoY Impact Acceleration Research Fellows
    Arts of Migration
  • John Perivolaris Photographer
    The Migrant’s Distant Look


  • Jane Arnfield University of Northumbria
    The Tin Ring


Pre-registration is required as places are limited. The conference is free to colleagues at White Rose Universities (York, Sheffield and Leeds). For other attendees there is a £15 charge to cover the cost of registration and refreshments.

Register free (White Rose Network)

Register £15 (non-White Rose Network)


For further information please email sarah.shrive-morrison@york.ac.uk.