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European Museums in an age of Migrations

Posted by Helen Moore, Marketing Manager

Ashgate recently published the fourth book in an informal series of books made possible by the European Commission-funded ‘MeLa – European Museums in an age of Migrations’ project.

The MeLa Project looks at the effects of the migration of people, objects, knowledge and information on the form and role of the contemporary museum, and aims to identify innovative practices that will drive its evolution.

The MeLa general objectives include:

  • Rethinking the role of museums in building a democratic inclusive European citizenship;
  • Envisioning strategies and exhibition practices to support the new role of museums in an age of migrations;
  • Improving knowledge on cultural heritage diversity and identity representation.

For more information visit http://www.mela-project.eu/

museums migration and identity in europeRelated books from Ashgate:

Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe, Edited by Christopher Whitehead, Katherine Lloyd, Susannah Eckersley and Rhiannon Mason

Cultural networks in migrating heritageCultural Networks in Migrating Heritage, Perla Innocenti

Migrating Heritage, Edited by Perla Innocenti

Postcolonial MuseumThe Postcolonial Museum, Edited by Iain Chambers, Alessandra De Angelis, Celeste Ianniciello, Mariangela Orabona and Michaela Quadraro

The Dynamics of Migration, Health and Livelihoods – a ‘must read’!

The Dynamics of Migration, Health and Livelihoods: INDEPTH Network Perspectives was recently published, and has had some very positive feedback. It’s an edited collection which uses INDEPTH’s multi-site network to provide new demographic insights into population variables, and new perspectives on migration, health and livelihood’s interaction over time.

‘This book combines a uniquely comprehensive view of migration in low income countries with insightful analyses of the complex relationships of that mobility with health and earning a livelihood in those contexts. The volume is strong testimony to the enormous potential for demographic surveillance systems to provide an important way to better understand not only the nature of population movement in poor populations but also its drivers and consequences.’   Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide, Australia

‘Building on the richness of the INDEPTH surveillance data network, this volume takes a deep dive into the causes and consequences of geographic movement, identifying systematic regularities, and important differences, across the six research sites. This unique compendium of case studies offers valuable lessons for scholars of migration, students of program evaluation, and field workers. It is a tour de force in a rapidly growing field.’   Marta Tienda, Princeton University, USA

‘The book is one those stand alone readers, containing cutting edge researches, which employed a unique INDEPTH Network surveillance perspective to the study of the impact of migration, a potent phenomenon, on the health and livelihood of communities in low resource communities in sub-Saharan Africa, South, and South East Asia. The multi-site network approach adopted in the book does not only provide a demographic understanding of migration dynamics, but presents a new perspective to comparative analysis of the impact of migration on human health and livelihood over time. I believe this book is a must read, for all scholars of population and migration studies.’   Godwin Ode Ikwuyatum, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

‘The publication, by the INDEPTH Migration and Urbanization Working Group, contains theoretical and methodological migration research based on a decade of demographic surveillance. What especially makes this volume a must-read is the application of longitudinal methods at a variety of sites among countries. The research definitely generates new findings, and hypotheses, about the relationship of dynamic migration to health and livelihood. The studies also call for additional researches on migration that respond to the increasing body of innovative migration policy that is documented in these INDEPTH studies.’   Aphichat Charatithirong, Mahidol University, Thailand

The Editors: Mark Collinson, MRC/University of the Witwatersrand, RSA, Kubaje Adazu, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya, Michael White, Brown University, USA and Sally Findley, Columbia University, USA.

More information about the book, including sample pages


Negotiating Boundaries in the City – winner of the 2009 Book Award for Outstanding Use of Oral History

A special mention for Joanna Herbert‘s book Negotiating Boundaries in the City which, we are delighted to say, has won the 2009 Book Award for Outstanding Use of Oral History from the Oral History Association.

Using in-depth life-story interviews and oral history archives, this book explores the impact of South Asian migration from the 1950s onwards on both the local white, British-born population and the migrants themselves. Taking Leicester as a main case study, Negotiating Boundaries in the City offers a historically grounded analysis of the human experiences of migration.

‘…an incredibly accessible and illuminating account of immigration and integration at a grassroots level. This study breaks away from the traditional microcosmic approach and succeeds in illustrating how both the members of the South Asian community and those of the host population managed to command the challenges that the immigration process inflicted upon them. This is an attribute that will hopefully pave the way for future research.’
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