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ITHACA Diary Contest Now Open

The ITHACA international call for migrant stories is open!   With the final aim to promote the peace and intercultural dialogue, we invite participants to share their autobiographical accounts whether written, video/audio recorded or drawn. The written contributions can be delivered either in French, English, Arabic, Greek. The most meaningful narratives will be published in [...]

Qualitative and Archival Research for European Migration Policies

• Consider qualitative and archival research as a chance to formulate the “right” questions in one’s daily work. • Build a research-related stakeholder map (including universities, research centers, foundations, CSOs, NGOs, journalists and communicators) when planning your activities. • Use research results to deconstruct mainstream narratives. • Declare what analytic lens you use to read [...]

Podcasting ITHACA: Migrant Diaries

…The next day, accompanied by my uncle, I went to get my passport and it was ready within a week. I looked at it. I never thought I would own one. None of my friends ever had one. I felt so cool! But my enthusiasm didn’t last long. It was not enough just to have [...]

METHODS OF COLLECTING AND PRESERVING MIGRATION NARRATIVES THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF POTENTIAL MIGRANTS: third ITHACA Training Session held in Ifrane, Morocco

Six unique research experiences were shared around the topic of ‘Methods of collecting and preserving migration narratives through the experience of “potential migrants’. The session was hosted by the Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (Morocco) the last June and its protagonist were six ITHACA researchers and three experts from our sister projects Opportunities and Bridges. [...]

“TELL ME” OF MIGRANT MEMORIES: DIMMI International – ITHACA Contest

Thanks to the ITHACA project, the national contest DIMMI (DIMMI di memorie migrant, Tell me of migrant memories) extends beyond the Italian borders. Originally promoted in Italy by the Region of Tuscany in 2012 to raise public awareness and involvement in issues such as peace and intercultural dialogue, in collaboration with the ITHACA partner Archive of [...]

Qualitative researchers speaks with policy makers and practitioners: how to foster the collaboration?

How research – and, more specifically, how the archival and qualitative research carried out by ITHACA – can and should dialogue with policy makers and effectively inform policies and better practices?   This question was asked to more than 150 stakeholders during 20 policy councils held in Italy (Modena, Milan and Rome), Greece (Athens), The [...]

How can qualitative and archival research better inform the work of local, national and international policy makers and practitioners in the migration field?

What is the right question to ask? Asked Maria Teresa, a young practitioner working at the Regional Programme for Interculture and Health in Emilia Romagna, Italy. Her reaction itself is, in truth, the answer to the issue of “how can qualitative and archival research help practitioners and policy makers to better plan their work and [...]

ITHACA Special Policy Council: Oral Migrant Narratives

  On 1, 2 and 3 July, the ITHACA Special Policy Council was held in cooperation with AISO - the Italian Association of Oral History - and other partners including ANPI. The initiative was part of the “L'Archivio delle Voci” project promoted by the Municipalities of Fanano and Sestola and supported by the Emilia-Romagna Region [...]

Call for Papers for the Mid-term Conference: New Challenges to Feminism and Gender Research

Call for papers for the mid-term conference entitled "New Challenges to Feminism and Gender Research" that will take place in Milan, Italy, at the University of Milano-Bicocca, from the 13th to the 14th of June, 2022. The conference of the RN33 - Women’s and Gender Studies features keynote lectures, plenary discussions, paper sessions, a round table, [...]

ITHACA First International Policy Council Event (Milan, May 13, 2022)

Local, national and international Policy Councils are at the very core of ITHACA. Organised in 7 partner-countries (France, Netherlands, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Azerbaijan) they are participative events that provide an operational base for the entire project. They involve researchers from the consortium together with invited academic researchers, practitioners, policy makers and migrants. The coming [...]

Call for Papers: Migration Narratives in the Global Mediterranean (1450–1850)

The H2020 ITHACA project focuses on narratives of migration in both past and present, analysing them in a rigorous historical framework, through an interdisciplinary, comparative, and transnational approach. ITHACA aims to create a digital platform, that brings together migration narratives from the 15th century to the present, enhancing the historical documentation and the testimonies of [...]

LIMS Talk | Internationalism, Protectionism, Xenophobia: The Second International’s Migration Debate (1889–1914)

We invite you to the upcoming Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS) talk entitled "Internationalism, Protectionism, Xenophobia: The Second International’s Migration Debate (1889–1914)" with Daan Musters (The Council for Public Administration), which will take place online on Friday, 17th of December 2021, from 12:30 to 14:00 (CET). Between 1889 and 1914, the Second International (SI) united [...]

BCM2021 Online Event: Women, Memory, and Resistance after the Colonial Past

BCM2021 Online Event: Women, Memory, and Resistance after the Colonial Past   On Friday, 19th of November, 2021 at 17:30 (CET), the Horizon 2020 project ITHACA - Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region, will participate in Bookcity Milano 2021, in the framework of the online event [...]

LIMS Book Talk | The Christian Slaves of Depok: A Colonial Tale Unravels

Do not miss out on the upcoming Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS) book talk entitled "The Christian Slaves of Depok: A Colonial Tale Unravels", with author Dr. Nonja Peters from Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands / John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University, Western Australia, on Thursday, 18th of November 2021, [...]

Amman History Series | Amman: A City of Refugees?

On Tuesday, 16th of November, 2021 at 5 pm (CET), Jalal Al Husseini, associate research fellow in political sociology at the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO), ITHACA member and a freelance consultant, and Solenn Al Majali, Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Aix-Marseille University and research assistant at the CNRS within the Horizon 2020 [...]

Palestinian Refugees in International Law (OUP, 2020)

Do not miss out on the hybrid event, entitled "Palestinian Refugees in International Law (OUP, 2020)" with Lex Takkenberg, former Chief of Ethics Office, UNRWA and Francesca P. Albanese, international lawyer, researcher and author, Georgetown University, on Monday, 8th of November 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The event is organized in partnership with the [...]

Mobility and Environment: For an Environmental History of Italian Migrations

On Tuesday, 26th of October 2021, ITHACA - Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region will participate in the workshop entitled "Mobility and Environment: For an Environmental History of Italian Migrations", which will take place at the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Studies at the University of [...]

Archival Training Session

The online archival training session for the consortium members is dedicated to reflect on the methodological and scientific problems raised by the sources, that will be the subject of the work of implementation of the future activities connected with the ITHACA - Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the [...]

Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS) 2020-2021

Leiden University, the partner of the Horizon 2020 project ITHACA - Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region, organizes the Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS). LIMS forms a platform for those working on migration-related topics at Leiden University, which focuses on stimulating further discussion across disciplines on [...]

Workshop & Roundtable on Ethics & Vulnerability

More news regarding ITHACA project! Earlier today a workshop on Ethical Guidelines was jointly organized by our partner Università degli Studi di Milano and our coordinator Unimore - Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia. During this workshop, the consortium members had the chance to discuss on the project's ethical issues and data management. Partners had also the chance to discuss on available research tools and resources and [...]

Mediterranean Crossings: Refusal and Resistance in Uncertain Times

On 24-26 June 2021 the University of Milan will host the on-line International Conference “Mediterranean Crossings: Refusal and Resistance in Uncertain Times”, jointly organized by Escapes, Department of International, Legal, Historical-Political Studies, Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”, AMM – Archive of migrant memories; and in cooperation with ITHACA - Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: [...]

The ITHACA project has officially started!

Our Horizon 2020 project, ITHACA: Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region, had officially started with the completion of the project’s Kick off Meeting during the last week of April 2021. The ITHACA project focuses on narratives of and on migrants both in the past and in [...]