17th October, 13.15-14.30

Migration Mobilities Bristol AGM

We warmly invite members to attend MMB’s 2019 AGM. It will be a chance to hear about the progress we’ve made during the past year, provide your feedback and discuss a draft annual report that we will send ahead time. We will look forward to our plans for the year ahead and talk about new ideas for profiling and developing international and interdisciplinary work.

Do join us for this informal meeting, which will also give you a chance to meet other MMB members. We will provide tea and coffee and even maybe some homemade biscuits, but do bring along your own lunch!

If you would like to attend, please email us at

Venue: Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road.


18th October, 16.00-19.00

The Truth Commission and the Colombian Diaspora

The Colombian truth commission has an ambitious goal of collecting testimony around the world taking into the account the degree to which Colombians have been displaced by armed conflict. Carlos Beristain is the Commissioner responsible for this work, which has never been undertaken on this scale before. In this event, he will be joined by members of the UK Truth Commission hub to reflect upon their efforts to encourage UK-based Colombians to give their testimony.

Dr Beristain is a doctor of medicine and psychology who has been working for 25 years with victims of human rights violations in Guatemala, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador and the Sahara. His keynote address will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Diego Acosta (Bristol Law School and MMB international strategic lead). Roddy Brett (School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies) will then chair a panel with researchers of the UK Truth Commission hub.

For further details and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

This event is supported by MMB and is part of Bristol Colombia Week 2019: Truth, Memory and Diaspora: The Seeds of Peace in Colombia.


31st October, 13.00-14.00

MMB and Latin America

The MMB team are organising a small internal brainstorming meeting with UoB researchers working in Latin America to discuss ways of utilising existing and developing new connections with relevant institutions and individuals in the region. As we expand our international network we are keen to build ties with other research institutes and university departments across the world working on issues of migration and mobility, particularly to promote existing work and develop new opportunities for research and teaching collaboration.

This event is by invitation only, but if you are interested in attending please email us at


22nd November, 17.30-20.00

Eritrea and Human Rights: Conflict and Mobility

This event explores the grave human rights violations faced by Eritreans at home and on their journeys of escape, and the continuing rights violations they face on arrival in Europe. It will include short talks from Helen Kidan (Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights, EMDHR), Yodit Estifanos Aferweki (Médicins du Monde) and members of the Network of Eritrean Women (NEW) and Eritrea Focus, as well as the photo exhibition ‘Eritrea in the News’.

The event is organised as part of the activities of the University of Bristol ERC Research Project, ‘Modern Marronage: The pursuit and practice of freedom in the contemporary world’ and the MMB Research Challenge, ‘Control, conflict, resistance’.

Venue: Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road.

For further details and a list of speakers, and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

For any further information regarding the event, please contact:


20th-21st January 2020

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a unique, global platform devoted to improving data on migration in all its dimensions. Organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the IFMS offers space for dialogue for a broad range of actors, from national and regional authorities, NGOs, international agencies and the private sector.

IFMS II aims to mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – to improve the collection and analysis of migration data worldwide. MMB’s Ann Singleton will organise a panel

There is a call for papers and parallel sessions out until 9th September 2019. Please visit the Forum website for further details.



NB. For University of Bristol staff these events and other migration related events are listed in the MMB shared Outlook calendar. Open ‘Shared Calendar’ while on the UoB network and search for ‘migration’.