Multaka Oxford Project: Several Positions (UK)

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The Multaka Oxford Project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, Oxford, UK,  is advertising several positions with different, but short, deadlines.

Multaka Oxford is an award-winning project working with two Oxford University museums: the History of Science Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum. This inclusive programme works in partnership with local organisations to support people who are forced migrants settling in Oxford.

  1. Part-time Collections Officer. Deadline: 2 December 2019.

The postholder will form part of the Multaka Oxford project team funded by a private donor to activate the Museum’s collections, notably those from the Arab world as a springboard to recruit community volunteers and project participants. The project brings in different voices, perspectives and narratives to the Museum, its collections, engagement activities and relevance to different audiences. The postholder will hold a crucial role working with the Museums’ collections alongside volunteers and project participants to develop people’s confidence, support opportunities for inter-cultural dialogue and welcome different audiences to the Museum. The Collections Officer will consult, co-design and support the recruitment, training, supervision and mentoring of the community volunteers and project participants to deliver a range of activities at the same time as enhancing the relevant collections database records at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

2. Part-time Community Ambassador. Deadline: 25 November 2019.

This is an exciting new role which focuses on developing links between the Multaka project and communities in Oxford. The postholder will support both the participants, volunteers and staff team to achieve the project’s aims of developing people’s confidence, supporting opportunities for inter-cultural dialogue and welcoming different audiences to the Museum as volunteers. Working as part of the team, the postholder will advise and support this inclusive approach as the project works towards bringing in different voices, perspectives and narratives to the Museum, its collections, engagement activities and relevance to different audiences.

CFP Oxford Migration Conference (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers | Oxford Migration Conference: Crossing borders / Crossing disciplines: Rethinking Inclusion, Exclusion, and Human Mobility. 17–18 May 2018, Worcester College, Oxford University, UK. Deadline: 20 April 2018.

Human mobility is accompanied by processes of inclusion and exclusion. Whether in large-scale economic processes or face-to-face encounters, navigating ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, or linguistic differences resulting from migration and mobility can be challenging for states, societies, and individuals alike.

What are the various scales and moments at which processes of inclusion and exclusion come to the fore? Who includes and who excludes? Where do processes of inclusion and exclusion take place? What effects do they have at the individual, regional, national or international levels?

This conference aims to generate new inter- and multi-disciplinary insights and ideas on the theme of inclusion/exclusion. We invite abstracts from researchers at all academic levels addressing processes of inclusion/exclusion in relation to human migration and mobility from all disciplinary perspectives.

Practitioners and policy-makers are welcome to submit their ideas, and contributions that feature applied or practical collaboration with groups or individuals outside of universities are particularly invited.