Migration

Outspoken Arts

Iriss.fm, Episode 231

Iriss.fm
A creative organisation interested in work which references cutting edge social issues such as creative learning, stories of migration and asylum, issues affecting LGBT people, disability, ethnicity, creative ageing and social health and well-being.

The Golden Bridge

Child migration from Scotland to Canada, 1869-1939

Vintage faded image of group of orphan children outside home

Telling the story of the thousands of children who migrated from the Orphan Homes of Scotland to to new lives in Canada, The Golden Bridge was inspired by an original exhibition created and displayed by Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow Caledonian University. The Golden Bridge project was a collaboration between Iriss, Glasgow Caledonian University and Quarriers.

At Home Abroad exhibition

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Daniele Sime, Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde told us more about her research on children's experiences of migration and the resulting exhibition.

Digitising the Golden Bridge exhibition

Preserving and re-presenting social work history with new media

Vintage map of Great Britain

Research enquiry into the history of social work and social welfare is a vital and ongoing scholarly activity, underpinning our understanding of the past, and illuminating present day practice and policy. 'Memory institutions' like libraries and museums have a key role to play in preserving, and providing researchers with access to, original cultural heritage material

The Canadian "Home Children": a case study in the digitisation of social work heritage material

A childrens travelling trunk

Social work and social welfare services in the developed world have a rich, if relatively recent, history with origins in the social upheavals associated with rapid industrialization and urbanization during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There is a regular flow of scholarly work analysing historical trends in the policies and practices of social welfare agencies.