European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

MeLa Publications

The MeLa editorial activity promotes the widespread use of the advancement of knowledge produced by the Project. Special policies have been agreed by the Consortium Partners in order to guarantee a high open access level to all Project products, and in particular to make publications readable and downloadable.
In this page, you can find a selection of MeLa related documents, and the articles, papers and books produced by the Consortium members within the MeLa Project, which will be available free of charge whenever possible and, in any case, at least in their executive summary.

These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License.


The MeLa*Books Series


>> Access the series of open-access digital publications which report the main findings ensued from the research activities developed by the different MeLa Research Fields.



  • Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe

    Whitehead, Christopher, Katherine Lloyd, Susannah Eckersley and Rhiannon Mason, eds. 2015. Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe. Peoples, Places and Identities. Farnham: Ashgate.

    The imperatives surrounding museum representations of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. The political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, changes in population flows, migration patterns and demographic movement now underscore both cultural and political practice, be it in the accommodation of ‘diversity’ in cultural and social policy, scholarly explorations of hybridity or in state immigration controls. This book investigates the historical and contemporary relationships between museums, places and identities. It brings together contributions from international scholars, academics, practitioners from museums and public institutions, policymakers, and representatives of associations and migrant communities to explore all these issues.

    Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe Christopher Whitehead, Katherine Lloyd, Susannah Eckersley, Rhiannon Mason - Books - March 2015 Fd01 Document more
  • "Placing" Europe in the Museum

    Whitehead, Christopher, Rhiannon Mason, Susannah Eckersley and Katherine Lloyd. 2013. "Placing" Europe in the Museum: People(s), Places, Identities. Milan: Politecnico di Milano.

    The book represents the proceedings of the international conference "Placing" Europe in the Museum: People(s), Places, Identities, held at Newcastle University in September 2012. This was the first in a series of events intended to complement and inform research within the context of the MeLa Project. The papers relate to Research Field 01, which focuses on Museums and Identity in History and today, and will develop policy-relevant arguments concerning the cultural significance of place within museum representations for questions of contemporary European identities and notions of citizenship. The volume includes contributions of: Christopher Whitehead, Rhiannon Mason, Susannah Eckersley, Katherine Lloyd, Tomasz Maślanka, Michal Luczewski, Christine Cadot, Roxana Adina Huma, Elisabeth Tietmeyer, Barış Ülker, Kylea Little, Francesca Lanz, Michelle More, Sonja Kmec.

    "Placing" Europe in the Museum Whitehead, Christopher, Rhiannon Mason, Susannah Eckersley and Katherine Lloyd - Books - March 2013 Fd01 Document more