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World on the Move: Migration, Societies and Change

October 30, 2017 - November 1, 2017

30 Oct – Nov 1 2017, Chancellors Conference Centre, Manchester

The University of Manchester’s Migration Lab invites proposals for papers, workshops, exhibitions and performances which respond to the theme of ‘migration in the context of uncertainty and change’.

  About the conference

The conference will provide an arena for discussion, debate, and the development of future research projects. Plenary sessions from world-leading migration researchers, panels, and workshops will create spaces for the development of sustainable networks and relationships across the academic, policy, not-for-profit and media sectors. The first day will be a half day policy and politics event where distinguished speakers from policy, activist, NGO and media backgrounds will debate the question ‘How is Brexit Britain responding to a world on the move?’.

Confirmed keynotes
Prof Aderanti Adepoju (University of Lagos), Prof Alice Bloch (The University of Manchester), Prof Joy Damousi (University of Melbourne), Prof Rob Ford (The University of Manchester), Prof Peter Gatrell (The University of Manchester), Prof Justin Gest (George Mason University), Prof Nina Glick-Schiller (The University of Manchester), Dr Laura Hammond (School of Oriental and African Studies), Prof Yaron Matras (The University of Manchester), Gulwali Passarlay (Author of The Lightless Sky), Prof Miriam Ticktin (The New School, New York).

Conference themes

We invite proposals for papers, workshops, exhibitions and performances which respond to and confront the relationship between migration and the various social, political, environmental and economic upheavals currently in process worldwide. We hope to include discussions around issues such as forced displacement, asylum, labour migration, trafficking, diaspora, integration, citizenship and their reciprocal relationships with conflict, economic inequalities, hardship, climate change, political change and social transformation. The following themes are intended as a guide:
·       Home, Borders, Identities
·       Media, Culture, New Populisms
·       History, Agency, Institutions
·       Languages, Narratives, Expressions
·       Methodologies, Research and Practice

Key dates

Abstract Deadline: 10 May 2017

Notice of Acceptance: 30 May 2017

Registration: 15 July 2017

Conference: 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2017

 Conference committee members

Conference Lead: Dr Tanja Müller. Committee members: Prof Alice Bloch, Prof Bertrand Taithe, Prof Uma Kothari, Prof Yaron Matras, Dr Tamara West, Dr Cathy Wilcock

Conference fees

The conference fee will be £130 for the full two and a half days (not including optional conference dinners). For PhD researchers, the fee is discounted to £75.



Website: http://www.migrationlab.manchester.ac.uk


October 30, 2017
November 1, 2017


Chancellors Conference Centre
Chancellors Way, Moseley Road
Manchester, M14 6ZT United Kingdom
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