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June 2017

International Conference on Cultural Heritage In Migration

June 15, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Moskovska Str. 6A
Sofia, 1000 Bulgaria

15-16 June 2017 Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia, Bulgaria Alongside the issues related to migration policies, immigrants’ sociocultural adaptation and the functioning of immigrant networks in the receiving society, the intensive migration processes in the past three decades from Eastern Europe to West European countries and the United States pose in new perspective the topic of cultural heritage abroad, of its construction and maintenance in foreign…

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July 2017

‘Europe, Migration and the New Politics of (In)security’: Governing (In)securities

July 4, 2017
University of York York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom + Google Map

Tuesday 4 July, 2016 University of York The migration crisis has seen multiple apparent failures in the European project – of solidarity, response and co-operation. In this sense, the new politics of (in)security applies as much to the troubled internal dynamics of the Union as it does to the management of insecure and vulnerable migrants. There is, however, political potential in the deployment of crisis language and the invocation of novel (in)securities. That is, the…

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An Interdisciplinary Conference: Building Bridges in a Complex World

July 6, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Samaria Hotel Chania, 69 Kidonias Street, 1866 Square
Chania, Crete 73135 Greece
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6-8 July, 2017 Crete, Greece A RADICALLY DIFFERENT KIND OF CONFERENCE  We are a network of academics and practitioners motivated by our work experiences inside and outside of Europe. With this being the first conference, we are hoping to turn this into an annual gathering to build bridges on three different levels: between theorists and practitioners, between people from different disciplines and between people from different parts of the world. Our conference is about creating new…

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September 2017

Migrants’ and Diaspora Responses to the Rise of Right-Wing Populism – A One-day Workshop

September 26, 2017
University of Warwick, London Campus
London, United Kingdom

26 September, 2017 University of Warwick, London Campus, London, UK. This workshop will be held on 26 September 2017 at the University of Warwick's London site. The workshop is dedicated to research on how migrant and diaspora communities respond to populist, anti-immigrant and ethno-nationalist movements. Send paper abstracts of 300 words max to Dr. Ben Margulies (b.margulies@warwick.ac.uk) and Dr. Maria Koinova (m.koinova@warwick.ac.uk) by 25 May 2017 or to ask for the full call for papers. 

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October 2017

World on the Move: Migration, Societies and Change

October 30, 2017 - November 1, 2017
Chancellors Conference Centre, Chancellors Way, Moseley Road
Manchester, M14 6ZT United Kingdom
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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…

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July 2018

IASFM Annual Conference 2018: Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large

July 24, 2018 - July 27, 2018
University of Macedonia Thessaloniki, Greece

THE 17th INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF FORCED MIGRATION (IASFM) CONFERENCE WILL BE HOSTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC, AND ORIENTAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA, THESSALONIKI, GREECE AND THE LABORATORY FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURES, GENDER, AND BORDERS Thessaloniki, Greece 24-27- July 2018 Never since the Second World War have refugees faced such life and death alternatives with nowhere to turn, and faced with increased restrictionisms.  The case of Greece epitomizes these new…

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AGM 2018: Working Group for Archiving and Documentation of History of Forced Migration and Refugees

July 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
University of Macedonia Thessaloniki, Greece + Google Map

Lunchtime meeting at Thessaloniki When: 13:30-14:30, Thursday 26 July, 2018 Where: The department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. The Working Group for Archiving and Documentation of History of Forced Migration and Refugees invites everyone to join our annual meeting to be held at lunchtime on Thursday 26 July at the IASFM17 conference a the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Working Group marks its third year this September.…

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May 2019

“Geographies of Resistance” – the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference 2019

May 27, 2019 - May 31, 2019
The University of Winnipeg

At the limits of migrant justice, resistance, and solidarity Session organisers: Leah Montange (University of Toronto) & Sarah M. Hughes (Durham University, UK). Please see below for a CFP for the Canadian Association of Geographers annual conference in Winnipeg 27-29 May 2019. The political acts, subjectivities, and contestations of migrating or border crossing people has become an increasingly pervasive theme within and beyond Political Geography.  Scholars have attended to how migrants without formal citizenship are able to…

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August 2019

Reimagining Family, Race and Nation: belongings, contradictions, and possibilities

August 28, 2019 - August 30, 2019
London United Kingdom + Google Map

Call for Papers for session at the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Conference, London Family – as both rhetoric and personal relationship – has long been a preoccupation of national and racial projects. Think of ‘motherland’ and ‘fatherland’, or the policing of inter-marriage in colonial race-building enterprises (Stoler, 2002) and in the wake of ‘ethnicized’ conflicts (Morokvasic-Müller 2004). Both ‘family’ and ‘home’ have protective, welcoming connotations but like the nation, can…

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September 2019

“MeditHerity” MOBILITY AND HERITAGE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN – 1st International Summer School

September 14, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Tourists and Migrants (un)expected encounters in the Mediterranean La Valletta, Malta Cultural heritage is commonly thought as a product of the longstanding link between people and their own territory. But, as anthropologist James Clifford shown us, in our contemporary world culture and identity are associated to "routes" as much as to "roots". We are prompted to recognize that different kinds of mobility and flows are closely connected to the global dynamics of place making. The…

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