On behalf of the hosts, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research at the Oslo Metropolitan University, and our collaborators at the Institute for Social Research (ISF), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 19th Annual Conference of IMISCOE in Oslo, Norway. Our institutions engage in migration research throughout a variety of disciplines, methodologies and theoretical perspectives, and the topic of this years’ conference – Migration and Time – brings these diversities together. After two years of the pandemic affecting migration as well as migration research, it will be a joy to meet again in person, but we are also very happy to be able to welcome the online participants and have this conference in a fully hybrid format.
We are honoured to welcome plenary speakers Melanie Griffiths, Liz Mavroudi, Jakub Bijak, and Brenda Yeoh, Parvati Raghuram, Russell King, Valentina Mazzucato, and Paweł Kaczmarczyk to discuss the temporal turn in migration studies – and we look forward to three days of stimulating discussions with all of you.
Norwegian Social Research – (NOVA) is a research institute at the Oslo Metropolitan University which conducts research on different aspects of society and the welfare state. It focuses on the entire life cycle, from cradle to grave. https://www.oslomet.no/en/about/nova
Fafo is an independent social science research foundation that develops knowledge about labour, education, welfare and migration nationally and internationally. https://www.fafo.no/en/
The Institute for Social Research (ISF) is an independent research institute in Oslo. The institute produces academic knowledge in areas important to the development of society. ISF has been at the forefront of migration research in Norway, from the first Pakistani immigrants arriving in the early 1970s, to present-day migration policies and flows. https://www.samfunnsforskning.no/english/
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people. https://www.prio.org/