October 2016

Newsletter #08



Call for Nominations IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2017

IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2017 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award. The Network has awarded this prize annually since 2010 (overview of winners) to stimulate and recognise excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. The 2017 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 9 January 2017. Applicants are invited to apply on their own behalf, although dissertation supervisors may also nominate candidates.

Survey: Quality of the IMISCOE conference in Prague rated by participants

For the second time we asked participants at the IMISCOE annual conference to give us feedback on the organization and content of the conference. The average score out of ten for the conference in Prague as a whole was 8.4. We consider this as a very good score. 

REMINDER IMISCOE Seed Funding for Research Clusters: Call for Proposals (Deadline: December 1, 2016)

Over the past decade IMISCOE has provided seed money to selected research initiatives. It has issued consecutive calls for new research initiatives. The aim of these initiatives is to mobilize colleagues in order to explore possibilities of enhancing new research (by developing research proposals), of joint publications or other activities around specific topics. 




Call for new editors for the journal Comparative Migration Studies 

Prof.dr. Sawitri Saharso and Dr. Peter Scholten - the Editors in Chief of the journal Comparative Migration Studies - welcome applications from colleagues who wish to become a member of the journal's editorial board (call for editors, pdf). Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes comparative research from various disciplines. Applications should be sent to no later than December 1st 2016.


REMINDER CMS: Call for Special Issues (Deadline: November 30, 2016)

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. CMS is published by Springer. The association between IMISCOE and Comparative Migration Studies means that the journal can publish Open Access without asking for Author-Pays Fees. 

CMS also provides an outlet for coherent special issues. Every proposal will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. If approved, all individual articles from the special issue will be subjected to double-blind peer review independently. The next deadline for submitting proposals is November 30, 2016. Special issue proposals can be sent (as pdf files) to

Guidelines for special issues (pdf)

REMINDER IMISCOE Call for Book Proposals
(Deadline: November 15, 2016)

Manuscripts invited on asylum in Europe, intra-EU mobility and new migration routes 

In addition to its open call for book proposals, IMISCOE is launching a Special Call inviting manuscripts that address themes that the IMISCOE Editorial Committee deems particularly relevant in the current context and which have received less attention in the IMISCOE series so far.

More information (pdf)

How to submit a book proposal (docx)

The deadline for submission of book proposals under this call is 15 November 2016.





Soon expected:
“Boundaries of belonging: nation, kinship and identity among migrants and minorities”.

Editors: Francesca Decimo & Alessandra Gribaldo


NEW: open access - "Conceptualising integration: a framework for empirical research, taking marriage migration as a case study" by  Sarah Spencer & Katharine Charlsley

Comparative Migration Studies, 2016 - 4:18

DOI: 10.1186/s40878-016-0035-x





REMINDER Call for Papers: IMISCOE Spring Conference 2017 (Deadline: 4 November, 2016)

The IMISCOE Spring Conference will be held at Middlesex University London on 17 February 2017on the Tyranny of Categories in Migration Policy, Research and Data ProductionA number of writers have highlighted the ways in which categories form the backbone of policies through which they define the conditions of mobility and the concomitant set of entry, residence, economic and social rights as well orient research and data production.



REMINDER Call for Papers Panels and Workshops


Cities are often the main ports of entry for migration and the location where migration-related diversity is manifested most prominently. The 14th annual conference turns attention to the urban dimension of migration and migration-related diversity.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday 15 December (24:00 CET). All submissions should be made online via Applicants will be informed about acceptance of their submission by February 1st.



Reminder: Complete Your IMISCOE Collection Sale

Amsterdam University Press and IMISCOE are proud to announce the Complete Your Collection Sale, with a 50% discount on all currently available IMISCOE titles. For order information and a list of all discounted titles, please visit the AUP website.


Together, Amsterdam University Press and the IMISCOE research network have published more than 100 titles on International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion.More than 50 titles are now available at a 50% discount with free international shipping. Take this opportunity to complete your collection or that of your university library!

The offer is valid only at until the 31st of October, 2016.





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