Information and Communication Technologies and Migration


Coordinators

  • Dr. Maren Borkert at the University of Vienna, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Pedro J. Oiarzabal at the University of Deusto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Objectives

Since 2011, with the support of IMISCOE RN, the Research Group on ICTs and Migration aims at consolidating and reinforcing existing lines of research on the aforementioned topic at the crossroad between technologies and migrants and ethnic minorities -- with particular emphasis in the European context -- while exploring new research themes by diversifying them through comparative and interdisciplinary scope.

 

 

 

Members

  • Rianne Dekker (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands),
  • Dr. Mihaela Nedelcu (Institute of Sociology/Swiss Forum for Migration Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland),
  • Dr. Nalu Binaisa (Oxford University, the UK), 
  • Dr. Adela Ros (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia, Spain).

Agenda of activities

In this regard the Research Group on ICTs and Migration has implemented the following activities:

2011

  • Organized the “International Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies and Migration”, held at the IMISCOE RN’s Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland on September 9, 2011. Twelve participants from nine different countries took part in the workshop.
  • Dr. Nedelcu organized the “International Workshop on Migrant Transnationalism and Integration in Digital Era” (Institute of Sociology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. November 25, 2011). Dr. Oiarzabal took part in the workshop.

2012

  • Organized the “Conceptual Meeting on Information and Communication Technologies and Migration” took place at the University of Vienna on March 30, 2012. The coordinators Dr. Borkert and Dr. Oiarzabal and five researchers participated at the meeting, constituting an embryonic research group. The participants were Rianne Dekker (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Vera Peshkova (Institute of Sociology, Moscow, Russia), Dr. Mihaela Nedelcu (Institute of Sociology/Swiss Forum for Migration Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Dr. Nalu Binaisa (Oxford University, UK), and Dr. Adela Ros (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia, Spain).
  • Organized the workshop “The Use and Impact on Migrant Transnationalism and Social Transformation/Development”, held at the IMISCOE’s 9th Annual Conference (Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 29, 2012).
  • Co-organized the workshop “Migration, families and ICTs”, Session 1 “Co-presence and transnational routine within migrant families in the digital era,” at the IMISCOE 9th Annual Conference. Organized by the University of Deusto, the University of Vienna, and the University of Neuchatel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 28-29, 2012).
  • Dr. Oiarzabal organized and chaired the Panel “Migration and the Internet: Social Networking and Diasporas” at the “4th European Communication Conference, ECREA.” Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul, Turkey. October 24-27, 2012).
  • Dr. Oiarzabal was the Guest Editor (with Ulf-Dietrich Reips) of the Special Issue “Migration and the Internet: Social Networking and Diasporas.” Journal of Ethnicity and Migration Studies, Vol. 38, No. 9 (2012): 1333-1490 (ISSN 1369-183X).

2013

  • Organized a working meeting to develop a strategy for the ESF COST Actions call. (Vienna, Austria. April 2, 2013). The participants were Rianne Dekker (PhD student at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Dr. Nalu Binaisa (Oxford University, UK), Dr. Borkert, Dr. Oiarzabal and Catalina Uzcanga (PhD student at University of Deusto).
  • Co-organized with IMISCOE member, Comillas University (Madrid, Spain), the International Seminar “Migration & Associationism in a Time of Crisis,” and the workshop “New ICTs and Migrant Associations” (Bilbao, University of Deusto. April 18, 2013).
  • Co-organized the International Workshop “Youth Migrants’ Social and Labor Integration through the use of ICTs in Social Organizations at a Time of Crisis” at the IMISCOE 10th Annual Conference (Malmö University, Sweden. August 27, 2013).
  • Dr. Oiarzabal published “The Basque Diaspora Webscape: Identity, Nation and Homeland, 1990s-2010s” (University of Nevada, Reno, 2013).
  • Submitted the preliminary research proposal to the ESF COST Actions call “Unleashing the European Knowledge Society: Migrants, Innovation, Inclusion (EU-KnowMi)” (Ref. oc-2013-2-16871).

2014

Re-submitted the preliminary research proposal to the ESF COST Actions call “Unleashing the European Knowledge Society: Migrants, Innovation, Inclusion (EU-KnowMi)” (Ref. oc-2014 -1-19032).

 

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