Diaspora: A one-day conference on a travelling concept (CfP/Deadline: May 12 2015)

Venue: Stockholm University

Date: September 9 2015

Since the 1980s scholars of different backgrounds have contributed to the reinvention of diaspora as an important concept in academic research. As an analytical tool and perspective on the triadic relations built into the processes of “expatriate minority communities”, the concept travelled across disciplines and did at times change those disciplines or was itself altered in the process.

For this one-day conference we invite scholars to submit empirically based papers about diaspora and its ‘travelling’ features in different dimensions. The subjects, forms of life and artefacts under study are often transnationally distributed and expressed in fluid forms. How are researchers dealing with this? We are interested in papers discussing both conceptual and methodological challenges in conducting diaspora research.

Panel 1: Diaspora: When experiences become identity

Panel 2: Diaspora: Performing diaspora

Panel 3: Diaspora: Homing at a distance

In the morning there will be a keynote lecture by Myria Georgiou, Dept of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science and a keynote panel with Avtar Brah, Birkbeck, London and Khachig Tölölyan, Wesleyan University. After lunch there will be the workshop session with the three parallel panels.

Authors are kindly requested to send their abstracts of no more than 300 words by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May 12, 2015.

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