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CfP: Workshops on Migration, Mobility and Development in Africa (Nigeria)
MIGDEVRI Program provides an opportunity for researchers and advanced scholars to take part in an intensive and competitive Research workshops.
MIGDEVRI Program provides an opportunity for researchers and advanced scholars to take part in an intensive and competitive Research workshops.
The International Migration Institute seeks to recruit a research officer to work on a research project on Migrants in Countries in Crisis. This EU-funded project is being conducted in collaboration with the Vienna-based International Centre for Migration Policy Development. IMI will be responsible for managing up to four African case studies in this project (likely South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Central African Republic and Libya but subject to confirmation).>>
The Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam organizes a panel discussion with (among others) Peggy Levitt and Susan Legêne about museums and their communities. The Round Table on Monday, September 28th 2015, 1h00 PM - 2h30 PM at Hermitage Amsterdam will be introduced by Paul Mosterd (Deputy Director Hermitage Amsterdam).>>
The International Migration Institute seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work on a research project on ‘Mobile Welfare’. The Mobile Welfare project is funded by NORFACE and is coordinated by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in the Netherlands.>>
The Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) invites applications for Junior Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2015/2016. Visiting Fellows are expected to engage in collaborative work with members of MACIMIDE along one of the four MACIMIDE research themes: Migration and Development; Transnational families; Cross-border Mobility; and Citizenship and Immigrant Integration. Applicants should be enrolled in a PhD program and should work on topics related to MACIMIDE research. The deadline for submitting applications is September 15, 2015.
Richard Alba (Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of CUNY) and Nancy Foner (Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY) have published their new book called Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe.>>
Peggy Levitt, Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and Senior Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, has just published her new book, Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums put the Nation and the World on Display.>>
In collaboration with the nccr – on the move and the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, the University of Neuchâtel announces the opening of a full-time position as Assistant Professor in Migration Policy Analysi:
Maastricht University has recently founded a new Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). ITEM is an initiative developed by the interfaculty Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) in cooperation with the province of Limburg and the municipality of Maastricht. The goal of ITEM is to contribute to the promotion of cross-border mobility in the Maas-Rhine Euregion.>>
Thursday 17 September 2015, 09:30 to 20:00
The Royal Geographic Society
1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
The Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa) invites submissions of papers and organized sessions for the 2nd Witten Conference on Institutional Change which will be conducted with the generous support by the Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft and the Forschungskolleg Siegen.
The 2015 Conference will focus on „Migration, Institutions, and Institutional Change“. It will take place on 6 and 7 November at Witten/Herdecke University in Witten, Germany.>>
An Oxford workshop in September will look at visa policies, politics and practice. The deadline for abstracts is 17 July.
The call for abstracts is on the theme "Managing International Migration? Visa Policies, Politics, and Practice", for a cross-regional, one-day workshop to be held at the University of Oxford, UK.>>
Addressing some of the most challenging issues in today’s world, this new programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, as well as to systems of domination and movements of resistance. Students learn to analyse the causes of migration, as well as its consequences for emerging formations of race, gender, labour, citizenship, healthcare, welfare and culture.>>
Additional information on Session 15, to be held on Friday at 09.00 in Room M1130 during the IMISCOE annual conference 2015:
Organizers: Stefan Markowski and Paweł Kaczmarczyk (Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw)
On Saturday, June 20th, in the occasion of the “World Refugee Day”, the Migration Research Center at Koç University “Mirekoc” will hold a special event “PhotoShow and Documentary Premiere” to critically engage with Turkey, EU and other States, and main actors’ responses to the Syrian refugee crises.>>
In January 2006 the International Migration Institute (IMI) was founded at Oxford University by Stephen Castles and Steven Vertovec with the aim of developing a long-term and forward-looking perspective on international migration as an intrinsic part of global change. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of IMI, this conference seeks both to review the progress made in reaching these aims and to explore new conceptual horizons for understanding migration processes and their impacts for origin and destination societies.>>
A Call for Papers has been issued for the International Conference on The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World that will take place at the European University Institute in Florence on 7 and 8 April 2016.
Applications must be submitted electronically by 15 October 2015.
Identifying approaches and challenges
Date: 21 st, September, 2015
Place: Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). Further details will be provided later on.
Time: from 9:30 to 18:00
Academic Coordinators: Marco Martiniello (CEDEM, Liège), Wiebke Sievers (ISR, Vienna), Ricard Zapata-Barrero (GRITIM-UPF, Barcelona)
Technical Coordination: Siresa López, GRITIM-UPF researcher, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
This Workshop Seminar is a research initiative of the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings (POPADIVCIT).>>
CALL FOR PAPERS: “Transnational Return? Family Constellations, Expectations and Negotiations in Remigration”
Deadline for submission of proposals: June 15, 2015
Guest editors Claudia Olivier and Sarah Scholl-Schneider invite you to submit proposal abstracts for the focus topic “Transnational Return? Family Constellations, Expectations and Negotiations in Remigration” of the journal Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal (TSR).>>
Die operative Seite von Migrationsregimen: Verwaltung, Rechtspraxis und Wissenschaft
2. Workshop der Study Group on Migration Regimes
Osnabrück, 16./17. Juli 2015, Organisation: Andreas Pott, Frank Wolff (IMIS Osnabrück)
Deadline für Abstracts: 14. Juni 2015>>
More than just a game
Mobilities, infrastructures & imaginaries of global sports events:
Organizers: Noel Salazar, Christiane Timmerman, Johan Wets, Thursday 8th (9am-5pm) and Friday 9th (9am-3pm) October 2015
Venue: Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13b, University of Antwerp, Belgium.>>
The IMISCOE Standing Committee ‘Research-policy dialogues on migration and integration’ invites to a workshop on “Challenges in commissioned migration research” that is to take place during the IMISCOE 12th Annual Conference in Geneva (26 and 27 June 2015) at the University of Geneva (Rooms M1140 and M2160).>>
Dr. Sarah Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, Bath Spa University, UK
Dr. Maria Schiller, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany
This international conference will provide a forum for the consideration of a number of key questions related to contemporary international migration in the context of urban development and growth.
The registration deadline is the 13th September 2015. If you would like to attend this event, please register on-line.
The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) invite applications for a Departmental Lecturership in Migration and Development. Applications are invited for a Departmental Lecturership in Migration and Development. This full-time post is to start on 1 September 2015 and is tenable until 31 August 2017.>>
Guest editors Claudia Olivier and Sarah Scholl-Schneider invite you to submit proposal abstracts for the focus topic “Transnational Return? Family Constellations, Expectations and Negotiations in Remigration”of the journal Transnational Social Review –A Social Work Journal (TSR).>>
The International Center for Intercultural Exchange/Siena Italian Studies, based in Siena with a new branch in Cagliari, Sardinia hosts an annual Intercultural Horizons conference series that is held in alternate years in Italy and New York (USA). The next conference will take place in Cagliari from September 25th-27th, 2015 and the theme for this year is "Identities, Relationships and Languages in Migration".>>
An international workshop at MIM, Malmö University, 15-16 October 2015 organized by the IMISCOE Research Group: International Migration and Social Protection (IMaSP);
Convenors: ERICA RIGHARD, Malmö University, PAOLO BOCCAGNI, Trento University,
CLAUDIO BOLZMAN, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
10 days, 6-15 July 2015, Venice
The Venice Academy of Human Rights offers this summer intensive courses on “(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities”. Prof. Will Kymlicka will hold the general course and Prof.s Armin von Bogdandy, Andreas Føllesdal, Marc Weller and Marlene Wind will offer further lectures and seminars on multiculturalism, minorities, self-determination and the interplay of courts in the European integration project and beyond.>>
The 2015 EUDO conference will compare access to citizenship and the franchise in Europe and the Americas. The conference will specifically focus on regional and global processes of norm diffusion. Questions that will be addressed include the following: Are the rules for acquisition and loss of citizenship status and access to the franchise converging on a global scale? What is the role of domestic, transnational and international factors in citizenship and electoral reforms? Are citizenship policies driven by concerns about immigrants and indigenous minorities or about emigrant and kin minorities abroad? Are there also regional trends in electoral behaviour among ‘atypical’ voters, such as non-resident citizens and noncitizen residents?>>
Interculturalism in Cities: Concept, Policy and Implementation
Edited by Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Edward Elgar Publishing
Cities are increasingly recognized as new players in diversity studies, and many of them are showing evidence of an intercultural shift. As an emerging concept and policy, interculturalism is becoming the most pragmatic answer to concrete concerns in cities. Within this framework, this book covers two major concerns: how to conceptualize and how to implement intercultural policies.>>
The Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) is launching a conference with partners from Faculty of Social Science Migration Research Group and Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) on 12th & 13th October at Culter's Hall, Sheffield.
The international and interdisplinary conference will look at the key questions around international migration in relation to urban development, residential segregation and diversity. Migrants in the city will explore relationships between rapid urbanisation and international migration and how that in turn effects social issues like segregation, climate change, economic restructuring and spatial identity.>>
The world is currently witnessing a significant growth in marriages across ethnic borders, but relatively little is known of how discourses of 'normal' families, ethnicity, race, migration, globalisation affect couples and children involved in these mixed marriages. Therefore, IMISCOE member Rashmi Singla (Roskilde University, Denmark) just published her book entitled 'Intermarriage and Mixed Parenting, Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing' with Palgrave Macmillan UK.>>
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.>>
This workshop on 'Migration processes and policies as a source of critical insight on anticipation' is part of an International Conference on Anticipation that aims to revisit international migration as a field for the development of anticipation studies. By combining research on migrant’s life experience, on migration-related institutions and on migration policies, it will assess the prospects for anticipation and future studies to feed into migration studies, and on the mutual connections between these research fields.>>
Panel convened by Chris Timmerman (CeMIS, University of Antwerp), Godfried Engbersen (CIMIC, Erasmus University) and Roos Willems (CeMIS, University of Antwerp)
This panel presents papers that look into the impact of social, economic and political transformations on migration flows and mobility patterns in the world which are of interest to Europe.>>
In search of meanings and practices of social remittances – new data, approaches and frameworks
Editors: Izabela Grabowska, Warsaw and Michał P. Garapich, London
More than a decade after the pioneering study and conceptualisation of social remittances by Peggy Levitt, the idea has generated a significant amount of empirical research and theoretical reflection. World moves on however, much faster than research can catch up with it and in contemporary conditions of fragmented modernity and multi-layered global interconnectedness there is a pressing need for further clarification and in-depth conceptualisation of the ways and consequences of the flow of ideas, norms and practices in transnational social fields.>>
Unravelling the Talent Tale: Skilled Migration Policies between National Images, Membership Bonds and Economic Priorities
Faculty of Social Sciences Migration Research Group and Sheffield Centre for International and European Law, Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), 20-21 August 2015;
Abstracts of 200–250 words should be submitted by 15 April 2015. The number of slots for speakers is limited; applicants will be notified of the selection outcome by 1 May. For additional details and submission procedures, see the Conference web page. The organizers will cover accommodation and meals during the conference for all speakers. Participants must cover their own transportation costs. There is no participation fee.>>
Berghahn Books is delighted to offer a special discount to IMISCOE members. For all orders of "The Political Economy of Border Drawing" (ISBN 978-1-78238-541-7) placed by 30th April 2015 via the Berghahn Website, receive a 40% discount. Simply enter the code PEBD15 at checkout.>>
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, together with the project Social Anchoring in Superdiverse Transnational Social Spaces (SAST) is organising a one-day interdisciplinary conference which will focus upon theories on and research into adaptation and integration in an era of superdiversity. The conference entitled "Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity", will allow for the exchange of ideas and formulation of future research agendas to inform academics, practitioners and policy makers which can enable the facilitation of processes of adaptation and integration.>>
National Identity in Motion
Berlin, Germany, August 31st-September 1st, 2015
The Research Unit „Migration, Integration, Transnationalization“ at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center invites submissions for a multi-disciplinary conference on national identity. The conference aims to discuss national identity at different levels, for example how individuals of immigrant and non-immigrant background negotiate and express national identity (e.g., in implicit and explicit attitudes or behaviors), how national identity is reproduced by public institutions such as schools, how states define national identity through their constitutions and laws or what measures and policies governments take to foster certain forms of national identity.
Edited by Laura Oso and Natalia Ribas-Mateos from Universidade da Coruña (Spain), The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism represents a state-of-the-art review of the critical importance of the links between gender and migration in a globalizing world.>>
The Summer School will take place in Istanbul from June 29 to July 10, 2015. The Call for Applications is now opened. Submissions are due by midnight GMT on Sunday, 25 April 2015.>>
The University of Manchester's Manchester Business School and the Economic & Social Research Council invite to a workshop on 'Migrant workers, labour market and political regulations in times of austerity: What policies and actions promote social justice and cohesion?'.>>
The Centre of Migration Research at the University of Warsaw invites to the workshop “The role of diverse legal regimes in shaping migrants’ experiences: visible impacts and research challenges” within the IMISCOE RN Research Cluster “Ukrainian migration to the European Union”.>>
International Exploratory Workshop
19-20 March 2015, Geneva, SwitzerlandThis workshop brings together researchers to discuss comparatively issues related to the population of ageing migrants. Most ongoing projects are conducted nationally, and no large international comparative studies are available.
WORKSHOP NOTE and CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège is pleased to announce the third scientific thematic workshop organized by the working group Citizenship and Political Participation on “Religion an the Political Participation and Mobilization of Immigrant Groups: A Transatlantic Perspective”.
Deadline February 8, 2015.>>
Next month INTEGRIM network will launch its third and last call for the recruitment of ESR. The Consortium is looking for 7 new ERS researchers who would ideally be PhD candidates who are already in advanced stages of their doctoral research and the elaboration of their thesis (applicants should have no more than 4 years of full-time research experience since obtaining the degree that entitles them to pursue doctoral studies). The programme offers them the possibility of enjoying a one-year-long research stay at one of the academic institutions of the network, either to improve their analysis or to develop the corresponding field work for their projects.
The online application will be opened from February the 2nd until March the 2nd on the project web page>>
At this very moment, regimes all over the world are targeting our colleagues, keeping them from pursuing their scientific objectives. The IMISCOE Solidarity Fund for collective action aims to support these academics.
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