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Refugee Migration and Urban Studies – Theoretical Challenges and New Approaches
Forced migration is a global phenomenon, which is regulated by supranational and national laws
and politics. However, it is the city where the arrival, accommodation and integration of refugees
predominantly take place. The city often overtakes a significant role – not only in implementing
national approaches, but also in developing innovative and progressive urban solutions in regards
to receiving, housing and integrating refugees. Especially in the context of the decline of the
nation state and globalization, cities – due to processes of localization and rescaling – have the
ability to overrule national migration regimes and to push for a migration agenda that has the
needs of refugees at its heart.
Migration research and refugee studies have traditionally explored the nation state and
supranational migration regimes in regards to refugee resettlement, housing challenges and
integration practices. In the fields of urban studies, the city in relation to migration has been
often applied as a container in which migrants settle consequently neglecting the impacts of
refugees on urban development and the transformation of urban politics and society. However,
in the passing years a growing body of scholarship has emerged addressing the importance of the
local scale and the city as an actor in regards to migration and particularly the arrival of refugees.
These research works apply and develop theories and/or conceptualize ideas of (im)mobility,
infrastructures, arrival, local migration regimes, governance, localization and rescaling processes
as well as planning theories and theories of space.
With focusing particularly on the (political, societal, cultural and economic) arrangements of the
arrival of refugees in metropolitan areas, this panel discusses the dynamic and complex
relationship between refugee migration, urban development and restructuring from a theoretical
angle. It examines concepts to study the role of the city (and its various actors) in managing
refugee migration in relation to national political systems, trends of globalization and thus in
regards to rescaling processes and “scale jumping”. It asks which theoretical approaches are
suitable to develop research designs for the study of the organization and negotiations of the
arrival of refugees in cities. Consequently this panel brings together the theoretical and
conceptual fields of urban studies and refugee/migration research. It invites contributions that
work with the mentioned concepts and other approaches focusing on theorizing (aspects of) the
urban in regards to refugee migration.
If you are interested in participating in the session please send an abstract of no more than 250
words before December 11 to [email protected] and [email protected]
de. We will give a pre-decision on the papers until December 15th. The final decision
upon acceptance of the panel is taken by the IMISCOE office in the course of February 2017.
Organisers of the panel:
René Kreichauf, MA Urban Studies, PhD Candidate at Freie Universität Berlin and Graduate
School of North American Studies (GSNAS), John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius, associate professor at Chemnitz University of Technology, Institute
for European Studies, Chair of Human Geography of East Central Europe, Chemnitz, Germany
IMISCOE is the largest European network of scholars in the area of migration and integration.
The focus is on comparative research and joint research projects. The annual IMISCOE
conference is a key-moment in the agendas of most migration scholars in Europe. In addition,
IMISCOE contributes to the training of young researchers and their exchange throughout
Europe. Also IMISCOE plays an important role in the mutual dialogue between researchers and
society (policy, politics, civil society).
Read more http://www.imiscoe.org/
The Southern Foodways Alliance 2017 Graduate Student Conference:
Foodways and Social Justice in the U.S. South
September 11-12, 2017
Call for Abstracts: DUE April 14, 2017
The Southern Foodways Alliance, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi, announce a call for papers, multimedia projects, or short documentaries for a colloquium to be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, September 11-12, 2017.
We welcome original research or projects that engage with the broad topic of social justice through the lens of Southern foodways or Southern agriculture. Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Southern foodways or agriculture and intersectional Southern identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, etc.)
- Food system labor in the U.S. South
- Immigrant foodways of the U.S. South
- Critical analyses of contemporary Southern foodways
- Social, historical, or ecological studies of Southern agriculture, with emphasis on discrimination, environmental justice, etc.
- Methodological approaches to food studies that attend to issues of racism, sexism, and myriad of other forms of systemic discrimination and oppression
By Friday, April 14, please complete the online application. On the application, describe your paper or project in 200 words and include a short biographical statement. Please contact Afton Thomas at [email protected] with any questions.
All applicants will receive notification on May 5. Accepted participants’ final projects for presentation are due by Friday, August 4 at 5 p.m. CT.
Conference fees, including three tasty meals, are waived for accepted presenters. Travel to Oxford, Mississippi, and lodging costs are the responsibility of presenters.
The 4th International Conference of Ethnography and Education organized in Spain is a forum of debate drawing on current contributions of ethnographic research in education. We encourage all participants to submit abstracts focusing on new knowledge and new approaches to the emerging challenges of education, diversity and inequality in the 21st century in a global world. Please, consider submitting to one of the three following strands:
1. Ethnographic inquiry before old and new research problems
2. Ethnographic research and the assessment of education policy
3. Debates and methodological advances in ethnography of education
The deadline for the submission of abstracts ends on the 20th of April 2017. The completed templates should be sent by email to [email protected] or using the link: http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=65bbcb956634fa98123daa5fc&id=db4f065814
|April 20, 2017||Submission of abstracts ends|
|May 3, 2017||Review results announced|
|May 3, 2017||Registration starts|
|May 15, 2017||Participants with papers and early bird ends|
|June 10, 2017||Presentation times announced|
|July 10, 2017||Registration Deadline|
|CIEYE 2017 conference fees:||Registration by 15 May||Registration from 16 May|
|Delegates||150 EUR||190 EUR|
|Students/Unemployed/Low GDP country delegates||70 EUR||130 EUR|
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for workshops and individual papers/presentations for the 2017 International Metropolis Conference. The World Forum in The Hague, Netherlands, will host us from September 18th to September 22nd, where professionals from different sectors (i.e. policy, research, civil society) will be discussing the state of migration, integration, and diversity across the world.
The theme of this year’s conference is Migration and Global Justice, and through it we will focus on mobility, voluntary and forced alike, on how our societies and governments respond, and on how to bring considerations of global justice to the discussion. The refugee crisis that continues to unfold in the Middle East and Europe is a clear case in point, but so, too, are the population shifts elsewhere in the world from resource-poor to resource-rich countries, and the movements from the hinterland to cities and suburbs. Our conference will illustrate how researchers can help us and our governments gain a better understanding of these global changes and how best to cope with, and take advantage of, today’s unprecedented degree of human mobility. Are the tested approaches still effective, or do we need new ways of managing migration, the crises that it can create, and the new opportunities that it offers? Do rising nationalism and the emergence of “post-truth politics” require new thinking about the relations between research, policy, and practice?
Our theme will also explore the challenges faced by our institutions of governance, local, national, and supranational governments, as well as by the many private sector and not-for-profit organizations, ranging from civil society institutions to NGOs and multinational companies, which find themselves in a highly dynamic migration landscape, where power and responsibilities are shifting dramatically. In this landscape, principles of global justice may require actors to assume new roles and to develop new ways of working in collaboration. The 2017 International Metropolis Conference will allow participants to discuss and analyze these issues in a forum that encourages open exchanges and debate among the world’s different stakeholders in the migration process.
The deadline to submit your proposal is midnight, April 30th, 2017, CET. To view the full Call for Proposals, including submission guidelines, please visit www.metropolisthehague.org.
If you wish to receive updates on this conference, please register your email address here.
Anthropologies of the
This conference is an interdisciplinary research project intended for scholars from various fields. The aim is to discuss a historically, anthropologically and politically central country: the
We offer the following suggestions as possible topics of discussion, from a comparative perspective or otherwise:
- Native and non-native cultures
- Ancient/recent migratory phenomena
- Multiculturalism and identity
- Religious radicalization and New Age movements
- Processes of globalization and local agency
- American anthropology/other anthropologies
- American literature/other literatures
- The linguistic relativity hypothesis today
- Everyday cultures
- Tradition and modernity
- Processes of homogenization and diversification of knowledge
- Spaces of imagination
- Places and non-places
- Ecologies of landscape
- Languages of power and knowledge
- Current political situation
- Politics of inclusion/exclusion
- Oral histories
Stefano Montes and Matteo Meschiari
Dipartimento Culture e Società
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italia
Deadline for submitting proposals: 20 May 2017
Proposal summary and title: 250-300 words
Duration of presentations: 20 minutes
Conference languages: Italian, French and English
Conference participation is free of charge
Travel costs, accommodation expenses and meals are covered by participants or their institutions
Proceedings of the conference will be published
The International Journal of Business Anthropology (IJBA), is a double-blinded peer reviewed journal focusing upon business anthropology supported by the College of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, the Faculty of Social Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Institute of Business Anthropology, Shantou University, which was originally published by the North American Business Press (NABP) and is currently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing starting from Vol. 6 (1) biannually in June and December every year.
The journal seeks articles by anthropologically-oriented scholars and practitioners. Regionally- focused contributions are welcome, especially when their findings can be generalized. We encourage the dialogues between the findings or theories generated from the field of business anthropology and the theories of general anthropology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, general business anthropology theories and methods, management, marketing, consumer behavior, product design and development, knowledge management and competitive intelligence, human resources management, international business, etc.
The objectives of IJBA are:
- Generate an exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners and industry specialists in the field of applied and business anthropology
- Encourage bridge-building between the practitioner and the academic world
- Provide a vehicle of communication for anthropologists working within the practitioner world
- Provide a forum for work concerned with qualitative business analysis inspired by anthropological theory and methods
Call for Papers
We are always looking for good manuscripts! We encourage practitioners, students, community members, and faculty from all disciplines to submit articles. The Editors and one or more anonymous peer reviewers will review the manuscript prior to its acceptance for publication. In addition to research and academic articles, we feature case studies, commentaries and reviews. Please send manuscripts, news notes and correspondence to: Dr. Gang Chen, Executive Editor, via e-mail at [email protected], or [email protected].
The journal invites paper of 4000-12000 words, including text, notes, references and appendices. All papers will be fully peer reviewed. All manuscripts should include a brief abstract (150 words maximum) and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, available at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html. Please also note the following:
- Files should be supplied in Word format. In the case of photographs/figures/tables that need to be placed in a separate section please include these in a separate file, ensuring that images are labelled with captions that are consistently positioned and formatted (see more details below). All in-text material must be included in the main files of the manuscript.
- All authors for the paper should be clearly listed, with affiliations, in the order in which they should be published.
- Use double quotation marks for all cases (including single words)except for quotes within quotes.
- Authors are asked to read the Copyright and Permissions Guidance on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/t/AuthorFormsGuidelines to ensure that all material from another source is correctly referenced, and permission to republish sought where necessary.
“Situations, Times, and Places in Hunter-Gatherer Research”
12th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XII) 23–27 July 2018
Convenor: Lye Tuck-Po, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Organisation:INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HUNTER GATHERER RESEARCH (ISHGR)
Hosted by: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
The Call for Sessions is now open!
Submission by online form only: https://goo.gl/forms/ghcDs1WqHeFOCACF2.
Closing date: 7 September 2017 (11:59 PM Kuala Lumpur time)
CHAGS conferences generate intellectual exchange, advance knowledge of the lives and times of hunter-gatherers in the past, present, and future, and have made significant contributions to anthropological theory. CHAGS X (Liverpool, 2013) and CHAGS XI (Vienna, 2015) attracted unprecedented numbers of first-timers and students interested in hunter-gatherer societies and the dynamics and conditions of their lives, and offered the promise of new disciplinary crossways, concerns, and approaches. The objective of CHAGS XII is to push this momentum forward and to expand the social spaces of knowledge sharing and production. We aim to cultivate not just diversity in concept-building but good practices of working with and relating to hunter-gatherers.
As with previous conferences, the scope of CHAGS XII is broadly global and its perspective is towards the long-term. We welcome proposals for sessions that seek ways to go beyond geographical and disciplinary specialisms, and that promote new pathways of knowledge production. We invite participants to reflect on “situations, times, and places” whether integratively (as a springboard for general theoretical reflections on their interconnections) or separately (as discrete themes and topics), and to examine the intersections of time and place with fieldwork and theorising across the many concerns of hunter-gatherer research. This last will include the time-space compressions of the digital age, which are changing everyday experiences everywhere.
VISTAS: 39th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
Philadelphia, March 15-18, 2018
Keynote: Elizabeth Milroy (Drexel University)
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the NCSA committee invites proposals that explore the notion of the vista in the nineteenth century. From personal gardens to public parks, from the street level to the top of a skyscraper, or from the microscope to the panoramic photograph, the nineteenth century was a moment when the idea of the vista changed from a narrow sightline to a sweeping, expansive view. How did theorists alter our historical perspective, broadening our notion of the world through science or religion? In what ways did power systems affect urban vantage points? How did man-made vistas reflect socio-cultural ideals? How did domestic spaces or nightlife transform with the widespread use of gas or electric lighting? How does the conceptual vista operate metaphorically? Topics might include horticulture, landscapes and seascapes, new technology, photography, sightseeing, film and the theater, urban planning, visions and dreamscapes, shifting perceptions of the gaze, or literary or artistic descriptions or depictions of viewpoints. In contrast, papers may consider the absence of vistas, such as mental or physical confinement or elements that obfuscate a view.
Please send 250-word abstracts with one-page CVs to [email protected] by September 30th, 2017. Abstracts should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading. We welcome individual proposals and panel proposals with four presenters and a moderator. Note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend if accepted. Presenters will be notified in November 2017. We encourage submissions from graduate students, and those whose proposals have been accepted may submit complete papers to apply for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses. Scholars who reside outside of North America and whose proposals have been accepted may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant (see the NCSA website for additional requirements: http://www.ncsaweb.net).
Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
May 14–16, 2018
Call for Papers
Over recent decades a growing number of countries across the globe have encountered major challenges related to migration, emigration and integration of immigrants. The 2018 Ruppin International Conference will focus on causes and consequences of migration in a changing global world. Issues related to the rising flows of various types of immigrants, including labor migrants, asylum seekers and refugees will be addressed and discussed by researchers, policy makers, practitioners and social scientists from a variety of disciplines across the world. Similar to other countries, the State of Israel, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, faces significant challenges as related to integration of the various types of immigrants in society. The Israeli immigration experience will be discussed and evaluated within a comparative framework and in relations to the immigration experience of other countries whether immigrant societies or nation-states. The Ruppin International Conference on Immigration and Social Integration will focus on migration issues both at the global and local levels.
The Institute for Immigration and Social Integration at Ruppin Academic Center in cooperation with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the International Metropolis Project invites proposals for papers on a broad range of themes related to migration and integration on the following broadly defined topics:
● Immigration and globalization
● Immigrants integration in nation states
● Immigration and social policy
● Immigrants in the labor market of the host society
● Immigrants in the economic arena
● Refugees and asylum seekers
● Immigrants and Remittances
● Life stories of immigrants
● Social and educational aspects of immigration and integration
● Cultural aspects of immigration and integration (language, identity)
● Social-psychological aspects of immigration
● Attitudes and public views toward immigrants
● Immigrants in the city
● Immigration and the third sector/NGOs
● Health and well-being of immigrants
● Immigrant communities
● Service development for migrants
● Criminalization of migration
Papers on related topics but not included in the list will also be also considered.
We welcome proposals from academics, field experts, and policy makers.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words long, for a paper of 20 minutes duration, and include the paper title, author name and title, institutional affiliation, and abstract. Abstracts should be sent to the organizers to the following e-mail address:
[email protected] by November 10, 2017.
The abstracts will be evaluated by an international academic committee chaired by Prof. Moshe Semyonov.
Answers Acceptance decisions and detailed information about registration, accommodations and travel arrangements will be sent back by December 10, 2017.
Upon acceptance of the paper, we will require a brief biographical note (approximately 60 words).
The conference will start on May 14th 2018 with professional study tours and a reception event.
The Institute for Immigration & Social Integration
Ruppin Academic Center
Prof. Moshe Semyonov, Conference Chair
Dr. Karin Amit, Conference Academic Coordinator
Ms. Nivi Dayan, Head of the Institute for Immigration & Social Integration
The Second Annual Metropolis North American Migration Policy Forum
Expanding Cooperation on Migration: People, Economy, and Security in the Unites States, Mexico and Canada
The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City
Longstanding migration flows to and through North America are changing. Shifts in patterns—both driving policy change and responding to it—require fresh thinking across borders. Around the world, proliferating crises have increased the number of refugees and asylum seekers on the move, triggering enhanced border security and vetting protocols in many countries. Within North America, a well-worn north-bound migration pattern is complemented by an increasing southward flow to Mexico and beyond. This stream comprises both those who voluntarily migrate and those being repatriated. And within each North American country, there appear growing concerns about the capacity to receive and integrate new arrivals. Publics unevenly perceive the social and economic benefits of migration and question the government’s ability to effectively manage it. At the same time, under NAFTA, North America has seen reduced barriers to trade, investment and cross-border movement of goods and services. However, the agreement is currently under a contentious renegotiation among the three countries. While migration is not a core NAFTA issue, changes or outright cancellation of the agreement could have migration effects.
The second annual Metropolis North America policy forum builds on the foundational understanding gained at the inaugural forum in Washington, and seeks to identify areas where cooperation is occurring, possible and/or desired. Amidst the backdrop of shifting migration patterns and evolving relationships, approaches can benefit from imagination and should consider actors beyond national governments, including subnational levels and other sectors of society. The key aim of the Mexico City forum is to explore where expanded cooperation across the continent on migration can both promote security and grow the economy in all three countries. Building on innovative approaches and ideas, organizers will seek to bolster a North American migration research agenda that can support these opportunities with insight and analysis from a continental perspective.
Find below some suggested themes:
- Labor Mobility
- Temporary Foreign Workers
- Family Migration
- Economic Migration
- International Students
- Credentials Recognition
- Migration, Human Rights and the Law
- Binational and Multinational Migration Agreements
- Trade and Migration
- Border Security
- Border States and Cities
- Governance of Immigration: The Role of Federal, State/ Provincial Governments
- Immigration and the Specific Role of Cities and Municipalities
- Public Safety
- Settlement and Integration
- Employment Training
- Unaccompanied Minors
- Emigration, Deportation and Return Migration
All sessions must have bilateral or trilateral participation from the United States, Mexico and/or Canada.
Workshops (90 minutes):
Workshops will usually consist of four to a maximum of 5 presentations of approximately 15 minutes each followed by at least 20 minutes of discussion. Workshop coordinators will preside over the session or designate another individual to do so.
Roundtables (90 minutes):
The roundtable format is suitable for more informal discussions of emerging issues or to unpack controversial topics. It is a very effective format for the exchange of information and experiences among a relatively small number of people. The organizer or designated person chairs the roundtable with bi/tri national discussants. An 8 person limit per roundtable discussion is recommended because of the desire to actively engage all participants in the session and the physical arrangement of the tables around which the discussions will take place.
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
Please note that you will be required to include the following information with your submission:
- Name and contact information
- Format of your session (workshop or roundtable)
- Title of your session
- Names of co-organizers (if applicable)
- Names of presenters including their affiliation, email address and titles of their presentation
- 50-word abstract which will be included in the program (please make sure it is descriptive, but is also formulated to interest as many conference participants as possible)
- 250-word summary for consideration by the Adjudication Committee Your proposal should be emailed to Sarah Kooi ([email protected])
by June 29th, 2018.