Daily Archives: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Call for papers: Coherence and Incoherence in Migration Management and Integration: Policies, Practices and Perspectives, Centre for Research in Public Law, University of Montreal

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Coherence and Incoherence in Migration Management and Integration: Policies, Practices and Perspectives

7th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

Hosted by the Centre for Research in Public Law (CRPL), University of Montreal, in collaboration with the Research Chair in Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (RCIEC), University of Quebec at Montreal

Montréal, Quebec – May 7-9, 2014


In the past decade, immigration and asylum policies in Canada and elsewhere have undergone a profound shift. Preventive and repressive measures were taken against irregular migrants, including refugees and other forced migrants. While States have sought to achieve greater coherence in their migration management and integration policies and practices both at the national, regional and international levels the resulting consequences, in many instances, have been, rather, greater incoherence. Border controls were strengthened and international cooperation was intensified. On the pretext that asylum channels were abused by migrants, authorities adopted measures which made asylum and complementary forms of international protection harder to obtain. The decision-making process was accelerated, appeals were eliminated and detention became more systematic. Many states started to deny asylum seekers basic social and economic rights as part of a deliberate policy of deterrence. This exclusionary approach to forced migration management comes at a moment when States are pursuing more and more selective and diversified policies aiming at maximizing economic benefits of immigration. For instance, since 2000 the number of temporary migrant workers in Canada has tripled. Low-skill, low-wage migrant workers represent a flexible work force with few rights. A similar trend can be observed in other countries, where temporary workers and forced migrants find themselves legally, economically and socially marginalized. These developments are not only financially counterproductive but also strain States’ domestic and international obligations to provide human rights and refugee protection. Unsurprisingly, States have failed to address the root causes of forced migration. Due to stricter border controls and a harsher asylum system, more people turn to irregular means of migrating. This, in turn, creates an environment that is conducive to migrant smuggling and human trafficking. Heated debate on migration contributes to racism and xenophobic sentiments in many countries, creating a climate in which opportunities for sensible reflection are rare.

The 2014 CARFMS Conference will bring together students, researchers, policymakers, displaced persons and advocates from diverse disciplinary and regional backgrounds with a view to better analyse and understanding how contemporary migration and asylum policies, processes and structures have produced greater coherence and/or incoherence  in the management of forced migration and integration. We invite participants from a wide range of perspectives to explore practical, social, legal, policy-oriented and theoretical questions of importance to the coherence of forced migration management. We also invite studies of short and long-term options for to integration and resettlement of forced migrants taking into account challenges and achievements.

The conference will feature keynote and plenary speeches from leaders in the field and refugees, and we welcome proposals for individual posters, papers, organized panels and roundtables structured around the following broad subthemes:

1. Coherence and Incoherence in the Management of Migration: Local, National, Regional, Comparative and International Issues and Concerns This theme analyses discourse, norms, procedures and practices regarding border security, asylum and immigration and integration policy as well as their effectiveness, consequences and compatibility with domestic and international human rights and refugee protection standards. How can we ensure more coherent migration policies at the national, regional and international levels? What are the root causes of forced migration? What are the short and long-term implications of changes in the asylum and immigration system in Canada and abroad? What are the appropriate strategies to address irregular migration? What are the best practices in the reception of asylum seekers and the integration of migrants? How do international, regional, national and local actors, institutions and agencies, employers and members of civil society promote the legal, economic and social inclusion of migrants? How are the specific needs of women, children, elderly, disabled persons and other vulnerable persons met?

2. Coherence and Incoherence in the Integration of Migrants: Local, National, Regional, Comparative and International Issues and Concerns This theme explores States’ utilitarian approach towards migration which challenges the balance between the objective of economic development, on the one hand, and integration and the fundamental rights of migrants, on the other. It also deals with the recent changes in the reception systems and in the treatment of forced migrants. What are the strengths and the weaknesses of reception, settlement, and integration policies? How should these policies be adapted to meet the needs of increasing numbers of temporary workers and of forced migrants, and foster their legal, economic and social inclusion? What is the role played by local, national and regional authorities, employers and members of civil society dealing with issues such as health, education, social welfare, employment and law enforcement? How does gender, sex, age, race, nationality or statelessness and other factors, taken individually or collectively, affect the coherence and/or incoherence in migration management and integration?

3. Towards Greater Migration Management and Integration Coherence Without Incoherence : New Approaches, Research Methods and Theories This theme solicits research on innovative approaches, grounded theories and methods in migration management and integration, developed within traditional disciplines or along interdisciplinary lines. New theoretical, conceptual, methodological issues from diverse critical and institutional perspectives lead to a better understanding of recent developments and challenges in the field of migration, and, ultimately, to more coherent policies and practices affecting the migrants in local, national, regional, and international contexts. What are the practical issues and challenges of researching migration management and integration and their coherent and/or incoherent consequences? How do we do research on these issues? How does our research influence theoretical foundations of citizenship and diversity, as well as policies of management, adaptation, and integration of refugees and other forced migrants? What are the implications of positioning ourselves as academics, policy makers, displaced persons, advocates, or activists when we are looking into issues of displacement, management and integration?


Individuals wishing to present a paper at the conference must submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word biography by November 1st, 2013. The conference organizers welcome submissions of both individual papers and proposals for panels.

Please submit your abstract online here:


As CARFMS will be applying for funding to support this conference, if you are in a position to submit an abstract by October 7, 2013, it would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact:

Michele Millard

Coordinator, Centre for Refugee Studies

CARFMS Secretariat
8th Floor, Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Tel : 416-736-2100  ext. 30391

Fax : 416-736-5688
Email : mmillard@yorku.ca

Courses: Call for Applications: Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy): Call for Applications for the XII Edition of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management (January 2014- April 2015).

Applications should be submitted online at www.humanrights.sssup.it

Applications for admission by EU citizens should be sent no later than 17th October 2013.

The selection process of Non-EU citizens will instead be held in two rounds. The application deadline for the first round of selection of non-EU candidates was set on 2nd July 2013, while the application deadline for the second round is set on 17th September 2013.

We encourage applicants to apply in the first round, as space in the class may be limited by the second round. In addition, applying in the first round leaves more time for visa procedures.


The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.


The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid-January and the end of July 2014, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2014, and a presentation of the students’ final dissertation in spring 2015.

Key features:

* 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme

* Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice

* Lecturers and trainers chosen among high level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise

* Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the    field or at Headquarters

* Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV

* International and multicultural student environment

Why should I apply?

You should apply if you are looking for a professionalizing and mission/field-oriented international master programme, as offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an example of academic excellence in training and research. If your training needs include practical skills, besides relevant theoretical knowledge, as well as internship/field-experience with prestigious international organizations, this training programme is highly relevant for you.


The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.


The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.

Tuition fee:

The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7,250.00 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.

The Master Programme offers one scholarship in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri – former UN Assistant Secretary General – covering the full tuition fee and to be awarded to the most deserving applicant. Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy .

Contact us

For further details, please visit www.humanrights.sssup.it or contact:
Master of Arts in “Human Rights and Conflict Management”
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa – ITALY
E-mail: humanrights@sssup.it
Tel. +39 050 882653/55
Fax +39 050 882665


Call for papers: UndocNet Conference (reminder)

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Reminder: Abstract deadline September 23rd

Call for papers – UndocNet Conference London 6 December 2013

Undocumented Migrants, Ethnic Enclaves and Networks: Opportunities, traps or class-based constructs (UndocNet), an ESRC funded two-year project, will be holding its end of research project conference in London on Friday 6 December 2013. UndocNet has been exploring the labour market experiences and aspirations of 55 irregular migrants in London from three countries of origin – Bangladesh, China and Turkey (including Kurds) – and 24 minority ethnic entrepreneurs employing people from these three groups. The context of the research has been the economic downturn, increasingly restrictive immigration controls, raids on businesses suspected of employing people without correct documentation and the deportation of irregular migrants. Within this contemporary context the project has been concerned to understand decisions to use or not to use social capital in the form of co-ethnic networks in the search for work and for workers, in or out of ethnic enclaves, from the perspectives of workers and their employers. The research has investigated the ways in which migrants and their employers use their social networks and other resources in relation to work and the ways in which working relationships operate within frameworks of ethnicity, class and gender.

The UndocNet research team welcomes contributions focusing on the following topics in the national or comparative perspective addressing irregular migration:

Policy intersections

Papers in this stream will consider government policies in relation to irregular migration, particularly in a period of economic crisis. More specifically we are seeking papers that consider the impact of existing policies and/or current government proposals, including the doubling of sanctions against employers and the legal obligations on landlords to check on their tenants. Papers can address these issues through the perspectives of irregular migrants and/or employers.

 Status and status mobility

The second stream of papers will focus on the strategies available to and pursued by irregular migrants seeking to move from irregular to regular status. We are seeking papers that address issues of status and of status mobility, primarily from the perspective of irregular migrants but would also encourage papers that address how employers respond to status changes, as well as on the role of legal professionals in providing advice and support to those seeking to regularise their status. The UndocNet project has been examining status and status mobility, looking at the strategies that irregular migrants adopt to try to alter their status and at the barriers that they face as well as the position of employers in terms of their practices

Family networks and social capital

The third conference stream will investigate the networks that irregular migrants use, both on arrival and later as they negotiate their routes into employment. We are seeking papers on any aspect of social capital in the form of networks and network building, including families, friends, networks based on place of origin, faith groups, community organisations and on ethnicity. We would also be interested in papers that critically examine how networks advance or limit employment opportunities but also how networks impact on other aspects of integration. A key focus of the UndocNet project has been to understand how and when networks are used in relation to employment and to interrogate social capital theory in relation to irregular migrants and we seek papers to compliment this work.

Irregular migrants and work

We are seeking papers on any aspect of employment and migration but in particular on the types and conditions of work that irregular migrants find and the ways in which they negotiate within the constraints of their employment situation and at how they utilise agency. A key focus of the UndocNet project has been to investigate the employment trajectories of migrants with irregular status.

There will be four plenary speakers and four paper strands. We encourage both established and new researchers to submit abstracts for the paper sessions. The abstracts need to reach us by Monday 23 September 2013. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length and the selection will be made by the UndocNet research team, taking account of the thematic areas and the desire to support new as well as established researchers. In responding to the call please indicate your name, institution and current status as well as the stream you would like your paper to be considered for. Presenters will have up to 20 minutes to present their paper with some time for questions and discussion. Abstracts selected for the conference will be posted on the project website http://www.undocnet.org/ where information about UndocNet can also be found.

We are pleased to announce that the conference plenary sessions will be addressed by four leading academics in the field:

  • Professor Bernard Ryan, School of Law, University of Leicester.
  • Professor Bridget Anderson, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford.
  • Professor Louise Ryan, Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex University.
  • Dr Hannah Lewis, School of Geography, University of Leeds.

From the UndocNet project, Alice Bloch, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester together with Sonia McKay, Professor of European Socio-Legal Studies and Dr Leena Kumarappan, both at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University will present the key findings arising from the project.

The Call for Papers and details about how to present contributions will be available on the UndocNet website http://www.undocnet.org/.  The finalised Conference Programme will be available from October 2013.

For the information about the presentation of the papers or to register for the conference please contact Dr Leena Kumarappan: l.kumarappan@londonmet.ac.uk. There are a limited number of places and early registration is advised.

Call for papers/presenters: African Geographical Review (Reminder); First Global Forum on Statelessness

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

African Geographical Review – Special Issue Call for Papers

Out of Place, Into Extremis: Critical Geographic Perspectives on the State of Forced Migration in Africa

Guest Editors:
Kevin M. DeJesus
Rhode Island College
Daisuke Maruyama
Kyoto University

This special issue of African Geographical Review seeks to provide a comprehensive, contemporary compendium of perspectives on forced migration across the African continent. This initiative draws from critical geographical analytical frameworks to elucidate the experiences, dilemmas, trends and interventions in the experience of internally displaced persons, refugees and refugee returnees from every sector of the continent.

This special issue is conceived of as an analytical and empirical resource for which those scholars across disciplines, refugee advocates and humanitarian professionals may utilize to further apprehend the great complexities of the human geographies of survival forcibly displaced persons engender in their quest to locate spaces of refuge. Indeed, as Feminist Critical Geographer Jennifer Hyndman noted so presciently over a decade ago, the very acts of mobility/immobility, border crossings and the pursuit of humanitarian supports amidst grave circumstances, is both immensely spatialized and politicized.1 Displaced persons endure complex ecological, political, sociological and material factors which shape the making of new geographies of everyday life amidst often dreadful conditions.

This special issue intends to center geographic thought and analysis in the critical assessment of policy and practice concerning refugee and IDP policy-making, humanitarian intervention, contexts of contested borders of selves and nations, local reception and the challenges of return and reintegration. The geographies of return and so-called reintegration encompass profoundly vital questions and problematics, across scales, whereas making place upon returning to a home perhaps only known long ago, if ever, often engenders new dislocations.

The spectrum of the experiences of flight to return are inherently, dynamically and vitally geographical, and therefore, it is the goal of this special issue to comprehensively consider this wide range of human experiences and processes that displaced persons often creatively contend with in the face of sharply-scaled social, economic and political barriers, borders and bureaucracies.

Papers concerning the following themes, and those others related to the critical geographies of forced migration on the continent are welcome. Particularly, scholars from the continent are encouraged to participate in this project.

  • Scaling injustice: Critiques of country-specific refugee and IDP policy approaches/macro-level critiques of global refugee regimes, aid to refugees/IDPs in Africa;
  • Paradoxes, Problematics and Purpose in the Production of Humanitarian Space: Critical approaches to refugee and IDP encampment as a spatial strategy of humanitarian management and the role of the nation-state;
  • National citizens and Pan-African Approaches: Forced migration and the role of national borders in forcibly transnational lives amidst a quest for unified policy (i.e. 2009 African Union Convention on Internally Displaced Persons);
  • Protecting Self and Place: Transit refugees, geographies of resources, and resistance to forced re-location;
  • Making sacred space: The role of religion, the religio-political and religiously inspired actors in humanitarian aid provision and social-psychological needs in extremis; Livelihoods and Resources: Refugee/IDP encampments, ecological change and resource development/destruction: innovations in policy and practice;
  • Spatial analysis, crisis mapping, and human rights of the displaced: Reflections on Africa;
  • Spaces of change: Cultural anomie, coping and emergent social practices in everyday spaces of living refuge (i.e. refugee/IDP encampment and shifts in dowry practices);
  • Re-inventing home: Spaces of the family and the experience of flight, long-term displacement and re-location;
  • Spatializing social structure and communities dislocated: Social organization and re-organization in emergency and long-term spaces of refuge;
  • The experience of displacement and how gender works: Women and men in the meeting of everyday material and social needs amidst shifting contexts of place;
  • Spatial organization of social spaces of refuge: Re-conceiving of refugee encampment and the humanitarian spatial imagination;
  • Social and Dynamic Network Analysis in Place and Policy: How does social/dynamic network analysis theory and data-generation methods, such as ORA, contribute to the geographic study of forced migration and its human dilemmas?
  • Urban and Rural Spaces of Refuge: Critical mappings of urban and rural implacement of displaced persons, macro-urban refugee policy, informal spaces of refuge and localizing community solidarity and proximity, urban and rural livelihood resources.

Key Project Details:

Please send your abstract of 250 words, by October 30, 2013, with the subject line: “AGR Special Issue” to: kevinm.dejesus@gmail.com.

Selected manuscripts are due by January 3, 2014.

For authors guidelines, please see: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rafg20&page=instructions#.Ufny6m3gWdw


Event: British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2014: Race and Ethnicity Sub-stream CFP

British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2014: Race and Ethnicity Sub-stream CFP

We are pleased to announce that the Social Divisions/Social Identities Stream will run a dedicated Race and Ethnicity sub-stream at the BSA annual conference again this year. We encourage Race and Ethnicity Study Group and other BSA members to submit abstracts to the sub-stream for the conference in Leeds in April 2014. We welcome abstracts in any area of sociology of race, racism and ethnicity including (but not limited to): theorising race and ethnicity; racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; hate groups and hate crime; race and the criminal justice system; race and state; anti-racism and race relations; research and research methods; migration; identity; intersectionality; youth; sport; education; welfare, employment and labour; or media and popular culture.

If you would like to submit an abstract for the Race and Ethnicity sub-stream, please use the BSA Annual Conference link on the BSA website (http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/bsa-annual-conference) and submit it for the Social Divisions/Social Identities Stream option. Please clearly identify that it is for the ‘Race and Ethnicity sub-stream’ of the Social Divisions/Social Identities Stream at the top of your abstract. The final date for the submission of abstracts is 18 Oct. 2013.

Thank you, we look forward to receiving your abstracts. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the stream coordinator Aaron Winter: a.winter@abertay.ac.uk


The Diaspora, Migration and Transnationalism’ BSA Study Group email list

The Diaspora, Migration and Transnationalism’  BSA Study Group was set up just recently.

As I said in my initial email, Lucy Mayblin and I will soon set up an email list and get in touch regarding how to join. Those of you who are interested in migration and race can then also become a member of this study group.

It’s great to see the huge interest. However, **please do not send an email the race and ethnicity study group email as it is clogging up emails.**

Since the new email list is not yet created, best perhaps to hold your horses and follow the instructions I and the BSA will circulate in a few weeks’ time. But in the meantime, please do send your abstracts for the next BSA conference as per the instructions Aaron and I provided previously.

Best wishes

Ipek Demir

Email: id34@le.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Punishment, Citizenship and Identity: Reflections on Foreign National Prisoners

The deadline is approaching (30th September) for abstract submission to the upcoming seminar entitled Punishment, Citizenship and Identity: Reflections on Foreign National Prisoners, to be held at the University of Oxford on the 24th March 2014.

Please see attached (or below) or visit: http://bordercriminologies.law.ox.ac.uk/seminars/fnp_seminar/


Events: RSC Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture, 20 November 2013, Oxford

Yakın Ertürk
5pm, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PW

Register to attend: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/harrell-bond-registration-2013

About the speaker

Yakin Ertürk (Turkey) received a PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 1980. She served as a faculty member at the Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, from September 1986 to October 2010.

In addition to her academic career, she has worked for various national and international agencies on rural development and women in development, and she has provided training to public and civil actors on human rights and development issues.

Professor Ertürk has also undertaken numerous international assignments, including as:

  • Director of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Oct 1997-Feb 1999); . Director of the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), UN Headquarters, New York (Mar 1999-Oct 2001); . UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (SRVAW) (2003-2006); . member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry into the Events in Southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010 (Oct 2010-April 2011); . member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (Sept 2011-Mar 2012).

In her capacity as the SRVAW, she undertook 17 country visits at the invitation of the governments concerned. Since November 2009, Yakin Ertürk has been serving on the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).


Events: Refugee Council save-the-date; ICVA meeting (Syrian Needs Analysis Project)

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

We would like to inform you of the date of Refugee Council’s conference on children, taking place on 12th February 2014 (follow this link to view this save-the-date email in your browser: http://noreply.refugeecouncil.org.uk/I6P-1SQN3-9D31JK3QCA/cr.aspx).

We understand that working with children and young people from abroad can be challenging in the current climate, and that it is sometimes difficult to support them through difficult circumstances in the light of changing policies and limited resources.

This conference has been designed to support you in your work and to keep you abreast of policy and processes affecting young people. The conference will offer up- to-date information, practical advice and an opportunity to discuss how policy and practice can be improved.

Issues to be covered in presentations and discussions include – Legal Aid, duties to families with no recourse to public funds, trafficking and the latest on age assessments.

The conference will take place at the KPMG building, Canary Wharf, London.

To register your interest in this event follow this link:  http://bit.ly/16IKpsJ

Events: Seminar: The supervision of matters relating to detention (ERA)

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

ERApreview – Save the date!


Strasbourg, 14-15 November 2013

Contents of the seminar

The second seminar will focus on the work of the Council of Europe and international bodies in improving conditions related to detention.

Key topics

• Work of the Council of Europe and its European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) in the field of detention • The Council of Europe’s legal body of recommendations, conventions and resolutions, in particular the European Prison Rules • UN Optional Protocol against Torture and national preventative mechanisms • Alternatives to imprisonment, actions on improving detention conditions and improving prison monitoring coordination among key actors.

Conditions of participation

Registration fee: 165 EUR

Travel costs up to €300 (including taxi costs) and accommodation for two nights (13-15 November) up to €140 per night will be reimbursed by ERA upon receipt of the original receipts, tickets, boarding passes or invoices after the seminar.

Participants are asked to book their own travel and accommodation.

Further information and online registration: https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=0238bf53e3af62ba93569cd0ef4ef1692581694f00260224627378&_sprache=en&_bereich=artikel&_aktion=detail&idartikel=123841

ERA (Ramin Farinpour)

English, French
Event no.: 313DT40

Call for Papers: Special issue of PMHB on Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania History

Call for Papers:

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Special Issue: Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania History Guest Edited by Kathryn E. Wilson and Rosalind J. Beiler (October 2016)

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue of the magazine on immigration and ethnicity in Pennsylvania’s history scheduled for an October 2016 publication.

The editors seek submissions of the following two sorts.

  • Scholarly Articles: The editors seek proposals for scholarly articles (25-35 pages, double spaced) featuring new interdisciplinary research on the experiences of immigrants in Pennsylvania. Articles may focus on issues of language, identity, intergroup relations, politics, labor, religion, cultural expression, settlement and accommodation, transnational ties or other factors as they affect immigrant experience over time. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submission and with an eye toward representing the diversity of research in immigration and ethnic studies, including history, anthropology, education, museum studies, or literature, among others. In addition, articles are sought that place regional stories within larger patterns of migration.
  • Favorite Sources/Hidden Gems: The editors seek proposals for short articles (250-750 words) featuring favorite sources/hidden gems highlighting some aspect of immigrant experience in Pennsylvania history. We invite articles focusing on both written and non-written sources, including but not limited to diaries, manuscript collections, novels, government documents, oral histories, photographs, museum artifacts, and monuments. These items may or may not be found in the state, but all featured items will serve to illuminate some aspect of immigrant experiences among Pennsylvanians.

Submission details: Submissions should be addressed to Tamara Gaskell, Editor, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or, by e-mail, to pmhb@hsp.org.

Guest editors: Potential contributors are encouraged to consult with one of the two guest editors for this issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Kathryn E. Wilson at Georgia State University can be reached at kewilson@gsu.edu; Rosalind Beiler at the University of Central Florida can be reached at Rosalind.Beiler@ucf.edu.

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2014

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