Daily Archives: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Call for papers: Rethinking EU immigration: legal development, management and pratice – extended deadline (26 Jan)

The deadline for abstract submission for the international conference “Rethinking EU immigration: legal development, management and practice”


will be extended until Sunday, the 26th of January 2014, 12.00 pm GMT.

International conference

Rethinking EU Immigration: legal developments, management and practices
13-14 March 2014 Bucharest, Romania

Organisers: Romanian Association for Health Promotion (ARPS) in partnership with SOROS Foundation Romania

Project: The Research and Information Centre on Immigrant Integration CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Is immigrant integration a key challenge for the EU states? How should governments address the European trends in Migration?

Immigration and integration are of high interest for political actors, academics, researchers and policy makers. With increasing migration to and within an already diverse European Union, the need for understanding and explaining the immigration process is urgent in order to identify the most appropriate integration frameworks. Viewed both as a challenge and as an opportunity, immigration cannot be efficiently managed without coherent integration measures.

We welcome inter-disciplinary approaches to migration dynamics and integration policies and contributions covering research actions, policy analyses, as well as good practice models in migration management.

The discussions may refer but are not limited to the following topics:

– Transnationalism, European identity and integration in Europe;

– Understanding the European integration modules;

– Challenges in measuring immigrant integration;

– Action research on migration;

– Legal perspectives on European immigration;

– The role of migration research centres in migration management;

– Migration and development.


Jan Niessen – Migration Policy Group,

Kamila Fialkovska – University of Warsaw,

Don Flynn – Migrants’ Rights Network,

Oana Ciobanu – University of Geneva, Peter Nijkamp – VU University Amsterdam,

Ayse Guveli – University of Essex,

Bernhard Perchinig – ICMPD,

Marlou Schrover – University of Leiden.

Please send abstracts in English (max. 300 words), including the author’s name and affiliation to conference@cdcdi.ro. The full presentations will be requested by the 28th of February 2014.


Previous abstract submission: 20 January 2014

New abstract submission deadline: 26 January 2014

Author notification: 1 February 2014

Presentations/papers: 28 February 2014

For more details, please visit:


CMRB Event: Affect, Borders and Bordering Seminar


CMRB(The Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging)

at the University of East London is pleased to announce as part of its

Borders and Bordering Seminar Series:

Affect, Borders and Bordering


This seminar will take place in

EB.G.18, Docklands Campus, University of East London, E16 2RD, nearest tube: Cyprus DLR



4-6pm, Monday 10th February 2014


Along the Border(s) of Asylum: Voices, practices and paradoxes from everyday life

Virginia Signorini (International University Institute for European Studies)


Trading in Desire in the Ukrainian-Romanian Borderlands

Dr. Kathryn Cassidy (UEL)


Unsettled memory from “a godforsaken spit of land”: remembering the Italian ‘psychiatric revolution’ in Gorizia

Elena Trivelli (Goldsmiths)


Polygonal Hope: Migrant mothers in Higher Education

Ron Cambridge (London Metropolitan University)


The event is free but spaces are limited so please reserve a place by following the below link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/affect-borders-and-bordering-tickets-10279120125?ref=estw

See www.euborderscapes.eu for more information on the EU Borderscapes project, www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb/borderscapes for details of the UEL Borderscapes team andwww.uel.ac.uk/cmrbfor information on CMRB

CFPs: Migration Network of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) Toronto 2014

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

CFPs: Migration Network of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) Toronto 2014

CFPs: Migration Network of the Social Science History Association (SSHA)

SSHA Conference in Toronto, Ontario, CA 2014: “Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”
39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
Date and Location: Toronto, November 6-9, 2014
Submission Deadline: February 14th, 2014
Conference Theme: “Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”

The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the US; its members share a common concern for interdisciplinary approaches to historical problems. The organization’s long-standing interest in methodology also makes SSHA meetings exciting places to explore new solutions to historical problems. We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs as well as more-established scholars, from a wide range of disciplines and departments.

We are now accepting conference submissions for the 2014 SSHA Annual Conference. You may either login to submit a conference proposal directly or consult the SSHA’s system of scholarly networks and network representatives for further assistance. Individuals who are new to the SSHA need to create an account prior to using the online submission site. Please keep in mind that if your panel is accepted, every person on the panel has to register for the conference. Graduate students are eligible to apply for financial support to attend the annual meeting (see http://www.ssha.org/grants).

With 30 panels organized at last year annual meeting, the Migration Network is one of the largest and most active networks at the SSHA. We hereby invite you to submit panels and papers related to the theme of migration widely defined for the forthcoming conference on “Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past” in Toronto. We especially encourage the submission of complete sessions and interdisciplinary panels. H-migration can be very useful to find panelists, chairs and commentators. In the past, great panels have been formed or completed this way.

Session formats:
– Traditional panels: four authors, chair, and discussant.
– Discussion tables: four authors and chair; papers are pre-circulated.

When submitting your proposal, please indicate if you want it to be considered only for a specific format.
Panels and papers may address the topics below, and, as always, related subjects and new ideas are highly welcome:
Gender and Migration
Religion and Migration
Food and Migration
U.S. – Canada Migrations
Cold War and Migration
Migration – Global and Local
Migration – Love and Hate
Mobility, Coercion, and Freedom
Exile, Expatriation, and Return Migration in Historical and Comparative Perspective
Migration Scholars and Contemporary Migration Debates
Migration and Digital Humanities
Migration and Public History
Teaching Migration

To enter a panel or paper, please go to: http://www.ssha.org/. Please feel free to contact the Migration Network Representatives for comments, questions, or for help with submissions:
Barbara Lüthi (Barbara.Luethi@unibas.ch), Marina Maccari-Clayton (mmaccari@marymount.edu),
Jadwiga Pieper Mooney (jadwiga@email.arizona.edu)


New publications: The State of Environmental Migration 2013

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

The State of Environmental Migration 2013

We are happy to announce the publication today of The State of Environmental Migration 2013, which can be downloaded here:


The State of Environmental Migration 2013 is the third of an annual series, which aims to provide the reader with regularly-updated assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. Written by students of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po, this volume’s case studies analyse the migration flows that were induced by some of the most dramatic events of 2012-both sudden disasters and slow-onset events. It is jointly published by IDDRI – Sciences Po and IOM.

Conferences: IASFM15 – final submission deadline extension

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

A FINAL extension has been given to the submission deadline for IASFM15, which will be held in Bogota, Colombia, July 15 – 18 2014. The new deadline is February 15, 2014. We’ve had very strong submissions already, but would really like to encourage more submissions from Latin America.

Please help us disseminate widely. http://iasfm.org/conference/

Michele Millard * Coordinator
Centre for Refugee Studies

8th Floor, Kaneff Tower * 4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON * Canada M3J 1P3
T 416.736.2100 ext 30391 F 416.736.5688
mmillard@yorku.ca * www.yorku.ca/crs

Information about the IASFM can be found at http://www.iasfm.org To withdraw from the list, please send a message to: IASFM-unsubscribe-request@YORKU.CA For other inquiries about the IASFM List, please write to mmillard@yorku.ca.

Conferences: Global Development Network 15th Annual Conference (call for submissions plus Awards and Medals Competition)

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Conferences: Global Development Network 15th Annual Conference (call for submissions plus Awards and Medals Competition)

The Global Development Network  (GDN – http://www.gdn.int/) is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Global Development Conference and Awards and Medals Competition (AMC). You can submit abstracts for papers/posters/sessions for the Conference and new research proposals and completed papers for the AMC. This year, the research theme for all submissions is ‘Structural transformation in Africa and Beyond’.

Avenues for Participation:
. Paper/Poster/Session Submission for the 15th Annual Global Development Conference to be held in Accra, Ghana in June 2014
. Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) for original, policy-relevant research proposals
. Medals for Research on Development (Medals) for exceptional completed research papers

Opportunities for Finalists and Winners
. The top-ranked Medals finalists to present their papers at the plenary sessions at the 15th Annual Global Development Conference (discussants and panellists will comprise well-established scholars/experts). ORD finalists to present at the parallel sessions in the Conference. Travel and stay will be funded by GDN
. AMC finalists to participate in a two-day training workshop before the Conference to enhance research communications skills
. Networking and peer-learning opportunities with renowned  experts, eminent personalities and budding-researchers during the Conference
. Engage and learn from intense and informative discussion forums on burning issues of development

Submission Deadlines:
. Paper and Session Abstracts (including Medals): 31 January, 2014. Apply: http://www.formstack.com/forms/gdn-paper and http://www.formstack.com/forms/gdn-session
. Poster Abstracts: 1 March, 2014. Apply: http://www.formstack.com/forms/gdn-poster

. Research Proposals (for ORD): 6 March, 2014. Apply: http://www.gdn.int/html/page2.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=70&SCID=38

All applications and documents must be submitted online ONLY.  Please visit www.gdn.int for more information. Please direct your queries related to the Conference to conference@gdn.int and the AMC to awards@gdn.int.

Watch what past AMC winners have to say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1P4NlgLBs.

Please circulate this email to institutions, colleagues and friends working on development issues who you feel may be interested in applying. Kindly disregard this email if you have received it before.

The Global Development Network (http://www.gdn.int/) is a public International Organization that supports researchers in developing and transition countries to generate and share high quality applied social science research to inform policymaking and advance social and economic development. The GDN’s forthcoming conference will be organized in partnership with The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and University of Ghana.

Events: Exploring the political economy of fertility decisions: a participatory research methods approach with refugee youth from Myanmar and Thailand

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Exploring the political economy of fertility decisions: A participatory research methods approach with refugee youth from Myanmar in Thailand

The presentation is based on my recent post-doc fieldwork with Karen refugees from Myanmar in Thailand. It will take place on Thursday, 23 January, at 12.30 at the Seminar Room of Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road.

Thank you for kindly considering this and sharing this information with other colleagues.

With good wishes, Pia

Dr Pia Maria Vogler
Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
66 Banbury Road