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[ecrea] cfp - On the Move – Exploring Contemporary Dynamics of Migration

Tue Jan 31 13:48:56 GMT 2017

"On the Move – Exploring Contemporary Dynamics of Migration"

Uppsala University invites paper proposals for a U4 Cluster Conference Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL), hosted by Uppsala University, 29-30 May 2017.

U4 is a strategic partnership between Ghent University (BE), University of Göttingen (DE), University of Groningen (NL), and Uppsala University (SE). It is based on well-established, existing, bilateral agreements between the partner universities. The U4 cooperation is especially intended to take stock of academic research activities within the participating universities. The aim is to disseminate research, stimulate research cooperation, and provide a venue for innovative and multi-disciplinary research approaches and critical reflection.

The SSEL Conference 2017 aims to bring together researchers and PhD students from the participating universities on topics specifically addressing today’s global challenges for societies. The conference theme of the contemporary dynamics of migration operates at many levels in society. It involves challenges emanating from different kinds of population movements, influencing issues of borders, governance, legislation, labour, health and mediation of refugeedom among others.

Media and Communication Studies scholars are warmly welcomed.

U4 runs between 9 am on May 29 and 17 (at the latest) May 30.

Proposed sessions
1. Regulating labour migration
2. Migration & Arbitrary Law-Making
3. Migration and health: Entanglements of Bodies and Cultures
4. Unaccompanied Children and Health
5. The Mediation of Refugeedom: Europe's Refugee Crisis Through Different Lenses
6. Migration and/or family!?
7. Return migration and reintegration: discourses, lived experiences and conceptual boundaries
8. The politics of displacement and return in Africa
9. The social and political preferences of refugees
10. Language policy as a gatekeeping mechanism: the multilingual policy paradox of monolingual nation-states. 11. Issues of Reception, Governance, Borders, and Polarization based on the 2015 Refugee Crisis

Please find the different session descriptions here:

Call for Abstracts

All participants are invited to submit an abstracts. Abstracts may only be submitted online through the official conference website. Abstracts received e-mail or submitted late will not be considered. In order to standardize the abstract layout we ask you to read the preparation guidelines carefully! Avoid submission within 48 hours of the deadline for best system performance.

Proposed sessions

Researchers are invited to send in proposals for papers to be included in one of the panels of the conference. Generic panel topics of special interest are found here.

Abstract Guidelines

Authors are kindly requested to create a username and password, which will allow access to the on-line abstracts submission system to submit or edit abstracts.

All abstracts must be typed in English.

The deadline for abstract submission is 28 February 2017. After this date the on-line system will be closed for evaluations.

Once submitted, the on-line system will automatically format your abstract. Nevertheless, you should comply with the following rules:

    Choose your extended abstract Topic from the list.

TITLE: Capitalize the entire title. Spell out words, do not use abbreviations. Maximum number of characters: 150

The number of words is limited to: 200 including references.

TABLES & FIGURES: No tables or figures can be included.
REFERENCES: References should be kept to a minimum. Use the format below and indicate references with [1] and [2] in the text.
[1]                  Author, A., Writer, W. 2013. Journal 1, 12-18
[2] Writer, W. 2014. In: Cordovil, C. et al. (eds) Proceedings of the 18th Nitrogen Worskhop. Lisbon, Portugal. p. 270-271

If you have any difficulties in submitting your abstract please contact the secretariat (annalivj.jonsson /at/

Only abstracts of registered participants will be printed. At least one of the authors must be registered to the conference.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author by 14 March 2017.

Please note that only the corresponding author will receive information concerning the abstract.

Should the Scientific Committee recommend any amendments to the abstract, the corresponding author must edit the final abstract accordingly by accessing the on-line system by 31 March 2017.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission – 28 February 2017
Deadline for notification of acceptance –14 March 2017
Deadline for final abstract revision 31 March 2017

Nico Carpentier
Uppsala University
Department of Informatics and Media
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Free University of Brussels
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