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Call for Abstracts: 2nd POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON MIGRATION, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Date - Thursday, 9th June 2016 (All Day)


 “Looking Beyond the Refugee Crisis”

Date: Thursday, 09th June 2016

Venue: Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY

Key Note Speaker:

Professor Alexander Betts

(University of Oxford, Director of the Refugee Study Centre)

The University of Sheffield Postgraduate Migration Research Network invites submission for the 2nd Conference on Migration. This one-day intensive research conference aims at looking beyond the mediatised refugee crisis by exploring issues about migration and development, evolution of migration policies, challenges encountered in researching migration and representations of migrants. The conference provides diversified insights into a wide range of migration topics and discussions, providing a friendly environment for engagement between post-graduate researchers from within and beyond the UK. This will be an opportunity to showcase your research, preliminary research findings and any other ‘work in progress’ with a critically engaged postgraduate community. Abstracts in all areas of migration and from all disciplines will be considered.

Submission based broadly but not restricted to the following topics are welcome:

  • Migration and Development;
  • Migration policies, governance and responses to the ‘crisis';
  • New dynamics and patterns of Migration;
  • Migrants’ and forced migrants’ experiences (including displacement, journey, arrival, belonging, etc);
  • Historical development of migration and related issues;
  • Alternative theoretical/empirical perspectives on migration;
  • Narratives and representations of migrants and forced migrants;
  • Challenges in researching topics about migration

The workshop welcomes research and work in progress about broad heterogeneous groups including documented, undocumented and forced migrants.

Panels Proposals

Panel proposals should include the title of proposed session (up to 15 words), name and affiliation of organisers, and abstracts and should be submitted via the link.

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Papers Abstracts Submission

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be submitted via the link.

Posters Abstracts Submission

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be submitted via the link.

Relevant Dates:

Submission Deadline: Friday 11th March 2016

Notification of selection: April 2016

Registration: Registration will open in late April 2016

If you require any further information on the Research Conference or have any queries, please contact us at: migrationresearch@sheffield.ac.uk

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Sheffield Migration Research Group, Department of Geography, The Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) and theDepartment of History. 

Conference organisers:

Michaela Bruckmayer (Politics), Marcia Vera Espinoza (Politics), Johanna Schenner (Politics), Rebecca Murray (Geography), David Holland (History) and Thekli Anastasiou (Law).

*There will be a limited number of travel grants (within the UK) available for accepted abstracts.