JOMEC Journal will hold a free one-day conference on the topic of migration during Easter recess 2014, with a view to publishing a selection of papers in a special issue of the journal in winter 2014-5.
A topic central to political agendas, featuring daily in national and global news headlines and positioned as of considerable consequence to publics within and across nation states around the world – liberal democratic and otherwise – the meaning, or social, cultural and political significance of migration has become of immense importance to scholars across a range of disciplinary fields.
Beginning with a keynote from Professor Terry Threadgold, the conference will bring together over 20 original papers exploring the meaning of migration from a variety of theoretical perspectives and/or methodological approaches, and through a range of themes including:
The day will begin at 9.30am with the first session opening at 10am. Full details of the conference schedule will appear on this page in due course.
Any questions or queries about the Meaning of Migration conference should be directed to Dr Kerry Moore.
Follow the link for abstracts of the conference's speakers.
Papers will be given by: Laura Hall, Ivan Darias Alfonso, Xin Zhang, Kostas Maronitis Costel Grigoras, Maria Ravlik, Jiska Engelbert & Isabel Awad, Idil Osman, Yasmin Ibrahim & Anita Howarth, Paul Bowman, Hiu Chan, Esther Berg, Katia Balabanova & Alex Balch, Dorrie Chetty, Michelle Lawson, Sara Marino, Hector Kamdem, Alida Payson.
Read Dr Kerry Moore's post 'The Meaning of Migration in UK news' on the JOMEC Blog
Welcome from Dr Kerry Moore
Keynote:Professor Terry Threadgold
Morning Parallel Sessions
Experiences of Migration
Border policing, violence & insecurity
Early Afternoon Parallel Sessions
Mediated Migration Politics
Late Afternoon Parallel Sessions
Creative Practice, Identity & Social Change
Final Reflections from Dr Kerry Moore