15th of January 2014
- IMER Bergen News
- Seminars and workshops
- Courses and conferences
- PhD programs
- PhD Defences
- Publications and reports
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IMER BERGEN NEWS
NEW IMER BERGEN WEBSITE, LOGO AND FACBOOK PAGE.
We are happy to announce that the new IMER homepage is now finished and published. It is available at imer.w.uib.no. We hope that you will find our new webpage useful and that it will give you better insights into our research. We are also happy to introduce our new logo, and additionally we introduce our new facebook site. Follow us by pushing the LIKE button at: https://www.facebook.com/IMERBergen?ref=hl.
SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS:
IMER SEMINAR SERIES 2014 – COMMUNICATING MIGRATION
IMER Bergen is currently planning a seminar series called Communicating Migration. This will be the topic for the seminar series at IMER Bergen spring and autumn 2014. The seminar series will end with a two-day conference in October/November 2014. The seminar series will cover how migration and ethnic relations are communicated in every-day encounters, in mass and social media, in politics and in teaching at the universities. You can read more about the seminar series at imer.w.uib.no Please suggest abstracts, papers, relevant seminar topics or persons by sending an E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Other topics relevant for IMER portfolio are of course also welcomed for presentation. Some of the seminars have already been launched. Read more at: imer.w.uib.no
10thTURKISH MIGRATION STUDIES WORKSHOP
The workshop on ‘The migration transition of Turkey – from an emigration to an immigration country. New realities, new policy challenges’ will be held at the 28 March 2014 at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. For more information see http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/research/dynamics/turkish-migration-studies-group/
COURSES AND CONFERENCES:
BERGEN SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOOL
The Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2014 is glad to inform you that the application for BSRS2014 is now open. There will be six parallel courses. Five of the courses will provide the students the opportunity to critically analyse the dynamics and impact of global governance mechanism on specific fields. One of the courses will be related to IMER/SKOK. Read more at: http://www.uib.no/rs/bsrs/programme/bsrs-2014-governance-to-meet-global-development-challenges/bsrs-2014-courses.
PHD SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
The Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies provides several PhD research courses that aim to cover all of the academic disciplines within the social sciences. Also courses on migration. Read more: http://www.sv.uio.no/oss/index.html
PROVIR CLOSING CONFERENCE – EXCEPTIONAL WELFARE: DILEMMAS IN/OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION
The PROVIR project (Provision of welfare to irregular migrants) will have its closing conference the 19th and 20th of November 2014. The title of the conference will be Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration. More information will soon be available at http://imer.w.uib.no/ai1ec_event/provir-closing-conference/?instance_id=215
DEMIG CONFERENCE – DETERMINANTS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
What are the different factors that shape migration patterns across the world and how do they interact with each other? How do changing levels of socioeconomic development affect shifting migration practices and directions? Do migration policies have a significant impact on people’s migration decisions – or are trade, labour market or welfare policies in origin and destination countries more important? The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to advance evidence-based and theoretical understanding of such determinants of migration processes. Time: 23–25 September 2014. Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Read more: http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/projects/demig/2014-conference
CRISIS, MOBILITY AND NEW FORMS OF MIGRATION CONFERENCE
Since it’s beginning in 2008, Europe’s economic crisis has had a profound impact on societies across Europe and beyond its borders, with significant implications for migration and integration. This international conference will explore the multiple ways in which contemporary economic, social and political crises in Europe (and globally) intersect with new and old patterns of migration-related mobility. The international conference is to be hosted by the Migration and Integration Research Cluster at the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) at the University College Cork, 2nd-4th September 2014. Call for papers now. Read more at: http://migration2014.wordpress.com/
THE 11th IMISCOE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON IMMIGRATION, SOCIAL COHESION AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
The 11th IMISCOE Annual Conference will address the links between migration, social cohesion and social innovation in globalized, transnational spaces. The conference will be held in Madrid, Spain between the 27th ond 29th of August by the Instituto Universitario de Estudios sobre Migraciones (IEM) at the Universidad Pontifica Commillas. For more information look at www.imiscoeconferences.org. Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/imiscoe
MOROCCAN MIGRATIONS CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS
The Euro-Mediterranean University in Fez and the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford are organizing an interdisciplinary workshop on the transformations, transitions and future prospects of Moroccan migration 22-24 May 2014. Experienced and early career (PhD students and post-doctoral students) researchers currently working on Moroccan migration are invited to submit contributions. The purpose of the workshop is to advance the understanding of past and present changes in Moroccan migration, as well as identify the wider social, economic, cultural, demographic and political transformations explaining these trends. For more information see http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/news/moroccan-migrations-transformations-transitions-and-future-prospects-call-for-papers. Abstracts of up to 250 words maximum to be submitted by 15 February 2014 in French or English. Submissions should be sent email@example.com.
CHURCH AND IMMIGRATION CONFERENCE
Warm greetings from the University of Notre Dame. I write today to announce that registration for The Church and Immigration is now available. This conference will be held March 2-5, 2014 on the Notre Dame campus. People have been migrating since the dawn of human history, but the scope and scale of migration today is unprecedented. Nowhere is this reality more present than in the United States. Although scholars have examined this reality from a number of perspectives, there is a critical need for more sustained reflection on the Church’s contribution to immigration reform. Pope Francis has highlighted the importance of this issue and encouraged individuals and institutions from around the world to respond to this defining moral issue of our times. This conference will bring together scholars, pastoral workers, public policy leaders, and advocates committed to responding to this issue in the United States today. In the process we hope to not only reflect more critically on immigration today but also to assist our understanding of what the Church has done, what it is doing, and what it might do better in its outreach to migrants and refugees. For more information: http://latinostudies.nd.edu/news-events/the-church-and-immigration-conference/
CLOSING CONFERENCE – THE INVISIBILITY OF DEATH AMONG MIGRANTS IN PORTUGAL
How do immigrants perceive death and dying and incorporate them in their conceptualization of the diaspora? How do different immigrant groups conceptualize other groups´ suffering and death? How do the Portuguese look upon the death of the immigrants, a subject ever hardly spoken of and which raises a series of prejudices and mystifications? The project about invisibility and death among migrants in Portugal – Death on the Move: Managing narratives and constraints in transnational settings will have its closing conference 13-14 March 2014 at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Call for papers now. Read more at: https://www.facebook.com/siefeorwg/posts/183495531845770
RETHINKING EU IMMIGRATION: LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICES – 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 conference will be held at 13 -14 March 2013 Bucharest, Romania. The organizers are the Romanian Association for Health Promotion (ARPS) in partnership with SOROS Foundation Romania. Read more at: http://www.cdcdi.ro/en/event/international-conference-rethinking-eu-immigration-legal-developments-management-and-practices-13-14-march-2014-bucharest-romania
IMPLEMENTING THE COMMON EUROPEAN ASYLUM SYSTEM: TOWARDS BETTER PROTECTION AND FAIRER PROCEDURES.
At the NH Hotel du Grand Sablon, Brussels -Wednesday 19th February 2014. For event details: http://events.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/EB19-PPE2 Website: http://events.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/international Register to Attend<http://events.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/register/EB19-PPE2