IMER BERGEN NEWSLETTER
NR. 1/2014 - 15th of January 2014
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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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
MUSLIMS IN UK AND EUROPE - ALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Postgraduate Symposium, University of Cambridge, 17-18 May 2014. The University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies invites applications from current Masters and PhD candidates to present their research on issues pertaining to Muslims in the UK and Europe, from any discipline. The postgraduate symposium, taking place over 17-18 May 2014, will be a platform for students to present and exchange current research on any topic in this field in a lively and dynamic forum. The symposium will take place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Centre of Islamic Studies.To apply please submit a 500-word abstract, with curriculum vitae outlining current research interests, to email@example.com by *14 February 2014. Successful candidates will be notified by 28 February 2014 and invited to submit draft papers of no more than 5000 words by 10 May 2014. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSNATIONALISM, IDENTITIES, DYNAMICS AND CULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION IN URBAN POST-MIGRATORY SITUATIONS
TRICUD Final International Conference14, 15 & 16 May 2014, Liège, Belgium. The TRICUD Final International Conference aims at presenting the main findings of the multidisciplinary research programme TRICUD (2010-2014) on post-migratory cities and transnational flows, the dynamics of identities and the process of cultural diversification. TRICUD aims to better understand how migration transforms both sending societies in the South and receiving societies in the North. The conference will include keynote speakers Nina GLICK-SCHILLER (University of Manchester) and Steve VERTOVEC (University of Oxford and Max Planck Institute). The TRICUD Conference is organized by 3 research centres involved in the TRICUD programme and based at the Institute of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Liège : the CEDEM (Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies) - coordinator, CLEO (Centre for the Study of Public Opinion) and PÔLE SUD (Pôle Liégeois d’Etudes sur les Sociétés Urbaines en Développement). For further information please visit the programme website www.tricud.ulg.ac.be
NEW PHD PROGRAM IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF MIGRATION/GLOBALIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOSTON
PhD students will complete a core set of courses in social theory and research methods and then concentrate in one of three areas, migration and globalization, health, mental health and health care services, communities and crime. Read more: http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/sociology/graduate_programs/phd_in_sociology.
JULIA ORUPABO – HVORDAN BLIR MAN DEN IDEELLE ARBEIDSTAKER?
Forskjellsbehandling i kunnskapsbaserte samfunn begrunnes ofte med kompetanseforskjeller. Men formelle kompetansekrav er også tett sammenvevd med mer uformelle egenskaper og kvaliteter som forbindes med kvinner og menn, den etniske minoritet og majoritet. Hvilke erfaringer, egenskaper og væremåter oppfattes som viktige og verdifulle kompetanseformer hos nye grupper yrkesutøvere? Med utgangspunkt i kvalitative intervjuer med 36 sykepleiere, bioingeniører og datateknologer på to stadier: under utdanning og etter utdanning, viser Orupabo at nyutdannedes oppfattelser av det ideelle i eget fag også handler om kjønn og etnisitet. For å bli den ideelle arbeidstaker oppfatter studentene at det skal mer til enn gode karakterer og faglige prestasjoner. Man må også beherske mer uformelle kompetanseformer for å lykkes. I bioingeniørfaget handler dette om å beherske en etnisk norskhet, mens i sykepleie og datafaget er det egenskaper som studentene oppfatter som maskuline som gis verdi. Disputas den 30 jan 09:15 - 13:30 ved Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundst hus, Universitetet i Oslo. Read more at: http://samfunnsforskning.no/Aktuelt/Agenda/Disputas-Julia-Orupabo#sthash.e2leWjku.dpuf
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
HORISONT 2020 ANNOUNCMENT (NORWEGIAN APPLICANTS)
De første Horisont 2020-utlysningene ute nå: Gode muligheter for samfunnsvitere og humanister. Utlysningene for 2014 og 2015 er nå offentliggjort på Kommisjonens hjemmesider. Du kan lese mer om det nye rammeprogrammet og støtte til norske søkere på Forskningsrådets sider for Horisont 2020 her. Samfunnsvitenskap og humaniora blir tverrgående temaer i Horisont 2020, og det er anslått at om lag 37 prosent av temaene som lyses ut i 2014-2015 har betydelige innslag av samfunnsvitenskap og humaniora. For forskningsmiljøene innen samfunnsvitenskap og humaniora er det derfor viktig å være oppmerksom på mulighetene for å søke forskningsmidler på tvers av Horisont 2020. I programmet "Europe in a changing world- inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" vil det dessuten være særlige muligheter for samfunnsvitere og humanister. For 2014-2015 lyser dette programmet blant annet ut tema relatert til krisen i Europa, unges situasjon i samfunnsliv og arbeidsmarked, kulturarv og identitet, Europa som global aktør og innovasjon i offentlig sektor. Les mer om dette programmet på Forskningsrådets sider.
EØS: RESSARCH COOPERATION BETWEEN NORWAY AND ROMANIA 2013 – 2017
Over 175 million NOK are available for the research cooperation with Romania. Application deadline: 17.01.2014. Read more: http://www.forskningsradet.no/no/Utlysning/EOSRomania/1253990714299?WT.mc_id=nyhetsbrev-Forskni
CHAIR IN CRIMINOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY AT KINGSTON UNIVERSITY LONDON
This is your chance to make a significant contribution to the strategic development of the new multidisciplinary Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CReCID). Building on current success within the department, the Centre will bring together colleagues from disciplines within the School and across the Faculty to deliver collaborations leading to more theoretically exciting and comprehensive solutions to social problems. Read more at: https://ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_kingstonuniversity01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=81061,3498516098&key=39677721&c=348649565614&pagestamp=sedpmcjlruqoqdfotv
VACANT POSTS AT BRISTOL UNIVERSITY
These posts include interests in ethnicity, migration and Muslim studies within a quantitative approach but are targeted at those specific interests.
Lecturer in Politics with Quantitative Research Methods: http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=1496&nPostingTargetID=4962&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext
Lecturer in Sociology with Quantitative Research:
Professor of Quantitative Methodshttp://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=1501&nPostingTargetID=4974&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=3&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext
Senior Lecturer/Reader in Quantitative Methods/Social: http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=1490&nPostingTargetID=4970&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=5&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext
11 DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS ON TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL SUPPORT – UNIVERSITIES OF MAINZ AND HILDESHEIM
The Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support" offers 11 Doctoral Scholarships (located at the Universities of Mainz and Hildesheim/Germany) starting on June 1st, 2014. For further information please consult the following link http://www.transnationalsupport.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Ausschreibungen/Dok_Juni2014_lang_EN-end.pdf.
FOUR POSTDOC POSITIONS ON MIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP AND LABOUR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE.
The University of Cologne invites applications for 4 postdoc positions in the fields of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Geography, History, Cultural- and Area Studies and Linguistics. The successful candidates will conduct research, support international cooperation and produce academic output in one of the three research areas of the GSSC: “Migration, Citizenship and Labour”; “Natural Commodities and Changing Markets” and “Communicative Repertoires”. Starting date ist April 1st 2014, application deadline: January 15, 2014. For more details: http://www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/uploads/tx_exinitswkjobs/4Postdoc_GSSC_lang.pdf
PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
NEW REPORT: LABOUR MIGRATION FROM EASTERN EUROPE TO THE NORDIC COUNTRIES.
The FAFO researcher Jon Horgen Friberg, Line Eldring has editied a new report on labour migration from Eastern Europe to the Nordic Countries. Read the report here: Labour migrants from Central and Eastern Europe in the Nordic countries.
NEW REPORT: CHILDHOOD AS REJECTED ASYLUM SEEKER IN NORWAY
Download the report by Nerina Weiss here (in Norwegian): http://www.fafo.no/pub/rapp/20337/index.html
MIGRATION AND RELIGION IN EUROPE – COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON SOUTH ASIAN EXPERIENCES, ESTER GALLO, GEDIZ UNIVERSITY, ASHGATE 2014.
Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicized by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity. With attention to variations according to national setting, this volume explores the process of reformulating religious identities and practices amongst South Asian 'communities' in European contexts. Read more: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409429739
NEW JOURNAL IN COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new journal Comparative Migration Studies (CMS). CMS is an international, peer-reviewed and open access journal for comparative research in the fields of migration, integration and ethnic studies. Our inaugural issue focuses on a number of emerging research niches that we believe will be central to future of the fields of migration, integration and ethnic studies. This includes studies of asylum policies, migration & development, Islam, citizenship and gender & integration. The issue opens with a contribution by Marco Martiniello on Comparisons in Migration Studies. The articles in this issue provide excellent examples of the sort of comparative research this journal seeks to promote. You can access our inaugural issue free of charge at www.comparativemigrationstudies.org. Articles can be submitted via our online portal at www.comparativemigrationstudies.org. All articles are subjected to a rigorous double-blind review procedure. Special issue proposals can be sent to email@example.com. Author guidelines can also be found on our website.
BRISTOL ETNICITY CENTRE PUBLICATIONS FOR 2013
This year's publications and grant details for the University of Bristol Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies are available at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ethnicity/documents/august2013.pdf and http://www.bris.ac.uk/ethnicity/documents/december13.pdf
THE CHANGING SOUL OF EUROPE – RELIGIONS AND MIGRATION S IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPE. HELEANA VILACA, ET AL (ED.) ASHGATE.
This book paves the way for a more enlarged discussion on religion and migration phenomena in countries of Northern and Southern Europe. From a comparative perspective, these are regions with very different religious traditions and different historical State/Church relations. Forthcoming in 2014. http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=20632&edition_id=1209351878
NEW REPORT: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION 2012-2013 IMO REPORT FOR NORWAY
The annual report to the OECD on migration to Norway give a recent overviev on migration and integration politics in Norway. The report do also show numbers for immigration and emigration and a demography of the immigrant population. Read the report here: International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway. The report will be an important background for the OECD reports on the same issue. See: International Migration Outlook.
NEW FAFO REPORT ON SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LIBANON – AMBIVALENT HOSPITALITY
Read the report by Christophersn, Thorleifsson and Tiltnes here: http://www.fafo.no/pub/rapp/20338/index.html
NEW FAFO REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL TALENT RECRUITMENT TO NORWAY
Companies vie to attract the best and brightest workers, and they recruit skilled migrants to meet their talent needs. This report investigates the recruitment of skilled workers in the information technology sector and the oil and gas industry in Norway, and the lived experiences of skilled migrants in these industries. The report presents findings from a survey of foreign-born information technology specialists and engineers in Norway, and interviews with human resource managers, migrants, policymakers, representatives for unions and employer organizations, and other stakeholders who are involved in international skilled migration. Read more: http://www.fafo.no/pub/rapp/20334/index.html
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* IMER BERGEN SEMINARS “Thinking gender and belonging through transnational, diaspora and mobility studies” Breda Gray (University of Limerick): Friday 29 November, 12.15-14.00. Uni Rokkan Centre, Nygårdsgaten 5, 6th floor.
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Content The situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon Transglobal sounds: Music, identity and migrant descendants Congolese migration to Belgium and post-colonial perspectives Conferences and seminars Masters, PhDs and post docs New publications
||IMER Newsletter May – June 2013
IMER Bergen wishes you a refreshing summer! Migration -New Developments (Spring 2013) Incorporating Faith: Religion and Immigration in the West Visiting Researchers Programme (UNU-GCM) Religion and Migration in the Black Sea Region Transnational Social Review Conferences and Seminars Masters, PhDs and Post Docs New Publications
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march-april 2013 Content: IMER Ph.D fellowship at the University of Bergen Upcoming IMER Bergen Seminars New issue of Nordic Journal of Migration Research Comparative migration studies (CMS) The journal Identities has been relaunched Mobility and politics Conferences and seminars Masters, PhDs and Post Docs New Publications
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FEBRUARY 2013 Content: The publics of Europe and the European public sphere: Do the EU policies for creating a common public sphere have democratic and inclusive consequences for different diversity groups? IMER-related Phd fellowship in comparative politics, University of Bergen Open rank position in anthropology (migration and culture) New series: Religion and global migrations Conferences […]
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JANUARY 2013 Content: IMER Bergen seminars spring 2013: Trans-European powers and the re-structuring of majority-minority relations Multicultural citizenship in policy and practice: Historical and contemporary perspectives International migration 2011-2012 Migraciones, movilidad humana y pobreza en América Latina y el Caribe Conferences and Seminars New Publications
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december 2012 IMER Bergen wishes you a creative holiday and an exciting new year! Content: Deltidsstudier i “Norge som innvnadringsland” Conferences and Seminars Masters, PhDs and Post Docs New publications
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NOVEMBER 2012 Content: Race, gender, and reproduction in the migrant metropolis: From “illegal” migrants to “criminal” citizens Call for applications to the EMMIR study programme Etikk i Praksis 2/2012: Irregulær migrasjon – Nordiske perspektiver Campaign to stop racism in academia Multicultural citizenship in plicy and practice: Historical and contemporary perspectives Transnational Social Networks Conferences and […]
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october 2012 Content: Boklansering: Kritiske hendelser – nye stemmer New issue of Nordic Journal of Migration Studies Online conference: Migration in a changing world: were do we go? The first Romanian research and documentation center on immigrants’ integration in Romania The Turkish Migration Studies group Conferences and Seminars Masters, PhDs and Post Docs New Publications
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september 2012 Content: IMER Bergen seminar series Metropolis 2013 Facebook and Website Lifestyle Migration in Rural Areas “Early Bird” articles from the forthcoming NJMR Video and photo competition: Migration and Development Conferences and Seminars New Publications
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