The 17th Nordic Migration Conference – still open for registration

The 17th Nordic Migration Conference is taking place in Copenhagen 13th-15th of August.

Under the heading Flows, places and boundaries – migratory challenges and new agendas, the 17th Nordic Migration Conference will address the status of both migration tendencies and migration research and examine what lies ahead.
The Conference will present 41 workshops and close to 200 paper.
The Conference is still open for registration for participation for people not presenting papers. See more on registration, keynote-speakers and the detailed program at http://www.sfi.dk/17th_nordic_migration_conference-12235.aspx

ROMA AND TRAVELLERS: MOBILITY, PERSECUTION AND MEMORY COURSE

August 5 to 21, 2014

HELSINKI SUMMER SCHOOL.

The course explores the relationship between Roma and Traveller groups in past and present European societies, making use of a multidisciplinary perspective.  Advanced students and junior researchers in history, anthropology, sociology, social policy and other relevant fields are invited to participate. Students and junior researchers with Roma or other minority background are especially encouraged to attend.

The course is part of the Helsinki Summer School, organized by University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics.
All necessary information can be found at the website: http://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/home/courses/roma_and_travellers. For further information do not hesitate to contact the coordinator of the course Mr. Malte Gasche, malte.gasche@helsinki.fi.

Workshop on Waiting: temporalities of migration

Date:16 September 2014, 13.00 – 17.00

Venue: Spelbomskan Aula Magna, Stockholm University.

Migration is generally perceived and studied as a spatial process and the temporal aspect of migration has received much less attention. Asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are constantly waiting for decisions and assistance coming from others: the state, the church, NGOs, legal firms, labor unions or individuals such as employers. The dependence on others’ decisions leads to a patronizing relationship, which means that the migrant has to surrender to the authority of others. Lack of information on how long they have to wait or what exactly they have to do to get their documents makes migrants’ lives unpredictable and results in uncertainty. This is most palpable in various forms of camp, where migrants can be kept with no legal time limit. This half-day workshop aims to focus on the ethnography on time, waiting, and temporalities in relation to irregular migrations and asylum. The workshop is scheduled to take place on September 16, 2014, at Stockholm University and will have a limited number of participants working on temporal aspect of migration.

Contact: shahram.khosravi@socant.su.se