The 20th Nordic Migration Research Conference

//WE INVITE WORKSHOP PROPOSALS BY NOVEMBER 18, 2019//

The 20th Nordic Migration Research conference and the 17th ETMU conference will be organized jointly at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in August 12 ̶ 14, 2020, under the theme of Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration.

The conference aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform for discussions in which the colonial/racial past and present (coloniality) are seen as relevant for how diasporic communities, racialized minorities and Indigenous Peoples are encountered and acted upon in the Nordic societies, as well as how these communities resist, question, resurgence, organize themselves and seek for alternative horizons beyond hierarchies.

The confirmed keynote speakers so far are:
• Professor Anders Neergaard, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden
• Professor Emerita Gloria Wekker, Department of Gender Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
• Marja Helander, a Sámi photographer, video artist and film-maker

We in particular invite workshop proposals that address the conference theme from various disciplinary viewpoints, but we also welcome thematic workshop proposals focusing on a wide range of topics that are relevant for scholars of international migration and ethnic relations. We encourage multidisciplinary workshops, including workshops that present studies that utilize art-based methodologies, and examine the role or arts in narrating colonial/racial and national histories.

Key dates and dead­lines:
✦ Deadline for submission of workshop proposals: November 18, 2019
✦ Selection of the workshops and call for papers by December 16, 2019
✦ Deadline for submission of paper proposals: February 29, 2020
✦ Selection of papers by March 30, 2020

More information can be found at our website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/20th-nordic-migration-research-conference-and-17th-etmu-conference

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If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us at nmr2020@migrationinstitute.fi

Organizers:
Nordic Migration Research (NMR)
Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU)
Migration Institute of Finland (MIF)
Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki

Application dates: 
15.11.2019
Artfield: 
Circus
Dance
Film
Literature
Music
Performance art
Photography
Theatre
Visual arts