[URBANTH-L]Nordic Migrations: Past & Present
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Mon Apr 30 14:10:01 EDT 2007
1st Call for Papers
Nordic Migrations: Past & Present
4th ETMU DAYS
October 26-27, 2007
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
The theme of the fourth annual ETMU Days is Nordic Migrations from
historical and contemporary perspectives. The theme can be approached
from following directions: ethnicity, international mobility,
multiculturalism, integration, indigenous and national minorities,
minority rights, citizenship, national-ism, racism, refugees, education,
upbringing and comparable topics.
The keynote speakers at the conference are Professor Thomas Hylland
Eriksen (University of Oslo), Professor Charles Westin (University of
Stockholm), Dr Diana Mulinari (University of Lund), Dr Ali Najib
(University of Uppsala), Dr Garbi Schmidt (Danish National Institute of
Social Research), Professor Max Engman (Åbo Akademi University) and
Professor Martin Scheinin (Åbo Akademi University).
The preferred language of the conference is English. Presentations are
also possible in Finnish and Swedish.
Several workshops dealing with the above mentioned themes will be held
at the conference.
Researchers, research groups and students of the field may suggest
abstracts for these workshops. The length of the paper abstract is ca.
200 words and the proposals can be sent to either directly to the
session organizers or to the conference organisers. The abstract should
also include the name of the participant, contact information,
organisation and the name of the workshop, if known. The organ-isers
reserve themselves the right to move papers between sessions.
Suggestions should also specify the language of the paper to be used and
are to be submitted by 15th September 2007.
• Citizenship and civic culture
• Cultural policy and cultural diversity
• Family, gender and generations: How migration reconfigures intimate
• Housing, cities and ethnic minorities
• Living, working and studying in lingua francae in the Nordic
countries: the case of migrants
• Migrant labour in rural areas
• Migration and Ethnicity in Nordic History
• Moving beyond nations – anthropological perspectives on migration and
• Position of immigrants in the labour market
• Postcolonial Feminist Perspectives on the Nordic Countries
• Refugees, transnationalism and diaspora
• Religion, migration and diaspora
For further information: http://www.etmu.fi.
Paper proposals: etmu2007 at etmu.fi
Contact person: Gabi Limbach, gabi.limbach at abo.fi
ETMU: The Finnish Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and
Åbo Akademi University: Departments of Comparative Religion, Ethnology,
Folkloristics and Sociology
Institute of Migration, Turku
The conference is supported by
Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland, Nordic Culture Fond, Regional
Council of Southwest Finland,
Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi
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