[URBANTH-L]Nordic Migrations: Past & Present

Tuomas Martikainen tmartika at abo.fi
Mon Apr 30 14:10:01 EDT 2007

1st Call for Papers

Nordic Migrations: Past & Present


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 
International Migration
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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