[URBANTH-L]CFP: Asylum (Vienna, Austria)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 26 15:16:40 EDT 2008

Call For Papers


*20th Century Case Studies*

Vienna, 15--16 October 2009

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary the Bruno Kreisky Archive  
Foundation is soliciting conference papers that treat various aspects  
of the reception of refugees throughout the 20th century. Totalitarian  
regimes, armed conflict, natural disasters and grinding poverty forced  
people to leave the place they used to life in in the hope for open  
borders and opportunities to build a life in a new country. The  
individuals and groups turned into refugees met a wide range of  
reaction: from warm welcome to exclusion, tolerance, neglect, support,  
etc. The focus of the conference lies on those who chose to receive or  
not to receive people, individuals or groups, having experienced  
forced migration: state institutions, private groups, NGOs,  
individuals, and how they reacted: policies, strategies, and images of  
those needing and/or wanting to enter.

The organizers welcome papers from political scientists, historical  
anthropologists, historical sociologists, and social or political  
historians. No restrictions concerning geographic area apply. The  
working languages of the conference will be English and German. The  
conveners plan to publish a volume of selected and revised  
contributions after the conference.

Prospective participants are asked to submit an English version of (1)  
a 500 word (max.) abstract and (2) a curriculum vitae of no more than  
three pages by 31 October 2008 to:

Dr. Maria Mesner
Stiftung Bruno Kreisky Archiv
Rechte Wienzeile 97
A-1050 Wien

e-mail: maria.mesner at univie.ac.at
Fax: +43 1 545 30 97

Interested scholars will be informed of the status of their  
submissions before the end of November 2008.

Please share this information with potentially interested colleagues!

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