Call for Papers: European migrations in historical perspective
International Graduate Student Conference
August 20–22, 2007, Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany
We invite proposals for papers for an international graduate student conference on European migrations in historical perspective. Participants from all historical disciplines covering the period from c. 1450–c.1950 are welcome.
Migration processes have always played a significant role in the history of Europe. »Migrations beyond cultural borders« as an important factor of European communication processes are the main focus of the Institute of European History in 2007. The Institute invites graduate students working on a Ph.D.-thesis on European migration processes to discuss their key arguments and methodological premises with a number of renowned experts on a small-scale conference in Mainz. It aims to investigate how migrations triggered off, enhanced or impeded structural changes in society, politics, culture, and religion from the Renaissance until the Cold War. The conference is closely connected to the agenda of the Institute’s research group on »Communication and transformation in religion and society« (www.ieg-mainz.de).
Proposals are welcome from graduates of all historical disciplines (e.g. legal history, church history, history of religion, economic and social history, historial musicology, art history etc.).
Papers (c. 20 minutes) should address at least one the following topics:
1. Preconditions for and causes of migrations
2. transformations in European societies (in the countries/regions of origin as well as the countries/regions of immigration) caused by migration processes
3. political debates and governmental policies triggered off by migrations
4. transformations within the migrating groups and communities
Conference languages will be English and (additionally) German. Travel and lodging expenses of participants will be covered.
Please submit proposals for papers (500 words maximum) and an academic CV by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 March 2007. The conference programme including key note speakers will be confirmed in the cause of April 2007.
Further questions can be directed to Dr Kerstin Armborst, Institute of European History, Alte Universitätsstrasse 19, 55116 Mainz, Germany, 0049-6131-3939364 (phone), email@example.com, http://www.ieg-mainz.de.
Institute of European History
Dr Kerstin Armborst
Alte Universitätsstrasse 19
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