The 14th Conference of the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM) will be hosted by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India January 6 - 9, 2013. This is the first time that the conference is being hosted in South Asia.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is June 15, 2012
Title: Contested Spaces and Cartographic Challenges
IASFM14 seeks to particularly explore the themes below -
The conference will be divided into three broad themes and each of the broad themes will have three subthemes.
1. Borders and Displacement
a) Negotiating borders
b) Gendered experience of borders
c) Lives in Transit
2. Geography and Economies of Displacement
a) Modes & Patterns of Displacement
b) Margin of Space of Development, Places for contest
c) Geographies and Costs of Displacement
3. Rights, Ethics, and Institutions
a) Protection, Ethics and Justice
b) Governmentality, Laws & Institutions
c) Social Movements and Rights of the Displaced
Submission of Abstracts
We invite submissions of abstracts of 250 words from academics, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, individuals working with forced migrants and forced migrants themselves.
Submissions may be either individual or of a panel comprising of 4-5 individuals and from all disciplines broadly conforming to the outline and themes enunciated above. Practice-based presentations and other non-traditional means of exploring forced migration and its study, that include film screenings, poster or photo installations/exhibitions are most welcome.
The submission deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2012. Submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.
Conference participants are responsible for their own expenses for attendance at the conference. Some financial assistance may be available to assist those who might be otherwise unable to attend the conference. Priority will be given to graduate students and individuals from the Global South. Financial assistance will generally only be available to individuals presenting at the conference. Details of this assistance will be posted on the IASFM website in the second half of 2012. Further details about the conference and the online submission form can be found on the IASFM website: www.iasfm.org. Requests for further information can be made to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Association for Studies in Forced Migration
Application forms are available online. visit www.iasfm.org. for further details. Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.iasfm.org.
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