The eighth edition of the International Summer School in Migration, Human Rights and Democracy, organized by the University of Palermo, focuses the issues of ‘human mobility’ and ‘hidden geographies’ (Kumar Rajaram & Grundy-Warr, 2007). We are inviting advanced Master and PhD students, early career researchers as well as civil society activists to present and discuss applied research, empirical studies and theoretical papers (in Italian and/or English) on one of the topics including, but not limited to: • Ethnography, life stories, collections of oral and written memories/narratives of forced migration from/within the transit countries of the following regions: the Mediterranean, Turkish-Greece transit, and Rio Grande, including the potential destination countries of the Continental Europe-United Kingdom. • Theoretical and/or empirical contribution to ‘the new mobility paradigms’ (Cresswell, 2006; Hannam et al., 2006; Sheller and Urry, 2006). • Perspectives of a new forms, practices, material and representation of human mobility/migration. • Citizenship, transnationalism, diaspora, borders and gender. • Drought, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation, global warming, war, poverty, environmental disasters, climate changes. Keynote speakers: Johan Leman, University of Leuven, Carola Suárez-Orozco, UCLA, Los Angeles, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, UCLA, Los Angeles Abstract for papers should be no more than 500 words, and it should be sent (in doc/pdf format) by 30 April 2014 to Elisabetta Di Giovanni. The full paper (between 6000-7000 words with the ‘Chicago B’ style citation) are expected to be received by 1 July 2014. Fee: € 200 – Summer School + material + lunch and publication with ISBN code.
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