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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration Research 2017/2018

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration Research  2017/2018

This initiative aims to explore new conceptual, theoretical approaches as well as methodological innovations to address processes linked to migration. The Pufendorf IAS invites researchers from all faculties into dialogue on crosscutting issues on migration such as ecology, politics, archeology and medicine. The ambition is to create a network of researchers with an interest in exploring this area further.

Migration has become a prominent topic in the public sphere, dominating political campaigns and debates, and in the center of heated discussions about (im) migrants, border control, integration and refugee policy. While in science many different concepts and meanings of migration coexist, in everyday life and in the media, the concept of migration is mainly used to refer to the physical movement by humans from one area to another. Human mobility is seen as one of the immediate strategies for escaping conflict and poverty.

 - Our aim is to move beyond the politicised debate on migration as a problem for European states by establishing a series of conversations allowing reflection on different, and often bypassed, dimensions of migration, says Mine Islar, Coordinator for the initiative.

- Migration as a process encompasses a variety of phenomena across different disciplines, departments or faculties.

Seminar Series Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018

25th September, 13.00 - 16.00

Ecologies of Migration - Interlinkages between Resources, Mobility and Environment (watch filmed presentations and videos with researchers who participated in the seminar).

27th November, 9.00 - 12.00.

Politics and Institutions of Migration. Confirmed speakers: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (Raoul-Wallenberg Institute), Anders Hellström (IMER), Vanna Nordling, Maja Sager and Emma Söderman (Lund University, Department of Gender Studies and School of Social Work).

4th December, 13.00 - 16.00. 

Public lecture Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe by Ruben Andersson, Oxford University. 

Spring 2018

January 30, 13.00 - 16.00        

Postcoloniality in Migration Studies: Labor, Displacement and Art 


13.15- 14.00      Displacement and enslaved labor in the transatlantic plantation  economy, presentation by Martin Lemberg-Pedersen (Aalborg University,GRS)

14.00- 15.00      Refugees, exiles, and other forced migrants in the late Ottoman Empire, presentation by Dawn Chatty (Oxford University)

15.00-15.15       Fika

15.15- 16.00      We Carry Our Hearts: Artistic notes on memory, migration, and presence, poresentation by Temi Odumosu (IMER, Malmö Högskola)
February 19, 13.00-15.30

The Role of Genetic Geology and Archeology in Migration Research

13.00-14.00         Isotopic and current ancient DNA research on migration, presentation by Hannes Schroeder (University of Copenhagen, National Museum of Denmark

14.00-15.00         Foreigners in Ancient Egypt – The Archaeology of migration, presentation by Bettina Bader (University of Vienna)

15.00-15.30         Fika
March 5, 13.00 - 15.00 

Public lecture

13.00-15.00          Kinopolitics: philosophy of a movement, presentation by Thomas Nail (University of Denver)

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