Tuesday, September 9, 2008

CONF.- REMINDER: Caucasus Studies: Migration Society Language, Malmoe, 28-30 Nov.

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CONF.- REMINDER: Caucasus Studies: Migration Society Language, Malmö, 28-30 Nov

Posted by: Karina Vamling <karina.vamling@mah.se>


CONFERENCE- Caucasus Studies in the Fields of Migration, Society, Language,
28-30 November 2008

The conference brings together researchers in Caucasus studies for a
discussion of current developments in the region. How are these
dynamics to be understood and explained from political,
anthropological, historical, linguistic and cultural perspectives? We
welcome multidisciplinary papers and also encourage presentation of
research in progress.

Papers will be organized into thematic panels, such as:

- Armed conflicts and migration
- Migration and maintenance of cultural identities
- Language policy and migration
- Languages in contact
- Transitional identities
- Caucasian diasporas
- Intrastate conflicts and conflict resolution
- Caucasus in regional and global politics

Deadline for abstracts: September 15. Send the title of your
paper/presentation, abstract (maximum 500 words), affiliation and
contact details to caucasus.studies@mah.se. Abstracts should be
written in English, but presentations may be given in English or Russian.
Researchers from countries requiring a visa for Sweden are encouraged
to contact us at an earlier date. Notification by October 1.

The program also includes possibilities for poster presentations.

Conference fees:
Faculty members 50 euros; from CIS countries 25 euros; Students and
PhD candidates 20 euros. The conference is organized by Caucasus
Studies at Malmö University, Sweden, in cooperation with the Center
for Caucasus Studies at Øresund University. The conference is
supported by Sida (Swedish International Development Agency).

The Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER),
Malmoe University, Sweden (30 min. from Copenhagen airport).

Conference accommodation:
Hotel Astoria, Malmoe

Conference homepage:

Karina Vamling, Assoc. Prof.
Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Assoc. Prof.

Contact details:
Email: caucasus.studies@mah.se
Fax: +46 40 665 7330
Skype: CaucasusStudies
Address: Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations
(IMER), Malmoe University, Citadellsvaegen 7, S-20506 Malmoe, Sweden

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