Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration

Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration
11 ̶ 13 January 2021, University of Helsinki, Finland
11 ̶ 13 January 2021, University of Helsinki, Finland

20th Nordic Migration Research Conference & 17th ETMU Conference

The 20th Nordic Migration Research Conference and the 17th Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) conference will be organized jointly at the University of Helsinki, Finland, on January 11–13, 2021, under the theme of Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration. The conference aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform for discussions in which the colonial/racial past and present (coloniality) are seen as relevant for how diasporic communities, racialized minorities, and Indigenous Peoples are encountered and acted upon in the Nordic societies, as well as how these communities resist, question, resurgence, organize themselves and seek for alternative horizons beyond hierarchies.

The call for papers is closed. Thank you for submitting your abstracts. It is possible that we open a limited additional call for papers during the autumn 2020.

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Key dates and dead­lines

Due to the Covid-19 situation and global uncertainty it causes, all the events in the University of Helsinki that are planned for summer and early autumn 2020 have been postponed. Therefore, the organizing committee has made an official decision to postpone the 20th Nordic Migration Research Conference and the 17th ETMU conference that was scheduled to take place on August 12-14, 2020.

THE NEW DATE OF THE CONFERENCE IS JANUARY 11-13, 2021.

As some participants might not be able to visit the University of Helsinki those dates, we strive to organize the conference as a hybrid event and make it accessible both face to face and online. This hybrid model gives us flexibility in case the pandemic would continue to impact opportunities for traveling and face-to-face participation. We will provide more information on the possibilities for online participation in early autumn.

Or­gan­isers

Nordic Migration Research (NMR)

Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU)

Migration Institute of Finland (MIF)

Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki

Sponsors

City of Helsinki 

Federation of Finnish Learned Societies 

Kone Foundation

Con­tact

nmr2020@migrationinstitute.fi

merja.skaffari-multala@migrationinstitute.fi