Call for Papers

On the occasion of its 10th year anniversary in the field of migration research, the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) is hosting an international migration conference with the theme of “Border, Mobility and Diversity: Old Questions, New Challenges”, on November 20-21, 2014 in Istanbul. The conference will take an inter-disciplinary approach in order to to draw on past and current states of migration studies and to determine a vision and direction for its future. The two-day conference will include four roundtable sessions on migration theory & research, migration policy, the Turkish migration regime, and migration research centers with prominent guest speakers. Moreover, a call for papers (CfP) is open to all scholars, researchers and graduate students, from various disciplines including political science, international relations, economics, sociology, anthropology, history and demography who are interested in presenting their cutting-edge research on: borders and border regimes; migration and mobility; diversity and integration. A total of 18 papers will be accommodated during the conference in six parallel sessions.

Participation and Registration

People interested in presenting a paper are invited to send their applications to before the due date of abstracts. The applications should include: presentation title, abstract (of no more than 300 words), 3-4 keywords, home institution and affiliated department(s) and co-authors (if applicable). Decisions will be communicated by June 30, 2014 and submission of full papers is expected by October 31, 2014. Guidelines for full papers will be announced with the acceptance notifications. A selection of papers from the conference will be published by reputable international publisher and will be considered for a special issue in a scholarly journal. Registration fees are 100 € (300 TL) for Regulars and 50 € (150 TL) for citizens of the Soft-Currency Countries, to be paid on site. Fees for conference participants include: participation in all scientific sessions and activities, conference programme and materials as well as coffee breaks.

Abstracts Due: May 31, 2014

Acceptance Notifications: June 30, 2014

Final Paper Submission Due: October 31, 2014

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