New Borderlands or Cosmopolitanism from Below?
NEBOCO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
15 June 2012
The African Centre for Migration & Society in partnership with European Master of Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR Consortium) Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, School of Education), Georg-August University Göttingen (Laboratory for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies) will be hosting the International Conference on Linking Theories of Border, Concepts of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Migration Studies.
The NEBOCO Conference, held in Germany, focuses on three interlinked subjects, border (land), citizenship and cosmopolitanism. It seeks to examine specific dimensions of the ongoing deep transformation of statehood, citizenship, sovereignty and identity formations in sending, transit and receiving states. The conference programme is divided into 3 areas:
1. Border Regimes; formation of European and African borderlands
2. Border Imaginaries; Discursive deconstruction of demarcation lines
3. Transgression of borders and transnational social experiences; a new cosmopolitanism ort translocal, postnational citizenship?
**Deadline 15 June 2012**
Submit a 300 word abstract and short biographical note. The abstract must specify what section you would like your paper to be considered for. Graduates and postgraduates students may apply for the workshop sessions where they will present their papers. Please indicate whether you will require a travel grant.
Emails should be sent to Katharina Hoffman, [log in to unmask] or visit http://www.neboco.org/.
Other Important Dates:
15 July 2012 - Applicants receive notifications of acceptance
30 October 2012 - Last date of submission. The call will only accept unpublished papers to be published in an edited book
6-8 December - Conference dates
NEBOCO Conference Call : http://www.migration.org.za/event/2012/neboco-conference-call-papers
NEBOCO Conference Concept Paper: http://www.migration.org.za/event/2012/neboco-conference-call-papers
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