Conference reminder: Caucasus Studies: Mig ration Society Language, Malm ö, 28-30 Nov.

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

Posted by: Karina Vamling <karina.vamling at>


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

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 at 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 at
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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