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NOVEMBER 15, 2019 / ISTANBUL

IV. INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON

REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION '19 / IV. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Refugee and Forced Immigration Studies in Social Sciences, Humanities and Art will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

 

We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.

 

For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours, please read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page. 

AGENDA  

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline:

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

Extended Registration Deadline: 

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Full papers Submission Deadline: 

OCTOBER 25, 2019

CONTACT

 

info@dakam.org

We live in a rapidly changing world in which refugees and forced migration have a significant impact on the economic, political and social agendas of sovereign states, intergovernmental agencies and civil society groups.

 

Today, tens of millions of people are refugees, raising fundamental challenges for governments around the world. The definition of a refugee, as enshrined in the 1951 Refugee Convention, is someone who ‘is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.’ But this definition has been regularly challenged over the past 60 years, and is under constant review by academics, governments and humanitarian agencies. Many forcibly displaced people around the world do not easily fit within this formal category.

 

The conference takes a critical approach to question normative understandings and address empirical puzzles regarding how refugees and international refugee advocacy networks mobilize international and national law and policies to offer new understandings of refugee protection and vulnerabilities. All research seeking to deepen understandings regarding how national institutions define, mediate and respond to refugee legal concerns in crisis will be taken into consideration. In addition to the contemporary refugee crises, historical case studies will be an important part of the event.

 

Scholars from difference fields such as political science, history, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, urban studies, architecture, literature, poetry, art history, life sciences and other fields are welcomed to propose their interdisciplinary work at the conference. 

Participants can also apply to DAKAM's journal; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES to be reviewed. For details please visit www.dakam.org/ijssis

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

THEMES

Assistant Professor Pınar Karababa

İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi

Sosyology Department

Speech Title

"Refugee: A Status Between Temporary and Vague"

Understanding Global Refugee Policy 

 

Refugee Rights and Protection

 

Politics of Forced Immigration and Displacement

 

Refugee Settlements and Camps 

 

Integration of Refugees

 

Living Conditions of Refugees and Immigrants

 

Transformations of Place, Power and Social Ties 

 

Injustices of Displacement

 

Racism and Relation to the Locals

 

Representation of Forced Immigration in Media

 

Methodologies of Forced Migration Research

 

Documentation and Art: Photography, Film, Novels, Contemporary Art 

 

History of Forced Immigraration and Immigration: Case Studies

 

 

VENUE

NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul

Nippon Hotel, Taksim


Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey

 

Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. 

LOCATION

You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square.

 

Taksim can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.

 

From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim

is also easly accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.

 

Here are some useful links for public transportation in Istanbul.

 

Click here for the Istanbul metro network map.

 

Click here for the transportation fares and cards.

 

Click here for general information on public transportation in Istanbul.

 

PROGRAM

9:15         Registration

9:40         Opening Remarks

9:45         Keynote Lecture

Refugee: A Status Between Temporary and Vague

Assistant Professor Pınar Karababa

 

10:15      A Decade after the Civil War: An Analysis on the Current Situation of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Women in India

Dharika Athray

 

10:30      The Construction and Use of Public Spaces by Arab Immigrants in Berlin, Germany

Mohammed Al-Khanbashi

 

10:45      Development over Relief; Refugee Settlements Upgrading in the Palestinian Gaza Coast

Noor Tayeh

 

11:00      Discussion

11:15      Coffee Break

 

11:30      Co-created spatialities; refugees, host communities, and the conflict of ‘multivocal’ space making.

DEYALA TARAWNEH

 

11:45      Critical perspectives for modes of engagement between creative disciplines and refugees

Diogo Carvalho, Marcella Oliveira

 

12:00      Gender and Prestige Preference among Women: Case of French Use among Tlemcen University Students

Fatima Zohra Adder, Fatiha Belmerabet

 

12:15      Living in the periphery: The case of Skaramagas refugee camp in Attica

Chrisa Giannopoulou, Chryssanthi Petropoulou, Ilias Pistikos, Charalampos Tsavdaroglou

 

12:30      Discussion

12:45      Lunch

 

Certificate Hand-out

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

ULAS SUNATA

 

Ulas Sunata is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Bahçeşehir University (BAU). She received her B.Sc. in Statistics and M.Sc. in Sociology from Middle East Technical University, Ankara. She was invited to be a visiting scholar in the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) in Germany for her work in migration studies and was awarded scholarships by DAAD and Hans-Böckler Foundation. Professor Sunata completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Osnabrück and joined the BAU academic staff in 2010. Professor Sunata has published numerous works in the fields of migration, globalization, diaspora, urbanization and gender studies including two books while in Germany. Her research deals with contemporary diasporas of Turkey and focuses on the complex migratory relationship between Turkey and Germany. Her recent work includes an oral-history project on the Circassian diaspora in Turkey. Since 2013, she has expanded her research towards developing and conducting academic projects about Syrian refugees. Her research method combines theoretical policy analysis with large-scale corpora and data-driven methodologies. Professor Sunata established the Center of Migration and Urban Studies (BAUMUS) in order to empower interdisciplinary teamwork and foster collaborative projects.