VIII. INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON
REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION '23 / VIII. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Refugee and Forced Immigration Studies in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Art will be held online. 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, which will be sent to you after the conference.
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.
Abstract Submission Deadline:
SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
OCTOBER 13, 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline:
OCTOBER 27, 2023
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.
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
2022 Conference will be held online.
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.
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.
The presentations will be uploaded to the website in the form of videos on the day of the conference. Participants will be able to follow the presentations in the order they prefer.
Prof. Dr. Ali Ergür
Prof. Dr. Berch Berberoglu
Prof. Dr. Dilek Barlas
Prof. Dr. Klas Borell
Prof.Dr. Leyla Neyzi
Prof. Dr. Zeynep Suda
Emeritus Prof. David Smith
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ulaş Sunata
Assist. Prof. Besim Can Zırh
Assist. Prof. Zeynep Ece Ünsal
Assist. Prof. Dr. Jinan Bastaki
Assist. Prof. Dr. Kamil Arif Kırkıç
Dr. Özge Mumcu
Dr. Anita Nagy-Nádasdi (Migration Expert, Legal Officer)
Dr. Elizabeth Ekren
HUMANITIES STUDIES '20
REFUGEE STUDIES '19
REFUGEE STUDIES '18
INTERDISCIPLINARY MEETING '17