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.
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.
Assistant Professor Pınar Karababa
İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi
"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
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.
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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
10:30 The Construction and Use of Public Spaces by Arab Immigrants in Berlin, Germany
10:45 Development over Relief; Refugee Settlements Upgrading in the Palestinian Gaza Coast
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Co-created spatialities; refugees, host communities, and the conflict of ‘multivocal’ space making.
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
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.