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Upcoming events

#Workshop:
MOBILITY, MIGRATION AND COVID-19: METHODOLOGICAL EFFECTS, CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS, AND SOCIAL RESIGNIFICATION

November 6th, 2020 at 09.00 – 17.00 CET at Zoom

Call for papers and participation

The spring of 2020 was a time when the concepts of mobility and migration were challenged due to Covid-19. At local, national and international levels, lockdown and restraints of human mobility and migration were suddenly forced or recommended, affecting the contexts and peoples we study and the methods we practice. However, in this pandemic moment of incertitude, ethnological and ethnographic research is more important than ever to understand new social dynamics of migration and mobility that are unreachable for health sciences Moreover, new methodological approaches emerged to grasp the social and cultural consequences of immobility and distance in daily life. Thus, this meeting serves three purposes:

  • Present ongoing ethnological and ethnographic research within the field of mobility and migration studies, and discuss new methods and approaches in current circumstances.
  • Organize mentorships and ‘supporting groups’ for PhD students and early career researchers.
  • Plan and discuss activities at the SIEF2021 15th Congress in Helsinki, 21-24 June 2021.
  • We invite all kind of scholars but specifically we encourage PhD students and post-doctoral scholars/early career researchers to join us in a one-day workshop on Nov 6th. We welcome short presentations regarding both method, as well as research problem point of view.

    Please send a short bio and an abstract of 150 words to:
    Helena Pettersson helena.pettersson(a)umu.se and Ignacio Fradejas-García Ignacio.Fradejas(a)uab.cat
    On October 29th at the latest.

    Helena Pettersson and Ignacio Fradejas-García will then organize the abstracts and form the one-day program.

    The Zoom-meeting is hosted by the dept. of Culture & Media Studies at Umeå University and International Society for Ethnology & Folklore (SIEF) working group “Mobility & Migration”.


    Previous events

    Panel: Fradejas-García, Ignacio and Polese, Abel (convenors); Transnationalism, (im)mobilities and informal practices in Europe, and beyond

    Panel at SIEF2019 14th Congress, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 14-17 April 2019


    Conference “Remittances as Social Practice”
    University of Innsbruck, 27-28 September 2018

    Organised by SIEF Working Group “Migration & Mobility”, the Institute of History and European Ethnology, University of Innsbruck (FWF Research Project “Follow the Money. Remittances as Social Practice”; Silke Meyer, Fatma Haron, Claudius Ströhle)

    View the programme here. (PDF)


    The first Working Group meeting "Current Approaches to Migration and Mobility in Ethnology, Folklore and Anthropolgy" was held at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, in Sept 2016.

    View the programme here.