The conference will bring together younger scholars from the Baltic Sea Region states and wants to initiate fruitful discussions about different aspects on the history of migrations, intertwining, integrations and cultural transfers.
The conference is open for topics like: Questions of migration history of individuals and groups, forced migration, metropolises as centers of migration, networks of social groups, political, economic and cultural ex- and interchange processes, diffusion of ideas, theories and ideologies, adaption/adjustment to the "new homeland"/ memory of "old homelands" and presentations dealing with cultural constructions of physical and mental spaces.
Young scholars (M.A.- and PhD candidates, postdocs) dealing with the topics outlined and coming from the Baltic Sea Region are encouraged to submit their proposals. The conference is an interdisciplinary forum open for historians primarily, but also for political scientists, sociologists, literary and language scholars, ethnologists, geographers and other scholars of humanities thematically related.
The conference languages are German and English.
Proposals should include:
If there are any inquiries feel free to ask:
Deadline for application: 30 June 2013
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