Friday, 20 February 2009

Ethnographies of Migration Workshop


Ethnographies of Migration Workshop

Saturday - Sunday, 13th-14th June 2009, LSE

We are inviting participants for the Ethnographies of Migration
Workshop, a two-day graduate student event to be held at the LSE on June
13th and 14th 2009.

The workshop aims to provide a forum in which doctoral students who are
using ethnographic approaches in the study of migration can exchange
ideas and get critical feedback on their research. This event will
provide a rare opportunity for students in various departments at the
LSE to meet and discuss their work.

The scope is broad, encompassing research on any aspect of any type of
migration. Presentations may be based on recently completed, ongoing or
planned research.

In order to make this event as useful as possible to all PhD students,
participants may choose from one of two options:

Option A: Those in the early stages of doctoral research can give a
20-minute presentation of their plans or project as a whole, followed by
a group discussion of approximately the same length of time.

Option B: Those who have already begun writing can present a 5,000-word
paper in a presentation lasting 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute
group discussion. Work-in-progress papers are welcome.

Participants will be grouped into panels based on similarity of content
and/or approach.

If you would like to participate, please send us your title and abstract
no later than March 15, 2008. All submissions should include your name,
whether you'd like to participate in Option A or B, your departmental
affiliation, the title of the paper or project to be presented, and an
abstract of 250 words or less. Participation is limited to doctoral
students within the LSE.

Those selected to participate will be notified by April 15, 2008. A
schedule and more detailed information will be sent out one month before
the workshop.

Titles and abstracts should be submitted to both of the following:

Elizabeth Frantz

Malcolm James

The workshop will be free. We will organise an outing on the evening of
the 13th so that we have a chance to socialise and talk informally. For
further information, please contact Malcolm or Elizabeth.