CFP: Migration, Health and Humanities conference

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Call for Papers
April 30, 2018
New Zealand
Subject Fields: 
Ethnic History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Humanities, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Race Studies


In a world that is valuing science and technology to solve our health problems and erecting walls to solve apparent migration concerns, what is the role for the Humanities? This multidisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Otago seeks to explore whether and how the Humanities can contribute to improving health outcomes in relation to the movement of people. Themes include:

• How might the Humanities improve health in migrants?
• How can Humanities research improve health concerns for globally mobile health professionals?
• In what ways can a focus on the Humanities improve cultural competence in relation to migration?
• How can interdisciplinary collaboration improve health in migrants?

Please provide the following details to Lea Doughty (email: before the deadline of 30 April 2018:

• Paper title
• Abstract (200 words maximum)
• Brief biographical information (including institutional affiliation and contact details)

Each presenter will have 20 minutes for their presentation and 10 minutes discussion time.

We welcome all submissions, including from post-graduate students.

Regrettably, we are unable to provide funding support for participants.

Contact Info: 

Lea Doughty

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