CFP - Themes in Refugee History

Johanna M. Wetzel Discussion

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Call for Papers
July 1, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences

We are pleased to announce the second round of seminars in our series, Doing Refugee History, supported by the Institute for Historical Research and This series of seminars will explore the subject of Themes in Refugee History and will run from October to December 2021.

The purpose of the seminar is to explore new ways of addressing established themes in refugee history (e.g. refugee agency) and to suggest innovative thematic approaches.

Scholars at all career stages are encouraged to submit paper abstracts on subjects including (but not limited to):

  • Power and resistance
  • Indigeneity
  • Temporality (refugee time)
  • Memory and identity

We will run three sessions in this set of seminars, with two short (c.2000-word) pre-circulated papers per session. Presenters will comment on each other’s work and engage with audience Q&A. The themes have not yet been established and papers will be selected on the basis of thematic coherency, meaning that multiple submissions on a related theme will likely result in the creation of a seminar on that theme.

Please send your abstract (no more than 200 words) to no later than 1 July 2021.

Contact Info: 

Anne Irfan (University of Oxford)
Laura Madokoro (Carleton University)
Benjamin Thomas White (University of Glasgow)