International Conference on Migrations /​Migration research at a crossroads — May 6 – 7, 2021 (online)

The French Collab­o­ra­tive Insti­tute on Migra­tion (CIMi­gra­tion) is a unique research program in France that asso­ciates social sciences, human­i­ties and health sciences in the field of migra­tion studies. The Insti­tute, headed by Professor François Héran (Collège de France) is currently orga­nized in 5 depart­ments gath­ering almost 400 researchers from (mostly) French and inter­na­tional univer­si­ties. All disci­plines, research methods and case studies are repre­sented in the work of the fellows. Together, the fellows study migra­tion —under­stood in a broad meaning- without time or space limit to capture today’s migra­tion high­lights. The CIMi­gra­tion regu­larly orga­nizes seminar, scien­tific events, publishing activ­i­ties and funds emerging projects and PhD grants. It has also devel­oped its own Master degree program. The Insti­tute fosters a dialogue between science and society thanks to part­ner­ships with civil society stake­holders. Research devel­oped at the Insti­tute resonates with global acad­emic interest on the topic of migration.

The objec­tive of the first inter­na­tional confer­ence of the CIMi­gra­tion is to stim­u­late a dialogue between the research led by the fellows and inter­na­tional research hotspots. The confer­ence provides a focused entry points for debates along five cutting-edge topics in migra­tion studies : welcoming poli­cies elab­o­rated by cities ; the nexus between migra­tion and climate change ; discrim­i­na­tions in the access to health­care systems ; situ­a­tions of migra­tion in past and colo­nial empires, and confronting assim­i­la­tion theo­ries to ethnic and racial research.

Programme to be published soon.