AAC : Call for papers, 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Mercredi 29 juin – Vendredi 1er juillet 2022, Oslo—LIMITE : 15/​12/​2021

Migra­tion and Time : Tempo­ral­i­ties of Mobility, Gover­nance, and Resistance

Migra­tion is inter­twined with time in myriad ways and at multiple scales. In indi­vidual lives, migra­tion propels change over time and entails engage­ment with personal pasts and futures. Time and tempo­ral­i­ties are struc­turing migra­tion expe­ri­ences, when refugees are granted tempo­rary protec­tion, labour migrants are offered tempo­rary employ­ment and rights of resi­dency, and undoc­u­mented migrants are living with uncer­tain­ties for the future. The gover­nance of migra­tion is also the gover­nance of migrants’ rela­tions to and expe­ri­ences of time. Gover­nance of migra­tion happens in time – some­times in the form of rapid changes in times of “crisis”, but perhaps also through post­pone­ment when the urgency has passed.

Atten­tion to time and tempo­ral­i­ties illu­mi­nates processes of othering and patterns of inequal­i­ties, as well as forms of resis­tance and adap­ta­tions to poli­cies and insti­tu­tions. The rapid changes in laws, regu­la­tions, poli­cies and prac­tices of migra­tion also have reper­cus­sions on the topics, theo­ret­ical approaches, and method­olo­gies of migra­tion scholars. These and other perspec­tives on time and migra­tion have flour­ished as part of the emerging ‘temporal turn’ in migra­tion studies. The theme ‘migra­tion and time’ brings out disci­pli­nary, method­olog­ical and theo­ret­ical diver­sity of migra­tion research with a shared focus.

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Indi­vidual Paper Proposals

Paper proposals should include a 250-word abstract and the name and affil­i­a­tion of the author(s). Indi­vidual papers will be themat­i­cally clus­tered into panels. We strongly encourage authors to high­light the concep­tual and method­olog­ical novelty of their contribution.

Panel Proposals

Panel proposals should include a 250-word abstract of the theme of the panel, together with min 3/​max 5 themat­i­cally consis­tent and related 250-word paper abstracts. Submis­sions should also include the name and affil­i­a­tion of the chair and a discus­sant, as well as the name and affil­i­a­tion of the author(s) for each paper abstract.

Work­shop Proposals

Proposals can also be submitted for work­shops, this can for example be book work­shops, policy work­shops. or round tables, with the aim of discussing research or to outline future research agendas. Submis­sions for work­shops should include a maximum 400-word abstract, and the names and affil­i­a­tions of the organizer(s) and the persons taking part in the work­shop (up to 10 partic­i­pants, excluding the work­shop convenors).


Appli­cants may be the lead presenter of only one paper in the confer­ence. In addi­tion, appli­cants may chair only one panel. The dead­line for submit­ting proposals is December 15, 2021 (23:59 CET). Appli­cants will be informed about accep­tance of their submis­sion on the 1st of March 2022. The confer­ence may be fully online if the Covid-19 situ­a­tion imposes it.

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