Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond

Dear all,
 
Apologies for any cross-posting
 
Online registration is presently open for our international migration conference: “Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond”, to be held at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, 24-26 September 2013.
We are offering discounted fee rates for delegates who are full time students, or those who are based in non-OECD countries.
Further reductions in fee rates are also available for all delegates registering early: but these “earlybird” fee rates are available only up until 31 May 2013.
 
This conference is being organized by the partners of the research project Theorizing the Evolution of European Migratory Systems (THEMIS), which is funded by NORFACE through their Research Programme on Migration. This conference takes an inter-disciplinary approach to migration dynamics and draws on comparative studies of international and internal migration processes. The three main themes are:
·         emergence and development of migration systems 
·         feedback processes in migration 
·         migrants as social actors
 
Thomas FaistDouglas Massey and Ewa Morawska have accepted to be our external key note speakers.
The registration fee includes attendance at:
  • the opening and concluding remarks,
  • all 3 plenary keynote presentations, over three days
  • a free choice of four parallel sessions running over two full days

Also delegates will be provided with a full pack of conference materials, a welcome drinks reception; regular tea/coffee refreshments during each conference day (24-26 September 2013), buffet lunch on full days (25 and 26 September) and (unless opting out) a 3-course conference dinner with drinks reception (25 September) at Lady Margaret Hall.
Our conference webpages will continue to be updates with latest information about the conference and for delegates.
 
THEMIS takes a fresh look at how patterns of migration to Europe develop, investigating what makes people decide to migrate, why some of those initial moves to Europe result in the formation of significant migration systems, and why in other cases some migration processes tail off or stagnate. Based on new field research, it aims to bridge the theories on the initiation and continuation of migration, and to integrate the concept of agency in a systems theory approach. This involves a comparative study of the evolution of migrant groups following different migration trajectories from several regions of 3 origin countries (Brazil, Morocco and Ukraine ) to selected cities in 4 destination countries (UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal).
 
Please do kindly forward this announcement to others who might also be interested.
 
For further information please contact us at themis@qeh.ox.ac.uk
 
Best wishes,
 
THEMIS team

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