'Family Life in the Age of Migration and Mobility' Conference, Sweden

Deadline: 1 June/15 July/1 September
Open to: PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, established scholars and other interested applicants from Europe and elsewhere
Venue: Linköping University, Campus Norrköping, Sweden, 16 – 20 September 2013


In an age of migration and mobility not only do many facets of contemporary family life take place against the backdrop of intensified movement in its various forms, but the practices of families themselves are deeply embedded in such movements. This conference seeks to ‘make sense’ of the challenges this poses for families and for academic, empirical and policy understandings of family life in Europe and beyond. By examining a wide range of topics and drawing on several disciplinary perspectives, the conference seeks to ‘stretch’ the application of the mobilities lens into new areas of family life.

Three key topics of the conference will be:

  1. Multi-local family lives in national and transnational contexts
  2. The globalisation of reproduction and social reproduction across the family-life cycle
  3. National, supranational and transnational policies and laws relating to family life in an age of migration and mobility

The aim is to generate original insights for the fields of family and migration studies, as well as for the mobilities paradigm per se. In a period in which issues around family life, migration and mobilities are high on the political agenda in Europe and elsewhere, the intention is also to draw on the insights gained from theoretical and empirical analyses to address deficits in the policy framing of those issues. Contributions which examine issues around family, migration and mobility in the context of the current economic crisis are especially welcome.

Costs & Registration

Participation at the conference is free, and all conference meals and refreshments will be provided on a complimentary basis. Advance registration for the conference is compulsory, and to secure your place at the time of registration, a refundable deposit of 100 EUR is required. The deposit will be reimbursed in full for those attending the conference.

Registration deadline is 15 July 2013 for participants awarded with a conference grant and 1 September 2013 for all other participants.  More info here.

Call for contributions

Organizers invite submission of abstracts for short talks and poster session from PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and established scholars relating to one of the three conference themes or to the general topic of the conference. A limited number of conference grants to support the participation of PhD students presenting a short talk or poster is available. Full information on the grants and the application procedure you can find here.

Deadline for submissions is in this case 1 June 2013. Online application form is available hereNotification of selection of abstract and grant applications will be in early July 2013.

More information can be obtained from the official website.

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