Migration, mobility and displacement have been, and continue to be, key dynamics and practices shaping African social, political and economic as well as physical landscapes. African migration, mobility and displacement intersect with fundamental societal issues on national, regional and global scales, from securitization processes to generational conflicts, from the politics of belonging to urban and rural infrastructures, and from labour market configurations to the technology of refugee camps. In all their diversity, these movements are at the forefront of political changes affecting African futures both on the continent and in other parts of the globe.
For the inaugural workshop of the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS) Collaborative Research Group (CRG) African Migration, Mobility and Displacement (AMMODI), we invite you to participate in an exploratory discussion on the three guiding concepts of the CRG - migration, mobility, and displacement - as well as their overlaps and conceptual boundaries. In addition to short presentations and plenary debates, each concept will be addressed by an assigned key note speaker. We seek to offer a migrant-centred agenda by inviting local African diaspora groups to participate in our discussions.
To participate in the workshop, please submit a brief abstract, explicitly addressing one or more of the three guiding concepts of the CRG. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and present work-in-progress that seeks to make an empirical, conceptual and/or theoretical contributions. Please send your abstract by the 1st March 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to be able to offer at least partial funding for participation in the workshop. For more information on the Collaborative Research Group please see: www.ammodi.com.