Call for papers

If your current interests are connected to comparative and interdisciplinary work, if you are researching the migration of individuals and groups and have an interest in any of the subjects listed below, you are welcome to attend and participate. We are especially interested in developing historical, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary study in the following areas:

  • processes of cultural interaction, hybridization and segregation through human movement;
  • expressions of the migrant past in the visual and performing arts, photography, theatre, narrative and documentary film as well as written accounts;
  • psychological and social aspects of migrant and diasporic recollection;
  • related questions of language, translation and discourse;
  • connections between micro and macro analysis in migration and memory studies;
  • links and contrasts, for example between Europe, Latin America and Asia;
  • methodological discussions on memory and comparative approaches to migration.

Finally, individual topics do not need to be directly comparative for you to take part in this conference. Rather, the presentations and discussions of the course are the forum where we can develop the idea of comparisons by connecting research themes and approaches. Researchers working on both historical and contemporary subjects are equally welcome.

Please note that individual speakers will have 30 minutes in total and presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes per person.


Conference fees:

  • US$250 for participants from Europe, USA and Japan;
  • US$200 for participants from Latin America, Africa and Asia;
  • US$150 for graduate students.

Please send your abstract proposals for individual paper (300 words max. proposal) or for panels (titles and abstracts in one document) and brief biographical information (5 sentences max. per person) to BOTHleese@hum.ku.dk and rcross@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

The official languages of the conference are: English, Portuguese, Spanish.

If you have academic questions please contact:

Dr Peter Leese
Department of English, ENGEROM, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

For practical questions of travel, accommodation and conference organisation, including fees, please contact:

Dr. André Luiz Joanilho
Graduate Program of Letters, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil


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