5th "MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY" International Interdisciplinary Conference
2-3 June 2022
Migration, Adaptation and Memory
2-3 June 2022
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:
15 May 2022
Organizer: InMind Support
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.
During the conference, we are going to turn our attention to processes that are integral to human experience: migration, adaptation, and memory. We are interested in all aspects of migration and adaptation, in their individual and collective dimensions, in the past and in the present-day world. We would like to examine the role of memory, the processes of migrating and adapting to various dynamic life circumstances, across time, space, culture, language, and discipline.
Therefore, we strive to represent and discuss the crossroads of migration, adaptation, and memory in their multiple representations: psychological, social, historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, neurological, organizational, methodological, economic, political, and many others. We will also devote considerable attention to how these phenomena appear and transform in artistic practices: literature, film, theatre, and visual arts. This is why we invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: anthropology, history, psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, design, project management, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, and urban studies, to name a few.
Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inquiries, personal reflections, problem-oriented arguments, comparative analyses, and creative expressions.
We will be happy to hear from experienced scholars and young academics, doctoral and graduate students, as well as professionals from various disciplines. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.
Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not limited to:
Literature, poetry, film, theatre, etc. as adaptive mediums
Adaptation through artistic creation and destruction
Artistic imagination and adaptation
Migration as represented in arts
Art created during migration
Creative expression through memories
Adaptation across history
Memory processes in writing history
Documenting history and memories in migration
III. Political Sciences and Law
Policies related to migration and adaptation
Human rights and migration
Bureaucracy in relation to migration policies
Political agendas, memory and migration
Objective vs. subjective memory in politics
International politics and adaptation
IV. Psychology and Psychiatry
Mental health and adaptation
Abnormal behaviors and adaptation
(Mal)adaptive memory processes
Social and transcultural psychiatry
V. Medical sciences
Genetics/epigenetics in adaptation processes
Neurobiology and biochemistry of adaptation and memory
Evolutionary approaches to memory, adaptation and migration
Chronic diseases, memory, and adaptation
VI. Humanitarian work, Governments and NGOs
Roles and responsibilities
Management of temporary and transitory spaces
Project management and evaluation
VII. Philosophy and Worldviews (Eastern, Western, Indigenous...)
Epistemology and metaphysics
Existential and postmodern adaptation
Ethics in migratory context
Philosophy of memory
VIII. Sociology and Anthropology
Cultural determinants and adaptation
Race/ethnic identity and adaptation
Religion, adaptation and migratory experiences
Gender, adaptation and migratory experiences
Social networks and adaptation
Language of adaptation, memory and migration
Family relations and adaptation
Urban planning and adaptation
Diaspora and community development
Adaptation and job security
Private sponsorship and adaptation
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations or together with a short biographical note, by 15 May 2022 to: email@example.com
or by REGISTRATION FORM
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 17 May 2022.
The conference language is English.
As our online conference will be international, we will consider the different time zones of our Participants.
The conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Different forms of presentations (also posters) are available
In order to participate in the conference (as a speaker or an audience member) you need to pay a REGISTRATION FEE via bank transfer or PayPal:
PRESENTERS: EUR 30 or USD 35 or GBP 30 or PLN 110 - by 25 May 2022
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: EUR 20 or USD 25 or GBP 20 or PLN 70 - by 1 June 2022
NOTE: We offer a discount for our regular Participants.
THE FEE COVERS:
- LIVE access via individual link to all conference sessions (without installing any additional applications)
- the conference programme in PDF
- certificate of attendance for Presenters and Audience Members (sent by email or/and by post)
- online community gathering
- easy access on any device (phone, tablet and computer) with the possibility to join or leave the conference at any time
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