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CFP: FINNISH JOURNAL OF EHTNICITY AND MIGRATION

Posted in Academic Journals by Pippa on September 14, 2009

Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration (FJEM) is a scholarly and professional electronic, open access journal, published by the Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU).

FJEM aims to promote and advance the circulation of the multidisciplinary study of ethnic relations and international migration that is conducted in Finland and its neighbourhood, especially the other Nordic countries. The Journal is trilingual (English, Finnish, Swedish) and published twice a year. The editor of the journal is Tuomas Martikainen at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

We welcome manuscript submissions on various themes falling under the rubrics of the journal, and all manuscripts go through an external and anonymous peer-review process.

If you are interesting in publishing with FJEM, article manuscripts can be submitted in Word or RTF to the journal’s editorial assistant Tiina Kanninen, tiina.kanninen[at]uta.fi.

Before submitting your paper, please read the detailed submission guidelines at http://www.etmu.fi/fjem/instructions.html

On behalf of the editorial team, Tiina Kanninen, editorial assistant, FJEM. http://www.etmu.fi/fjem/index.html

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Nordic Post-doc Introductory Stipends

Posted in News/Information, Research by Pippa on August 27, 2009

Finished your Ph.D. within the social sciences in an Asian related topic?
Looking for an opportunity to continue your research?
Searching for a special place to concentrate on this?

NIAS is now open for applications from young scholars who need time and freedom to concentrate on developing their post-doc project. With excellent library facilities, a modern publishing unit, and research staff dealing with different aspects of modern Asia, you can hardly find a more suitable or inspiring working place.

The offer includes a three-month stay at NIAS on a salary that follows existing Danish university standards. We do not provide housing, but will assist in directing your way to accommodations.

Certain conditions apply:

  • Recipients of a NIAS introductory stipend have to commit themselves, while at NIAS, to write an application for long term research funding (minimum 2 years)
  • Project funding must include a 25% institutional overhead for NIAS
  • Successful applicants will be offered a research position at NIAS. If they wish to continue an affiliation with their home institute, an arrangement will be negotiated so the candidate can divide his/her time between the relevant institutions.

Interested? Here is how to proceed:

E-mail us a short draft (max. 3 pp) of your research proposal.
Attach an updated CV and a copy of your Ph.D. diploma.
Add two references that we can contact.
Suggest your preferred period of stay.

Three stipend positions are vacant from October 2009 to June 2010. The deadline for applications is September 1st 2009.

Applications will be evaluated by the NIAS research staff in collaboration with representatives from the Nordic NIAS Council.

For more information please contact:
Project Coordinator Katrine Herold at katrine.herold@nias.ku.dk
and SUPRA Student Assistant Erik Svanström at erik.svanstrom@nias.ku.dk

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Migra-Nord Mobility Programme

Posted in News/Information, Research by Pippa on August 27, 2009

Migra-Nord network offers grants for short (1-2 weeks) scholar visits for Nordic researchers to Nordic universities and research institutions on the basis of application. The intended visit should fit into theme of media, migration and/or ethnic relations. The programme is focused on research and research training. The applicants should be doctoral students or have a PhD. The visit should advance research and collaboration among Nordic scholars. 

The applicant needs to contact the institution where she/he would like to visit. Together with the institute the applicant drafts a working plan for the visit. It can include seminars, presentations, working on a joint article, research proposal, tutoring of doctoral dissertation, and the like.

The grant can cover travel expenses in economy class, meals and accommodation (in longer stays, the applicant should look for a university guesthouse or similar). Please note that according to Nordforsk guidelines daily allowance cannot be paid and receipts are needed for all payments. Costs will be reimbursed after the visit on the basis of receipts and budget.

Interested applicants should first approach Karina Horsti (karina.horsti@helsinki.fi) with a preliminary idea and budget. Final applications will be evaluated by the board of the network on the basis of following requirements:

  • budget is acceptable
  • quality of the project plan
  • outcomes of the visit
  • benefit for research training, career or Nordic collaboration

Nordic Migration Research invites applications for grants

Posted in Conferences, Funding opportunities, Migration by Pippa on March 13, 2009

NMR invites applications for grants toward the participation of eight PhD students in the 14th International Metropolis Conference, to take place at the Copenhagen Bella Center, Denmark, September 14-18, 2009 (about the conference, see www.metropolis2009.org).

 

The eight grants will support the participation of two PhD students from each of the four NMR countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

 

Each grant comprises a fee waiver (worth DKK 3000) and the coverage of travel expenses between the home city and Copenhagen.

 

The following criteria of eligibility apply:

• The PhD must be a member of NMR
• The PhD must have submitted a paper for presentation at the conference (either as an individual paper or as part of a joint workshop proposal)
• The PhD must be enrolled as a PhD student at a Nordic university at the time of the conference (but must not necessarily be a citizen of one of the four Nordic countries)


Apart from a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the conference, applications must comprise the following documents:

• Evidence of PhD enrolment, and when enrolment will terminate.
• A full CV and a list of publications
• Abstract of paper submitted for Metropolis presentation

The selection of the award winners will be made by the NMR Board; notification of the result will be posted on the NMR website by May 1, 2009. In addition, award winners will be personally notified.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2009.

 

Applications should be sent (by post or electronically) to:

Nordic Migration Research
Attention: Jane Finnerup Johnsen (janefj@hum.ku.dk)
SAXO Institute
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 80
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

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Call for papers for – Workshop in South Asia in the 21st Century: South Asian Migration and Diaspora

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on March 13, 2009

At the summer session of the Nordic Summer University, in Tyrifjord, Norway
19 – 26 July 2009
Coordinators: Peter B. Andersen, Knut A. Jacobsen, Igor Kotin, Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger

History of the South Asian diasporas
Migration patterns
The interaction between diasporas and “home” communities
Identities in the diaspora
The question of scale
Community organizations
Generational transfer in the diaspora

The migration of Indians overseas is an old phenomenon, but the last fifty years it has become a widespread global event of great importance. The huge demographic potential of South Asia with its around 1.6 billon inhabitants alone makes their diasporas one of the most important in the world. Migration has many causes, pull and push factors, but the opportunity for employment, better salaries, education, professional careers, security and equality are some pull factors.

Under the overall general themes the workshop specially invites papers covering:

the historical dept and geographical dissemination of South Asian migration
the reflections on migration and migratory societies in literature and other arts
descriptions of migratory societies in the Nordic Countries and elsewhere in order to unite scholars and practitioners

Registration
The official registration will be announced by the NSU in the beginning of April 2009, but please contact us in advance and send us a preliminary title and abstract (200-250 characters) of your paper at March 30, 2009. (Include your title, affiliation, phone, mail, and full address)

Peter B. Andersen coordinates registration in collaboration with Katrine.Herold@nias.ku.dk, Project Coordinator, NIAS, Leifsgade 33, 3., 2300 Copenhagen S, +45-35 32 95 04 so please send your registration to both of us simultaneously.

Peter B. Andersen, Ass.Prof., University of Copenhagen, peterba@hum.ku.dk , +45-35 32 91 90/+45-35 42 81 53

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Nordic Migration Research

Posted in Academic associations by Pippa on March 13, 2009

The association Nordic Migration Research (formerly known as Nordic IMER) has opened its website.The website includes information about the association, Nordic research activities and conferences. For example, travel grants for PhD students participating in the 14th International Metropolis Conference in Copenhagen.

The address is: http://nordicmigration.saxo.ku.dk/

 

Nordic Migration Research invites individual researchers, professionals and other persons interested in the fields, themes and disciplines encompassing migration research, to become members of the Nordic Migration Research organisation. Membership of NMR is individual only.

Nordic Migration Reseach offers various membership activities such as thematic seminars and conference panel sessions. In addition Nordic Migration Reseach membership include free subscription to the Nordic Journal of Migration Research.

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Asia-Europe Workshop Series

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on February 10, 2009

The European Alliance for Asian Studies is a co-operative framework of some leading European institutes specializing in Asian Studies. It was established in 1997. Till 2007, the European Alliance for Asian Studies focused exclusively on East and South-East Asia. Since then it has opened up for India and Pakistan, but still excludes the rest of South Asia in its activities. The partner institutions are the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) at Copenhagen University, Denmark; International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University, Netherlands; Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI-Sciences-Po), Paris, France; European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), Brussels, Belgium; Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental (CEAO), Madrid, Spain; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK; GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg, Germany; and the Swedish School of Advanced Asia-Pacific Studies (SSAAPS), Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

Together with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Singapore, the European Alliance for Asian Studies invites annual applications for workshop grants through the so-called Asia-Europe Workshop Series. This is a way to stimulate innovative research on contemporary topics of interregional and multilateral importance to both Asia and Europe. The programme is open for researchers in the 43 so-called ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) countries – since 2007 also including India and Pakistan. Junior and senior researchers from academic institutes in the ASEM member countries are eligible to apply for grants. The proposed workshops should have an innovative and cross-disciplinary topic, address shared interests of Asia and Europe, and stimulate interregional dialogue. Deadline for applications for the Asia-Europe Workshop Series 2010 is Wednesday 1 July 2009.

For more information: http://www.asia-alliance.org/index.php?q=workshop-series

Attached pdf: ae_ws_2010_call

 

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South Asian Studies for young scholars – August 17-19, 2009

Posted in Conferences, New Publications by Pippa on January 25, 2009

On August 17 -19, 2009, the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) organizes a three day long Nordic multidisciplinary conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars. The conference will take place at Falsterbo conference retreat outside Malmö in the southern part of Sweden.

 

The aim of the Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars is to gather master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in the Nordic countries (including Denmark, Finland , Iceland , Norway and Sweden) who focus on South Asia in their research studies. The conference will provide an opportunity for young scholars to present their future and ongoing research projects, establish contacts with colleagues in the Nordic countries, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of career planning and conducting research in South Asian Studies. The conference will also give young scholars a chance to learn about ongoing Nordic network activities in South Asian Studies and together with senior colleagues discuss important issues related to funding, publication, academic networking, teaching and practical implications of conducting research in the South Asian region.

 

The conference is open for master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines who have research interest in the South Asian Studies and are affiliated to universities in the Nordic countries. The working language of the conference is English.

 

Keynote speakers

Prof. Vinayak Chaturvedi, University of California Irvine

Prof. Pamela Price, Oslo University

Dr. Mirja Juntunen, Nordic Center in India

Editor Teddy Primack, Academic Documents Associates  

The deadline for registration is May 15, 2009

For more information, contact the planning committee at: contact@sasnetconference.se

For full details: http://www.sasnetconference.se/ 

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Nordic conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 20, 2009

On August 17 – 19, 2009, the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) will organize a three day long Nordic multidisciplinary conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars. The conference will take place at Falsterbo conference retreat outside Malmö in Sweden.

The aim of the Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars is to gather master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in the Nordic countries (including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) who focus on South Asia in their research studies. The conference will provide an opportunity for young scholars to present their future and  ongoing research projects, establish contacts with colleagues in the Nordic countries, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of career planning and conducting research in South Asian Studies. The event will also give young scholars a chance to learn about ongoing Nordic network activities in South Asian Studies and together with senior colleagues discuss important issues related to funding, publication, academic networking and practical implications of conducting research in the South Asian region. To achieve the overall objective the conference will include plenary and thematic sessions in which the participants will address themes and questions related to South Asian Studies from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary angles.

The conference is open for master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers in all disciplines who have special research interest in the South Asian region and are affiliated to universities in the Nordic countries. The conference fee is 150 SEK (15 Euro) and participants are responsible for their own travels, while SASNET will provide free board and lodging at Falsterbo conference retreat.

Registration will be open between February 1 and May 15 on a conference website to be announced in the beginning of 2009.

Welcome!

For more information about the conference, contact Kristina Myrvold at:
Kristina.Myrvold@teol.lu.se

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PhD Fellowships at University of Copenhagen

Posted in News/Information, PhD Studentship by Pippa on January 13, 2009

The Faculty of Humanities´ Graduate School at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 13 PhD fellowships starting September 1, 2009 for a period of up to three years.

 

PhD projects can be related to one of the following subject areas:

 

Scandinavian studies in literature, language or media, or ideally across the boundaries of these areas (Subject area 1: Nordic Philology, General and Applied Linguistics) 

IT and communication (Subject area 2: Education, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies)

 

Themes within European culture and history in a global context (Subject area 3: History, Archaeology and Ethnology, Greek and Latin) 

Cultural memory and migration: The construction of nation, religion and history as rendered through exhibition, writing, canon, schoolbooks or other media (Subject area 4: Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, Eskimology, History of Religion, native American Languages and Cultures, Eastern European Studies, Minority

Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies)

 

Globalization and transnational studies (Subject area 5: English, German and Romance Languages and Literature) 

Forms of cultural attention (Subject area 6: History, Theatre Research, Dance, Comparative Literature, Musicology)

 

Medieval and/or early-modern Scandinavian textual studies (Subject area 7: Old Norse, Dialect Research, name Research) 

Language technology, preferably within the strategic fields: language resources and tools (research infrastructure), cognitive science, knowledge systems and tools for multilinguality (Subject area 8: Language Technology)

 

 

Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form, which also stipulates the required enclosures to attach. Do not submit any written work. Application form and application guidelines are available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/fellowships/

 

 

For any further questions contact the PhD Center, tel. +45 35 32 92 23, e-mail: phdcenter@hum.ku.dk, Room 10.1.22, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

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Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration

Posted in Academic Journals, Diaspora, Migration by Pippa on January 7, 2009

ABOUT FJEM
Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration (FJEM) is a scholarly and professional journal, published by the Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU). It aims to promote and advance the circulation of the multidisciplinary study of ethnic relations and international migration that is conducted in Finland and its neighbourhood, especially the other Nordic countries. The Journal is trilingual (English, Finnish, Swedish) and published twice a year.

CONTENTS

Editorial
* Tuomas Martikainen: Nordic Migrations – Past and Present. The 4th Etmu Days in Turku/Åbo, 26–27 October, 2007

Articles
* Diana Mulinari: Gendered Spaces: Women of Latin American Origin in Sweden
* Garbi Schmidt: Transnational Families among Turks and Pakistanis in
Denmark: Good Subjects, Good Citizens and Good Lives
* Jeanette Lauren & Sirpa Wrede: Immigrants in Care Work: Ethnic Hierarchies and Work Distribution
* Pirkko Pitkänen: Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Public Sector Work in Finland

Project Reports and Essays
* Kielo Brewis: Stress in the Multi-Ethnic Customer Contacts of the Finnish Civil Servants
* Laura Schwöbel: Highlights of the Sixth Biennial MESEA Conference in Leiden

Book Reviews
* Tuomas Martikainen: Singla, Rashmi (2008) Now and Then. Life Trajectories, Family Relationships, and Diasporic Identities
* Gail Hopkins: Julios, Christiana (2008) Contemporary British Identity

For further details: http://www.etmu.fi/index_eng.html

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