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Call for papers: 1st International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility (iMigMob)

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*UPDATE – SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO 19TH FEBRUARY, ADDITIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS *

1st International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility (iMigMob)

Loughborough University, UK

18th-20th July 2016 (last booking date 1st July)

Call for papers

In the ‘age of migration’, where migration and mobilities are prominent daily and emotive topics on the radar of media, politicians, and wider populations, debating the processes and patterns of sub-national and international movements are imperative. Yet, a dedicated international conference on these ‘geographies’ of migration and mobility is currently lacking, and opportunities to debate the spatialities of migration and mobility are limited. Understandings can be enriched by bringing together scholars, whose work deepens knowledge of the movement of people across space, as migration (e.g. Castles, Champion, Cooke, Ellis, King, Wright) or mobility (e.g. Adey, Bissell, Cresswell, Merriman) unfolds within and across neighbourhoods, local, regional, national, continental boundaries and borders. In proposing this new conference, our aim is to cultivate and share different disciplinary perspectives of migration and mobilities, and to firmly fix the spotlight on the intersections between population and demographic research and the wider social science tradition of work on mobilities.

The conference will be organised on the broad themes of:

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Please submit abstracts (maximum 150 words) before 19th February 2016 to: d.p.smith@lboro.ac.uk (Professor Darren Smith).

To register for the conference see here

Early bird registration (£75) will be available until the end of February 2016. This will include: open coffee/tea facilities, lunches, and conference dinner. From 1st March 2016, the cost of the registration fee will be £100.

Accommodation is not covered by the registration fee. Optional B&B accommodation at the conference centre can be booked via registration link. Other accommodation options in Loughborough include: Travelodge and Premier Inn

The conference is organised by the Human Geography Research Group of Loughborough University. We are delighted that the Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University (Professor Bob Allison) will welcome delegates to the conference. Professor Paul Boyle (Vice-Chancellor of Leicester University) will provide the welcome speech at the conference meal.

The conference is kindly sponsored by: Population Geography Research Group of RGS-IBG; Social and Cultural Geography Research Group of RGS-IBG; British Society for Population Studies (BSPS).

There will be 10+ bursaries to support the attendance of new career, postgraduate, and unwaged delegates (please send email to Dr Sophie Cranston (S.Cranston@lboro.ac.uk)).

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