PhD Seminar: Immigration and Emigration

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Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Place: Utzon Center, Aalborg

MIGRATION IN A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE, SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN PERCEPTION AND RECEPTION OF IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS

In connection with the conference, we also host a PhD course. The object of the course is to present and discuss migration in a historical and contemporary perspective, similarities and differences in perception and reception of immigrants and emigrants.

The object of the course is to present and discuss research design, methodology and preliminary results in connection with PhD-projects in migration. The course gives an overall discussion of problems in the studies of migration in various forms: immigration, emigration, circular migration and return migration to uncover similarities and differences in integration or exclusion in the new countries/host countries. The aim is to give inspiration to the PhD project and pinpoint pitfalls, problems and ethical questions. The course is designed for new PhD-students, who are beginning a new project as well as PhD students regarded as well as more senior PhD students who wants to reflect on their results in comparisons with results from migration seen from another aspect.

The PhD course will include the following main themes:

  • Methods in migration research (including ethical and political issues)
  • Labour Migration – inclusion or exclusion?
  • Place and Space – ties and belongings
  • Construction and Reproduction of Identity
  • Media and Migration

The PhD-course ranges mainly on two levels:

  • presentation of main themes (lectures with discussion)
  • discussions of PhD projects, where the PhD students give a presentation of their project based on their paper for the course. Each presentation is followed by opposition from another PhD student and comments to the design and methodology in the projects by senior researchers present. There is earmarked three quarter of an hour for each PhD project in the course.

The discussions of the PhD student’s project will be based on a paper in English of 5-10 pages, which the Ph.D.-student has to deliver not later than two weeks before the course (i. e. not later than the 5 May 2015).

The course gives 2 ETCS. The number of participants at the Ph.D.-course will maximum be 12.

Price DKK 500 (includes catering and materials)

Please register for the seminar in the form below – remember if you would like to participate in both PhD seminar and The Conference you must sign up for both events.

Literature and guest speakers to be announced

PROGRAMME

TUESDAY THE 19’TH OF NOVEMBER

09:00-10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-12:15 Introduction to the overall theme for the course
10:15-11:15 Keynote – TBA
11:15-12:15 Keynote – TBA
12:45-15:00 Presentation of 3 projects (in two groups)
The PhD students give a short presentation of their background and projects. Short discussions of the projects by the other PhD students and by the course teachers
15:00-15:15 Coffee/Tea break
15:15-17:30 Presentation of 3 projects (in two groups)The PhD students give a short presentation of their background and projects. Short discussions of the projects by the other PhD students and by the course teachers

 

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