The DAMR Fall meeting 2017 invited migration researchers to reflect on the issues of categorization they encounter in their research endeavours – which categories do we as researchers use?
CALL FOR PAPERS – DAMR/IMES FALL MEETING
The Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) invites paper abstracts for its Fall Meeting, co-hosted by the UvA Institute for Migration Studies (IMES):
Challenging Categorization in Migration Policy and Research
27 October 2017, Roeterseilandcampus, University of Amsterdam
Friday 16 October 2015
Location: Venue CREA Roeterseiland, Amsterdam
Scholars from various disciplines at Dutch academic institutions have displayed an interest in the topic of highly skilled migration. During this seminar, questions will be posed as to why European and national policy with regard to highly skilled migration is set up the way it is, whether there is room for policy improvement, and, if so, how this could be achieved. Which patterns of highly skilled migration can be identified? Which incentives can regions implement to attract highly skilled migrants? What do we know about the interaction between highly skilled migrants and the social structures within their companies, cities, regions or nations?
A context - specific approach - PhD Workshop, 21 November 2017, Utrecht
The workshop was financed by DAMR and convened by Vassilis Gerasopoulos and Dr. Nilay Kavur from Utrecht University. It covered a selection of films produced in different European countries with an endeavor to 'read' the language of films that have dealt with the experience of migration - both the experiences of the displaced, and the receiving populations.
PhD Candidate Merve Burnazoglu (Utrecht University) won DAMR's 2016 call for event proposals and is now organizing a Workshop on Migration Identities and Measurement on 6 June 2017. Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. More information and the registration can be found here.
On May 27th, the Dutch Association for Migration research organized a successful event on
(un)controlled migration”: border control and it’s implications in cooperation with the WODC at the Ministry of Security and Justice in the Hague. The meeting provided an opportunity for discussion between researchers and policy makers.
The annual DAMR spring meeting took place on Thursday 28 May 2015. The meeting was organised in cooperation with the Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS). The theme of the meeting was 'Child and Migration'. The programme will include senior researchers from different disciplines who will reflect on this theme and junior researchers who will reflect on their presentations.
Fall 2016 meeting Dutch Association for Migration Research
on Urban Refugees
The organisation ‘UrbanRefugees.org’ claims that 58% of the refugees now live in cities. The UNHCR estimates that more than 10 million refugees and 27 million IDPs (internally displaced persons) live in urban areas. Urban refugees avoid the traditional refugee camps because of the poor living and security conditions and the lack of prospect for the future.
The fall 2016 DAMR-conference was devoted to research on Urban Refugees and took place on 18 November at Tilburg University and organised by Tesseltje de Lange or Lisa Berntsen. The first part of the conferences focused on urban migrants and informal practices.
'There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.'
Sherlock Holmes Quote -The Bascombe Valley Mystery
Data-Collection and Data-Production in Migration Research
The annual DAMR fall meeting of 2014 took place on Friday 14 November at the Radboud University Nijmegen.