CFP: Second International Conference on «Post-Soviet Diaspora(s) in Western Europe, 1991-2019»

Dates: 16/17 December 2019
Venue: Auditório do Museu do Neo-Realismo, Vila Franca de Xira (Portugal)
Organization: Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território – Universidade de Lisboa (IGOT-UL), with the generous support of the Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira.
Convenors: Elena Bulakh – (ICS – UL) and António Eduardo Mendonça – (IGOT – UL)

Following the success of the International Workshop on Post-Soviet Diaspora(s) in Western Europe, 1991/2017 (Lisbon / Cascais, Portugal, December 2017), we have the pleasure to announce our Second International Conference on «Post-Soviet Diaspora(s) in Western Europe, 1991-2019».

We invite contributions from anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, historians, demographers and others; we welcome papers both from senior researchers and from scholars who are completing their dissertation or have just received their PhD. There is a limited number of places.

We will consider all pertinent proposals, but priority will be given to presentations addressing these three issues:
– The economic and financial crisis and its aftermath: post-soviet migrants in Southern Europe, 2019;
– The religious dimension in post-soviet diasporic identities in Western Europe;
– Central Asian migrants in Western Europe.

Abstracts of up to 300 words and a short bio (50 words) should be sent to AND by 31 July 2019.

  • New Deadline: August 10 !

Decisions will be made by 15 August. We expect all speakers to submit their revised papers for publication in an edited collection or special journal issue by 31 March 2020.

The language of the conference is English.

Speakers who request it – one per accepted paper – will be offered accommodation by the organization (twin room). Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any support with travel expenses.

We hope the debates of our conference will actually help to frame a better perception of the post-soviet Diasporas, and will add to the general knowledge on East-West migrations.