Nordic Migration research (NMR) Conference 2014

Flows, Places And Boundaries – Migratory Challenges And New Agendas

The 17th Nordic Migration Conference will address the status of both migration tendencies and migration research and examine what lies ahead.

During the past decades, migratory flows have diversified and intensified. National policy frameworks respond to the migration flows with both openness and closure and discussions on how to manage migration are as pertinent as ever. Notions of integration are challenged by new migration dynamics and by new forms and scopes of mobility. The recognition that migration is a multi-dimensional phenomenon has spurred the development of multi-scalar analyses and reconfigurations of citizenship and belonging.

Likewise, the economic crisis has both caused new types of migration, reversing the direction of long-established migratory flow and strengthened anti-immigrant sentiments. The global quest for natural resources (in e.g. Greenland), and environmental changes and challenges is likewise leading to new population movements. These examples illustrate the complexity of migration-related issues and the 17th Nordic Migration Conference wishes to engage in these topics, and situate the migratory challenges and new agendas in a Nordic context.

The conference will attract scholars of migration with different disciplinary backgrounds. They will present and discuss their research on economic, political, social and cultural impetuses for, and impacts of, migration.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Oslo University, Norway
  • Professor Nicolas de Genova, King’s College London
  • Economist Philippe Legrain, London School of Economics, UK
  • Professor Claudia Strauss, Pitzner College, USA

Call for workshop proposals

For the 2014 conference, we now welcome proposals for workshops.

We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines. Although it is not mandatory that papers be related to the conference theme, workshop proposals that do so are particularly welcome.

Workshop proposals (maximum 300 words) can be submitted until December 1st 2013.

Both proposals containing a full list of participants and proposals being open for more participants are welcome. Send submissions to

The call for workshop proposals will be followed by a call for paper early 2014.

The 17th Nordic Migration Conference is organized by a steering committee consisting of researchers from Aalborg University, Copenhagen University, SFI – the Danish National Centre for Social Research, Roskilde University Center and Nordic Migration Research.

Time and place:

The conference will be held in Denmark, 13th- 15th August, 2014, at the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen.

For more information see the conference site.



2 thoughts on “Nordic Migration research (NMR) Conference 2014”

  1. airi markkanen

    Hej, I am kindly asking if you have got my mail and my abstract for the conference August 2014 in Copenhagen?

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