Call for Papers Migrants’ Memory in the Digital Age

Cost Action IS 1203, Workshop, Dubrovnik 17-19 September 2015

19 February 2015

The increased migration and the convergent media environment that has compressed space and time call for studies of immigrants’ new practices and a critical inquiry of migrants’ relations to social media. Thus, we call for papers that critically explore the main themes and ideas in the field of memory and migration research with a special attention being paid to the utilization by migrants of new social media in their memory work.

Possible topics are: 

  • the significance of digital sources in preserving migrants’ memory and construction of migrants’ identities and belongings.
  • the role of digital sources in construction of diasporic and transnational communities. 
  • the theory and methodology of studying transnational memory in the context of the development of new means of communication 
  • the role of new media and the understanding of uses of media by different migrants’ generations.
  • from script to screen: migrants’ new media practices and the production of locality 
  • migrants’ digital experiences and digital technology as a means of communication, a provider of security, and political mobilization 

The length of the presented papers should be approx. 20 min. A selection of the papers presented will be invited for publication in the ISTME working papers series (on-line). We encourage contributions on theoretical, empirical and methodological issues. Studies involving longitudinal and/or comparative analyses and contributions focusing on the European context are particularly welcome. 

The deadline for submission of abstracts (150-200 words) is 15 May 2014. Notice of acceptance will be communicated by 15 June 2014. 

Please, send proposals to both: 

Barbara Misztal bm50@leicester.ac.uk 

John Sundholm john.sundholm@ims.su.se