Crossing borders – Perspectives in Migration Research

6th Biennial Conference on Migration and Integration Research in Austria

The Commission for Migration and Integration (KMI) and the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) as well as the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna have been jointly hosting the Biennial Conference for Migration and Integration Research in Austria. For the first time, this conference will take place at the "Unipark" in Salzburg in 2020, in cooperation with the Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria.

The conference is scheduled to take place between 16.9. and 18.9. 2020, as originally planned and in compliance with the protective measures against the spread of Covid-19. Detailed guidelines as well as the final programme will be communicated in time.

The event is aimed at researchers from all disciplines and fields of study who are working on migration and integration. Interdisciplinary and comparative contributions are of particular interest to the conference. In addition to empirical research results, the conference seeks to encourage theoretical or conceptual and methodological reflections and not least link them to practices and agents.

 

Crossing borders – Perspectives in Migration Research

Numerous scholarly disciplines encounter each other within the field of Migration Research. Moreover, the theme of migration can be approached from at least three different perspectives: those of the host communities, of the societies of origin, and of the migrants themselves. Migrant researchers are challenged to integrate these perspectives into a coherent view, for instance that of transnationalism.

The sixth biennial conference on Migration and Integration Research in Austria will elucidate the challenges both of methodological multi-disciplinarity and of content-related multiple perspectives on the theme of migration in main sessions and panel discussions. This will include a consideration of whether the classical view within migration and integration research of discerning between sedentary majority populations and migrants should be reconsidered in light of growing diversity, mobility, and global interdependence. Our leading questions thus do not only deal with migration as a crossing of territorial borders, but also with transcending boundaries within disciplines and with the broadening of perspectives.

Organisation

Prof. Dr. Rainer Bauböck, Commission for Migration and Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Hahn, University of Salzburg

Dr. Dzeneta Karabegovic, University of Salzburg

Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinprecht, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Kyoko Shinozaki, University of Salzburg

Dr. Wiebke Sievers, Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Ivan Josipovic (MA), Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Programme Committee

Prof. Gudrun Biffl, Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems

Prof. Christina Binder, Faculty of Law, University of Vienna

Prof. Ayse Caglar, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research

Prof. Rudolf de Cillia, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna

Prof. Mathias Czaika, Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems

Prof. Wolfgang U. Dressler, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research

Prof. Josef Ehmer, Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

Prof. Gerda Falkner, Institute for European Integration Research, University of Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research

Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW, Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, Technical University Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research

Prof. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl, Centre for Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions, University of Salzburg

Assoc.-Prof. Gerit Götzenbrucker, Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Dr. Anne Goujon, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW

Prof.  Max Haller, Department of Sociology, University of Graz, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research

Dr. Dzeneta Karabegovic, Department of Sociology, University of Salzburg

Prof.  Walter Pfeil, Department of Labour and Commercial Law, University of Salzburg

Prof.  Walter Pohl, Department of History, University of Vienna, Institute for Medieval Research (IMAFO), ÖAW, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research

Assoc.-Prof. Regina Polak, Institute for Practical Theology, University of Vienna

Prof. Sieglinde Rosenberger, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna

Prof. Patrick Sakdapolrak, Institute for Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna

Prof. Peter Schimany, Nürnberg

Dr. Philipp Schnell, Arbeiterkammer Vienna

Prof. Christiane Spiel, Institute for Applied Psychology, University of Vienna

Prof. Roland Verwiebe, Institute für Sociology, University of Vienna

Prof. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz, Institute for English and American Studies, University of Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research