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International Population Geography Conference
The International Conference on Population Geographies is a biennial gathering of population geographers, spatial demographers and others interested in presenting papers and sharing ideas on spatial population issues. Please explore the programs of previous IPCG conferences to get a sense of the subject matter of presentations and sessions at these events. Register now to secure your place at the conference. Abstract submission for participation in a session requires payment of a registration fee. Partial support for this conference is provided by UW’s Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. For more information, see https://depts.washington.edu/icpg2017/index.html.Location: University of Washington, United States of America
Call for Papers: Workshop on Climate, Migration & Health, with a focus on refugee movements
The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC), CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), are hosting the 3rd annual workshop on Climate, Migration and Health. This year's sub‐theme is focused on refugee movements. The two‐day workshop, held in Boulder, Colorado, will bring together approximately 10 researchers and policy communicators to discuss, and move forward, research on this important intersection. Key is that researchers need only possess expertise in at least one aspect of the workshop. The organizers aim to introduce scholars of migration‐climate, to scholars of climate‐health, and refugee scholars to each other. Applicants must have a current research project related to the workshop theme. ParWe will spend much of the workshop brainstorming about knowledge gaps and beginning papers/proposals designed to fill those gaps. Researchers from social and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. Funds are available for partial reimbursement for domestic (US) travel and lodging. Applicants must be post‐PhD and organizers aim for an interdisciplinary mix of junior and senior scholars. To be considered for this workshop, please send a CV and a complete paper, working draft, or an extended abstract (including data description, methods, and preliminary results) by 17 March 2017. Decisions will be made by 24 March. The conference organizers are Lori Hunter and Fernando Riosmena from the Institute of Behavioral Science, CU Population Center, CU Boulder. Please address questions to Lori.Hunter @colorado.edu. Please submit papers to Cheryl.Graham @colorado.edu.Location: United States of America
Launch and Call for Articles: African Review of Migration and Environment (ARME)
The African Review of Migration and Environment (ARME) is a bilingual international journal, published twice annually in French and English. It is a collaborative publication by two leading African Universities: Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University, Ivory Coast and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
The new journal aims at consolidating the epistemological foundations of social science in Africa, while also ensuring its continuous relations with the general history of Migration and Environment in which Africa contributes new knowledge with a high level of originality. ARME initiative encompasses all subjects focusing on interposition of Migration and Environment irrespective of disciplinary approach. As such, the journal is multidisciplinary.
Articles to be considered for publication in ARME should fall within the prism of the following broader areas:
• Critical epistemological reflections on research procedures and techniques in Migration and Environment issues;
• Interpositions between fields and theories in Migration and Environment research;
• Problems pertaining to research pedagogy (highlighting the complementarities that exist between abstraction and concrete engagement in data collection in Migration and Environment research);
• Reflections on issues pertaining to ethics of Migration and Environment research in Africa;
• Identification and critical review of field research and books on scientific studies of Migration and Environment from an African perspective;
• Elaboration of African remedies to African situation.
The first issue will be published in June 2017. Its theme is: “Migration and Environment, Many Theories, Many Data: the look of history to question the present”. Deadline: 30 April 2017.
For more information and paper submission, please write to the following address: djanekabran @gmail.com and othniel.adebusuyi @gmail.com. Also, see https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/168197/launch-and-call-articles-african-review-migration-and
Call for articles -The Forced Migration Review
The Latin American and Caribbean region has a long history of solidarity with those fleeing persecution, conflict and other forms of violence. It has been reinforcing its commitment to strengthening international protection since the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees of 1984 and with the Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action signed in 2014. Several states have become resettlement states too or have set up other forms of humanitarian admission.
Large-scale displacements in Latin America and the Caribbean were – until fairly recently and with the notable exception of Colombia – a feature of the past, of the era of dictatorships and civil wars. This has been changing, however, in particular with displacement due to criminal violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America and after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
This issue of FMR will look at what can be learned from the region’s experience, and at the current and potential future challenges in the region that need to be addressed in order to protect internally displaced people, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. It will also discuss how the region has been attempting to implement durable solutions.
FMR will provide a forum for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and those directly affected by the issues to share experience, debate perspectives and offer recommendations. In particular, the FMR Editors are looking for practice-oriented submissions, reflecting a diverse range of experience and opinions.
Deadline for submission of articles: 5 June 2017. For more information, see http://www.fmreview.org/latinamerica-caribbean.html.
Special Issue of Australian Geographer ‘Labour and Environmental Migration in the Asia-Pacific: in memory of Graeme Hugo’
This issue follows on from the first special issue, ‘Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia’ (vol. 47, no. 4). Together, these two issues of Australian Geographer mark the broad coverage of many of Hugo’s key areas of research focus. Pleasure and honour stem from the privilege of observing the vast extent of Hugo’s influence through the sound intellectual contributions made in essays and articles contributed by 36 special issue authors. Sadness stems from missing out on the opportunity to know how Hugo himself may have engaged with these works. The issue is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cage20/current.