Call for Articles: Modern Migration: Breaking Mental Borders

Call for Articles

Modern Migration: Breaking Mental Borders

Submission deadline: 31.7.2017

The notion of national borders is commonly seen as geographical boundaries that protect culture, language, land rights, and the well-being of those who live within. However, according to a UN study, the number of people living outside their birth place borders is growing faster than the world’s population, with over 244 million people living abroad. As a result of globalisation, these numbers are expected to increase as a result of a growing need for many to find work, study, or flee from war-torn areas. It appears that national borders are more permeable today than ever.  Will the concept of borders known in the past change as it adapts to this new trend? Perhaps in the digital age issues surrounding migration is a matter of mental borders needing to be examined. And, by attempting to break mental borders, can some measure of world peace be gained?

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Call for Papers: Legal Discourse: Context, Media and Social Power, 24-26 May, 2018


Legal Discourse: Context, Media and Social Power

5th International Conference

24-25-26 May 2018


Organization: Centre for Research in Language and Law – CRILL

University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’


Conference Convenor: G. Tessuto

in partnership with


Conference Venue: National School of Public Administration

Royal Palace, Caserta, ITALY

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Call for Papers: 5th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing, 27 October, 2017

Call for Papers

5th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing

Date: 27 October 2017

Place: ISEG, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Organisers: Paula Albuquerque and Francisco Nunes

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 6 May 2017

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Call for Papers: Power and Ideology in Interpreter-Mediated Contexts


2nd International LARIM Conference

Power and Ideology in Interpreter-Mediated Contexts

UNINT, 23-24 November 2017

LARIM (Laboratory of Interpreter-Mediated Interactions), a research group on interpreter-mediated interactions set up in October 2012 within the Faculty of Interpreting and Translation (FIT) of UNINT (University of International Studies of Rome), is organizing its 2nd International Conference on 23-24 November 2017.

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Conference Announcement: “Hidden Voices of our Ancestors”, 31st August-2nd September 2018

Four major genealogical organisations in the UK are coming together to host a major family history conference to be held from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018 at  the Jury’s Inn, Hinckley Island Hotel Watling Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3JA.

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Call for Papers: Memories of Slavery and Colonization: Historiography, Arts, and Museums, 9-10 November, 2017

Memories of Slavery and Colonization: Historiography, Arts, and Museums

University of Maine (Le Mans, France)

9-10 November 2017

This conference aims to promote a comparative approach to memories of slavery and colonization: we intend to question memory processes through representations of the past in contemporary arts (literature, photography, plastic arts, films) and in-depth studies of their historiographical discourse. Participants will examine the use of images of racial violence, their insertion in artistic and photographic projects, and their narrativisation in literature (novel, life writing, autobiography, biography). They will address the ethical issues underlying the appropriation of these images in a variety of artistic endeavours and analyze their impact on subsequent generations through comparing documents from different periods.

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