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THE CONFERENCE IS ORGANISED BY

Carl
                        von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

European
                          Master in Migration and Intercultural
                          Relations

Georg-August-Universität
                          Göttingen

University of the Witwatersrand
                          Johannesburg

African Centre for Migration &
                          Society



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IN COOPERATION WITH

The Edith Russ Site for Media Art

Global Music Players

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THE CONFERENCE IS SUPPORTED BY

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Niedersächsisches Ministerium
                          für Wissenschaft und Kultur

Stadt Oldenburg

Evangelische Akademie Oldenburg

Universitätsgesellschaft Oldenburg
Oekomenisches Zentrum Oldenburg

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LAST UPDATED
27 November 2012

NEW BORDERLANDS OR COSMOPOLITANISM FROM BELOW? (NeBoCo)

International Conference on Linking Theories of Border, Concepts of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Migration Studies

Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 December 2012
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg,Germany

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The conference sets out to make a significant contribution to the development of migration theory. It will focus on three interlinked concepts: border(land), citizenship, and cosmopolitanism. Currently, these concepts are highly debated in transnational and transdisciplinary academic discourses – initiating a fruitful dialogue between them might lead to paradigmatic shifts in migration studies and beyond.
Experts from different countries and academic disciplines examine the specific dimensions of the ongoing deep transformation of statehood, citizenship, sovereignty and identity formations in sending, transit, and receiving states.

Papers will be presented and discussed in following three sections:
  • I Border Regimes: Formations of European and African Border(land)s
  • II Border Imaginaries: On the Discursive (De-)Construction of Demarcation Lines
  • III Transgression of Borders and Transnational Social Experiences: A New Cosmopolitanism or Translocal, Postnational Citizenship.
Postgraduates from western and non-western universities discuss their research projects with an interdisciplinary group of scholars in workshops.

At the pre-conference-event artists and students present their work on migration and border regimes at the Edith Russ Site for Media Art. The conference starts with a public evening lecture (Thursday, 6 December at 16:00). The distinguished Indian scholar Ranabir Samaddar (Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group) talks about “Empire, Globalisation, and the Subject” at the city of Oldenburg's cultural centre, Kulturzentrum PFL (Thursday, 6 December at 18:00). On Friday night (7 December at 20:30) a public music concert takes place at the Aula of the University of Oldenburg.

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