NOMADS (Network of Migration and Diversity Studies) is a recently established interdisciplinary research network at Dublin City University aiming to connect practitioners and researchers at all levels, working on topics relating to migration.
We are hosting our first NOMADS National conference on 4 October 2019 on the following topic:
‘Hospitality: Aspirations and challenges’
Hospitality, as a principle, as well as an act, has cultural and political resonance since the foundation of our societies to contemporary times. Current perceived issues about migration include the reception of newcomers and their integration into their host societies. This colloquium will explore the reciprocal relationship between hosts and guests in the migration context, following in the footsteps of French philosopher Derrida, whose concept of hospitality can be interpreted in its broadest sense. Contributors are encouraged to reflect also on otherness and counter-narratives to xenophobic portrayals of ‘the migrant’ which are on the rise in Europe.
We welcome contributions from NGOs and practitioners as well as presentations with creative outputs. Topics could include but are not limited to:
- Government policy
- Reception strategies
- Arts/Literature-based reflections and responses
- Sexuality Studies
Please send abstracts of 150-200 words and biographies of up to 100 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. The conference will take place at Dublin City University.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 5pm, 4 September 2019.