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Amsterdam

Regional Towns and Migration: Interrogating Transnationalism and Development in South Asia

Date and time

2013.04.19, 4:43 AM

Details

A two-day nternational Conference on ”Regional Towns and Migration:
Interrogating Transnationalism and Development in South Asia” is being held 10–11 October 2013 at the University of Amsterdam. It is being organised by the Provincial Globalisation Programme, a joint collaborative research programme by by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) in the Netherlands, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore. Conference conveners are Prof. Carol Upadhya, NIAS; and Prof. Mario Rutten, AISSR.
ProGlob explores transnational flows of migrant resources into India through a series of regional-level studies centred on ‘provincial’ towns and their rural hinterlands. its aim is to develop a fresh perspective on questions of migration and development in contemporary India. The aim is to develop a fresh perspective on questions of migration and development in contemporary India and the conference will gather scholars from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary areas who are working in different regions of South Asia on topics that fall within the 6 broad thematic areas of the conference: 1. Region-specific patterns and histories of international migration and the local impacts of remittances and investments by migrants or diasporic groups; 2. Regional diaspora philanthropy; 3. Transnational politics of development and/ or the environment; 4. Transnationalism and regional identity politics; 5. Formation of regional transnational networks / communities; and 6. Conceptual / theoretical papers on rethinking the region in South Asia in the context of globalisation and transnational flows.
The selected authors will be invited to develop original papers for presentation at the conference and possible inclusion in a planned conference volume or special journal issue. Invited participants will be provided accommodation during the conference and limited funds for travel are available for those who may require support. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 April 2013.

Venue

the University of Amsterdam

City

Amsterdam

Country

Netherland s

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Keywords

migration, Indian, Impact, Netherlands

Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Policy analysis and Support initiatives

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

India and Netherlands

Languages

English