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Call for papers: Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies
The Refugee Studies Centre will host a major international conference in March 2017, thirty-five years after the RSC was founded.
Over the past year, the so-called European refugee crisis has created unprecedented public interest in forced displacement, as well as a demand for research. Yet despite a series of policy-oriented conferences, there have been few spaces in which to reflect on the state of Refugee Studies and to explore the extent to which we have the academic tools necessary to think about and respond to a changing world.
Against this backdrop, this conference seeks to reinvigorate scholarly debate on ways in which we can conceive of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. By bringing together a range of reflective thinkers and their work, alongside policy-makers and practitioners, the RSC hopes to develop a research agenda and scholarly community that can engage meaningfully with the long-term challenges of forced displacement.
The RSC seeks papers on any aspect of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, from any disciplinary perspective, which can serve to stimulate engaging debate. The conference will aim to take the core concepts and ideas of Refugee Studies and critically reassess through inter-disciplinary dialogue.
The conference will take place 16-17 March at Keble College, Oxford. The call for papers closes on 15 November 2016.