Symposium: Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 01.-03.07.2010, Vienna

Symposium, IDee, Organisers: Renée Schroeder and Ruth Wodak; Coordinator and Contact: Michaela Messer
Time: 1-3 July 2010
Venue: University of Vienna
Programm (Web)
Misson: Nowadays in Europe, migration has acquired different meanings and has been reacted to in various ways. Reactions depend on the country of origin (migrants from Germany or the USA are treated differently than migrants from Turkey), and on the symbolic capital (how educated are they? Which professions do they have?); moreover reactions depend on language proficiency (how well do migrants speak the language of the host country?), and lastly, on gender (Turkish women are treated differently than Turkish men; Nigerian women are treated differently than Nigerian men, related to stereotypes and prejudices as well as to values and norms of the respective women and their cultures of origin).
Various new laws on citizenship and employment are debated and implemented across Europe, fuelled by a ‘politics of fear’ which is usually propagated by mainstream and populist parties. Few counter-discourses can be observed.
This international symposium is dedicated to the discussion of the multiple interdisciplinary dimensions of ‘migrations’, both from the viewpoints of the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as from the manifold perspectives of the Natural Sciences. In this way, salient glocal phenomena will be covered in invited panels.
A number of prominent plenary speakers will frame this event: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Florence), Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster, UK), Hans-Jürgen Krumm (Vienna), Teun van Dijk (Barcelona), Nina Glick-Schiller (Manchester/Halle an der Saale), Karen Fog Olwig (Copenhagen), Edith Saurer (Vienna), Wladimir Fischer (Minneapolis), Traude Bollauf (Vienna), Li Gerhalter (Vienna).
In addition, NGOs, journalists, and politicians will be contacted to be able to make practitioners’ opinions and experiences visible.

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  1. Redaktion

    Am 30. Juni 2010 findet um 10 Uhr im Arkadenhof der Universität Wien eine Pressekonferenz zum IDee-Symposium statt:
    TeilnehmerInnen am Pressegespräch:
    Heinz W. Engl, Vizerektor der Universität Wien
    Renée Schroeder, Department für Biochemie und Zellbiologie
    Ruth Wodak, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University/Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Wien

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