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MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY - 6th International Interdisciplinary Conference

Gdansk, Poland
Organization: InMind Support
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, British, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2023-06-15 to 2023-06-16 Abstract Due: 2023-05-20

Conference: 15-16 June 2023

online (via Zoom) and in person (Gdansk, Poland)

How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.  

During the conference, we are going to turn our attention to processes that are integral to human experience: migration, adaptation, and memory. We are interested in all aspects of migration and adaptation, in their individual and collective dimensions, in the past and in the present-day world. We would like to examine the role of memory, the processes of migrating and adapting to various dynamic life circumstances, across time, space, culture, language, and discipline. 

Therefore, we strive to represent and discuss the crossroads of migration, adaptation, and memory in their multiple representations: psychological, social, historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, neurological, organizational, methodological, economic, political, and many others. We will also devote considerable attention to how these phenomena appear and transform in artistic practices: literature, film, theatre, and visual arts. This is why we invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: anthropology, history, psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, design, project management, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, and urban studies, to name a few. 

Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inquiries, personal reflections, problem-oriented arguments, comparative analyses, and creative expressions. 

We will be happy to hear from experienced scholars and young academics, doctoral and graduate students, as well as professionals from various disciplines. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation. 

Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not limited to: 

I. Arts

Literature, poetry, film, theatre, etc. as adaptive mediums
Adaptation through artistic creation and destruction
Artistic imagination and adaptation
Migration as represented in arts
Art created during migration
Creative expression through memories 

II. History

Adaptation across history
Memory processes in writing history
Documenting history and memories in migration 

III. Political Sciences and Law

Policies related to migration and adaptation
Human rights and migration
Bureaucracy in relation to migration policies
Judiciary systems
Political agendas, memory and migration
Objective vs. subjective memory in politics
International politics and adaptation

IV. Psychology and Psychiatry

Mental health and adaptation
Abnormal behaviors and adaptation
(Mal)adaptive memory processes
Social and transcultural psychiatry

V. Medical sciences

Genetics/epigenetics in adaptation processes
Neurobiology and biochemistry of adaptation and memory
Evolutionary approaches to memory, adaptation and migration
Chronic diseases, memory, and adaptation

VI. Humanitarian work,  Governments and  NGOs  

Roles and responsibilities
Management of temporary and transitory spaces
Project management and evaluation
Best practices
Welcome contexts 

VII. Philosophy and Worldviews (Eastern, Western, Indigenous...)

 Epistemology and metaphysics
Existential and postmodern adaptation
Ethics in migratory context
Philosophy of memory 

VIII. Sociology and Anthropology

Cultural determinants and adaptation
Race/ethnic identity and adaptation
Religion, adaptation and migratory experiences
Gender, adaptation and migratory experiences
Social networks and adaptation
Language of adaptation, memory and migration
Family relations and adaptation
Urban planning and adaptation
Diaspora and community development 

IX. Economics

Adaptation and job security
Private sponsorship and adaptation

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note to: migrationconference2023@gmail.com 

 onsite presenters -  by 30 April 2023 
 online presenters - by 20 May 2023

For all details please visit our website.
Our email: migrationconference2023@gmail.com 



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