"Migration, Movement, Waiting: On Tensions between Progress and Stagnation" Conference is organized by Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme, Prof. Dr. Burcu Dogramaci, Prof. Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer (LMU) and Prof. William O’Reilly, Ph.D. (Cambridge) through LMU Munich's Center for Advanced Studies (CAS).
Barriers, fences and borders in Europe forced and still force many prospective migrants to lead lives in suspension, a state of waiting, not knowing when the moment of departure will be, if it will ever arrive. Waiting determines the everyday lives of many refugees and migrants, awaiting permissions, authorizations in an effort to move from one place to another, but also enclosure from a repetitive present to the future. Movement may be the more well known face of migration, but waiting and immobility have shaped as intensely experiences of passage, in the past as well as in the present.
Participants among others: Nadia Al-Bagdadi (IAS CEU), Madeleine Arnot (Cambridge), Tugba Basaran (Cambridge), Paolo Campana (Cambridge), Jenny Mander (Cambridge), Alfred Oti (Cambridge), Johannes Paulmann (IEG Mainz), Ines Prodöhl (Bergen).
Registration: is required. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to the CAS. For more information about the research focus, please see the Global Dis/Connections website presentation.
Where: Munich – LMU, CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München
When: 17-18 September 2019