Diasporic and Migrant Identities: Call for Papers, Sarajevo, 23-24 April 2015

Call for papers

International Conference
Diasporic and Migrant Identities:
Social, Cultural, Political, Religious and Spiritual Aspects”
Sarajevo, 23rd and 24th April 2015

Economic, political and forced migration has been present for quite some time in the reality of Balkan Muslims. Wherever they went, they carried the experience of their lives lived at the crossroad of different worlds. Ever since 1960`s, the economic and political migration of Bosniaks has been directed towards Western countries, especially the European ones. Even more so after the signing of framework agreements allowing Yugoslav workers to find temporary jobs in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Scandinavian countries, but also North America and Australia. During 1990`s the horrors of war in B&H resulted in forced migrations of Bosnian and Herzegovinian population. So far the focus has been more on economic and political dimensions of migrant experience and life, and less so on the social, cultural and religious dimensions.

Therefore we would like to open up the floor for dialogue about diasporic and migrant identities and also establish a network of scholars and researchers working on these issues. We are hoping to offer an opportunity for exchange and discussion of ideas, theoretical and empirical findings, as well as methodological approaches focusing on diasporic communities of Bosniaks, Balkan Muslims, but also other communities whose work and experience could be compared to them. Therefore we invite researchers, academic staff, professors, but also post-graduates, PhD candidates, activists and civil society representatives to submit their contributions for this conference. We welcome contributions covering segments of the topics listed in the document bellow.

For more details and information please visit:

Mr. Đermana Šeta
Menadžerica naučnoistraživačkih projekata
Research Project Manager

Gazi Husrev-begova 56 A
71000 Sarajevo
Bosna i Hercegovina
T. +387 33 570 311
M. +387 61 792 739

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