Every month, MDC members pass news to us of upcoming events, conferences and opportunities from around the world related to migration and diversity. We collate these into this compact newsletter.

MDC Newsletter
December 2014

Conferences and calls for papers              Events              News              Opportunities
MDC News

Season's Greetings
As this is the last newsletter of 2014, the MDC would like to thank all its subscribers for following our newsletter in the past year! 

We wish you all the very best in 2015 and hope to see you soon at one of our events!

Also looking for an opportunity to share your ongoing research?
In 2014, the MDC organized some very successful feedback forums and book presentations! Starting from February 2015 onwards, the MDC is welcoming researchers to present on their (ongoing) research on topics related to Migration and Diversity. The MDC provides a forum for members to present a piece of work-in-progress and receive feedback in an interdisciplinary setting. The MDC also organizes public lectures, symposia and book presentations.

The MDC strives to organize engaging and inspiring events and therefore encourages all invited speakers to follow these guidelines when preparing their presentations. The guidelines are very lenient, and we are open to suggestions with regards to other formats of presentation!

If you would like to present an upcoming MDC event, please send an email to Also, feel free to forward this call in your personal network!

· · · Conferences and call for papers

What: Call for papers for a workshop on “The Problematisation of Family Migration” hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), the UvA Department of Political Science, the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), and the Amsterdam Research Centre on Gender and Sexualities (ARC-GS). 
When: 4-5 June, 2015
Where: University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Submission deadline:
abstract of 400-600 words no later than 19 December to:
Additional info: For further information, please contact Saskia Bonjour ( or Betty de Hart (

What: Call for papers for the 12th IMISCOE Conference on the themes of Rights, Democracy and Migration organized by the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies.
When: 25-27 June, 2015
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Submission deadline: 250-word abstract by January 15, 2015 through the portal on
Additional info: More information about the event can be found here.
What: Call for papers for the Sixth Multidisciplinary Meeting on Indigenous Peoples organized by the HRI Network. This years theme is the "tensions and opportunities generated by the inter-relation between indigenous and non-indigenous views". The event will be hosted by Human Rights Centre of Ghent University.
When: 10-11 June, 2015
Where: Gent, Belgium
Submission deadline: Individual or joint proposals will be accepted.  Please send your abstract of max. 400 words to Amelia Alva Arevalo: before 20 January 2015.
Additional info: More information about the event can be found here.
What: Call for papers for the 15th Annual Sociology Meeting organized by Dutch Association for Sociology (NSV) and the Flemish Society for Sociology (VVS). A large variety of sociological research will be presented. The objective is to provide young and experienced scholars the opportunity to present their work to a large group of research fellows.
When: May 27, 2015
Where: VU University, Amsterdam
Submission deadline:
The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2015. The programming of papers in sessions will be announced by the website. Full papers are due on May 15. Both need to be sent in through
Additional info: More information about the conference can be found here. Any questions regarding the conference can be sent to

· · · Events

What: Thesis defense of Petr Agha (Faculty of Law, University Antwerpen) on "The European Convention of human rights between Law and Politics: The margin of appreciation and its normative significance in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights". The thesis analyses human rights in post-national contexts and demonstrates, through the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, that the Margin of Appreciation doctrine is an essential part of human rights adjudication
When: 7 Januari, 2015
Where:  F. de Tassiszaal, Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp 
Additional info: More information about the event can be found here.

What: Presentation on the consequences of the Dutch Law on Naturalization as active from 2010. The event is organized by the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), and  Stichting Ammodo. With subsidies from the municipality of Amsterdam as well as Stichting Ammodo, ACELG researched the effects the law has had on the amount of naturalized migrants since 2010. Findings show that not all migrants are aware of the consequences of the new naturalization law and qualitative data for the Dutch Immigration Authorities, the IND, shows that the amount of rejected request has increased. 
When: 28 January, 2015, 14:00-17:00
Where: P.C. Hoofthuis zaal 9106.05, Spuistraat 132, 1012 VB, Amsterdam 
Registration: Registration is required before January 5th by sending an email to
Additional info: For any further questions, send an email to

· · · News

What: Journal of Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) Volume 2, Issue 4 is about the be published. This special issue is titled "The Governance of Migrant Labout Supply in Europe, Before and During the Crisis".
Authors: Alessio Cangiano, Camilla Devitt, Barbara Laubenthal, Claudia Finotelli, Ester Salis
View: Keep an eye out on CMS' website:

· · · Opportunities

What: 12 Early Career Fellowships at the Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences for the period of October 2015 to July 2017. Junior Scholars are invited to join one of the research teams on "Globalizing the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections"; "Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity"; or "Primate Cognition: Historical, Philosophical and Linguistic Approaches".
Application deadline: 2 March, 2015
Additional info: More information can be found here.
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