23-25/10/2024 – International conference ›Production of Migration: Figures, Infrastructures and Spaces‹ (Osnabrück University)

International conference ›Production of Migration: Figures, Infrastructures and Spaces‹
23-25 October at Osnabrück University

The conference inaugurates the new Collaborative Research Centre ›Production of Migration‹ (SFB 1604). In different panels, we will discuss the Research Centre’s agenda and conceptual approach. The conference will be the starting point for various collaborations within the research community and with the wider public.

The SFB ›Production of Migration‹ is an interdisciplinary consortium that sets out to collectively develop a reflexive theory of the social production of migration over the next twelve years. Launched in April 2024, around 50 researchers from the fields of geography, history, psychology, linguistics, law and social sciences are investigating various forms, facets and consequences of the social negotiation of migration. Comprising of 15 projects grouped in three project areas, the SFB is dedicated to explore what it considers to be central ›media‹ in the production of migration: figures, infrastructures and spaces. More information can be found here: producingmigration.org

Preliminary programme
Wednesday, 23 October (from 6 pm): Opening of the SFB 1604

  • Opening address
  • Panel discussion ›Migration research in times of social polarisation‹ with Anna Amelina (Cottbus), Janine Dahinden (Neuchâtel), Armin Nassehi (LMU München) and Aladin El-Mafaalani (Dortmund)
  • Reception

Thursday, 24 October (9-18 hrs): International conference

  • Keynotes, commentaries and panel discussions on the concept and perspectives of the SFB ›Production of Migration‹; confirmed contributors include Henk van Houtum (Nijmegen), Federica Infantino (Nice), Karen Phalet (Leuven), Parvati Raghuram (Open University), Thomas Spijkerboer (Amsterdam) and Martina Tazzioli (Bologna).

Friday, 25 October (9-13 hrs): Project workshops (upon invitation only)

  • The SFB-projects will discuss their research agendas and approaches with other scholars and critical friends.

We will publish the final programme and open registration in July.