CFP Human migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention (Durham, UK) – 2015

06 Nov CFP Human migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention (Durham, UK) – 2015

28 June-1 July 2015, Durham University

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor David Held (Durham University)
Professor Wendy Brown (UC, Berkeley)
Professor Claire Colebrook (Penn State)
Professor Walter Kälin (University of Bern)

Conference website:

New submission deadline: 12 December 2014

Submission Information: Submit paper session proposals to with the subject line ‘Durham Conference’.

Conference Abstract: Human migration and the environment are two of the most pressing issues of our times. But what is stake when these two phenomena are articulated as a singular relation? By asking this and many other questions, this conference provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars, policymakers, practitioners and artists to chart out the next generation of research on human migration and the environment. The aim of the conference is to expand the debate on human migration and the environment beyond its current configuration as a problem of causation, law and policy towards a more pluralist debate that acknowledges the multidimensional nature of environmental change and migration. The conference subthemes –  ‘futures’, ‘politics’ and ‘invention’ – will consider issues of knowledge, power and innovation  the context of human migration and environmental change. The conference should appeal to social scientists, humanities and legal scholars as well as to scientists committed to working with and within the social sciences, humanities and law.

Sponsor:  COST Action IS1101 Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory

Conference Organisers:
Dr Andrew Baldwin (Durham University)
Dr Francois Gemenne (University of Liège / University of Versailles Saint-Quentin)
Dr Dimitra Manou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Image: “Drought” by Bert Kaufmann

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