06 February 2013

Forced Migration Studies

The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) convenes biennially to "develop greater understanding of the implications of forced movement" and to review the current status of forced migration as a field of study.  IASFM14 was just held in Kolkata, India, 6-9 January 2013, and videos of the plenary sessions, including the rapporteur's presentation, are now available.


"Forced Migration: State of the Field," Peace Prints: South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, vol. 4, no. 1 (Summer 2012) [full-text]

Impacting the World One Paper Upload at a Time (Knowledge in Migration, Jan. 2013) [text]
- Advocates open access to scholarly forced migration research.

International Seminar on Demographic Perspectives on Refugees and Forced Migration, Tehran, 13-15 May 2012 [text]

Refugee Studies: The Challenge of Translating Hope into Reality (openDemocracy, Jan. 2013) [text]

Taking Stock of Internal Displacement: Twenty Years On, Geneva, 28-29 November 2012 [text]
- Conference report.


CFP: "Geographies of Forced Migration: 20 Years since Geography and Refugees edited by Richard Black and Vaughan Robinson," Session at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London, 28-30 August 2013 [info]
- Submit an abstract by 12 February 2013.

Web sites:

CARFMS – Online Research and Teaching Tool and Practitioners Forum (ORTT & PF) [access]
- Officially launched at "Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Online: Harnessing 'the Cloud' for Knowledge Generation, Instruction, and Mobilization," Roundtable at IASFM14, Kolkata, India, 6-9 January 2013.  Note: Still under construction.

[Photo credit: IASFM13, Plenary 1, FMO]

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