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Long-distance communication and intimacy in the age of migration

Panel discussion after screening of documentary “In touch” by Paweł Ziemilski. October 24, 2019; 18:45-19:30; Bíó Paradís Global economic inequalities incline increasing number of people

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Call for papers: Transnational families and care

A joint seminar of the University of Iceland and Swansea University (UK) organized by the project Mobilities & Transnational Iceland Reykjavik, 4-5 October, 2018 Description
Contemporary

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Mobilities sessions on Þjóðarspegillinn

Mobilities and Transnational Iceland was present at Þjóðarspegillinn, an annual conference at the School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland.  The Mobilities and Transnational Iceland consi

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The New International Division of Cultural Labor and the Cognitariat?

Open lecture by Toby Miller, Research Professor in Media and Culture Studies of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside. 29.09.2017, 12:00-13:00, Þjóðminjasafn Ísland

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Europe’s Last Frontier

Open lecture by Dimitris Dalakoglou, Professor of Social Anthropology at the Virje University Amsterdam. 28.09.2017, 12:00-13:00, Lögberg-101 The Post-Cold War period has brought forth

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Mobility, mobilities, immobility: What’s in a name?

Open lecture by Noel Salazar, Professor in Anthropology at the University of Leuven 27.09.2017, 12:00-13:15, Háskólabíó-4 As a concept, mobility nicely captures the common impression that ou

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CfP: Theorizing Transnationliasm and Mobility

Mobilities and Transnational Iceland is organizing international workshop for doctoral students “Theorizing Transnationalism and Mobility”, which takes place at the University of Iceland, between

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Lithuanians in Iceland

Lithuanians are second largest immigrant group in Iceland, however not much researched one. The report presented by Karl Sigurðsson is important attempt to fill this gap. Based on the survey colle

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The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Seawomen of Iceland: A Conundrum of Monopolies, Modernity, Memory, and Power

10th of April, 2017 Margaret Willson, cultural anthropologists and Professor at the University of Washington gave presentation in the project's open lecture series, “The Mysterious Cas

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Seminar at Laugarvatn

Between 30th and 31st of March, participants in Mobilities and Transantional Iceland took part in two-day seminar at Laugarvatn. The seminar consisted of eighteen presentations organized in 5 sessi

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Seminar for doctoral students

On 29th of March, 2017, Mobilities and Transnational Iceland has organized a doctoral seminar with Brigitte Hipfh, Klagenborg University and Marit Aure, Arctic University of Norway. The seminar was

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A cartography of migration and media – changing figures of the migrant, assemblages and affect

Brigitte Hipfl, a member of 'Mobilities and Transnational Iceland' advisory board held an open lecture on 29th of March, 2017.
Brigitte Hipfl is Associate Professor of Media Studies at the Depa

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Nordic Nationalism and Right-Wing Populist Politics: Imperial Relationships and National Sentiments

Eiríkur Bergmann, Professor of Political Science at Bifröst University, introduced his latest book that compares nationalism in different Nordic countries and discusses recent surge of populist part

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CfP: Doctoral seminar

The project announced a doctoral seminar with Brigitte Hipfl and Marit Aure, who are members of the project’s advisory board. The seminar will be held 29th of March, 2017 at the University of Icelan

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Migration, Identity, Crisis

Marek Pawlak held a fourth in a row presentation in the project’s open lecture series. Marek Pawlak is a social anthropologist working at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the

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Afdrif flóttamanna á vinnumarkaði

In 2005 and 2007, Colombian women and children has been accepted to Iceland as refugees and placed in Reykjavik. Gerður Gestsdóttir, anthropologist, presented a results from her qu

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General meeting

The second general meeting of the project took place on the last day of January. We have summarised the first five months since the project was launched at the beginning of September 2017. Then the

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What Happened to Equality?

As a part of project’s open lecture series, 13th of January, Bjarney Friðriksdóttir introduced her dissertation on European Union’s migration law “What Happened to Equality? The constructi

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Black Protest in Iceland

On the 3rd of October Polish women – inspired by Icelandic women’s strike from 1975 – refused to work in protest against new proposal for a total ban on abortion in Poland. The dem

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Adaptation strategies of immigrants

29th of November, 2016 Monika Nowicka, sociologists at the Collegium Civitas, Warsaw presented her doctoral dissertation on adaptation strategies of Polish migrants in Iceland.

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Inauguration of the project

On Thursday, 29 October there was a formal inauguration of the project. Kristín Lóftsdóttir – one of the project coordinators – introduced the main objectives, focus and organizational issue re

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