International conference: Mobilities and Transnationalism in the 21st century

                         
25 April, 2019

Mobilities and Transnational Iceland organizes an international conference Mobilities and Transnationalism in the 21st century to be held between 28th and 30th of April, 2019 in Hotel Radisson Blu Saga.

The organizational committee:

  • Kristín Loftsdóttir, Professor in Anthropology, University of Iceland
  • Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, Professor in Anthropology, University of Iceland
  • Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, Professor in Museology, University of Iceland

The conference brings together scholars from different fields interested in various forms and expressions of mobility and transnationalism. The conference includes three keynote lectures by: Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology at Drexel University, Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Racial Relations and Sharon Macdonald, Professor in Social Anthropology at Humboldt University. More than 70 different presentations are grouped in 19 sessions.

More information on the conference website: https://conference.hi.is/mobilities/

Detailed programme can be found here: Programme.

Book of absracts can be downloaded from here: Book of abstracts.

Programme overview:

Sunday, 28. April

14:00                 Registration, Hotel Radisson SAS, at Hagatorg (2nd floor)

17:00 – 17:15    Opening of the conference: Daði Már Kristófersson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland

Chair: Kristín Loftsdóttir, Professor in Anthropology, University of Iceland

17:15 – 18:15    Keynote lecture: Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology, Drexel University

Can there be transnational mobility justice?

18:15 – 19:30    Welcome reception

 

Monday, 29. April

9:00 – 10:00      Keynote lecture: Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations

The economy of racism and the creation of a hostile environment for migrants and refugees

Chair: Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, Professor in Anthropology, University of Iceland

10:00 – 10:30    Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00    Parallel sessions 1

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 14:30    Parallel session 2

14:30 – 15:00    Coffee break

15:00 – 16:30    Parallel sessions 3

19:00 – 21:00    Conference dinner: Restaurant Reykjavik (Vesturgata 2)

 

Tuesday, 30. April

9:00 – 10:00      Keynote lecture: Sharon Macdonald, Professor of Social Anthropology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Mobilising Heritage

Chair: Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, Professor in Museology, University of Iceland

10:00 – 10:30    Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00    Parallel sessions 4

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 14:30    Parallel session 5

14:30 – 15:00     Closing of the conference