Diasporic and Migrant Identities Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Deadline: 30 June 2014
Open to: researchers, academic staff, professors, post-graduates, PhD candidates, activists and civil society representatives
Venue: 23-24 April 2015, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Ever since the 60s, the migration of Bosniaks has been directed towards Western countries, especially European ones. Even more so after the signing of framework agreements allowing Yugoslav workers to find temporary jobs in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Scandinavian countries, but also North America and Australia. During 1990`s the horrors of war in B&H resulted in forced migrations of Bosnian population. Now the Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks is organizing a conference under the topic of social, cultural, political, religious and spiritual aspects of the migration of Bosnian population. Economic, political and forced migration has been present for quite some time in the reality of Balkan Muslims. Wherever they went, they carried the experience of their lives lived at the crossroad of different worlds. So far the focus has been more on economic and political dimensions of migrant experience and life, and less so on the social, cultural and religious dimensions.


Organizers invite researchers, academic staff, professors, but also post-graduates, PhD candidates, activists and civil society representatives to submit their contributions for this conference.


Food and working materials will be provided for all participants. Additionally accommodation will be provided for speakers.


The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2014. 

You can apply for participation at the conference and all accompanying activities by filling in the following online application form

For further information, please visit the official website.

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