Call for papers: Migration in East and Southeast Europe

Deadline: 18 January 2015
Open to: scholars from history, economics and related fields of the humanities and social sciences
2-4 July in Regensburg, Germany


The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies announced the opening of the “Call for Papers” for the conference “Migration in and out of East and Southeast Europe: Values, Networks, Well-Being”, which will take place in Regensburg, Germany  from July 2-4, 2015. This conference aims at exploring a range of social, economic and cultural effects of migration on the countries of East and Southeast Europe. Especially since the 19th century intense international and domestic migration has had a significant impact on the societies of East and Southeast Europe. Many countries in the region have been prominent emigration countries , while at the same time being major destinations for immigrants and experiencing large-scale domestic migration.

The presentations should concentrate on the period from the 19th century to the present and the specific topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Determinants, patterns, and consequences of migration;
  • Expectations, risks and migrant strategies;
  • Labour market impact;
  • Education and skill levels;
  • Remittances, changes in living standards and well-being;
  • Transformation of values and attitudes, social capital and trust;
  • Policy responses and impact on political development;
  • Social networks and diasporas;
  • Return migration and re-integration of repatriates;
  • Long-term effects and path dependencies.


This call for papers is open to scholars from history, economics and related fields of the humanities and social sciences.


IOS Regensburg will cover travel (up to 500 EUR) and accommodation costs of presenters.


In order to apply you should submit and abstract (max. 300 words) and a short CV including your institutional affiliation and contact details to:

The deadline for paper proposal submissions is 18 January 2015

For further information please visit the official call.

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