Advanced seminar in migration

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

15th-17th December 2021

The advanced seminar in migration “European Border Regime in the Periphery of the EU” will be held in Rijeka (Croatia) from 15th to 17th December 2021. The seminar explores the analytical potential of critical migration and border regime studies in the context of the EU periphery and the so-called Balkan route. The seminar will gather experts in the field, M.A. and Ph.D. students with the idea to consider current research and the struggles resulting from the pandemic context. It will explore and reflect on the highly dynamic and conflictual developments and their historical entanglements, the ambiguities of humanitarian interventions and strategies of containment, migrational tactics to survive, local struggles, artistic interventions, regional and transnational activism and recent initiatives to curb the extensive practices of border violence and pushback.

Organizing committee:

dr. sc. Barbara Beznec, Slovenian Migration Institute, Research Centre of
the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

dr. sc. Sanja Bojanić, Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, University of Rijeka

dr. sc. Marijana Hameršak, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb

dr. sc. Sarah Czerny, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

dr. sc. Andrej Kurnik, Centre for Political Theory, Faculty for Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

dr. sc. Sanja Puljar d’Alessio, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

dr. sc. Boris Ružić, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

dr. sc. Marta Stojić Mitrović, Institute of Ethnography, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

With the support of: Leoni Faschian and Marko Luka Zupčić

The advanced seminar is a joint project organized by The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, The Croatian Science Foundation research project The European Irregularized Migration Regime at the Periphery of the EU: from Ethnography to Keywords (ERIM) and The Department of Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, in collaboration with The Slovenian Migration Institute of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and University of Rijeka Center for Advanced Studies – South Eastern Europe.