Organized as a collaborative event between ComDev, the Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER), the Transit Europe international conference explores the current refugee situation in the framework of media, communication and governance, in particular humanitarian technologies and communication.
Keynote speakers of include Nina Glick Schiller (University of Manchester, UK), Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo, Norway), Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA), Mirca Madianou (Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, UK).
During the conference the Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return anthology will be also be launched based on the Ørecomm conference in 2014.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Malmö University’s Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham + Ørecomm co-directors Oscar Hemer and Thomas Tufte
|15.15-16.00||Postdoc and PhD project presentations on Refugee Migration
MIM director Pieter Bevelander presents Malmö University’s cross-disciplinary research programme addressing the current refugee situationThe newly appointed postdocs at the faculty of Culture and Society present their Projects
|16.15-17.00||Boundaries destabilised: Insecurities and uncertainties in contemporary Europé
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo
(Chair: Oscar Hemer. Discussant: Ronald Stade, Malmö University)
|17.30-18.00||Book launch: Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
(Oscar Hemer & Thomas Tufte)
Friday, 23 September 2016
|9.15-10.15||Beyond Binary Thinking. Migration, Identity and Domains of Commonality
Nina Glick Schiller, University of Manchester
(Chair: Maja Povrzanović Frykman. Discussants: Asu Aksoy, Kerry Bystrom and Garbi Schmidt)
|13.00-13.45||Humanitarian Technologies. From ideals of participation to practices of governance in emergencies and disaster recovery
Mirca Madianou, Goldsmiths’ College, London
(Chair: Tobias Denskus. Discussant: Lisa Ann Richey)
|14.15-16.00||Parallel paper sessions
Themes and participants tbc
|16.15-17.00||Communication in the society of difference: Between pluralism and (dis)engagement
Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University
(Chair: Norbert Wildermuth. Discussant: Thomas Tufte)
|17.20-18.00||Panel discussion with all speakers
(Moderator: Oscar Hemer)
Örecomm invites papers on any aspect of the overall theme. Selected abstracts will be grouped thematically in three parallel sessions. Abstracts (maximum 300 words) can be submitted to orecomm(AT)gmail.com.