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Call for Papers: Society for Historical Migration Research Conference

(Feb 23, 2012)

The 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Migration Research will be held September 6 and 7, 2012, in Salzburg, Austria. The focus of this meeting will be on migration and women. For a long time migration has been seen as an almost exclusively male phenomenon - even in scientific research. If women were mentioned at all, it was usually in the context of marriage or family migration, women migrating with or to join men. A look at the 20th century, however, shows that the participation of women has been greatly underestimated. Currently, in some countries women make up two-thirds of the migrants, and unmarried migrants are just as mobile as those who move as family members. The contribution of women to the familial economy through financial or material returns to their home areas, or as family breadwinners in the destination country has rarely been taken into account so far.
The many aspects of women as migrants and their social, economic, cultural, and political effects will be explored in this conference to develop a long-term historical perspective from past experiences to those of the present.

Please send proposals for presentations at this conference to the chair of the
Society for Historical Migration Research no later than by 02/28/2012.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Dittmar Dahlmann
Eastern European History, Lennestr. 1, 53113 Bonn
d.dahlmann @ uni-bonn.de