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Finland, Oct. 23-24, 2014 ------------------ Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 07:35:25 +0100 X-Posted from H-Net Network on Migration History <H-MIGRATION@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: "Schrover, M.L.J.C." <m.l.j.c.schrover@HUM.LEIDENUNIV.NL> _____________ CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: *In/Equalities in Diverse Societies:* *Identifying Problems, Remedies and Alternatives* 11th international ETMU Days conference 23.-24.10.2014 University of Helsinki, Finland Poverty, precarity and different forms of ethnic inequalities have been accentuated in the global north and south. Although these trends are rooted in the legacy of colonialism, they have only been reinforced by the economic crisis. Increasing social and economic inequalities not only erode social cohesion and the institutional basis and democratic principles of societies, but also threaten and violate the capabilities and human rights of people living in poverty. In societies which are increasingly defined by ethnic diversity, solutions to tackle inequalities are not merely found in income redistribution, but must include also social recognition and address questions related to political, legal and media representations. The theme of the 11th international ETMU Days conference In/Equalities in Diverse Societies. Identifying problems, remedies and alternatives will explore the causes and consequences of increasing inequalities from a social scientific and humanities perspective. The conference will also seek ways to promote equality in diverse societies. The conference is organised by The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Finland in collaboration with the Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki and ETMU. *Keynote speakers include:* Professor Les Back (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) Professor Susan Fiske (Princeton University, US) Professor Douglas S. Massey (Princeton University, US) Professor Göran Therborn (University of Cambridge, UK) *Call for Workshops is now open* Please send a max 350 words description and rationale including the title of your workshop with the address and institutional affiliation of the organisers to the representative of ETMU Johanna Leinonen (Johlei[at]utu.fi) by *Friday 6.12.2013.* We accept proposals for open workshops which will be opened for all participants and closed workshops presenting the work of specific research groups or networks. If you propose a closed workshop also the names of the presenters and the preliminary titles of presentations are required at the time of submission. Please bear in mind that for each workshops we can allocate a maximum of 5 hours (NB there has been a change in the allocated time) organised as parallel sessions. The conference will start in the morning of Thursday 23rd October, 2014 and will end in the late afternoon of Friday 24th October. The main language of the conference and the plenaries is English, but you can suggest workshops in English, Finnish or Swedish. The organising committee: Lotta Haikkola Johanna Leinonen Tuuli-Anna Mähönen Lena Näre Jan Saarela Salla Tuori -- Johanna Leinonen, Ph.D. http://users.utu.fi/johlei/ Tutkijatohtori/Postdoctoral Researcher Turku Institute for Advanced Studies Kaivokatu 12 FI-20014 University of Turku, Finland email@example.com +358-40-5340078 -- --