CFP: [Medieval] Mapping the World: Migration and Border-crossing

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2009 International Conference
Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen
Mapping the World: Migration and Border-crossing

Migration is one of the most relevant phenomena of contemporary times and
thus a prominent topic of research in the humanities and the social
sciences in recent years. Migration is a result among other reasons of
political persecution, economical pressures, or the pursuit of
opportunities. The inquiry into aspects of migration is to study the
history of human experiences from a variety of perspectives such as
ethnicity, race, nation, and society. The Center for the Humanities at
National Sun Yat-sen University conducts and promotes research on
migration, race, and ethnicity and its 2009 conference Mapping the World:
Migration and Border-crossing will be held on 17-18 October. Topics of
interest for the conference include migration and cityscapes; border and
border crossing; the politics of frontiers; cultural assimilation and the
politics of language; transformations of languages and dialects; language
and nationhood; representations of the (im)migrant in literature and
media; (im)migration and diaspora; travel and exploration; maritime
culture, literature, and the arts; and nationalism, post-nationalism, and
the (im)migrant. Abstracts of 200 words in English or Chinese with the
author's bioprofile are invited by 25 February 2009 to Professor I-Chun
Wang at <>.

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