Last month the Centre for Global Migrations Research Theme was established at the University of Otago to co-ordinate interdisciplinary research, teaching, and activities relating to historical and contemporary global migration. Global Migrations aims to:
- Advance and communicate knowledge and understanding of the causes, consequences, and legacies of migration;
- Facilitate national and international interdisciplinary research collaborations to develop new methodologies and frameworks for migration and inform public debate and policy development;
- Develop a vibrant research community encompassing the academy, policy makers, heritage professionals, and the general public.
Global Migrations is hosting a one-day multidisciplinary research symposium to examine the connections between education, migration and translation on Sunday 26 November 2017 at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. The keynote speaker is Professor Michael Singh (Western Sydney University). The Call for Papers is now open and abstracts are due on 30 June 2017. The organisers welcome proposals for 20-minutes presentations that examine the connections between education, migration and translation.