SYMPOSIUM WINTER 2019

Study Circle | Understanding Migration in Nordic and Baltic Countries

Symposium Theme | Diaspora, Environment, Generation

Dates | March 10-12, 2019

Venue | Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki (Finland)

Address | Kaisaniemenkatu 9

        PROGRAM

Sunday, March 10th

14:30 – 15:00: Welcome, registration & introduction to NSU

15:00-15:40: Anneli Mihkelev  Emigration, Migration, Diasporas and Semiosphere

15:40-16:20: Ojārs Lāms  Migration Representation in Contemporary Latvian Literature: Gender and Intergenerational Differences

16:20-17:00: Stéphanie Barillé  ‘Contaminated diversity’ in transnational and family studies

After 17:00 – Hotel check-in

19:00: Dinner, Vapiano – Mikonkatu 15

Monday, March 11th

9:00-9:40: Anna Wojtyńska  Heading Far North: Images of Iceland among Polish migrants

9:40-10:20: Kennedy Ebang Njikang  Diaspora, Home-State Governance and Transnational Political Mobilization: A comparative case analysis of Ethiopia and Kenya State policy towards its Diaspora

10:20-10:40: Kaffepause

10:40-11:20: Irma Budginaitė-Mačkinė  Intergenerational relations in the context of migration

11:20-12:00: Marcin Janusz  Polish rural areas

12:00-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:10: Lara Wilhelmine Hoffman  Media and art as areas of transnational cultivation of immigrants in Iceland

14:10-14:50: Elīna Sustenberga  Latvians ethnic return migration: motives and integration

14:50-15:10: Kaffepause

15:10-16:30: Roundtable workshop Lily Cho “The turn to diaspora”

16:30 – 17:30: Helsinki walk

19:30: Festive Dinner, Mount Everest – Luotsikatu 12 A

Tuesday, March 12th

9:00-09:40: Anna Blue  E-residency as a soft power tool in Estonian public diplomacy

9:40-10:20: David Flood  A Place Like All Others: Picturing Global Capital in Urban Space

10:20-10:40: Kaffepause

10:40-12:00: Concluding discussions, Summer session & Evaluation

12:00-14:00: Lunch & Farewell