Call for upcoming York workshop on young people’s migration within and throughout Asia

International Workshop Series: The Emotions of Migration

Young People’s Migration Within and Throughout Asia: Managing Emotions, Identities and Relationships (Workshop 2)
Date: 19 August 2014 to 20 August 2014
Venue: York Centre for Asian Research and the Children’s Studies Program (Department of Humanities), York University

Call for papers

Workshop 2 calls for empirical research papers — historical and contemporary — on children and young people’s emotional experiences of migration within and throughout Asia. Papers should focus on mixed feelings of (but not limited to) elation, loneliness, hope, frustration, confusion, relief, fear, freedom and disappointment in the migration process.

There is a preference for participant-centred research in South and Southeast Asia prioritizing the following themes:

1. Migration for work and marriage in a historical context (especially in plantations and estates)
2. Contemporary experiences of moving for work, marriage and school —  managing mixed feelings
3. Left Behind — adjusting to absence and creating and maintaining relationships

Submission and Funding

Please submit contact details and paper abstract (maximum of 300 words) by 4 April 2014 to Dr. Kabita Chakrabortry at

Successful applicants will be notified by late April and are required to send in a complete draft paper (6000 – 8000 words) by 8 July 2014. Partial or full funding will be granted to successful applicants.
Participants are encouraged to seek alternate funds for travel from their home institutions

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