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Nomadism and Mobile Ways of Life in the Americas



The international conference “Nomadism and Mobile Ways of Life in the Americas” will be held in Vienna, February 15-17, 2012, at the Wiener Urania. It offers a variety of interesting panels, stimulating discussions, and exhibition areas, and will include keynote lectures from distinguished international experts. The conference opening will take place on February 14, 2012. Delegates will be encouraged to bring their families and friends.


The conference gathers together scholars, students, and other interested people from all over the world. We received applications from (junior) researchers and scientists from different (sub- and cross-)disciplines (African Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Cultural Studies, Displacement Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Holocaust Studies, Human Rights Studies, Inter-American Studies, Jewish and Hebrew Studies, Law, Literature, Medicine Studies, Migration Studies, Minority Studies, Native American Studies, Natural Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Romance Studies, Russian and East European Studies, Slavery Studies, Sociology, Violence and Genocide Studies, Women, Gender and Family Studies) who come from resp. are working in Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, Uruguay, the USA, and Venezuela.


The conference aims at serving as a platform for the presentation of current or recent research resp. dissertation projects as well as for the international exchange between scholars with a regional focus on North/Central/South America, Caribbean and/or the Atlantic World concerned with the phenomena of nomads, nomadism and mobile ways of life in a broader sense. Last but not least, it aims to promote the building of academic networks, and stimulate intercultural polylogues and the mobility between the continents. The conference languages are English and Spanish.


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Véronique Bénéï, LSE/CNRS/EHESS        


Peter Hulme, University of Essex  


Franklin W. Knight, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


Michael Zeuske, University of Cologne




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