In the framework of migration, idenity and placelessness, the “Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home” conference will take place 6-10 April in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The conference will be held at the National Museum of Immigration, and aims to tackle issues that touch upon various aspects of migration – with the migrants themselves at the center – and meanings. The conference asks the following questions,


  • What objects and practices do migrants value and carry with them in their movements between old and new worlds?
  • How do people negotiate and renegotiate their “being in the world” in the framework of migration?
  • How is memory enacted through material culture and heritage into new active domains?
  • What stories are told and how are they transmitted within and between migrant communities  and generations?
  • How is the concept of home made meaningful in a mobile world?
  • Where do performances of identity “take place” so as to generate new landscapes of collective memory?
  • How do the meanings of place and placelessness change over generations from an initial migration?

And is designed to encourage provocative dialogue across the fullest range of disciplines. Thus the organisers welcome papers from academic colleagues in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, business, communication, ethnology, heritage studies, history, geography, literary studies, media studies, museum studies, popular culture, postcolonial studies, sociology, tourism, and urban studies.

Click the link below to read more about the call for papers.

Download the call for papers here.

The deadline to submit a paper is 14 October 2016.