Call for papers for an international conference: "Social remittances and social change in Central Europe" (19-20th January 2015)

Centre of Migration Research at University of Warsaw together with University of Roehampton in London invite scholars from all range of disciplines to submit their papers to the international conference on: "Social remittances and social change in Central Europe", which will take place at University of Warsaw, Main Campus, Ball Room, Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Warsaw, 19-20th January 2015. 

The main aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to streamline the discussion on social remittances to the impact of migration on the sending countries of Central Europe. The special focus will be given to social change and social remittances at macro, meso and micro levels, both in relation to mobile and sedentary populations. The conference, among other issues, will address: how to filter effects of migration from other social processes; what role does migration play in cultural diffusion; how to research social remittances; how to explain resistance to social remittances; what is novel in the case of social remittances from the perspective of Central European countries which have just completed their economic, political and social transitions.

Abstracts of 20 lines with short bio should be submitted to the e-mail address:

by 15th of November 2014.

Accepted papers will be notified by 1st of December 2014.

For content information relating to the conference please contact Professor Izabela Grabowska, for practical information please write


Confirmed keynote speakers:
• Professor Peggy Levitt, Sociology Department, Wellesley College
• Professor Godfried Engbersen, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Invited speakers who confirmed their participation:
• Professor Anne White, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
• Professor Dumitru Sandu, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Bucharest
• Dr. Paolo Boccagni, University of Trento
• Dr. Aleksandra Galasinska, University of Wolverhampton
• Dr. Michal Garapich, University of Roehampton, London.