Call for Papers

On behalf of the The Migration Conference Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to the 7th conference in the series which will take place in Bari, Italy from 18 to 20 June 2019. The Conference is a forum for discussion where experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of migration are encouraged to exchange their knowledge and experiences in a friendly and frank environment.

The conference is organised in thematic streams of parallel sessions focusing on migration, migrant populations, diasporas, migration policies, labour migrations, refugees, economic impacts, remittances as well as non-migrants and wider impact of human mobility on sending, transit and receiving societies. The scientific programme of TMCs usually comprise invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, exhibitons and workshops. The conference hosts about 150 parallel sessions and several distinguished keynote speakers joining us in intriguing plenary sessions.

Conference venue is Department of Political Science at the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Puglia’s capital. Located in South Italy, Bari is a coastal city with many attractions within short distance.

We are expecting an interesting and highly motivating meeting and would be happy if you participated in this conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bari, Italy in June 2019 !

Michela Pellicani and Ibrahim Sirkeci

The Migration Conference 2019 Conference Chairs

On behalf of the Conference Executive Team and Committee

Special Sessions

Session proposals should be emailed to the conference committee at
Please try to be brief and identify potential or agreed presenters for your session.

List of Topics

RefugeesMigration Policy and LawRemittancesLabour migrationDiasporas
Gender and sexualityUnemploymentDiscriminationMigrant workersInsecurity
Cultures of migrationArts and LiteratureConflictExpatsIrregular migration
ReligionDomestic workersBrexit and migrationPost-truthUS-Mexico
Russia and Central AsiaGermany and Central EuropeSouth AsiaAfrican migrationsTurkish migration
Southern EuropeMediterraneanBoats and migrantsAnti-immigrationXenophobia
AustralasiaChina and Chinese migrationsHigh skilled moversInternal migrationMigration Theory
DemographyPopulation changeData and methodsPopulism(s) and migration"High value" migrants

Publication opportunities

Papers presented at the Migration Conferences are considered for regular and special issues in peer-reviewed international journals including Migration Letters, Border CrossingRemittances Review, and Göç Dergisi as well as being invited to edited book projects. You can inspect here the books and journals published by Transnational Press London.

Author guidelines can be found in following links:
Border Crossing
Migration Letters
Remittances Review
Göç Dergisi
Journal of Gypsy Studies


Conference venue is Department of Political Science at the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Puglia’s capital. Located in South Italy, Bari is a coastal city with many attractions within short distance.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to

Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

All papers presented at the conference must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another conference. Structured abstracts (upto 500 words) are welcome.

Structured long abstracts should state clearly the objectives, referring to relevant literature, methods, results and conclusions of the work, and should be no more than 500 words in length.
Up to 5-6 key references cited in the abstract can be given and these are not included in the word count.

  • A maximum of 500 words excluding references.
  • Microsoft Word documents only
  • A4-page formatted
  • 2.5cm margins on all sides
  • Single spaced
  • 12-point Times Roman font (the title, which must be 14-point Times Roman).

You are NOT required to submit full papers.

If you intend to submit a poster, please prepare your final poster as follows:


  • These must be in PowerPoint format, and have a maximum file size of 10Mb
  • Posters should be A1 format and printed on a single panel
  • The text should be around 25 point, with main headings no smaller than 36 point
  • Please avoid overloading your posters as cluttered posters are difficult to follow and extra space allows to highlight key points.

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2019-02-21.

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