Narratives of Displacement International Conference

"From Homeland to Hostland: Interdisciplinary Insights into Identity and Belonging”

25-27 October 2024 - Palma de Mallorca (Spain) /Online

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

in collaboration with the

University of Balearic Islands

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  • migrations and deportations (expatriation, expulsion, exile, etc.)
  • journeys, pilgrimages, missions
  • mobility and place
  • rootlessness and taking root
  • foreignness and indigeneity
  • (re)settlement and (non)residence
  • nomadism and place attachment
  • hotels, guesthouses, shelters
  • multiculturalism, interculturalism, transculturalism
  • strangerhood and neo-cosmopolitanism

Submissions may be proposed in various formats, including:

  • Individually submitted papers (organised into panels by the committee)
  • Panels (3-4 individual papers)
  • Posters

The conference aims to bring together scholars from different fields. We invite proposals from various disciplines including history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, media studies, political science, law, architecture, tourism, religious studies, literature, linguistics, psychology, etc.

Paper proposal forms should be submitted by 15 July 2024 to Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

Conference venue: University of Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Registration fee (online participation) – 90 GBP

Registration fee (physical participation) – 150 GBP

There is no registration fee for the co-organisers.