Call for Papers

Call for Papers



“Migration in a Changing World”

 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Maltepe University, Istanbul, TURKEY

March 30-31, 2017

Migration is the process in which people move from one place to another for the purpose of settlement. As Castles and Miller (1993) emphasize, we are now living in an “age of migration”. ​Migration and asylum seeking have emerged as among the most pressing and contentious issues facing the world in the early 21st century. On the one hand, the deepening crisis in countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and developing African countries has triggered the mass migration of over three million refugees and asylum-seekers into European countries in the last years. The scale of this movement has been growing at not seen since the Second World War. The migration from Middle East and Central Asia to Turkey and Western countries has become a widely contested issue in many countries, especially in the more traditional immigration countries in the north-west of Europe. Related to issues around culture, societies, social rights, citizenship and the migrant receiving communities, current  contemporary wave of migration is changing many aspects of today’s world.


Maltepe University is delighted to announce the opening of the call for papers for the “Migration in a Changing World” undergraduate student conference to be held in Maltepe University in Istanbul, on March 30-31, 2017. 

We welcome all submissions for individual papers and panel proposals that should be addressing (but not limited to);


o   International migration

o   Emigration

o   Immigration

o   Domestic migration           

o   Irregular migration

o   Refugees and asylum seekers

o   Migration, citizenship and social rights

o   Migration and families

o   Migration, politics and social policies

o   History of migration

o   Cultures of migration

o   Transit migration

o   Demographics of migration

o   Migration and gender

o   Migration and identity

o   Child migration

o   Migration and youth

o   Return migration

o   Migration and aging

o   Migration and health

o   Migration and arts

o   Migration and literature

o   Migration, multiculturalism and transnationality

o   Migration and integration

o   Migration and media

o   Migration and labour

o   Migration and language

o   Migration and socialization

o   Migration and social work

o   Migration and psychology

o   Migration and philosophy

o   Brain migration

o   Migration and…



Abstracts can be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] as attached WORD doc. /docx. format until 3 February 2017 and should contain a clear outline of theoretical framework, the theme or the work in discussion.




There is no registration fee for the Congress. It is sponsored by Maltepe University, hence, all expenses are paid by Maltepe University. Our event



·         The accommodation of the participants during the Congress at 5-starred-"Marma Hotel Istanbul"

·         Flight Tickets

·         Transfers from airports to the hotel and from hotels to the airports

·         Personal Expenses

·         Breakfasts, lunches and dinners

·         Gala Dinner

·         Overestimated accommodation

·         Access to all sessions

·         Transfer demands from campus to city center

·         Coffee breaks

·         Extra drinks and meals

·         Conference materials

·         Guests’ participation and expenses

·         İstanbul Sightseeing

·         Visa expenses –if required-


We encourage lecturers, instructors and professors to circulate this call widely across your undergraduate students.  This will be a unique occasion to visit the legendary city of Istanbul, where you can enjoy the harmony of cultures, harmony of people & the rhythm of diversities. Istanbul is the only city in the world where you can enjoy your meal with the landscape of another continent. ( There will be plenty of opportunities for socialization and organized trips. 


Participating students will be joining fellow students from Turkey and across the world to debate the different issues in the context of “Migration as a Global Problem” in a conference organized by students for students, with the support of staff at Maltepe University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 


Abstract Guidelines

The text of the abstracts should be submitted in English ONLY, in a separate Word document in the following format: max. 250 words, 1.5 line spaced Arial (Plain) 11-point font (except for title which should be 14-point font), A4 size page formatting, with the page margins of 2.5 cm from the left, top and bottom and 2 cm from the right.


Your abstract should include:

1- an introductory statement that outlines the background and significance of the study

2- a brief description of the basic theory/perspective and methodology

3- a clear indication of the major analysis and interpretation

4- a concluding statement


- Abstract should include title of paper, full name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation, 250-word abstract which best describes the subject of your submission and e-mail address(es).



Paper Guidelines

- Paper should not have been presented, published or accepted to publish elsewhere.

- Papers should be written in English and sent in  MS Word-(doc/docx) format. PDF format cannot be accepted.

- Paper should not be more than 10 pages, including tables, charts, appendixes and references.

- Papers should be typed 1.5-spaced on one side of a standard A4 paper with Times New Roman pt 12, left margin 2,5 cm, bottom-top margin 3 cm and right margin 2,5cm.

- All presentations including power point should be last within maximum 15 minutes.


All abstracts will be published in Student Congress of Migration in a Changing World”before the Congress is held. 

The selected papers will have chance to be published in internationally indexed  “Maltepe FEF Journal” after Congress. (


                                                                 On Behalf of FAS 2016 Organization Committee

Baturhan ÇORA & Cem Ahmet YILDIRIM

                                                                  Congress  Executive Committee (Presidents)

Halime Göksu

                                                                    Congress Executive Committee (Vice-President)


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