Future Events

International Conference: Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond

The ‘Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond’ international conference will take place on 28-29 March 2019 in Sheffield, UK.

This conference is organised by the Migration Research Group (MRG) at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Centre of Migration Research (CMR) at the University of Warsaw, IMISCOE and is supported by the Noble Foundation’s Programme on Modern Poland.

We welcome paper proposals from various disciplines, theoretical and empirical oriented, case-studies and comparative and with relevance to the UK, Europe and beyond on the following themes:

  • Shifting mobility and migration policy regimes
  • Ordering and re-ordering of (im)mobile subjects in shifting regimes: gendered, classed and racialised implications
  • Rescaling borders and everyday bordering
  • Bottom-up strategies of individuals and groups to negotiate and resist borders
  • Social transformation through migration: countries of origin and countries of living perspectives
  • New and emerging patterns of migration and mobility
  • Multicultures in place and understandings of integration in local contexts
  • Understanding and responding to the politicisation of borders and migration

For more information, and how to submit your proposal, see here.

Research Workshop: Understanding the ethics of interdisciplinary research with refugee communities

Friday June 15th. Arts Tower, Room 13.17 | Time: 9:30 – 14:15

The workshop, sponsored by the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC), aims to explore the ethics of interdisciplinary research with refugee communities, in the context of displacement in refugee camps and host communities.

Dr Jason Hart (University of Bath) and Dr Lucy Mayblin (University of Warwick)

Also featuring PhD researchers Aya Musmar (Architecture) and Sarah Linn (Urban Studies and Planning), and Mrs Lindsay Unwin, Ethics & Integrity Officer, University of Sheffield.

This workshop is free to attend. Please register here

 More information here.


Migration Matters Festival: Stories of Migration and Belonging

19-23 June 2018, Sheffield

The Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield has partnered with the Migration Matters Festival to host a special programme of films and events.

The Migration Matters Festival is a five day theatre and arts festival that runs from 19-23 June 2018 in Sheffield during Refugee Week.

The ‘Stories of Migration and Belonging’ will showcase films made by women that explore different representations of migration, identity and belonging across the world.

For more information, see here.


Monday 3rd September 2018 – Friday 7th September 2018, Warsaw, Poland 

The Migration and Transformations: PhD Research Methods Summer School will take place from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th September 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. The Summer School will bring together young scholars and more established academics working on migration research through a week of lectures and master classes, which will be delivered in English.

MRG workshops

Migration Research @ Sheffield hosts approximately three or four workshops across the Faculty of Social Sciences throughout each academic year. The workshops will gather researchers and experts on migration, refugee and citizenship studies across a wide range of disciplines. A call for funding proposals for the academic year of 2017/18 will be distributed in October or November of 2017.