2022 Conference

‘Hospitality, Community and Welcome: Researching working lives, representations and everyday realities of migrants’

We are pleased to announce that the next RSA MICaRD research network event will be hosted by Lincoln International Business School (University of Lincoln, UK) on 29-30th September 2022.   

This symposium aims to bring together researchers with a shared interest in exploring contemporary issues in migration and mobilities. We seek to build a community of scholars where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic and cultural boundaries. We invite you to join us for an event aiming for an interdisciplinary dialogue around the complexities, challenges and futures of migration and mobilities.

The theme of this symposium is around (in)hospitality and (un)welcome. Welcome is ‘a form of social oil and is at the heart of making societies function in a healthy and effective fashion’ (Lynch, 2017, p. 182). We wish to explore the multiple and complex layers and manifestations of welcome and hospitality in migrants’ everyday lives and realities. We invite conceptual, empirical and methodological contributions within the following themes:

  • Voice
  • Power
  • Representation
  • Place
  • Work
  • Future
  • Identity
  • Community
  • Intersectionality

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Donna Chambers, Northumbria University

Dr Elena Genova and Dr Elisabetta Zontini, University of Nottingham

Prof Sundari Anitha, University of Lincoln, and Dr Iwona Zielińska-Poćwiardowska, Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej and University of Lincoln.

Donna Chambers Image
Dr Iwona Image
Image of Anitha

Conference jointly sponsored by:

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Regional Studies Association (RSA) Logo

Location and Date

Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, United Kingdom 

28th September – Welcome Dinner

29th & 30th September 2022


16th August  Registration Open

18th August – Deadline for abstract submission

23rd August – Abstract acceptance notification.

26th Sept- Registration deadline

28th Sept – Welcome dinner

29-30th Sept – Conference

Practitioners’ Panel

Armine Nikoghosyan
Nicola Chanamuto
Anna Scott
Bahar Tömek
Heather Hughes
Michelle Walsh