The 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) has issued a call for papers on their topic ‘Spaces of Refuge: Exploring Practices, Perceptions and Policies in Forced Migration and (Re)Settlement’, to take place 7-10 March 2013. They invite participants to explore the practical, experiential, policy-oriented, legal and theoretical questions raised by situations of forced migration as a result of conflict, development, climate change, and natural disaster. Abstracts for submission are due by Thursday, 15 November 2012 and must be sent here.
A Special Issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation invites people to submit papers on ‘Systemic Trauma’. This issue of JTD will expand upon this emerging literature to explore facets of institutions, cultures, and communities that contribute to trauma and outcomes such as public perceptions, legal and financial consequences, and psychological and physical health. Manuscripts should be 1500-5500 words. See Submission Instructions for Authors here, and inquiries and submissions should be sent to the special issue editors here. The deadline for submission is 1 December 2012.
Forced Migration Review issue 42 – to be published in April 2013 – will include a feature on ‘Sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI-LGBTI) and the protection of forced migrants’. The FMR Editors invite submissions focusing on situations of forced displacement which address: state practices in asylum for recognising sexual orientation or gender identity as grounds for claiming a well-founded fear of persecution, legal instruments protecting LGBTI rights in respect of displacement, examples of good practice, data about the legal and cultural position of LGBTI people included in Country of Origin Information etc. The maximum length of articles is 2,500 words. The deadline for submission is 3 December 2012. To see the full call for papers, click here.