The overarching theme of this interdisciplinary 3-day conference is studies of belonging. The definition of ‘studies of belonging’ will deliberately remain open as this concept can apply to a vast range of social, historical, material, cultural, psychological, juridical, social geographical, and economic phenomena.
The conference will be built around six topical threads:
- Place-attachment and Mobility
- Community-life and Isolation
- Practices of Belonging
- Borders and Boundaries
- Seeking Refuge
- Identity, Inequality and Politics
NIAS invites the multiplicity of scholarly and artistic papers around a single theme with the aim to set the agenda for future interdisciplinary, international collaborations that bring together a broad variety of perspectives on the issue of belonging.