DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:                  23 May 2021

Organizer: InMind Support
Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia
Amanda Chalupa - McGill University, Canada


       How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.  
       During the conference, we are going to turn our attention to processes that are integral to human experience: migration, adaptation, and memory. We are interested in all aspects of migration and adaptation, in their individual and collective dimensions, in the past and in the present-day world. We would like to examine the role of memory, the processes of migrating and adapting to various dynamic life circumstances, across time, space, culture, language, and discipline. 
       Therefore, we strive to represent and discuss the crossroads of migration, adaptation, and memory in their multiple representations: psychological, social, historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, neurological, organizational, methodological, economic, political, and many others. We will also devote considerable attention to how these phenomena appear and transform in artistic practices: literature, film, theatre, and visual arts. This is why we invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: anthropology, history, psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, design, project management, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, and urban studies, to name a few. 
     Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inquiries, personal reflections, problem-oriented arguments, comparative analyses, and creative expressions. 

     We will be happy to hear from experienced scholars and young academics, doctoral and graduate students, as well as professionals from various disciplines. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation. 

Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not limited to: 

I. Arts
- Literature, poetry, film, theatre, etc. as adaptive mediums
- Adaptation through artistic creation and destruction
- Artistic imagination and adaptation
- Migration as represented in arts
- Art created during migration
- Creative expression through memories 

II. History
- Adaptation across history
- Memory processes in writing history
- Documenting history and memories in migration 

III. Political Sciences and Law
- Policies related to migration and adaptation
- Human rights and migration
- Bureaucracy in relation to migration policies
- Judiciary systems
- Political agendas, memory and migration
- Objective vs. subjective memory in politics
- International politics and adaptation

IV. Psychology and Psychiatry
- Mental health and adaptation
- Abnormal behaviors and adaptation
- (Mal)adaptive memory processes
- Social and transcultural psychiatry
- Perception/cognition/attention
- Personality
- Psychoanalysis

V. Medical sciences
- Genetics/epigenetics in adaptation processes
- Neurobiology and biochemistry of adaptation and memory
- Evolutionary approaches to memory, adaptation and migration
- Chronic diseases, memory, and adaptation

VI. Humanitarian work,  Governments and  NGOs  
- Roles and responsibilities
- Management of temporary and transitory spaces
- Project management and evaluation
- Best practices
- Welcome contexts 

VII. Philosophy and Worldviews (Eastern, Western, Indigenous...)
- Epistemology and metaphysics
- Existential and postmodern adaptation
- Ethics in migratory context
- Philosophy of memory 

VIII. Sociology and Anthropology
- Cultural determinants and adaptation
- Race/ethnic identity and adaptation
- Religion, adaptation and migratory experiences
- Gender, adaptation and migratory experiences
- Social networks and adaptation
- Language of adaptation, memory and migration
- Family relations and adaptation
- Urban planning and adaptation
- Diaspora and community development 

IX. Economics
- Adaptation and job security
- Private sponsorship and adaptation
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations or  together with a short biographical note, by 23 May 2021  to:
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 26 May 2021

 The conference language is English.                

As our online conference will be international, we will consider the different time zones of our Participants.
The conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Different forms of presentation are available. 
We offer a discount for our regular Participants


In order to participate in the conference (as a speaker or an audience member) you need to pay a REGISTRATION FEE via bank transfer or PayPal:

PRESENTERS: EUR 30 or GBP 25 or  USD 35 or PLN 100 - by 4 June  2021
AUDIENCE MEMBERS (LISTENERS) : EUR 20 or USD 25 or PLN 80 - by 14 June 2021

-LIVE access via individual link to all conference sessions (without installing any additional applications)
-the conference programme in PDF
-certificate of attendance for Presenters and Audience Members (sent by email or/and by post
-online community gathering
-easy access on any device (phone, tablet and computer) with the possibility to join or leave the    conference at any time

Banking details:
Beneficiary name: InMind Support
Beneficiary bank name: SANTANDER

The SANTANDER Swift code is:  WBKPPLPP
Beneficiary Bank account numbers (IBAN):
Payment in PLN:
95 1090 2590 0000 0001 4259 8763   
Payment in EUR:  
PL58 1090 2590 0000 0001 42598847       
Payment in USD: via PayPal - please ask for a link 
Payment in GBP: via PayPal - please ask for a link   
In description field, please quote your first and last name and a note "Migration conference".
All banking charges are to be covered by the Sender.                                                                                                               

NOTE:  PAYPAL PAYMENTS (EUR, USD, GBP) - please ask for a  link

3 months before the conference and more - 50%
- from 3 months to 1 month - 75%1 month
- before the conference and less - 100%

Our email: migrationconference2021@gmail.com