Call for Papers: 

Connecting the Dots: Migration – Environment – Resilience
Bonn, Germany, 29-30 September 2016

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2016

This conference aims at creating a forum for scientific exchange on the nexus of environment, migration and resilience, bringing together scholars from different disciplines and fields of research (risk and vulnerability studies, migration studies, climate change adaptation, etc.). It will include discussing the findings of the Trans|Re project and putting them into the context of current dis¬courses of the topics. The conference will be comprised of papers selected through an open call. Attention will be given to interactive formats for critically evaluating and discussing the findings and presentations. This includes a forum for poster presentations, where findings and results of ongoing and/or junior research are welcome to be presented. We therefore call for the submission of contributions addressing one or several of the following topics and/or questions: 


  • the relevance of migration (and translocality) for adaptation to climate change; 
  • conceptualizing and empirically operationalizing the relationships of migration, social resilience and climate change adaptation; 
  • how to bridge the divide between social and natural science concepts of resilience; 
  • empirical contributions on the relations between environmental change, migration, and transformation in rural areas (of origin); 
  • the role of migration in climate change adaptation governance.

Abstracts are welcome from both social and natural sciences and should be submitted latest by 31 May 2016. Please send your abstract (for both poster and oral pre¬sentations, please state the format of your contribution) of no more than 300 words to Harald Sterly ( Notification of acceptance will be made by 30 June 2016.

For more details on this meeting read the conference poster.  

For more information on the Trans|Re Project: