Call for papers: Temporalities in Migration Law. International Conference on the Temporal Dimensions of Migration Law, Amsterdam 1-2 June 2023/Uppsala Autumn 2023


Time is arguably one of the most important governmental techniques to regulate migration. This conference co-organized by the Amsterdam Centre of Migration and Refugee Law, VU Amsterdam and the Uppsala Forum for Democracy, Peace and Justice, Uppsala University aims to bring together scholars in the study of migration law and time to further the analysis of the chronologics and temporalities of migration law. We endeavor to map the different ways in which time functions in migration law as a technique of temporal governance, with the intention to analyse what implications this has for temporal conceptions of justice. It has been argued that we have witnessed a ‘temporal turn’ in the study of migration, can something equally be said about the regulation of migration: is there a temporal turn in migration law? We welcome contributions to the conference that further explore the ways in which time is being used in migration law and policy and how this impacts a temporal understanding of justice. We would expect short papers (3-5 pages) to be submitted for discussion at the conference in Amsterdam 1-2 June 2023. A second meeting will be organized in Uppsala in the Fall of 2023 to launch a special issue or co-edited volume in which the full papers will be discussed. 

Please send your expression of interest, a proposed title and short abstract to before the 24 of March 2023. For more information, please see

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