EPICUR-RESEARCH // First EPICamp in October 2021: “Mobility, Migration, Multilingualism”

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The EPICUR Research project line, which was launched at the beginning of 2021, is funded in the framework of the EU programme line Horizon 2020 „Science with and for Society“ [SwafS] and aims to develop a common research agenda for the eight EPICUR partner universities to improve and strengthen the interaction between science and society. EPICUR Research promotes Early Career Researchers in particular, driven by the vision of conducting research based on societal challenges. Inter-and transdisciplinary approaches and long-term cooperation on the three main topics of Sustainability ResearchMobility, Migration & Identiy and the Transformation of the Public Health System (Public Health in Transition) is helping to establish an EPICommunity.  

The EPICUR team is pleased to be able to organise three EPICamps this year in the context of EPICUR Research; the first of them “Mobility, Migration, Multilingualism: Shaping European Identities and Languages Past and Present” organised by Freiburg/Poznán/Strasbourg will take place on October 15/16, 2021. EPICamps are virtual, interactive events aimed at Early Career Researchers from the EPICUR alliance in order to create a space for exchange, collaboration and academic matchmaking between scholars from different disciplines and research areas. Researchers from all – especially early – career stages, from all disciplines and from all partner institutions can participate.  

Potential participants of the EPICamps should have a general interest in conducting interdisciplinary research and/or working in a transdisciplinary manner with non-university partners. You should have a proven interest in the topic of the EPICamps you wish to attend. However, no previous experience in the field and/or inter-and transdisciplinary work is required.  

Based on the format of the barcamp/unconference, the program of each EPICamp will look different and open up opportunities to present and discuss research and projects in mini-thesis presentations, poster sessions, panel or group discussions, etc., but also space for ad-hoc meetings, one-on-one video chats, academic speed dating sessions and methodological exchange. Please check out our first Call for Participation [insert link] and follow us on twitter for regular updates on upcoming EPICamps regarding European Culture, Sustainability and more.  

If you have any questions, please contact: epicur-research@mail.uni-freiburg.de  

Mobility, Migration, Multilingualism: 

Shaping European Identities and Languages Past and Present 

EPICUR’s first EPICamp will take place 15/16 October 2021 fully online. The EPICamp will be an immersive experience bringing together researchers, non-university partners and from our eight partner universities and beyond.  

Mobility, migration, and multilingualism have shaped and challenged European society(ies) for centuries; from the middle ages to contemporary times, movements of diverse population groups have changed the production and communication of knowledge and impacted linguistic, social, cultural as well as economic and political systems. The first EPICamp of 2021 will take place under the umbrella of the EPIChallenge “Mobility, Migration, Identity”, bringing together scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields so as to invite multiple perspectives on these topics. 

From the impact of exploration and expansion by early elites to the many forms of voluntary as well as forced migration throughout the past centuries, Europe’s peoples have shaped and been shaped by the interactions with global forces as much as by inner-European movements. Many issues that affect our European Society(ies) today mirror developments which have recurred throughout Europe’s long and complex history, creating linguistic and socio-cultural (e.g. ethnic, religious) plurality. This in turn engendered manifold forms of governing institutions and economic systems to address and steer such plurality. Trends and attitudes towards migration, mobility, and multilingualism observed today can be traced back to the past that in turn foreshadowed the present. Encouraging a broad dialectical dialogue identifying new interdisciplinary research, scholars hailing from medieval studies to modern linguistic research and current social studies are invited to explore intersections of past and present.  

The EPICamp will offer thematic subsections within the broad range of topics and disciplines, including (but not limited to) medieval studies, linguistics, history, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy and law: 

  • Subsection: Movement, Diversity, Language  
  • Subsection: Knowledge in Motion 
  • Subsection: Migration, Language, Identity  
  • Subsection: Language Acquisition and Development 
  • Subsection: Migration, Multilingualism, Educational Systems 
  • Subsection: Multilingualism, Emotions, Identity 

Applications are due September 15. Registration is open until October 5, 2021.  

For more information, please consult our website on EPICamps or the Call for Participation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to: epicur-research@mail.uni-freiburg.de 

Disclaimer: Equity – Diversity – Inclusion
EPICUR is an alliance dedicated to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and aims to provide  a space that is welcoming and encouraging to all scholars, particularly those, which have been traditionally underrepresented in academic environments. We, therefore, welcome all suggestions and ideas that help us make this event as inclusive and useful to the EPICURean community of researchers as possible, with special regard paid to the need of early career researchers. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any point before, during or after the EPICamp

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