Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Why Humans Migrate
  • Symposium
  • 3/1/2010-3/2/2010
  • 08:00-20:00
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: The Commons, Center for Global and International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology
Event Description
This international conference seeks to address the question of Why Humans Migrate-- from multilevel and interdisciplinary perspectives that link social and biological factors. What are the social, economic, and cultural factors involved in current migration patterns? Do they reveal a pattern typical of a species or are there notable differences in the patterns and determinants of migration across human populations? What are the demographic and evolutionary sequelae of migration? Furthermore, can we identify variation in our genome, in our bodies, and/or our brains that make us want to migrate in the first place? If so, are any of these biological factors directly connected to the social, economic and cultural processes underlying modern day migration?

You are cordially invited to attend this conference on Why Humans Migrate on March 1st and 2nd, 2010, at the Interdisciplinary Commons of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Ks. Posters and oral presentations on why humans migrate and the consequences of these migrations are being solicited worldwide from faculty and graduate students. Inquiries concerning the conference, volunteered presentations, possible titles and abstracts should be addressed to the organizers: Professor Michael H. Crawford (crawford@ku.edu) or to Dr. Benjamin Campbell (campbelb@uwm.edu).