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Call for Panels

Call for Panels at AMLI 2
– submission closed –

Panel organizers should:

  • Coordinate the submission of abstracts by contributors (max. 400 words each) before the deadline of 31 December 2018
  • Act as mediators between the contributors and the Conference Organizing Committee
  • Chair their panel at the conference

Call for Papers

Call for Papers at AMLI 2

Approaches to Migration, Language and Identity: Practices, Ideologies and Policies now and then

To take place at the University of Duisburg-Essen, on September 19-21, 2019.


AMLI 2 and 3rd InZentIM (Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research, University of Duisburg-Essen) conference welcome submissions for individual papers and poster presentations from 3rd December 2018 until 10th January 2019. Scholars working on migration, language and identity in disciplines such as the humanities, education and social sciences, are invited to submit their proposals. Proposals for research papers could cover, but are not restricted to, the following theme panels and topic areas:


Convened Theme panels:

  1. Language maintenance in family contexts: focussing on family language policy and educational policies (Katja F. Cantone & Patrick Wolf-Farré)
  2. Looking back at migration: time and space trajectories in the narratives of former migrants (Simona Leonardi, Carolina Flinz & Eva-Maria Thüne)
  3. Identity constructions in the face of media discourses (Martina Möllering & Eva Schmidt)
  4. Multilingualism as resource and qualification. Multilingual policies, methods and practices in teacher training (Galina Putjata)
  5. Doing language ideologies in research (Andrea Bogner & Daniel Rellstab)


Further Theme panels:

  1. The role of language in migrants’ belonging and emotional attachment to the host country
  2. Similarities and differences in situations of cultural crossover between historical, contemporary and future immigrant groups
  3. Historical changes in intergenerational language maintenance and language shift in migration contexts
  4. The effect of migration to small cities and rural communities on language practices, linguistic integration and the ways migrants engage with each other and members of the host communities
  5. Influences of ideologies of homogeneity and monolingualism on language policies
  6. The use of digital media and technologies (websites, mobile apps, social media networks, mobile telephones) for the communicative networking of migrants (familial, social, religious and political)
  7. Harnessing the multilingual competences of migrants for the labour market
  8. Tools and methods for analyzing language practices of multilinguals and narratives of identity (diaspora-oriented, ethnic-oriented, origin-oriented and transculture-oriented)


Proposals for papers should be anonymous and include: 1. Research question, 2. References to related research, 3. Research methodology, 4. (Expected) results. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words, including title and references. Please use this template for your abstract.

Go to to find more detailed instructions and submit your abstract.


The online submission of abstracts for the conference will be available via ConfTool by December 3, 2018.

The extended deadline for submitting abstracts for papers is Jan. 10th, 2019. Authors of individual papers and posters will receive a notification of acceptance on 31st January 2019.


Confirmed plenary speakers are

  • Piet van Avermaet, Ghent
  • Merel Keijzer, Groningen
  • Elizabeth Lanza, Oslo
  • Andreas Niederberger, Duisburg-Essen


The organizers,
Evelyn Ziegler,                                               Patricia Ronan
Universität Duisburg-Essen,                       Technische Universität Dortmund.,               

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the conference take place?

The Conference will take place from September 19-21, 2019, in Essen/Germany. The conference venue, Haus der Technik, is directly next to Essen main station in the city centre of Essen.

What are the registration rates?

The registration fees for the conference are as follows:

  • Regular rate 80 € (from June 1st)
  • Regular rate/ Early Bird 60 € (until May 31st )
  • Student rate 35 €

How to get the student rate?

Participants can get the student rate if they are pre-doctoral students, or if they are doctoral students who work less than 50%, or if they are in receipt of a scholarship.

Students are required to present a student ID or certificate of studentship at the registration desk at the conference venue as proof.

PhD students who are employed at 50% or more should please register at the ordinary rate.

Important dates

Jan. 10th, 2019 Deadline for submission of abstracts for papers

Jan. 31st, 2019 Notification of acceptance for papers

Feb. 1st, 2019 Opening of Early Bird online registration

May 31st, 2019 End of Early Bird registration

June 1st, 2019 Regular registration starts

Aug. 15th, 2019 Regular registration ends

Sept. 19-21, 2019 Conference takes place


Questions concerning the conference may be addressed to
or members of the organizing team:

Patricia Ronan:

Evelyn Ziegler:

Destination Essen

Transport to the conference venue, Haus der Technik (HDT)

The event will take place in “Haus der Technik” in Essen. The address is:
Hollestraße 1,
45127 Essen

Getting to the venue:
The venue is located very conveniently right in the centre of Essen, directly opposite the main train station, Essen Hauptbahnhof.

It can be reached
By airplane:
The closest airport is Düsseldorf Airport. From the airport, local trains can be taken to the venue in Essen.

By mainline trains and local transport:
Stop: Essen main station/Essen Hauptbahnhof

By car:
From the motorways A3/A52: take the exit Essen-Zentrum/Essen-Süd or the exit Essen-Zentrum-Ost
From the motorway A40 from the direction of Duisburg: take the exit Essen-Zentrum/Essen-Süd or the exit Essen-Zentrum-Ost
From the motorway A40 from the direction of Dortmund: take the exit Essen-Huttrop.

Parkhaus Akazienallee 1, 45127 Essen, 24 hours supervised parking 10 €/day or 1,50 € / hour, 200 m from the venue Haus der Technik
Public car park at the intersection Hollestraße/Steeler Straße 5 €/day, 400 m from the venue.

Accommodation and catering

50 rooms (45 single rooms, 5 double rooms) have been blocked for your reservation in the Hotel „Motel One“. Please mention the keyword AMLI 2 Essen in your booking (see booking form). This option is available until August 4th 2019. Please make sure to book your room(s) accordingly.

Please note that the booking of rooms represents a contract between the respective hotel and yourself. The organising committee merely provides the option of booking one of these rooms until August 4th, 2019 and is not responsible for the actual booking process. With respect to withdrawal and liabilities, please note the terms and conditions of the respective hotel.

We can offer you a special rate at the Motel One Essen. You can use this Motel One booking form (English / German) to book a room with the„AMLI 2 Essen“ allotment.

Hotels close to conference venue Haus der Technik (Hollestr.1):

Hotel Single room from Double room from Distance to the venue
Motel One Essen 80,50 € 107,00 € ∼5 min. walking distance
TOP CCL Essener Hof 99,50 € 103,00 € next door
Novum Select Hotel Handelshof 93,20 € 115,20 € next door
IBIS Hotel Essen Hbf 79,48 € 90,48 € ∼3 min. walking distance
Superior Intercity Hotel 100,00 € 124,00 € ∼4 min. walking distance
Hotel Körschen 85,00 € 115,00 € ∼5 min. walking distance
GHotel hotel & living 99,00 € 119,00 € ∼5 min. walking distance
Lindenhof 59,00 € 79,00 € ∼12 min. walking distance
Welcome Hotel 89,00 € 109,00 € ∼12 min. walking distance
Mercure Plaza Essen 108,00 € 138,00 € ∼15 min. walking/ 5 min driving distance
City Hotel Essen 70,00 € 92,00 € ∼15 min. walking/ 5 min driving distance
Holiday Inn Express Essen 89,00 € 89,00 € ∼20 min. walking/ 5 min driving distance
Webers Hotel 85,60 € 99,00 € ∼5 min driving distance


Please note that after August 15th registration will only be possible on-site during the conference.

Regular rate (Early Bird)
until May 31st
includes welcome snack and coffee breaks
Regular rate
from June 1st
includes welcome snack and coffee breaks
Student rate
reduced rate for students
Students with student ID
Students with part time employment of less than 50%
students are required to present a student ID or certificate of studentship at the registration desk at the conference venue as proof
includes welcome snack and coffee breaks
Conference dinner
at September 20th
Bootshaus Baldeneysee
Barbeque buffet catering for various dietary and vegetarian/vegan options
Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks will be served
Please inform us of food intolerances so we can make arrangements accordingly

Plenary speakers

Piet van Avermaet, Ghent

Piet van Avermaet, Ghent
Merel Keijzer, Groningen

Merel Keijzer, Groningen
Elizabeth Lanza, Oslo

Elizabeth Lanza, Oslo
Andreas Niederberger, Duisburg-Essen

Andreas Niederberger, Duisburg-Essen


The online conference program including updates is available via ConfTool:

Venue & Conference Dinner

The event will take place in “Haus der Technik” in Essen. The address is:
Hollestraße 1,
45127 Essen


The conference dinner will take place at “Bootshaus Baldeneysee” in Essen. The address is:
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 206e,
45133 Essen

Organization & Location


Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ziegler
University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Patricia Ronan
Technical University of Dortmund


Haus der Technik
Hollestraße 1
45127 Essen

Organizing Committee

Dr. Norbert Jegelka
University of Duisburg-Essen

Katrin Liffers, M.A.
University of Duisburg-Essen

Emine Kir, B.A.
University of Duisburg Essen

Paulena Müller, B.A.
University of Duisburg Essen

Felicitas Clerehugh
University of Duisburg-Essen

Warsa Melles, M.A.
Technical University of Dortmund

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Hermann Joseph Abs
University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Carolina Amador Moreno
University of Extremadura

Prof. Dr. Anita Auer
University of Lausanne

Prof. Dr. Raphael Berthele
University of Fribourg

Dr. Sarah Buschfeld
Technical University of Dortmund

Prof. Dr. Katja F. Cantone-Altintas
University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Kieran Harrington
Technical University of Dortmund

Prof. Dr. Konstanze Jungbluth
European University Viadrina

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Piller
Macquarie University, Sydney

Prof. Dr. Patricia Ronan
Technical University of Dortmund

Dr. Ivan Ureta Vaquero
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ziegler
University of Duisburg-Essen