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    We would like to start by congratulating Müge Telci Özbek (Turkey) for obtaining a job that could lead to a permanent position. She was indeed recently hired as visiting academician at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. This is a brilliant success for Müge, but also for WEMov as we are actively engaged in promoting the career of our Early Career Investigators (ECI).

    As announced in introduction to this newsletter, many cooperation projects are being set up and co-teaching will officially start in September with Pirita Frigen (Finland) and Marie Ruiz (France) co-teaching a Master’s class on migration, women and history, which will also welcome interventions from several WEMov members.

    We are also really happy to announce that a group of ECIs and confirmed scholars are joining effort and interests to develop projects on the history of women at sea. The women at sea group is composed of Constantin Ardeleanu (Romania), Pirita Frigen (Finland), Julia Stryker (USA), and Alexandra Yingst (Iceland) who are considering co-editing a volume, organising an event and will join in the co-teaching, exhibition and MOOC efforts. Congratulations for building your own team around your passion for women at sea.

    Nicoleta Roman (Romania) wrote a review of an international conference organised by Irina Mattei (review featured in the Events section of this newsletter), which highlights cooperation between WEMov members. In the same vein, Natacha Ruzic (Croatia) has informed us of a collaboration with Petko Hristov (Bulgaria) on the publication of Book of Papersfrom 3rd International Scientific Multidisciplinary Conference MIC -Vis, 2020 – published by the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, VERN’ Group and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Scientific Council for Anthropological Research. Petko acted as reviewer and Natacha, language editor and author of one chapter.

    Nicoleta Roman (WG3 leader)’s original idea to start a sub-book series on “Unknown stories in women’s migration” has already led to two CFP from WEMov participants: Nicoleta Roman (Romania) and Beatrice Zucca (UK) on unknown stories of women migrants; and Alexandra Yingst (Iceland) and Stellamarina Donato (Italy) on binary and non-binary intermediaries in women’s migration. Several other CFP have been launched by WEMov participants such as Nicoleta and Beatrice’s CFP on West meets East and exchange of knowledge in women’s migration, and Maija Ojala-Fullwood (Finland) and Katelin Parsons (Iceland) on intersectional approaches of early modern migration.

    Finally, WEMov has welcomed the addition of new stakeholders with artist Holly Bynoe, the Croatian Archives and NGO Urbana Vrana, all featured on our website.