Seminare, Vorträge 2016

11 January 2016
African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/2016
Richard Hölzl (Georg August University Göttingen): "Arrested Circulation. Catholic missionaries, anthropological knowledge and the politics of cultural difference in Germany and East Africa, 1880-1914"
19 January 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2015/16
Anderson Blanton (MPI-MMG): “The mechanical missionary: infrastructures of conversion and the Far East broadcasting company”
20 January 2016
Ethics, Law and Politics & Governance of Cultural Diversity
Joint Seminar Series, 2015-2016 “Diversity and Human Rights” - Moria PAZ (Stanford): "Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls"
25 January 2016
African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/2016
Leonie Newhouse (MPI-MMG): "Seeking the uncertain: possible futures and everyday hedging in Juba, South Sudan"
26 January 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2015/16
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (SUNY Buffalo): “The walking undead: spirit victims and heroes in Post-Pinochet Chile”
8 February 2016
African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/2016
Peter Kankonde Bukasa (MPI-MMG): "Documentary projection: One day in my shoes"
3 March 2016
Open Lectures Spring 2016
Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome (City University of New York): "Transnationalism, Gender, Evangelism and Power in African Initiated Churches in Nigeria and its Diaspora"
14 April 2016
Open Lectures Spring 2016
Magda Nowicka / Agata Lisiak (HU Berlin): "Unravelling urban rhythms in the migrant experience: Polish migrants in Munich and Berlin"
18 April 2016
African Diversities Colloquium
Léonie Newhouse (MPI-MMG): "Seeking the uncertain--possible futures and everyday hedging in Juba, South Sudan"
22 April 2016
Ethics, Law and Politics & Governance of Cultural Diversity
Joint Seminar Series, 2015-2016 “Diversity and Human Rights” - Ronan McCREA (University College London): "Justifying the Secular State: Trans-Atlantic Lessons on the Weakness of Rights as a Basis for Secularism"
26 April 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2016
Gabriel Abend (New York University/Lichtenberg-Kolleg): “The Moral Background”
28 April 2016
Open Lectures Spring 2016
Carsten Keller (Universität Kassel): "Turning Points and Action Strategies of Young Adults with Migration Backgrounds in Germany and France"
2 May 2016
African Diversities Colloquium
Annelies Kusters (MPI-MMG): "Gesture- and sign language-based language strategies and ideologies in Adamorobe, Ghana and Mumbai, India"
11 May 2016
Ethics, Law and Politics & Governance of Cultural Diversity
Joint Seminar Series, 2015-2016 “Diversity and Human Rights” - Alan PATTEN (Princeton): "Religious Accommodations in a Diverse Society"
17 May 2016
African Diversities Colloquium
Peter Kankonde (MPI-MMG): "Conflict, social fragmentation, and the pursuit of unity in diversity in Johannesburg’s local churches: the case of the Catholic Festival of all nations"
17 May 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2016
Xiaoxuan Wang (MPI-MMG): “Embracing the World in Isolation--the Rise of Protestant Christianity in Southeast China during the Cultural Revolution”
18 May 2016
Telling Times: Memories of Culture, Cultures of Memory
Kimberly Hart (Buffalo State University): “Turkish Islamic Practice, Memory and Elision”
24 May 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2016
Maria José de Abreu (Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin): “Economies of Sao Paolo: Image, Space, Circulation”
26 May 2016
Open Lectures Spring 2016
Mirjam de Bruijn (University of Leiden): "New Information and Communication Technologies and ‘New’ Stratifications of Society: Evidence from Chad, Mali and Cameroon"
30 May 2016
African Diversities Colloquium
Naluwembe Binaisa (MPI-MMG): " ‘If there’s no mobile, you’re not mobile’: unpacking livelihoods, infrastructures and urban ecologies in Lagos, Nigeria"
31 May 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2016
Arpita Roy (MPI-MMG): “Sacred Geography and Alchemical Ideology: A Sectarian Standpoint”
2 June 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2016
Mireille Mazard (MPI-MMG): “Yearning, Modern Destinies and Christian Morality at the Margins of the Chinese State”
9 June 2016
Open Lectures Spring 2016
Christopher S. Fowler (Penn State University): "Segregation and Diversity as Multiscalar Phenomena"
13 June 2016
African Diversities Colloquium
Samwel S. Mhajida (Göttingen University): "The orphans of the plains: negotiating livelihood in the changing ethnic relations in the Singida-Mbulu Border, 1984-2012"
22 June 2016
Ethics, Law and Politics & Governance of Cultural Diversity
Joint Seminar Series, 2015-2016 “Diversity and Human Rights” - Anne PHILLIPS (London School of Economics): "The Politics of the Human"
27 June 2016
African Diversities Colloquium
Nives Kinunda Ngullu (Göttingen University): "Communal work, authority and crisis: the role and impact of women in postcolonial self reliance and Ujamaa in Southern Highlands of Tanzania, 1966-1980"
28 June 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2016
Neena Mahadev (MPI-MMG): “‘Spiritual Warfare’ on Multi-religious Terrain: Political Cosmologies in Postwar Sri Lanka”
11 July 2016
African Diversities Colloquium
Julia Vorhölter (Göttingen University): "Class-based chronicities of suffering and seeking help--comparing addiction treatment programs in Uganda"
20 September 2016
Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series Winter 2016/2017
Kelsey Norman (University of California, Irvine): “Beyond Dichotomous Understandings of Host State Migration Policy: Examining ‘Ambivalence’ in Egypt, Morocco & Turkey”
20 September 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Patrice Ladwig (MPI-MMG): “Cold War Buddhism: politicizing the religious and re-negotiating the secular in Lao Buddhism during the 2nd Indochina War (1950-1975)”
27 September 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Leilah Vevaina (MPI-MMG): “From excarnation to ashes: changes in Zoroastrian ritual infrastructure in Mumbai”
4 October 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Raphael Susewind (MPI-MMG): “Rifah-e-Aam Club, Lucknow: politics and poetics in India’s changing public sphere”
11 October 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Chris Fuller (London School of Economics and Political Science): “Ethnographic enquiry in Colonial India: Herbert Risley, William Crooke and the study of tribes and castes”
18 October 2016, 13:30-15:00
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
David Strohl (MPI-MMG): “Engaging tolerance: privacy and publicity in the inter-religious engagement of Mumbai’s Ismaili Muslims”
18 October 2016
Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series Winter 2016/2017
Christian Joppke (University of Bern): “Legal Multiculturalism: Comparing Gays and Muslims”
26 October 2016
Telling Times: Memories of Culture, Cultures of Memory
Jeremy F. Walton (MPI-MMG): “Disciplining the Past? Sites of Memory and Forgetting in Former Ottoman Lands”
1 November 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Mireille Mazard (MPI-MMG): “Are you afraid of cockroaches?': Compassion and the horrors of abjection in Taiwanese Buddhism”
1 November 2016
Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
Serhat Karakayali (Humboldt University, Berlin): "Volunteering for refugees in Germany. Between social movement and charity"
2 November 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Michael Lambek (University of Toronto): “Ethnography as history: marriage and moral horizons in Mayotte”
3 November 2016
“The Politics of Secularism and Religion in France and Turkey”
Murat Akan (Bosphorous University): “The Politics of Secularism and Religion in France and Turkey”
7 November 2016
African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Jannik Schritt (University of Göttingen): "Crude politics: making the oil refinery political in Niger"
8 November 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Alpa Shah (London School of Economics and Political Science): “Tribe, caste and class in contemporary India”
15 November 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Reza Masoudi (MPI-MMG): “The spatial genealogy of Muharram rituals”
17 November 2016
Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
Katharyne Mitchell (University of Washington, Seattle): "Church networks, sanctuary, and migrant activism in Europe"
21 November 2016
African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Nives Kinunda (University of Göttingen): "Women farmers’ strategies and engagements in Colonial Southern Highlands of Tanzania, 1900-1960"
22 November 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Meena Dhanda (University of Wolverhampton): “An inescapable comparison: casteism and racism in the diaspora”
23 November 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Nils Bubandt (Aarhus University): “What Gura Killed: Wildmen, White Men, and the Beastly Excess to Differences That Matter”
30 November 2016
Telling Times: Memories of Culture, Cultures of Memory
Monika Palmberger (Visiting Professor, University of Leuven and Hertha Firnberg Research Fellow, University of Vienna): “(Dis)placing Memories in the Context of War and Migration”
30 November 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
MPI PhD Workshop – “Creative Value” with Samuel Lengen, Xiao He, and Shaheed Tayob
5 December 2016
African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Angelus Mnenuka (University of Leipzig): "The contemporaneity of Bena Orature"
6 December 2016
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Bob van der Linden (MPI-MMG): “Songs to the Jinas and of the Gurus: historical comparisons between Jain and Sikh devotional music”
8 December 2016
Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
Maria Sobolewska (University of Manchester): "Bremainers versus Brexiters: is it all about immigration? Where did the new political cleavage in the UK come from and what does it mean for the future of party politics in the UK?"
19 December 2016
African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Giorgio Brocco (Freie Universität Berlin): "New biosocial horizons: political subjectivity and Albinism in glocal Tanzania"