Seminars, lectures 2017

11 January 2017
James Collins, University at Albany/SUNY: "Registers and Racialization in South Africa"
Open Keynote at the InCoLaS Workshop "Language and inequality in the age of superdiversity"
17 January 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Fabian Graham (MPI-MMG): “Competing cosmologies of post-mortal existence in Chinese vernacular religion: diametric oppositions from within an evolving religious tradition”
19 January 2017
Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
Gabriele Rosenthal (University of Göttingen): "Migration out of poverty or flight from collective and individual violence? Biographic self-presentations of migrants and refugees from and in Africa"
24 January 2017
Telling Times: Memories of Culture, Cultures of Memory
Laurent Dissard (University College London): “Arapgir's 'Culture of Memory' in Eastern Turkey and the Presence-Absence of Ottoman Armenians”
24 January 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Jifeng Liu (MPI-MMG): “Old pastor and local bureaucrats: recasting church-state relations in contemporary China” - Coauthored by Jifeng Liu and Chris White
31 January 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Ying Diao (MPI-MMG): “Ethnic minority’s new voices: music making and religious-social changes among the Nujiang Christian Lisu on China’s Southwest borders”
31 January 2017
Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
Andreas Cassee (Freie Universität Berlin): “The Moral Right to International Freedom of Movement”
6 February 2017, Library Hall, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Thomas J. Csordas (University of California San Diego): “Beings without bodies: contemporary Catholic exorcism and the discourse of evil”
14 February 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Sudheesh Bhasi (MPI-MMG): “Remembered and forgotten Gods: the transnational worship of ancestral deities among Malaysian Hindus”
21 February 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2016/17
Sophorntavy Vorng (MPI-MMG): “Morality, discipline, and religious addiction treatment in Thailand”
22 March 2017
Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
Sara Wallace Goodman (University of California, Irvine): “Tolerance at what Cost? The Consequences of Redistribution on Multicultural Support”
30 March 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
Deborah Kapchan (New York University): “Listening acts: sounding the Sufi sublime in secular France”
30 March 2017
Open Lectures Spring 2017 - March 30
Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham): "The politics of naming and counting in the refugee crisis"
26 April 2017 - CANCELLED
Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
Hillel Rapoport (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): “Combining Physical and Financial Solidarity in Refugee Protection: Tradable Quotas, Matching and EU Asylum Policy”
9 May 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
Kenneth Dean (National University of Singapore): “Religious space in Singapore”
16 May 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia): “The Habsburg official as ethnographer: a case study of Trebinje”.Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Diversity and the Max Planck Research Group “Empires of Memory“
23 May 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
Lisa Björkman (University of Louisville): “Publics vs Customers: mass assembly as political speech in Mumbai”
13 June 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
Yanfei Sun (Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China): “Twists of fate: growth trajectories of Catholicism and Protestantism in Modern China compared”
14 June 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
Dingxin Zhao (University of Chicago): “Collective actions in Post-Mao China: between chaos and discipline”
15 June 2017
Open Lectures Summer 2017
Peter Scholten (Erasmus University Rotterdam & IMISCOE): "From migrant integration towards diversity mainstreaming? Between concept and (urban) reality"
19 June 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
David Palmer (University of Hong Kong): “Poly-ontology: rethinking religious plurialism through a Chinese lens”
20 June 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
Adam Chau (University of Cambridge): “From the household to the individual? Towards religious subjectification in contemporary China”
12 July 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2017
William Mazzarella (University of Chicago): “Approximately 52 seconds: the time of prior commitment”. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Diversity and the Max Planck Research Group “Empires of Memory“
13 July 2017
Migration and Membership in Troubled Times - Ethics, Law and Politics, Seminar Series 2016/17
Ben Kaplan (University College London): “The Legal Rights of Religious Refugees in the “Exulantenstädte” of the Holy Roman Empire”
26 September 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2017/18
Zhen Ma (MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity): “The Bulang today”
Thursday, 2 November 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2017/18
Mayfair Yang (University of California, Santa Barbara): “Religious environmentalism in the anthropocene: potentialities and actualities in Coastal China”
7 November 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2017/18
Tzu-Lung Chiu (MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity): “tba”
Monday, 13 November 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2017/18
Irfan Ahmad (Melbourne): “Ethnic democracy: an ethnographic account of terror of India’s counter-terror agencies”
28 November 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2017/18
Rupa Viswanath (University of Göttingen): “Racialization and representation in Malaysia”
5 December 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2017/18
Magnus Marsden (University of Sussex): “tba”
12 December 2017
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2017/18
Hans Steinmüller (London School of Economics): “Tribes, guerillas, de-facto states: militarism in the China-Burma borderlands, and militarism in anthropology”