Seminars, lectures 2018

18 January 2018
Open Lectures Winter 2017/18
Alessandro Monsutti (Graduate Institute Geneva): "Homo itinerans: an essay towards a global ethnography of Afghanistan"
15 February 2018
Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
Pamela E. Klassen (University of Toronto): "Telepathy, empire, and public memory"
1 March 2018
Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
Andrew Selee (Migration Policy Institute): "Vanishing frontiers: the blurring of the US-Mexico border"
8 March 2018
Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
John Wrench (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim): "Contested understandings of concepts of racial and ethnic discrimination: a critical exploration"
19 March 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018
Peter van der Veer (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity): “Refugees and religion”
16 April 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018
Patrice Ladwig (MPI-MMG): “Buddhism and colonial governmentality in Laos and Indochina: from French orientalism to anti-communism (1893-1953)”
3 May 2018
Fantasies, anxiety, difference. The figure of the other in the aftermaths of a violent political transformation
Keynote Lecture by Rosalind C. Morris (Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University): "Eyes of the storm: reflections on sacrifice, alterity and political violence in (de-industrializing) South Africa"
14 May 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018
Nga Mai (MPI-MMG): “Coping with uncertainty through partnership: an ethnographic study on Vietnamese migrant women in Berlin”
23 May 2018
Telling Times: Memories of Culture, Cultures of Memory - Lecture Series 2018
Alice von Bieberstein (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin): “In Search for Trees and Treasures”
31 May 2018
Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
Phillip M. Ayoub (Drexel University, Philadelphia): "When states come out: Europe’s sexual minorities and the politics of visibility"
4 June 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018
Michael Feener (Oxford): "Engineering transformations in the ‘religion-development nexus’: Islamic law, reform, and reconstruction in Aceh"
5 June 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018
Liza Wing Man Kam (MPI-MMG): “Underneath the grand yellow imperial roofs of Martyrs’ Shrines: Taiwan’s colonial past and onwards and the political symbolisms at play” - A joint event with the CeMEAS
5 June 2018
African Diversities Colloquium Summer 2018
Julia Vorhölter (University of Göttingen): "Crazy times: new (dis)orders and the emergence of psychotherapy in Uganda" @ ‘Villa’ MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12
7 June 2018
Telling Times: Memories of Culture, Cultures of Memory - Lecture Series 2018-06-07
Maura Hametz (Old Dominion University): “Everyone (secretly) loves Sisi/Sissi: The Charismatic Empress in Italy and beyond”
8 June 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018
Kenneth Dean (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore): "The transmission of Chinese civilizational techniques to Southeast Asia: networking, Daoist rites, spirit possession, and hybrid ritual forms"
11 June 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018
Berna Turam (Northeastern University): "Muslim Diaspora and Sanctuary cities: safe places and politics of fear"
19 June 2018
Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” - Lecture Series 2018
Helen Baykara-Krumme (MPI-MMG): “Aging and Migration: An Insight into the German-European Context”
19 June 2018
African Diversities Colloquium Summer 2018
Serawit Bekele (MPI-MMG): "The emergence of Irreecha into the political scene in post-1991 Ethiopia" @ ‘Villa’ MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12
3 July 2018
African Diversities Colloquium Summer 2018
Léonie Newhouse (MPI-MMG): "Uncertainty, sociality and value: mediating indeterminacy in South Sudan and Kenya" @ ‘Villa’ MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12
10 July 2018
Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” - Lecture Series 2018
Annika Mayer (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf) and Jakob Gross: “Elderscapes: Ageing in Urban South Asia”
24 September 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2018/19
Ton Robben (Utrecht University): "The matter of death: destruction and loss in Rotterdam during World War Two"
8 October 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2018/19
Susan Bayly (Cambridge University) ▪ Location: MPI-MMG Conference Room, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
22 October 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2018/19
Sam Williams (MPI Halle) ▪ Location: MPI-MMG Conference Room, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
12 November 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2018/19
Peter Pels (Leiden University) ▪ Location: MPI-MMG Conference Room, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
19 November 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2018/19
Matthew Carey (Copenhagen University) ▪ Location: MPI-MMG Conference Room, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
26 November 2018
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2018/19
Scott Maclochlainn (MPI-MMG): "The God of American bureaucracy: religion and the rise of the corporation in the Philippines"