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Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is one of the foremost centers for the multi-disciplinary study of diversity, in its multiple forms, in today’s globalizing world. The Institute consists of three independent departments.

Some upcoming events


Mon

22

Oct

2018

Sam Williams (Max Planck – Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy, and Social Change ▪ Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
"Politics in the piyasa: Marching, marketing, and the emergence of gay identities in Istanbul"
Religious Diversity Colloquium Winter 2018/19


Thu

25

Oct

2018

Andreas Reckwitz (Europa Universität Viadrina-Frankfurt/Oder):
"Hyperculture and cultural essencialism: Two modes of culturalization in late-modernity"
Open Lectures Winter 2018/19

News & updates

Book review

 

 

 

 

On October 12, 2018 Marginalia: Los Angeles Review of Books published a review essay by Robert Hefner on Irfan Ahmad's book "Religion as Critique".

Interview mit Steven Vertovec in der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung

«Wissenschaftlich lassen sich Parallelgesellschaften nicht nachweisen»

von Daniel Fritzsche am 29.09.2018

New Project

Matthias Koenig, professor at the University of Göttingen and Max Planck Fellow at the Institute, wins grant for a collaborative project "Post-imperial diversities – majority-minority relations in the transition from empires to nation-states".

Global Diversities book series

Online lectures

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”     Video

Christine Langenfeld (Göttingen) and Holger Kolb (Berlin): Legal Limits: On the Shrinking Relevance of National Norm Setting in the Field of Labour Migration Policy”     Video

Rosalind C. Morris (Columbia University): Eyes of the Storm: Reflections on Sacrifice, Alterity and Political Violence in (De-Industrializing) South Africa”     Video

Previous online lectures by Ash Amin (Cambridge University), John R. Bowen (Washington University, St. Louis), José Casanova (Georgetown University, Washington, DC), Ronan McCrea (University College London), Alison Dundes Renteln (University of Southern California), Stephan Feuchtwang (London School of Economics), Marie-Claire Foblets (MPI for Social Anthropology Halle/Saale), David Gellner (University of Oxford), Virginie Guiraudon (Sciences Po), Suzanne Hall (University of London / LSE), Ben Kaplan (University College London), Pamela E. Klassen (University of Toronto), Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley), Itamar Mann (Georgetown), Alan Patten (Princeton), Anne Phillips (London School of Economics), Shalini Randeria (University of Zurich/Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen), Vyjayanthi Rao (The New School for Social Research, New York), Joel Robbins (University of California, San Diego), Olivier Roy (European University Institute, Florence), Andrew Selee (Migration Policy Institute), Patrick Simon (Centre d’études européennes (Sciences Po) / Institut national d’études démographiques), Mary C. Waters (Harvard University), and Michel Wieviorka (Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme / L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris). For a full list click here.

Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG): “Super-diversity as concept and approach: whence it came, where it’s at, and whither it’s going”   Video

“Understanding Urban Diversity, or what's the matter with Rotterdam?” - IMISCOE 2017 Keynote Lecture by Steve Vertovec  Video

Job offers

Call for Papers

Diversity interviews

Statement by François Crépeau (former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants)

“Changing our Mindset and Understanding the Complexity of Migration”: A statement delivered by Prof. François Crépeau, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, in response to Ayelet Shachar‘s opening question at the Second Annual Goethe-Göttingen Critical Exchange Roundtable Discussion. Shahar’s opening question was: “What in your opinion, are the biggest challenges we currently face in the context of migration? ... [more]


Previous interviews


Interview mit Anne Phillips (London)


For myself I prefer the notion of difference to that of diversity. This is partly because diversity has become part of an
... 

Interview with Ben Gidley (Oxford)

I'm primarily an urban researcher. I research cities and city neighborhoods and social life in cities. So it's both an inescapable fact ...

Interview with Kim Knott (Lancaster)

Well, it's a term I've used for a long time. So in the mid-seventies when I was first a research student in the University of Leeds where I was studying ...


More interviews with Ash Amin (Cambridge), Arjun Appadurai (New York), Lourdes Arizpe (Mexico), Phillip M. Ayoub (Drexel University, Philadelphia), Ulrich Beck (München), Mette Louise Berg (Oxford), Thomas Blom Hansen (Amsterdam), Jan Blommaert (Tilburg), Rogers Brubaker (Los Angeles), Wong Ing Boh Diana (Kuala Lumpur), Robin Cohen (Oxford), John Eade (London), Thomas Faist (Bielefeld), Nancy Foner (New York), Farida Tilbury Fozdar (Perth), Ben Gidley (Oxford), Andre Gingrich (Vienna), Nina Glick-Schiller (Manchester), Nilüfer Göle (Paris), Ralph Grillo (Sussex), Suzanne Hall (London), Miles Hewstone (Oxford), Daniel Hiebert (British Columbia), Bela Hovy (United Nations), Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo), Michael Keith (Oxford), Peter Kivisto (Illinois), Kim Knott (Lancaster), Matthias Koenig (Göttingen), Michèle Lamont (Harvard), Loren Landau (Johannesburg), Ewa Morawska (Essex), Sarah Neal (Surrey), Brendan O'Leary (Pennsylvania), Anne Phillips (London), Bruno Riccio (Bologna), Paul Spoonley (Palmerston North), Manuel A. Vásquez (Florida), Susanne Wessendorf (London), Andreas Wimmer (Columbia), Josh DeWind (New York), Amanda Wise (Sydney).

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