News & Updates 2023

Philipp Schwartz Fellowship
December 2023
Congratulations to Akif Tahiiev on being awarded a Philipp Schwartz Fellowship! The Philipp Schwartz Initiative was launched by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation together with the Federal Foreign Office and enables research stays in Germany for threatened researchers. more
Karl Kaser Prize 2023
November 2023
On November 10, Mina Hristova was awarded the Karl Kaser Prize for historical-anthropological Southeast European research by the University of Graz. more
How to live with each other
November 2023
We increasingly live in social bubbles and build walls to surround ourselves with like-minded people. In this way, however, we are missing out on the opportunity for a better, more solidary world, finds social anthropologist Farhan Samanani in his talk at Göttinger Literaturherbst. more
Concluding conference of the "Muslim-Jewish Encounters" project
October 2023
October 12-13, the concluding conference of the three years project "Muslim-Jewish Encounters" took place in Berlin with researchers from France, Great Britain and Germany. The project was funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, the Economic and Social Research Council and the German Research Foundation. more
German-Kazakh Science Day
October 2023
Swetlana Torno represented the Max Planck Society during the two-days event to foster scientific exchange and cooperation. more
Annelies Kusters first full professor in deaf studies
October 2023
Congratulations to former MMG researcher Annelies Kusters, who has become the first deaf scholar to be made a full professor in the field of deaf studies and sign language studies in the UK. more
In Egypt, Public Classrooms Are Empty as Private Tutors Get Rich
August 2023
Hania Sobhy‘s latest book “Schooling the Nation: Education and everyday politics in Egypt” referenced in a piece in the New York Times on public education in Egypt. more
New podcasts in the CityShow series
PODCAST • June 2023
The second series of the CityShow podcast is now online covering Medellin in Columbia, Joburg in South Africa and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The CityShow is a podcast about complexity and how people live and adapt to life in fast-changing cities across Africa, Latin America and Asia. more
The Oxford Handbook of Superdiversity
May 2023
Hard copies of the Handbook of Superdiversity are finally out. Edited by Fran Meissner, Nando Sigona and Steven Vertovec it offers unique insights into the ongoing debates about diversity and how to make sense of it considering complex social transformations. more
Max Planck goes to school
January 2023
Once a year, Max Planck goes to school in Göttingen: on January 26, Seda Kara spoke with students of the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Gesamtschule about the topic "Turkish Migrant Experiences in Germany". more
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