Events of the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity (in descending order)

"Mothering Practices in Times of Legal Precarity"

Workshops, conferences 2020
A webinar organised by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. [more]

"The Here and Now in Forced Migration: Everyday Intimacies, Imaginaries and Bureaucracies" "

Workshops, conferences 2020
  • Start: Oct 21, 2020
  • End: Oct 23, 2020
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
An international workshop organised by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [more]
Lecture as part of the Institute Colloquium Sociology at the University of Goettingen [more]

"Eritreans and Ethiopians in Sudan: Feminist Perspectives on Migration, Gender and Transitions to Adulthood"

Open Lectures Winter 2020
  • Date: Jan 30, 2020
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Katarzyna Elzbieta Grabska (Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in the Hague)
  • KATARZYNA (Kasia) GRABSKA – is a social anthropologist and a senior lecturer at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University in the Hague, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on gender, generation, youth, displacement, refuges, return, and identities, access to rights for refugees in urban settings. She has researched on displacement and forced migration issues in Egypt, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam. Kasia works with visual media, art-based research, feminist methodologies, and participatory methodologies. Since 2002, she has been carrying out a longitudinal study of gender relation transformations among Nuer from South Sudan in Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan and in Sudan, Khartoum. Her most recent research focuses on adolescent refugee girls’ experiences in Sudan, and on refugees’ involvement in civic change and hosting refugees in Sudan and in Switzerland. She collaborates often with artists in her research, and engages with art-based research to understand issues of belonging, displacement, mobilities and identities. She also is a film-maker. In 2016, in collaboration with a team of researchers and filmmakers, she produced a film based on her collaborative research project Time to look at girls: migrants in Ethiopia and Bangladesh. The long version of the film, 2 Girls, has been shown at over 30 film festivals and awarded 10 first prizes. She is also the writer, producer and co-director of the film Barbara Harrell-Bond: a life not ordinary (2018). She has published extensively on issues of gender relations and displacement. Kasia is the author of Gender, Identity and Home: Nuer repatriation to South Sudan (2014) which received the Armory Talbot Prize in 2015, co-editor of Forced Migration: Why Rights Matter? (2008), and a co-writer of Adolescent Girls’ Migration in the Global South: Transitions into Adulthood (2019).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Interconnected Mobilities: Social Mobility, Pentecostalism and Marriage in Africa"

Open Lectures Winter 2020
  • Date: Jan 14, 2020
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Rijk van Dijk (Leiden University)
  • RIJK VAN DIJK is a Professor in the study of religion in contemporary Africa and its Diaspora at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University. He is the former Editor-in-chief of the Brill-published journal ‘African Diaspora’. He coedited The Quest for Fruition through Ngoma (2000), with R. Reis and M. Spierenburg; The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa (2012), with M. de Bruijn; and Religion and aids Treatment in Africa (2014), with H. Dilger, M. Burchardt, and Th. Rasing. His current research is on Pentecostalism, consumerism, and marriage in Botswana, on which he recently published; “The Tent versus Lobola : Marriage, Monetary Intimacies and the New Face of Responsibility in Botswana”, Anthropology Southern Africa 2017, 40 (1): 29-41.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
Internal author workshop organized by Christine Lang (MPI-MMG Göttingen), Andreas Pott (IMIS/Osnabrück University) and Kyoko Shinozaki (Salzburg University). [more]

"Mass Media Science Communication"

Workshops, conferences 2019
Internal workshop [more]

"Quo vadis, migration studies? Towards a migratory epistemology. A critical reflection of the conventional concepts used in migration studies"

  • Date: Nov 19, 2019
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Franck Düvell (German Institute for Integration and Migration Research, Berlin)
  • FRANCK DÜVELL, PhD, is head of the migration department at the new German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), Berlin (since 2018). Previously, he was associate professor and senior researcher at the Centre for Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford. Franck is an expert on refugee, irregular and transit migration and migration governance, specifically in the EU and its neighbourhood. He has also worked for the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, SEO Amsterdam Economics, the Nicolaas Witsen Foundation, the University of Exeter and University of Bremen and did consultancies for the IOM, OSCE, and World Bank and provided evidence to the EU Council, the Council of Europe, the British parliament, the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management and many others. He has published 10 books and over 50 peer-reviewed articles.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Goodbye Tocqueville? Christianity and Democracy in Trump’s America"

  • Date: Nov 6, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Philip Gorski (Yale University · Lichtenberg Kolleg)
  • PHILIP GORSKI is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale University and a Senior Fellow at the Lichtenberg Kolleg. He is a historical sociologist focusing on the interplay of religion and politics in early mod-ern and modern Western Europe and North America. He is currently completing a book entitled “American Babylon: Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump.”
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
Co-organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity [more]

"Feminist trouble. Intersectional politics in post-secular times"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2019

"Urban Citizenship: History, Presence and Future"

  • Date: May 9, 2019
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:30
  • Speaker: Rainer Bauböck (Lichtenberg Kolleg)
  • Rainer Bauböck is a political theorist who also engages with comparative political science. Since the 1990s, his main research theme has been citizenship, understood as a legal status and bundle of rights. He has been coordinating comparative research on citizenship laws and voting rights and is a co-director of GLOBALCIT, an open access research platform and database on these topics. From 2007 to 2018 he had a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute in Florence. He still has a part-time affiliation with the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, which hosts GLOBALCIT. Before 2007 he was based at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, where he now chairs a Commission on Migration and Integration Research.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room

"Hyperculture and cultural essentialism: Two modes of culturalization in late modernity"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2019
  • Date: Feb 27, 2019
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Andreas Reckwitz (Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder)
  • ANDREAS RECKWITZ is professor of comparative cultural sociology at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder. He was awarded the Leibniz price for 2019 as one of the leading and most original analysts of contemporary society. His most recent book “Die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten” has attracted both scholarly and wider public attention. It contributes an interpretation of the new diversities shaping current societies.
  • Location: "Alte Mensa", Wilhelmsplatz 3, Göttingen

"INSIDE OUT - OUTSIDE IN. Shifting architectures of refugee inhabitation"

Workshops, conferences 2018
Conference organized by Shahd Wari (MPI-MMG), Somayeh Chitchian (MPI-MMG) and Maja Momic (HCU Hamburg) [more]

"The New Migration Law: A Roadmap for an Uncertain Future"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2019
  • Date: Jan 17, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA, Los Angeles)
  • HIROSHI MOTOMURA is the Susan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A leading scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship, he is the author of many influential articles and two award-winning books: Americans in Waiting (Oxford 2006) and Immigration Outside the Law (Oxford 2014), and a co-author of two casebooks widely used in U.S. law school courses: Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (8th ed. West 2016), and Forced Migration: Law and Policy (2d ed. West 2013). He is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center, founding director of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and a former member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration. He is now at work on a new book, The New Migration Law, with the support of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
Co-organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity [more]
Der Vortrag beschreibt die Gründung der deutschfranzösisch-italienischen Rettungsorganisation SOS MEDITERRANEE und den Einsatz des Rettungsschiffes „Aquarius“ im zentralen Mittelmeer zwischen Libyen und Lampedusa. [more]

"Reactions to exclusion"

Workshops, conferences 2018
Workshop and meeting of the Max Planck Research Initiative “The Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion” [on invitation only] [more]
A talk by Abdoumaliq Simone. Lecture is free, but space is limited. Please rsvp to aaud@mmg.mpg.de. [more]

"Uncertainty, sociality and value: mediating indeterminacy in South Sudan and Kenya"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring / Summer 2018
Workshop organized by Sonja Moghaddari (MPI-MMG) and Sara de Jong (The Open University). ▪ This interdisciplinary workshop explores the roles, perspectives and positionalities of researchers and public figures (such as politicians, journalists or artists) of „migrant background“, whose self-claimed or ascribed identities are often the same as those of newcoming migrants. [more]

"The emergence of Irreecha into the political scene in post-1991 Ethiopia"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring / Summer 2018

"When states come out: transnational movements and the diffusion of LGBT rights in Europe"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
  • Date: May 31, 2018
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Phillip M. Ayoub (Drexel University, Philadelphia)
  • Phillip M. Ayoub is Assistant Professor of Politics at Drexel University. His research bridges insights from international relations and comparative politics, engaging with literature on transnational politics, sexuality and gender, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements. He received the biennial 2013-2014 award for the best dissertation from the European Union Studies Association, as well as the 2014 Kenneth Sherrill Award for the best dissertation in the field of sexuality and politics, and the 2014 award for the best dissertation in the field of human rights from sections of the American Political Science Association. His articles have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, the European Journal of International Relations, Mobilization, the European Political Science Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and Social Movement Studies, among others.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Between Dystopia and Utopia: Ethnographies, Knowledge, Diversities in and from Africa"

Roundtable Discussion
Roundtable Discussion with Loren Landau, University of Witwatersrand • Hewan Semon, University of Hamburg • Richard Rottenburg, University of Halle-Wittenberg • Prince K. Guma, University of Utrecht [more]
Industrial capitalism did not merely transform the nature of production, Walter Benjamin reminds us; it made waste a source of value. But if the slag-heaps and refuse dumps of industrial production have become the locus of new economic and social forms, they are often also zones of informality and exception, abandonment and precarity—from which the institutions of law and policing have been withdrawn. [more]
Workshop organized by AbdouMaliq Simone & Sabine Mohamed. ▪ This workshop is interested in the inscriptions of difference in the everyday after a violent political transformation. It seeks to understand how, in urban spheres and in nation-state projects, the figure of the other becomes articulated and is at the same time haunted by its legacies. [more]

"Contested understandings of concepts of racial and ethnic discrimination: a critical exploration"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
  • Date: Mar 8, 2018
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: John Wrench (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)
  • John Wrench is Visiting Professor in the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, and Honorary Professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies’ Aalborg University. Until 2010 he was senior researcher at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna, responsible for European comparative research projects on migration. He has researched and published for many years in the area of ethnic inclusion and discrimination in the labour market, first at the University of Warwick, and later at the University of Southern Denmark. His publications include Diversity Management and Discrimination: Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the EU, Ashgate (2007), and Equal Opportunities and Ethnic Inequality in European Labour Markets: Discrimination, gender and policies of diversity, University of Amsterdam Press, (with Karen Kraal and Judith Roosblad), 2009.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Vanishing frontiers: the blurring of the US-Mexico border"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
  • Date: Mar 1, 2018
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Andrew Selee (Migration Policy Institute)
  • Andrew Selee became President of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a think tank focused on migration processes and policies around the world, in August 2017. MPI is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Brussels and New York. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, as the Center’s Vice President, and as the founding Director of the Center’s Mexico Institute. In 2017 he was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to finish the book Vanishing Frontiers, which will be published by PublicAffairs/Hachette in June 2018. His previous books include What Should Think Tanks Do? A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact (Stanford University Press, 2013), The Politics of Partnership: The United States and Mexico (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013, edited with Peter H. Smith), Decentralization, Democratization, and Informal Power (Penn State University Press, 2011), Mexico’s Democratic Challenges (Stanford University Press, 2010, edited with Jacqueline Peschard), and Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, edited with Philip Oxhorn and Joseph Tulchin). Selee holds a PhD in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, and he taught courses from 2006 to 2016 at both Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Telepathy, empire, and public memory"

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018
  • Date: Feb 15, 2018
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Pamela E. Klassen (University of Toronto)
  • Pamela Klassen is Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. She currently holds the Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, in support of a five-year collaborative project entitled “Religion and Public Memory in Multicultural Societies,” undertaken together with Prof. Dr. Monique Scheer of the University of Tübingen. Her writings include: Blessed Events: Religion and Home Birth in America (Princeton UP, 2001) and Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity (University of California Press, 2011). She has two books forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press: The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indigenous Land, and Ekklesia: Three Inquiries in Church and State, co-authored with Paul Christopher Johnson and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"European cities and diversity: new policies, changing relations between societal actors?"

Workshops, conferences 2018
This workshop focuses on interventions at the city level and by local actors, for instance, into the composition of the population in the city and its neighbourhoods, into the life chances of different population groups and their opportunities to participate in the city. [more]

"Homo itinerans: an essay towards a global ethnography of Afghanistan"

Open Lectures Winter 2017/18
  • Date: Jan 18, 2018
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Alessandro Monsutti (Graduate Institute Geneva)
  • Alessandro Monsutti is Head of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva. Trained as a social anthropologist, Alessandro Monsutti became a member of the faculty in 2010, after having taught at the Graduate Institute of Development Studies from 2003 to 2007. He has been Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (1999-2000) and Yale University (2008-2010), Grantee of the MacArthur Foundation (2004-2006), and Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna (2012) and Arizona State University (2014). He is also Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford). In addition, he has worked as a consultant for several international and nongovernmental organisations such as UNHCR. Among his current research interests: the political economy of reconstruction in Afghanistan as an example of emerging forms of sovereignty and global governance; asylum seekers and refugees in Europe; migrants and non-migrants in urban neighbourhoods; the changing nature of borderlands in Europe and South Asia.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"The market model: convergence and variation in immigration regimes worldwide"

Open Lectures Winter 2017/18

"Cities of refuge and those that refuse: the policy, politics and praxis of local refugee reception in Europe"

Open Lectures Winter 2017/18
Workshop organized in cooperation with the “Local refugee politics” working groupof the Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung. [more]

"Soft Infrastructure: Recalibrating Aesthetics, Economies, and Urban Epistemologies"

Special Public Lecture hosted by the Academy for African Urban Diversity

"Migration control and global governance: an emergent international regime?"

Open Lectures Winter 2017/18

"From migrant integration towards diversity mainstreaming? Between concept and (urban) reality"

Open Lectures Summer 2017
  • Date: Jun 15, 2017
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Peter Scholten (Erasmus University Rotterdam & IMISCOE)
  • Peter Scholten is Associate Professor for Public Policy at Erasmus University Rotterdam and director of IMISCOE, Europe’s largest academic research network in the area of international migration, integration and social cohesion. His work focuses on the governance of migration and migration-related diversity, on multi-level governance, and on the interaction between research and policy-making in the area of migration. Peter has published in various international journals and recently published the book ‘Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe’ together with Andrew Geddes. Also, he is editor in chief of the journal Comparative Migration Studies and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. For more information, see www.peterscholten.eu
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"The 2017 French presidential election: Results and prospects"

Workshops, conferences 2017
For the second time in the history of the French fifth Republic, the Front National is on the second turn of the presidential election. For the first time, both main parties – the Socialist Party with Benoit Hamon and the Republicans with François Fillon – have been beaten. During a long campaign full of twists and turns (both winners of the primaries were underdogs, fake job scandals, etc.), a new leftist force has emerged, embodied by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and a centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron, who never got elected before, won it all. [more]

"The politics of naming and counting in the refugee crisis"

Open Lectures Spring 2017
  • Date: Mar 30, 2017
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham)
  • Nando Sigona is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute of Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. His research interests include: statelessness; Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism; ‘illegality’ and the everyday experiences of undocumented migrant children and young people; governance and governmentality of forced migration in the EU; Mediterranean boat migration; Brexit and intra-European migration; and unaccompanied youth migration. He is author or editor of books and journal’s special issues including The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (with Fiddian Qasmiyeh, Loescher and Long, 2014), Sans Papiers. The social and economic lives of undocumented migrants (with Bloch and Zetter, 2014) and the forthcoming Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, rights and belonging (2017). Nando is a founding editor of the journal Migration Studies.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Deaf spaces on Mumbai trains. A film by Annelies Kusters

Workshops, conferences 2018
Presentation of film, talk & discussion [more]

"Migration out of poverty or flight from collective and individual violence? Biographic self-presentations of migrants andrefugees from and in Africa"

Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
  • Date: Jan 19, 2017
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Gabriele Rosenthal (University of Göttingen)
  • Gabriele Rosenthal is Professor for Qualitative Methodology at the Center of Methods in Social Sciences, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany. Major research on the intergenerational impact of the collective and familial history on biographical structures and actional patterns of individuals and family systems. Actual research on migration, ethnicity, collective and armed conflicts and trauma. Teaching qualitative methods, biographical research, family sociology and general sociology. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Holocaust in Three Generations (2009), Ethnicity, Belonging and Biography (2009; together with Artur Bogner) and Belonging to Outsiders and Established at the same Time. Self-Images and We-Images of Palestinians in the West Bank and in Israel (in press).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Registers and Racialization in South Africa"

InCoLaS Workshop "Language and inequality in the age of superdiversity" : Keynote Lecture
James Collins is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University at Albany/SUNY. An anthropologist and linguist by training, his work often combines fine-grained analysis of linguistic practices with ethnographic research engaging theoretical debates about power, identity and inequality. He has done fieldwork in Native American communities in Northern California, and in urban schools and communities in the West, Midwest, and Northeast of the U.S. [more]

InCoLaS Workshop "Language and inequality in the age of superdiversity"

Workshops, conferences 2017
- by invitation only - Official and institutional responses to linguistic diversity play a significant part in establishing (andmaintaining) close links between linguistic repertoires, social hierarchies, prestige and stigma. Whilethere is no reason to assume that the sociolinguistic landscapes of globalised societies are less unequalthan before, it is clear that we need suitable ways of seeing and conceptualizing the (perhapsincreasingly complex) relationships between social hierarchization, identification, linguistic practices andmetadiscursive regimes. This workshop will contribute to developing such conceptualizations throughan intensive discussion of existing conceptualizations of social inequalities across disciplines and theirintersection with language. The aim is to understand the intersections of social stratifica-tion and culturaland linguistic categorization in an age of (linguistic) superdiversity and to contribute to the developmentof an analytical framework for these intersections. [more]

"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"

Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
  • Date: Dec 8, 2016
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Maria Sobolewska (University of Manchester)
  • Maria Sobolewska is a Senior Lecturer in Politics (Quantitative Methods) at the University of Manchester and a member of CoDE www.ethnicity.ac.uk. She completed her doctorate on the political attitudes and voting of ethnic minorities in Britain at the University of Oxford. She works on the political integration and representation of ethnic minorities in Britain, public perceptions of integration, and the production and framing of public opinion of British Muslims. She has been part of the team conducting the Ethnic Minority British Election Survey in 2010 and is currently part of the PATHWAYS project: a seven country study of the descriptive and substantive representation of immigrant-origin minorities headed by Prof Thomas Saalfeld, University of Bamberg.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"The contemporaneity of Bena Orature"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17

"Diversity of asylum seekers' needs and aspirations"

Workshops, conferences 2016
Abschlussveranstaltung zum Projekt "Die Vielfalt der Bedürfnisse und Zukunftsvisionen von Geflüchteten" [more]

"WeberWorldCafé “Diversity – Limits and Opportunities"

Workshops, conferences 2016
Hosted by the Max Weber Stiftung and the Forum Transregionale Studien in cooperation with the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ), the Diversity Research Institute of the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. “Diversity – Limits and Opportunities” is curated and organized by Phoebe Holdgrün (DIJ Tokyo) and Gesche Schifferdecker (Max Weber Stiftung). [more]

"Church networks, sanctuary, and migrant activism in Europe: preliminary ideas and findings"

Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
  • Date: Nov 17, 2016
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Katharyne Mitchell (University of Washington, Seattle)
  • Katharyne Mitchell is Professor of Geography at the University of Washington. She is the author of Crossing the Neoliberal Line: Pacific Rim Migration and the Metropolis, and editor of Practising Public Scholarship: Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy. Mitchell’s current research, on migration and the spaces of sanctuary in Europe, is made possible by fellowships from the Brocher Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Crude politics: making the oil refinery political in Niger"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17

"Volunteering for refugees in Germany. Between social movement and charity"

Open Lectures Winter 2016/17
  • Date: Nov 1, 2016
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Serhat Karakayali (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Serhat Karakayali is Researcher at the Berlin Institute for Migration Research, Humboldt University. Before that he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Halle, where he taught sociological theory. He completed his dissertation on the history of illegal immigration in Germany as a scholarship holder of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation. In the past few years his research has focussed on different forms of solidarity with migrants and refugees.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Inhabiting the corridor: surging resource economies and urban life in East Africa"

Workshops, conferences 2016

"Public institutions as the venue for negotiating religious diversity and secularism in Europe"

Workshops, conferences 2016
Organizers: Julia Martínez-Ariño, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, & Ines Michalowski, WZB, Berlin Social Science Center [more]

"After the urban is over or before it has really begun? Urban theory today"

Workshops, conferences 2016
WORKSHOP organized by AbdouMaliq Simone, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [more]
A cooperation between the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 923 “Threatened Order - Societies under Stress“, the Center for Gender and Diversity Research, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen). [more]
Workshop organized by Annelies Kusters (MPI-MMG).The aim of this symposium is to foreground contributions based on linguistic ethnographies which were undertaken in educational settings and public/private/parochial settings in which people engage in the practice of translanguaging. With translanguaging we mean the linguistic practices in which people with diverse and multilingual backgrounds engage in order to make themselves understood by others. When doing so, they do not make use of separated languages but use elements/lexicon/grammar of (what might be regarded as) two or more different languages, hence the term ‘translanguaging’. In the process of translanguaging, people typically make use of a variety of channels or modalities: they may speak, point, gesture, sign, write, in a variety of combinations – ie multimodality. [more]

"Segregation and Diversity as Multiscalar Phenomena. Why we need multiscale measures to understand neighborhoods and neighborhood effects"

Open Lectures Spring 2016

"New Information and Communication Technologies and ‘New’ Stratifications of Society: Evidence from Chad, Mali and Cameroon"

Open Lectures Spring 2016
  • Date: May 26, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Mirjam de Bruijn (University of Leiden)
  • Mirjam de Bruijn is professor in African Studies at Leiden University. She is a researcher at the African studies centre. Her recent research delves into the various ways we can understand new ICTs (mobile telephony, social media) in mobile and urban societies in Africa. Her research is historical-anthropological and has a firm valorization component.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Turning Points and Action Strategies of Young Adults with Migration Backgrounds in Germany and France"

Open Lectures Spring 2016

"Seeking the uncertain--possible futures and everyday hedging in Juba, South Sudan"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2016

"Unravelling urban rhythms in the migrant experience: Polish migrants in Munich and Berlin"

Open Lectures Spring 2016
  • Date: Apr 14, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Magda Nowicka / Agata Lisiak (HU Berlin)
  • Magdalena Nowicka is professor of migration and transnationalism at the Institute of Social Sciences and member in the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), both at the Humboldt University. Her current project is “Transforming Migration. Transnational Transfer of Multicultural Habitus” (www.transformig.hu-berlin.de). Her publications include The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism (edited with Maria Rovisco, Ashgate 2011) and numerous articles and book chapters on conviviality, cosmopolitanism and migrant transnationalism. Agata Lisiak is postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University’s Institute of Social Sciences and lecturer at Bard College Berlin. She is the author of Urban Cultures in (Post)Colonial Central Europe (Purdue University Press 2010), as well as articles and book chapters on media representations of the city, cultural memory, gender and migration, and everyday life in the city. Her current research project is entitled “Immigrant Mothers as Agents of Change”.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Workshop on Super-Diversity: A Transatlantic Conversation"

Workshops, conferences 2016
Sponsored by the Advanced Research Collaborative and Program in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI) [more]

"Transnationalism, Gender, Evangelism and Power in African Initiated Churches in Nigeria and its Diaspora"

Open Lectures Spring 2016
  • Date: Mar 3, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome (City University of New York)
  • Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome is Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, United States. Her research interests include: Diaspora studies and contemporary African immigration; globalization and gender relations with a focus on Africa within the world economy; gender, politics and governance; Sub-Saharan African political economy, democratization and economic liberalization.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Documentary projection: One day in my shoes"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16

"Seeking the uncertain: Possible futures and everyday hedging in Juba, South Sudan"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16

"Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls"

Joint Seminar Series 2015/16 "Diversity and Human Rights" & Special Lecture Series "Borders, Migrants and Refugees"
  • Date: Jan 20, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Moria Paz (Stanford)
  • Moria Paz is a legal scholar focusing on the intersection of minorities, immigrants, international law, and human rights. She is currently working on two books, Network or State? International Law and The History of Jewish Self-Determination (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) and The Law of Strangers – Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (co-edited with James Loeffler) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016). In 2015, her paper, Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration and Border Walls was selected as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to immigration law in a review published by Jotwell. In 2014, her paper, the Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language won the Law & Humanities Interdisciplinary Writing Competition and was selected by European Journal of International Law for its New Voices selection for 2014. In 2013, her paper The Failed Promise of Language Rights, was recognized in the New Voices Panel of the American Association of International Law (ASIL) and was selected for the Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. She also won the Laylin Prize for most outstanding paper in international law awarded by Harvard Law School (2007). Her papers have appeared in multiple journals, including Harvard International Law Journal, European Journal of International Law, and the American Society of International Law. Moria Paz is a Fellow at Stanford Law School. She received her S.J.D. doctoral degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she was awarded a number of fellowships, including at the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, The European Law Research Center, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Before Harvard, she attended The School of Oriental and African Studies at The University of London (England) and Beijing Normal University (China).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
Co-Sponsored by the Special Lecture Series: Borders, Migrants, and Refugees [more]

"Arrested circulation. Catholic missionaries, anthropological knowledge and the politics of cultural difference in Germany and East Africa, 1880-1914"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16

"The Refugee’s Trauma. Reflections on North- and South Vietnamese in East- and West Germany"

Special Lecture Series "Borders, Migrants and Refugees"
  • Date: Dec 9, 2015
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speakers: Tam Ngo and Peter van der Veer (MPI-MMG)
  • Peter van der Veer is Director at the Max Planck Institute. His book on The Value of Comparison will be published by Duke University Press in 2016. Tam Ngo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute. Her book on the Hmong in Vietnam and the US will be published by the University of Washington Press in 2016. Together they work on a project on the Vietnamese in Germany.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Congolais debout fierement partout: Mobile gender courts in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16

"Unaccompanied Minor Refugees: Principles and Practices of their Reception in Germany and the EU"

Special Lecture Series "Borders, Migrants and Refugees"
  • Date: Nov 26, 2015
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Boris Nieswand (Tübingen)
  • Boris Nieswand is Junior Professor for Transnational Cultural Comparison and Migration at Tübingen University. He obtained a PhD in social anthropology from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2008 and a diploma in sociology from the University of Bielefeld in 2000. Boris Nieswand was a visiting professor at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen and a PhD-candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Growing up in a community in transition to oblivion: Memories of my pastoral boyhood in Central Tanzania, 1979-1993"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16
  • Date: Nov 23, 2015
  • Time: 16:30 - 18:00
  • Speaker: Samuel Mhajida (University of Göttingen)
  • Since October, 2013 Samuel has been enrolled in a PhD programme in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Goettingen, under Professor Roman Loimeier. He is looking at the consequences of spatial competitions of the Datoga pastoral communities in Central and North Tanzania, from the late 19th to the first decades of the twenty first century.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room

"Migration – Frieden – Human Security"

Workshops, conferences 2015
  • Start: Nov 20, 2015 19:00
  • End: Nov 22, 2015 16:00
  • Location: Göttingen
Konferenzreihe „Wissenschaft für Frieden und Nachhaltigkeit“ der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen • mitorganisiert von der Stadt Göttingen, NDR, Universität Oldenburg, Universität Osnabrück, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Katholische Universität Eichstätt/Ingolstadt, Brot für die Welt, Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften und medico international [more]

"Law, Ethics and Politics of the European Agenda on Migration"

Joint Seminar Series 2015/16 "Diversity and Human Rights" & Special Lecture Series "Borders, Migrants and Refugees"
  • Date: Nov 18, 2015
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Itamar Mann (Georgetown)
  • Itamar Mann is the national security law fellow at Georgetown Law Center. He studies international law and political theory, with special interests in migration and refugee law, transnational counter-terrorism law, and international criminal law. His book, Humanity at Sea: Unuthorized Migration and the Foundations of International Law is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (2016). He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University (L.L.B.) and Yale Law School (L.L.M. and J.S.D.)
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
Co-Sponsored by the Special Lecture Series: Borders, Migrants, and Refugees [more]

"Negotiating Ethiopia’s ‘ethnic citizenship’ in everyday Addis Ababa"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16
  • Date: Nov 9, 2015
  • Time: 16:30 - 18:00
  • Speaker: Sabine Mohamed (MPI-MMG)
  • Sabine Mohamed is a Doctoral Candidate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity pursuing her PhD at the Anthropology Department at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg. Her project examines the creation of a pluralist state founded upon ethnic diversity, from the viewpoint of the urban regional hub of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room

"Spatial Dynamics and Political Order in Comparative Perspective"

Workshops, conferences 2015
Panel co-organized by Michalis Moutselos and Sarah El-Kazaz at 2015 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting for the Division "Urban Politics" [more]

"Multi-level governance of an intractable policy problem: migrants with irregular status in European cities"

Open Lectures Spring 2015
  • Date: Jul 16, 2015
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Sarah Spencer (COMPAS, University of Oxford)
  • Sarah Spencer is Director of the Global Exchange on Migration (https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/globalexchange/) and Diversity at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. Her research interests are in irregular migrants, integration, human rights and equality issues, and in the policy making process. She was an Open Society Fellow (2012-2014) exploring issues relating to irregular migrants in Europe, on which her presentation will draw. Her publications can be seen at compas (https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/people/staff/sarah-spencer/publications/). Sarah was awarded her doctorate at Erasmus University Rotterdam, has an MPhil from University College London and took her first degree in Sociology at the University of Nottingham. She is a former Deputy Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality in Britain, Chair of the network of civil society equality organisations, the Equality and Diversity Forum, and Director of Liberty.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"The Infrastructures of Diversity: Materiality and Culture in Urban Space"

Workshops, conferences 2015
Authors Workshop organized by Marian Burchardt (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity), Stefan Höhne (Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University Berlin) and AbdouMaliq Simone (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity) [more]

"The human becomes a vicious circle: objects of belief, displaced units of responsibility, and the tensions of diversity in homicide regulations in Sudan"

Open Lectures Spring 2015

"The quest for respect and equality: responses to stigmatization and discrimination in the US, Brazil and Israel"

Open Lectures Spring 2015
Frühjahrstagung der DGS-Sektion „Migration und ethnische Minderheiten“ gemeinsam mit dem Soziologischen Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI) und dem Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften (MPI MMG) ▪ Organisation: Prof. Dr. Annette Treibel (Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe) und Dr. Janina Söhn (SOFI Göttingen) für den Sektionsvorstand [more]

"Is there an African middle class?"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2015

"Urban Politics Migration Diversity"

Workshops, conferences 2015
EUI ~ MPI Graduate Workshop ▪ A MAX WEBER PROGRAMME -MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP [more]

"Framing Muslims in France today: the impact of institutions on perceptions and boundaries"

Open Lectures Spring 2015

"Urban Super-diversity"

Workshops, conferences 2015
How can people live together, with ever more diverse characteristics, in the world’s rapidly expanding cities? Current global migration flows show profound diversification of migrants’ nationalities, ethnicities, languages, gender balances, age profiles, human capital and legal statuses. Across the globe, such processes have created conditions of urban ‘super-diversity’. Everywhere, recent migrants with complex ‘new diversity’ traits now dwell in cities alongside people from previous, ‘old diversity’ waves, often within long-established ethnic/racial hierarchies. What will social relations, spatial patterns, political mobilizations and structures of inequality look like in tomorrow’s ever more complex urban spaces? [more]

"The Radical Ambiguities of Diversity Politics in a Global City: Lessons from London"

Open Lectures Spring 2015

"No title"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"No title"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"Pathways to Success. The Second Generation in Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands"

Open Lectures Autumn 2014

"AGING AND MIGRATION: ANTHROPOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF CARE AND RESPONSIBILITY"

Workshops, conferences 2014
  • Date: Dec 7, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Location: Los Angeles
Session on the 2014 American Anthropological Associoation Annual Meeting [more]

"The urban roots of immigrant rights movements - Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris"

Open Lectures Autumn 2014

"Ethnicity in the New Rwanda"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"VERNACULARS OF URBAN MULTIPLICITY / A Space for Ideas in the Making"

Workshops, conferences 2014
  • Start: Nov 19, 2014 09:00
  • End: Nov 20, 2014 16:00
  • Location: Cape Town
During the 19-20 November 2014 an intimate gathering of urbanists will take place in Cape Town at the behest of the African Centre for Cities and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. The purpose is to create a rare opportunity for in-depth discussion and exchange to allow participants’ time to air work-in-progress and get considered feedback. [more]

"Resentment, Repression, and Refuge. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Ethno-Political Conflict"

Open Lectures Autumn 2014
  • Date: Oct 30, 2014
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Speaker: Stefan Lindemann (Frankfurt)
  • Stefan Lindemann is currently Sector Economist for Peace and Security at KfW Development Bank and an Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He holds a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a German-French Double Master in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). Stefan is interested in a broad range of peace and security related issues, with a particular focus on ethnic armed conflict. His work has been published in journals such as African Affairs, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Third World Quarterly, Conflict, Security & Development, and Global Environmental Politics, among others.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Perspectives on Nation Unbound: The Transnational Migration Paradigm in the Current Conjuncture"

Workshops, conferences 2014
This workshop, organized by the Vrije Universiteit and co-sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, brings together anthropologists who have contributed to the development of the transnational migration paradigm with key interlocutors from related analytical frameworks. It aims to look back on twenty years of the paradigm’s development and renew its connection to the critical issues of the global political economy. [more]

"The promises and perils of diversity and inclusion: deaf people in multiple contexts"

Workshops, conferences 2014
  • Date: Oct 16, 2014
  • Time: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Location: Göttingen
Symposium [more]

"FROM NEW HELOTS TO NEW DIASPORAS: A retrospective for Robin Cohen"

Workshops, conferences 2014
Co-organized by the International Migration Institute (IMI, University of Oxford), the Oxford Martin School, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and the University of Warwick. [more]

"The 'quantified child'. Reflections on the role of the pediatrician in a super-diverse society"

Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium (GRCAC) Sommer 2014
The Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium is jointly organized by: Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (University of Göttingen) • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (University of Göttingen). Responsible for the program: Prof. Dr. Elfriede Hermann, Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec, Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr [more]

"Lived diversity in Bradford and Duisburg"

Open Lectures Summer 2014

"Super-diverse street: a ‘trans-ethnogarphy’ across migrant localities"

Open Lectures Summer 2014
  • Date: Jun 19, 2014
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Suzanne Hall (University of London / LSE)
  • Suzanne Hall is an urban ethnographer, and has practised as an architect in South Africa. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Researcher at LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research and teaching interests are foregrounded in local formations of global urbanisation, particularly, urban migration and migrant mico-economies, urban multiculture and civility, ethnography and visual methods. She currently leads a research project on ‘Ordinary Streets’, focusing on migrant economies and urban space.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Towards the Ethnography of Super-Diversity"

Workshops, conferences 2014
The Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium is jointly organized by: Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (University of Göttingen) • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (University of Göttingen). Responsible for the program: Prof. Dr. Elfriede Hermann, Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec, Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr [more]

"Should the State Grant Exemptions from Noise Laws: Balancing Religious Freedom against the Human Right to Quiet"

Open Lectures Summer 2014
  • Date: May 21, 2014
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Alison Dundes Renteln (University of Southern California)
  • Alison Dundes Renteln is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California where she teaches Law and Public Policy with an emphasis on international law and human rights. She holds joint appointments in Anthropology, the Price School of Public Policy, and the Gould School of Law. A graduate of Harvard (History and Literature), she has a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law. She has served as Director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Department of Political Science. In 2005 she received the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching (campus-wide). In Fall 2013 was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University where she conducted research on incentives for civic engagement including the legal duty to rescue. In Spring 2014 she will be a Human Rights Fellow at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
This workshop is organised by the Migration Clusters of Asia Research Institute, & Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. It also has support from Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany, & International Geographical Union Commission on Population Geography. [more]

"New Area Studies and Translation"

Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium (GRCAC) Sommer 2014
The Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium is jointly organized by: Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (University of Göttingen) • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (University of Göttingen). Responsible for the program: Prof. Dr. Elfriede Hermann, Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec, Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr [more]

"Theory and Method of an Ethnographic Analysis of Border Regimes"

Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium (GRCAC) Winter 2013/14
  • Date: Feb 6, 2014
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Speaker: Sabine Hess (University of Göttingen)
  • Sabine Hess is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Göttingen University. Sabine Hess studied Political Science, History and Empirical Cultural Studies at Tübingen University. Between 2003 and 2005 she was a coordinator and researcher in the research and film project “TRANSIT MIGRATION” funded by the Cultural Foundation of Germany located at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology, Frankfurt am Main. October 2006 to February 2011 she has been working as an assistant professor at the Institute for Folklore Studies and European Ethnology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich. Her main areas of research and teaching are globalisation and transnationalisation processes in Europe, migration and gender, Europeanisation and EU-integration.
  • Location: Universität Göttingen, Theaterplatz 15
  • Room: Hörsaal Ethnologie
The Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium is jointly organized by: Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (University of Göttingen) • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (University of Göttingen). Responsible for the program: Prof. Dr. Elfriede Hermann, Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec, Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr [more]

"The everyday integration of migrants in Africa"

Open Lectures Winter 2013/14

"Diversity and Public Space"

Workshops, conferences 2014
Workshop co-organized by the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen. [more]

"Observing Diversification"

Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium (GRCAC) Winter 2013/14
  • Date: Jan 9, 2014
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Speaker: Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG)
  • Steven Vertovec is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), and Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford. Prof. Vertovec is co-Editor of the journal Global Networks and Editor of the Routledge book series ‘Transnationalism’.
  • Location: Universität Göttingen, Theaterplatz 15
  • Room: Hörsaal Ethnologie
The Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium is jointly organized by: Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (University of Göttingen) • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (University of Göttingen). Responsible for the program: Prof. Dr. Elfriede Hermann, Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec, Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr [more]

"Television bigots and transitional audiences in the sixties cultural revolution"

Open Lectures Winter 2013/14
  • Date: Dec 19, 2013
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Christina von Hodenberg is Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London. She has written widely on the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany. She has taught at the universities of Berkeley and Freiburg and held fellowships at Harvard, Université de Montréal and the Zentrum für Zeitgeschichtliche Forschung in Potsdam. Her PhD is from Bielefeld and her MA from Munich.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"British ‘Soft Power’ in Perspective: Culture and Diplomacy"

Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium (GRCAC) Winter 2013/14
  • Date: Dec 5, 2013
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Speaker: Marie Gillespie (The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
  • Marie Gillespie is Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. She researches diaspora and national media cultures comparatively, historically and ethnographically. Her interests cluster around South Asian and Middle Eastern diasporas, cultural transnationalism, and changing configurations of audiences and publics in relation to question of citizenship. Marie was awarded an AHRC Public Policy Fellowship in 2011 to develop research on the interface between international broadcasting and social media, specifically in relation to the BBC Arabic Services.
  • Location: Universität Göttingen, Theaterplatz 15
  • Room: Hörsaal Ethnologie
The Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium is jointly organized by: Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (University of Göttingen) • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (University of Göttingen). Responsible for the program: Prof. Dr. Elfriede Hermann, Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec, Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr [more]

"RECONSIDERING AFRICAN INTEGRATION IN A FRAGMENTED AGE"

Workshops, conferences 2013
Workshop organized by the International Migration Institute (IMI-Oxford University), the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS-Wits University, Johannesburg), and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG, Göttingen). [more]

"Migration and the city commons"

Open Lectures Winter 2013/14
  • Date: Nov 28, 2013
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Michael Keith (COMPAS, University of Oxford)
  • Michael Keith is Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities http://www.futureofcities.ox.ac.uk/ and holds a personal chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He is the author of ten books on issues of urban change, race, ethnicity and migration including – most recently – ’China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change’.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Diverse engagements: migration led diversification and transformations of urban society and space"

Workshops, conferences 2013
  • Start: Nov 20, 2013 10:00
  • End: Nov 24, 2013 12:00
  • Location: Chicago
Panel on the 2013 American Anthropological Associoation Annual Meeting. [more]

"Ancestral Chronotopes in Ritual and Media Practices"

Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium (GRCAC) Winter 2013/14
The Göttingen Research Campus Anthropology Colloquium is jointly organized by: Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (University of Göttingen) • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (University of Göttingen). Responsible for the program: Prof. Dr. Elfriede Hermann, Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec, Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr [more]

"Difference rules. Governing ethnically diverse populations in the British and the Habsburg empires"

Open Lectures Winter 2013/14
Workshop organised by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany, and FASS Cities, Research Cluster at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore. [more]

"Contested Citizenships: The racialization of belongings in France"

Public Lectures Spring/Summer 2013

"Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and interrogations"

Workshops, conferences 2013
Conference on Language and Super-diversity, Finland, 2013 [more]

"Ways of Belonging and Expressing Critique in the European Immigration Society"

Public Lectures Spring/Summer 2013

"Politics of Historical Fiction and Sectarian Conflict in Egypt: Debates around Azazeel"

Public Lectures Spring/Summer 2013
  • Date: Apr 25, 2013
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Speaker: Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley / presently American Academy in Berlin)
  • Saba Mahmood is an associate professor of social cultural anthro­pology at the University of California Berkeley. She was awarded the 2013 Axel Springer Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. Saba Mahmood’s research interests lie in exploring historically specific articulations of secular modernity in postcolonial societies, with particular attention to issues of subject formation, religio­sity, embodiment, and gender. Currently she is examining secular-liberal interpretations of Islam in the context of the Middle East and South Asia.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Rising Nativism and Changing Racism: A New Form of American Exclusion"

Public Lectures Spring/Summer 2013

"Public Space & Diversity"

Workshops, conferences 2013
  • Start: Apr 9, 2013 09:00
  • End: Apr 13, 2013 16:30
  • Location: Los Angeles
Conference Panel at the Association of American Geographers 2013 Annual Meeting [more]

"Medical Migration Symposium"

Workshops, conferences 2013
The migration of trained medical staff has been a key issue for global health governance during the first decade of the 21st century. Attempts to regulate the migration of skilled medical personnel as part of the training needs of rich and poor countries have proceeded in parallel with more critical approaches to the problem. The migration of technologies, ideas and values in specific historical contexts and critical approaches to the discourse of development have interrogated a ‘skilled personnel supply’ approach. This symposium addresses analysis of global medical migration from different regions and disciplinary standpoints with a view to formulating future research questions. It will be of interest to researchers with an interest in empirical and theoretically informed questions around the politics of global health public health and migration. [more]

"From Urban Marginality to Marginal Urbanity"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2012/13
A conference of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, and the Working Group Medical Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen. Organised by the Medical Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (David Parkin and Elisabeth Hsu), the Health Experience Group in the Primary Care Department (Louise Locock), and the Literature and Medicine academic initiative, Green Templeton College (Laurie Maguire), University of Oxford, together with the Working Group Medical Diversity at the Max Planck Institute, Göttingen (Gabi Alex and Kristine Krause). [more]

"Migrant Encounters"

A Photography Exhibition
A joint project by Helthservice and MPI-MMG, convened by Junhjia Ye (MPI-MMG), Shuxia Tai and Jessie Koh. [more]

"Transnational Daoist Dis-Orientations and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2012/13
  • Date: Nov 1, 2012
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Speaker: David A. Palmer (University of Hong Kong)
  • Dr. David A. Palmer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hong Kong University. Before joining the HKU in 2008, he held appointments as the Eileen Barker Fellow in Religion and Contemporary Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and as a research fellow at the Ecole Française d‘Extrême-Orient (French School of Asian Studies), where he was the director of its Hong Kong centre, located at the Institute of Chinese Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, from 2004 to 2008.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Refashioning the Self through New Therapeutics in Urban China"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2012/13
  • Date: Oct 11, 2012
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Speaker: Li Zhang (University of California, Davis)
  • Prof. Dr. Li Zhang received her doctoral degree in anthropology from Cornell University in 1998 and a M.A. degree in social relations from UC Irvine in 1993. Before coming to the U.S., she studied Chinese literature and literary theory at Peking University and received her B.A. and first M.A. there. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University (1998-1999).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Negotiating, Transgressing or (Re)Asserting Boundaries of Difference"

Workshops, conferences 2012
  • Start: Oct 11, 2012 08:45
  • End: Oct 12, 2012 14:00
  • Location: Wits University
Funded by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen) and the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) . [more]
Funded by The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen), Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR), Mellon Foundation, UWC and UCT. [more]

"Super-Diversity: Comparative Questions"

Workshops, conferences 2012
The notion of super-diversity underlines a call to re-evaluate concepts and policies surrounding diversity by way of moving beyond an ethno-focal understanding of diversity and adopting a multi-dimensional approach. In this two day workshop, participants will explore how this notion has been operationalised in empirical research on urban areas around the world. [more]

"How Empires Handle Ethnic Diversity"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: Jul 12, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Günther Schlee (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Halle/Saale)
  • Günther Schlee was until 1999 Professor of Social Anthro­pology at the University of Bielefeld, having studied anthropology, romance languages and general linguistics in Hamburg. He received his doctorate for research on the belief and social systems of the Rendille, an ethnic group in northern Kenya. Alongside widespread fieldwork trips in Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan, he was also guest lecturer in Padang (Sumatra) and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris. Typical of the research of Günther Schlee is the “inter-ethnic” procedure and the combining of historical, sociological and philological methods. One of his manifold publications is Changing identifications and alliances in North Eastern Africa (co-editor: Elizabeth E. Watson.), Volume I: Ethiopia and Kenya, Volume II: Sudan, Uganda, and the Ethiopia-Sudan Borderlands. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Secularism and Religious Pluralism in Europe: Current Legal Challenges"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: Jul 5, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Marie-Claire Foblets (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Halle/Saale)
  • Marie-Claire Foblets is Director of the Department “Law & Anthropology” at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle a/d Saale. She was trained in law at the universities of Antwerp (1977-1979) and Leuven (1979-1982) in Belgium, while at the same time receiving an education in Thomist philosophy. Thanks to a study fellowship (1982-1983), she was given the opportunity to pursue further study in philosophy at the Wilhelms-Universität of Münster, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, and to complete her studies in social and cultural anthro­pology (1985). For more than twenty years Marie-Claire Foblets taught social and cultural anthropology in the universities of Antwerp and Brussels. Before becoming a member of the Max Planck Society in March 2012, she was ordinary professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, where she headed the Institute for Migration Law and Legal Anthropology. Among her manifold publications is the edited volume with A.D. Renteln and J.-F. Gaudreault-DesBiens, Cultural Diversity and the Law. State Responses from Around the World, Brussels/Montréal, Bruylant/Blois (2010).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Secularism and Religion-Making: The Case of Turkey"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: Jun 28, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Markus Dressler (Istanbul Technical University)
  • Markus Dressler is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department for Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Istanbul Technical University. Dressler holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Erfurt and has received numerous fellowships and research grants, including at Columbia University, the American Research Institute in Turkey, and the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
Jointly organised by the ERC GlobalDivercities Project (MPI-MMG) and CUNY Graduate Center. [more]

"Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012

"Language, Religion, and the Political Accommodation of Cultural Heterogeneity"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: Jun 7, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Rogers Brubaker (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology and UCLA Foundation Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles. Brubaker has written widely on social theory, immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and ethnicity. His first book explored the idea of rationality in the work of Max Weber, while his essays on Pierre Bourdieu helped introduce Bourdieu to an English-speaking audience. His next two books analyzed European nationalism in historical and comparative perspective. Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany (1992) sought to explain the sharply differing ways in which citizenship has been defined vis-à-vis immigrants in France and Germany and helped establish what has since become a flourishing field of citizenship studies; Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe (1996) compared contemporary East European nationalisms with those of the interwar period, both emerging after the breakup of multi­national states into would-be nation-states. Subsequently, in a series of analytical essays, many of them collected in Ethnicity without Groups (2004), Brubaker has critically engaged prevailing analytical stances in the study of ethnicity, race, and nationalism and sought to develop alternative analytical resources. These informed his collaborative book Natio­na­list Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town (2006), which examined the everyday workings of ethnicity in a setting of highly charged ethnonational conflict.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Religion, space and diversity - negotiating the religious in the public sphere"

Workshops, conferences 2012
7th International Colloquium on the Changing Religious Landscape in Europe [more]

"Framing Immigration. Varieties of Arguments, Actors and Opportunity Structures"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: May 24, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Marc Helbling (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
  • Marc Helbling is head of the Emmy-Noether research group ‘Immigration Policies in Comparison’ (IMPIC) at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). From 2009 to 2011 he was a senior researcher in the research unit ‘Migration, Integration, Transnationalization’ at the same institution. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Zurich (2007).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Public Space & Diversity - Inaugural Steering Group Meeting"

Workshops, conferences 2012
  • Start: May 22, 2012 09:00
  • End: May 23, 2012 16:30
  • Location: Berlin

"The Secularist Appeal of Constitutional Law and Courts: A Comparative Account"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: May 10, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Ran Hirschl (University of Toronto)
  • Ran Hirschl is Professor of Political Science and Law, and holds a senior Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy & Development. He completed his B.A., LL.B., and M.A. at Tel-Aviv University, and received his M.Phil and Ph.D. from Yale University. His primary areas of interest are comparative constitutional law, constitutional and judicial politics, and comparative legal traditions and institutions more generally.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Multiple Secularities: A Cultural Sociological Approach"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: May 3, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (University of Leipzig)
  • Monika WOHLRAB-SAHR is Professor of Cultural Socio­logy at the University of Leipzig (since 2006). From 1999 to 2006 she was Professor of Sociology of Religion at the same university. She did her habilitation on “Conversion to Islam in Germany and the United States” at the Free University of Berlin in 1998, where she worked as an assistant professor from 1992 to 1999. In 1996 she was a visiting scholar at the University of Berkeley, California. In 2007/8 she was Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Insti­tute in Florence, Italy.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Differential Protection of the Right to Equal Treatment for Religious and Ethnic Minorities: International Legal Perspectives"

Institute Colloquium Series "Regulations of Cultural Diversity" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Date: Apr 26, 2012
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Speaker: Kristin Henrard (Erasmus University of Rotterdam)
  • Professor Kristin Henrard is professor minority protection at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (EUR) as well as associate professor constitutional law. Kristin Henrard teaches human rights, comparative human rights, mino­rity protection, constitutional law, introduction to public law and law pertaining to immigration (including refugee law). Her main publications pertain to the areas of human rights and minority protection. She is the founder of the Minority Research Network, which she also coordinates. The Minority Research Network encompasses currently more than 115 academics working on minority protection themes from different regions of the world as well as from a broad variety of disciplines.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"When 'old' diversity meets 'new' - GlobalDivercities Singapore Workshop"

Workshops, conferences 2012
Jointly organised by Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. [more]

"Post-socialist bazaars: Markets and diversities in ex-COMECON countries"

Workshops, conferences 2012
Prior to the collapse of Communism, hundreds of thousands of migrants arrived in various localities throughout COMECON countries by way of programmes of mutual cooperation and ‘socialist solidarity’. Since then, many have not returned to their countries of origin, but have become entrepreneurs mostly engaged in wholesaling and retailing. Women and men from various, previously Communist countries now commonly work as street vendors and sellers in open air markets and bazaars across other former Communist territories. Further, after the fall of the Berlin Wall a new wave of people with various ethnic, linguistic, religious and class backgrounds have engaged in petty trading, suitcase and market trading within ex-COMECON countries. Local markets, increasingly comprised of diverse peoples, play key roles in post-socialist economic development while they transnationally link a variety of geographical and socio-cultural spaces around the world. [more]

"Religion and Culture: the Growing Gap"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12

"Chinese Buddhism as Social Force: Thirty Years of Revival"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12
  • Date: Jan 26, 2012
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Speaker: Ji Zhe (CNRS, Paris)
  • Dr. Ji Zhe is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL) at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 2007.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Beyond the Domestication of Islam in Europe"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12

"Transcending Religious and Ethnic Differences: Practical Rationalities of Healing in Western India"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12

"Religion and Ethnicity in the Social Structure of the Caribbean"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12
  • Date: Dec 8, 2011
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Speaker: Colin Clarke (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Colin Clarke is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. He has taught at the Universities of Toronto and Liverpool, where he was, until 1981, Reader in Geography and Latin American Studies. He has carried out numerous field investigations in Mexico and the Caribbean and published 12 books and more than 100 research papers and chapters.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Multiple Belonging and the Challenges of Biographical Navigation"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12

"Turkey, the Islamic Peril, and Cultural Politics of European Union Membership"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12

"Interethnic contact in urban spaces: investigating Austrian and German neighborhoods"

Workshops, conferences 2011
A joint workshop of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG) and the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. [more]

"Universalist Faiths and Particularist Identities: Islam, Socialism and Minzu in Eastern Xinjiang"

Institute Colloquium Series "Intersections of Religion and Ethnicity" Winter 2011/12

"Civic stratification and the cosmopolitan ideal: the case of asylum and welfare in Britain"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011

"Ethnologie der Migration im deutschsprachigen Raum"

Workshops, conferences 2011
Workshop organized by Boris Nieswand (MPI-MMG). [more]

"Institutionalising Intersectionality? Reflections on the British Experience"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011
Veranstalter: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stiftung Mercator und dem Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften (MPI-MMG) [more]

"Comparing Conviviality. Dreams and Realities of Living-with-Difference"

Workshops, conferences 2011

"Liberal democracies and the challenge of accommodating diversity – a transatlantic perspective"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011

"Horizontal inequalities and conflict: Understanding group violence in multiethnic societies"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011

"Families, intergenerational transmission, transnational links: Interactions between Turkey and Germany"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011

"Does the EU help to promote diversity? The anti-discrimination directives and their implementation"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011

"From state socialism to state Zionism: Former Soviet Jewish immigrants in the ethno-national mosaic of Israel"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011

"Contextualizing inequalities. A critique of methodological nationalism in research on social inequality"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011

"Diversity and Contact. Interactions between Migrants and non-Migrants in Cities"

Workshops, conferences 2011

"Intergroup contact and the reduction of prejudice: From ‘hypothesis’ to ‘integrated theory’"

Institute Colloquium Series "Difference and (In)Equalities" Spring/Summer 2011
  • Date: Apr 27, 2011
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Speaker: Miles Hewstone (Oxford)
  • Professor Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology and Fellow of New College, University of Oxford. He has previously held chairs in social psychology at the universities of Bristol, U.K., Mannheim, Germany, Cardiff, U.K. His current work centres on the reduction of intergroup conflict, via intergroup contact, stereotype change and crossed categorization. At MPI-MMG Prof. Hewstone is wor­king closely with the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity on several pro­jects, including ‘Ethno-religious Dive rsity and Social Trust’, ‘Super-diversity in South Africa’ and ‘Diversity and Contact (DivCon)’.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Medical diversity and its spaces"

Workshops, conferences 2011
Conference organized by Gabi Alex, Kristine Krause and David Parkin. Discussants: Henrike Donner and Michi Knecht. [more]

"Markets and diversity: cross cultural perspectives"

Workshops, conferences 2011
Workshop organized by Gertrud Hüwelmeier (Humboldt University Berlin) and Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG). [more]
Workshop organized by the International Research Group on Superdiversity and Health (Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, Medical Diversity Programme). [more]

"Deutsche Migrations‐ und Integrationspolitik im europäischen Vergleich"

Workshops, conferences 2011
Veranstalter: Arbeitskreis 'Migrationspolitik' in der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) in Kooperation mit dem Max‐Planck‐Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften in Göttingen [more]
Workshop organised by Silke Schicktanz (University of Göttingen) & Tulsi Patel (Delhi University) in co-operation with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen). [more]

"Conceiving and researching multi-ethnic urban spaces"

Workshops, conferences 2010
Workshop with Ash Amin (Durham) and Talja Blokland (Humboldt University, Berlin). [more]

"Cities and the Ethic of Care Among Strangers"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11

"(Mis)managing and (mis)understanding diversity in Macedonia"

Workshops, conferences 2010
Workshop with Emilija Simoska (Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje), Makedonka Mitrova (Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje) and Goran Janev (MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity). [more]

"No Longer at Ease: East German Home Comings in Urban Context"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11

"Ethnography, language & communication: a workshop"

Workshops, conferences 2010
Workshop with Jan Blommaert (University of Tilburg) & Ben Rampton (King’s College London). [more]

"Global Migration, Diversification and Cities"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11
  • Date: Nov 3, 2010
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG)
  • Steven Vertovec is Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diver­sity, Göttingen and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the University of Oxford and Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
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