Events of the Max Planck Research Group "Ageing in a Time of Mobility" (in descending order)

"Ageing and Mobility: Care, Generations, and Citizenship beyond the Views of the West"

Keynote Lecture
  • Date: Oct 23, 2018
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:15
  • Speaker: Sarah Lamb (Brandeis University)
  • Sarah Lamb is Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. Her research focuses on ageing, gender, families, ethical strivings, and understandings of personhood in India and the United States. Her books include: White Saris and Sweet Mangoes: Aging, Gender and Body in North India; Aging and the Indian Diaspora: Cosmopolitan Families in India and Abroad; and (as editor) Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession: Global Perspectives. She is the editor of the Rutgers University Press book series Global Perspectives on Aging.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Unpacking the Ageing-Migration Nexus"

Keynote Lecture
  • Date: Oct 23, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:15
  • Speaker: Russell King (University of Sussex)
  • Russell King is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex, where he founded and directed the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. During 2012-13 he was Willy Brandt Guest Professor in Migration Studies at Malmö University. He has long-standing and wide- ranging research interests in the interdisciplinary field of migration studies, including theorizing migration in its various forms, and empirical studies on labour migration, international retirement migration, student migration, return migration, diasporas, and the relationship between migration and development. Most of his field research has been carried out in Southern Europe and the Balkans. Amongst his recent books have been Counter- Diaspora: The Greek Second Generation Returns ‘Home’ (Harvard University Press, 2015, joint with Anastasia Christou), Remittances, Gender and Development (I.B. Tauris, 2011, joint with Julie Vullnetari), and Out of Albania (Berghahn, 2008, joint with Nicola Mai). From 2000 to 2013 he was the editor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall

"Ageing across Borders: Care, Generations, Citizenship"

Workshops, conferences 2018
As the world’s population grows older, how do people experience ageing in global, mobile and transnational contexts? This workshop hosted by the ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity aims to shed light on how ageing and migration intersect to jointly shape new social and cultural transformations. Moving beyond looking at ‘older age’ and ‘ageing’ in isolation, the workshop will explore how care and intergenerational relationships are newly configured in transnational contexts; how new forms and practices of citizenship, community and belonging emerge on different scales; but also how borders and boundaries continue to shape or constrain experiences of mobility in later life in unequal ways. [more]

"Complexities of Elder Care: Migration Patterns, Housing, and Daily Needs of Elderly People in Three West African Villages"

Max Planck Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” Lecture Series 2018
  • Date: Sep 26, 2018
  • Time: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Tabea Häberlein (Bayreuth University)
  • Tabea Häberlein holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Bayreuth International Graduate School for African Studies (BIGSAS), Bayreuth University. She currently works as a research associate at the Chair of Social Anthropology, University of Bayreuth in the DFG-funded research project “Inner family resource flows and intergenerational relationships in West Africa” Her main fields of interest cover intergenerational relationships, age class systems, lifecourse, age and ageing.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room

"Elderscapes: Ageing in Urban South Asia"

Max Planck Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” Lecture Series 2018
  • Date: Jul 10, 2018
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Annika Mayer (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf) and Jakob Gross
  • Jakob Gross studied cultural anthropology, psychology and religious studies. He taught at the film school Macromedia and has published an article on ‘The habitus of the documentary field’. He worked for Documentary Campus Master School and DOK.fest Munich film festival. As an associate member of the Cluster of Excellence of Heidelberg University he worked on new forms of representation in visual anthropology. Since 2008 he has been producing his own documentary films and has been working as a cinematographer. Annika Mayer studied visual anthropology, political sciences and new German literature in Munich and Paris. After her studies, she worked as scientific assistant at the Institute for Indology and Anthropology at the LMU Munich. In 2017 she completed her PhD on ageing in the Indian middle-classes at Heidelberg University. Since 2013 Annika has been working as an editor, director and producer. She is currently pursuing her Master in film editing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room

"Aging and Migration: An Insight into the German-European Context"

Max Planck Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” Lecture Series 2018
  • Date: Jun 19, 2018
  • Time: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Helen Baykara-Krumme (MPI-MMG)
  • Helen Baykara-Krumme works at MPI-MMG in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity in the project ‘Civil Society Organizations and the Challenges of Migration and Diversity: Agents of Change (ZOMiDi)’. Her research focuses on the patterns and factors of change in civil society organizations in response to migration and diversity. Before joining the institute, Helen taught as an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Integration and Migration (InZentIM) at the University Duisburg-Essen and at Chemnitz University of Technology. Helen holds a PhD in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin and was a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School LIFE at the MPI for Human Development in Berlin. In 2017, she completed her habilitation at Chemnitz University. Her research interests so far mainly included family change and aging processes in migration and minority contexts, migrant transnationalism, integration and dissimilation processes and methodological issues in migration research.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
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