News & Updates 2017

New Research Project ZOMiDi
November 2017

New research project: “Civil Society Organizations and the Challenges of Migration and Diversity: Agents of Change” funded by the BMBF. more
Borders, Fences, Firewalls
November 2017

Impressions from the “Borders, Fences, Firewalls” conference, including a conference report, pictures, Keynote videos and other video interviews. more
Academy for African Urban Diversity
November 2017

The Academy for African Urban Diversity (AAUD) was launched at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) on 6 November 2017. more
Book Discussion Seminar
November 2018

Irfan Ahmad, senior research fellow at the MPI-MMG will discuss his book Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace at the University of Copenhagen. Time: 22 November 2017, 1-4pm. more
EOM Youtube Channel
October 2017

The MPI-MMG Research Group "Empires of Memory" inaugurated its Youtube Channel with a recording of Dr. Edhem Eldem’s Keynote Lecture from the recent workshop, as well as Piro Rexhepi’s new film “The Muslim Metropolis". more
Public lecture
October 2017

AbdouMaliq Simone gave a public lecture "The fugitives - blackness as urban method" on Wednesday, 4 November 2017, Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site, Cambridge. more
MPI-MMG on Radio FFN
October 2017

An interview with Shahd Wari about refugee accommodations in Göttingen.
(Radio FFN, October 6, 2017) more
METROPOLIS Conference 2017
September 2017

18 Sept.-22 Sept. 2017, The Hague, Netherlands - Workshops on Asylum-Seeker Accommodation in Europe chaired by Steven Vertovec. more
Understanding Urban Diversity, or what's the matter with Rotterdam?
September 2017

IMISCOE 2017 Keynote Lecture by Steve Vertovec. more
Oxford Handbook of Citizenship
September 2017

Ayelet Shachar is the lead editor of the Oxford Handbook of Citizenship, which was officially launched on Sept. 2, 2017, at the annual American Political Science Association Meeting in San Francisco. more
"Peace at the Expense of Justice is Always Fragile"
August 2017

Elena Gadjanova on the election in Kenya (in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 29, 2017).
Link to Süddeutsche Zeitung  English translation more


August 01, 2017
July 2017

A new collaboration between the Max Planck Society and the University of Cambridge started in July 2017. more
The Challenges of Migration and Integration
July 2007

MPI-MMG joins Max-Planck Society Research Initiative on Migration. This collaborative project involves researchers from six Max Planck Institutes. more
Labor History Best Book prize
June 2017

Junjia Ye, former research fellow at the Institute, was awarded the 2016 Labor History Best Book prize for her book "Class Inequality in the Global City: Migrants, Workers and Cosmopolitanism in Singapore". more
June 2017

MPI-MMG will be extensively represented at the 14th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Rotterdam, 28-30 June 2017. more
IIAS lecture
June 2017

Tam Ngo has held a lecture "Channeling Ho Chi Minh: Portrait of two spirit mediums" on Wednesday, 7 June, at the International Institute for Asian Studies. more
DFG Grant for Matthias Koenig
May 2017

Matthias Koenig, professor at the University of Göttingen and fellow at the Institute, wins DFG grant for a collaborative project "New migrants and refugees in Germany: processes of integration and settlement in comparative perspective". more
Conference on World Affairs
April 2017
Steven Vertovec has been one of the speakers at the 69th Conference on World Affairs, April 10-14, 2017, University of Colorado Boulder Livestream of the Session "Nationalism Returns to America". more
TV talk "Wissen im Fluss"
April 2017 Karsten Schwanke meets Karen Schönwälder. The talk has been broadcast on Sunday, 9 April, 19:15-20:00, on ARD-alpha.  more
The Contemporary South Asia Book Forum
March 2017

An examination of Nathaniel Roberts’ publication, To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in a Chennai Slum.
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