sorted in descending chronological order

Researchers from the institute describe the development of their projects and the challenges, delights and frustrations of conducting social scientific research.

Retirement of Peter van der Veer on 31.05.2021
Blog | July 2021
Pavelić’s Ghost Sidecar
Blog | June 2021
Is Indian capitalism really designed to enhance public welfare? 
Blog | March 2021
The female silhouette of the Belarusian uprising
Blog | November 2020
Decentralise the Procedure but not the Law? Cautionary Lessons from Switzerland’s Multilevel Citizenship Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT)
Blog | August 2020
Four Days Quarantine in an Ankara Hospital, or, Disciplinary Power in the Time of Covid-19 American Ethnologist
Blog | July 2020
How “A Burning” grapples with India’s current political reality
The Caravan
Blog | June 2020
Magical afterlives in post-genocidal Turkey
Blog | May 2020
Mobility after Covid-19: From ‘globubble’ to ‘slowbubble’
Blog | May 2020
A critical tribute to sociologist Yogendra Singh (1932-2020) — as a teacher, and his thoughts as a scholar Firstpost
Blog | May 2020
space, place The Immanent Frame
Blog | May 2020
To Steward Unruly Imperial Pasts TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research
Blog | May 2020
Commodifying and Generating Spiritual Love: The Love Pilgrimage of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi (1207-1273) The Sociological Review
Blog | May 2020
Enduring indifference and the vital labour of migrant domestic workers Identities COVID-19 Blog Series
Blog | April 2020
Global Breathing
Blog | April 2020
Low-skilled migrants after COVID-19: Singapore futures? COMPAS Coronavirus and Mobility Forum
Blog | April 2020
Virus, curse or prophecy? African Pentecostals making sense of the COVID-19 pandemic ASCL Africanist Blog
Blog | April 2020
Borders in the Time of COVID-19 Ethics & International Affairs
Blog | March 2020
Citizen Amendment Act is Confirmation of India as a Hindu Nation-State Berkley Forum
Blog | March 2020
Chinese Black humor in a Time of Crisis and Despair
Blog | February 2020
‘Boa viagem’ (or ‘visa trips’): on migration, separation, and faith
Blog | December 2019
Spirit The Immanent Frame
Blog | November 2019
70th anniversary - Patriotism becomes fashionable in China
Blog | October 2019
Waiting for Sundays. Fieldwork reflections
Blog | October 2019
Giving, time, and a wish The Immanent Frame
Blog | September 2019
Reflections on the ‘Grey is the New Pink: Moments of Ageing’ Exhibition
Blog | July 2019
INSIDE OUT – OUTSIDE IN. Shifting Architectures of Refugee (In)habitation
Blog | July 2019
Les bus ghanéens, entre attente, ruses et petits arrangements Le Monde Afrique
Blog | May 2019
Fieldnote 3: Buddhism, booming businesses and the ritual economy in urban Laos Max-Cam
Blog | March 2019
“All organizing is disorganizing”
Blog | May 2019
Du bist nicht #vonhier, oder? Kommentar zur aktuellen „Heimat“- und „Herkunfts“debatte
Blog | March 2019
“The Local Citizenship Crisis in Switzerland”
Blog | February 2019
“Voice, Sound and Atmospheres: Religious Feelings and Beyond”: A blog on the workshop held on 7 Feb 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Göttingen
Blog | February 2019
Do Policies Have Worlds? Some Reflexions on “Integration” and Local Governance
Blog | December 2018
Eine direkte Demokratie wird in der globalisierten Rechtsordnung erwachsen: Die Schweiz nach der Selbstbestimmungs­initiative Verfassungsblog
Blog | December 2018
Off-Center Inquiry
Blog | December 2018
Lessons of an Eccentric Perspective on Empire
Blog | December 2018
The public understanding of migration
Blog | December 2018
Ageing in a Time of Mobility: An Introduction
Blog | December 2018
(Im)mobilities of transnational ageing care: negotiating separation, solidarity and conflict within Brazilian families Blog | December 2018
Portraits of Ageing in Displacement: East Timorese Diasporas in Indonesia
Blog | December 2018
Constructing Livelihoods: Older Cameroonians in Times of Mobility
Blog | December 2018
Ageing Bodies: Retiring from Temporary Lives
Blog | December 2018
#MeTwo – und die Frage, was sozialen Aufstieg in der deutschen Einwanderungsgesellschaft so schwer macht
Blog | December 2018
Race in Britain: inequality, identity, belonging Cumberland Lodge

Blog | November 2018
„Festung Europa“. Es wird Zeit für ein anderes Bild Geschichte der Gegenwart

Blog | September 2018
Ankunfts-, Entscheidungs- und Rückführungszentren (AnkER-Zentren) – Erwartungen und kritische Bestandsaufnahme Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung

Blog | September 2018
Vor Jahrhunderten gab es eine Flüchtlingskrise – das können wir daraus lernen FOCUS Online

Blog | August 2018
Was kann die offene Gesellschaft dem chauvinistischen Nationalismus entgegensetzen? Der Tagesspiegel

July 2018
Crossing and conversion: Conclusion SSRC Forums

Blog | July 2018
The Solidarity Offense in France: Egalité, Fraternité, Solidarité! Verfassungsblog

Blog | July 2018
Die Fiktion der Nichteinreise ist ein Instrument der Entrechtung Verfassungsblog

Blog | July 2018
Kommentar zu „In den AnkER-Zentren wollen wir die Asyl-Verfahren nicht nur schneller, sondern auch ...“ Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung

Blog | June 2018
Is the Reasoning in "Coman" as Good as the Result? Verfassungsblog

Blog | June 2018
Diversity, anthropologically studied
Blog | June 2018
Workshop on “Chinese Religions in the Age of Massive Urbanization”
Blog | June 2018
Fieldnotes on interpretation and the limits of activist-research
Blog | June 2018
Shinto Shrines in Taiwan 101: Art Exhibition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Blog | June 2018
Weshalb man Asylsuchende nicht an der Grenze abweisen kann Verfassungsblog
Blog | June 2018
Weshalb man Asylsuchende nicht an der Grenze abweisen kann, Teil 2 Verfassungsblog
Blog | June 2018
A Critical Perspective on “Associate EU Citizenship” Brexit Institute News

Blog | May 2018
Twentieth-Century Faces of Anthropology’s Holism Renewing Political Anthropology
Anthropology News
Blog | May 2018
Economy or Justice? How Urban Actors Respond to Diversity Urban Affairs Forum
Blog | May 2018
The Dead and the Living
Blog | April 2018
Finding Place(s) for the Past in Trieste/A Trieste, cercando di far posto alla storia A collaboration between Alessio Mazzaro and members of the EoM research group
Blog | April 2018
Is Political Anthropology Dead? Renewing Political Anthropology
Anthropology News
Blog | February 2018
Advertizing against Asylum Thoughts on the “Rumours about Germany” Campaign

Blog | January 2018
Kenya’s 2017 Election Devolution, Uncertainty, and Unpredictable Electorates
Blog | August 2017
Tianjin’s Imperial Discomfort
Blog | August 2017
Trieste is Sissi with Piercings and Blue Hair
Blog | June 2017
Echoes of History: Chinese Poetry at the Angel Island Immigration Station
Blog | May 2017
Europe wrote the book on demonising refugees, long before Trump read it The Guardian
Blog | February 2017
Post-Imperial Peregrinations (On the Origins of Empires of Memory)
Blog | February 2017
“I want my entry tickets back!”

Blog | September 2016
Banlieues and the terrorist enemy within
Blog | November 2015
Come Tomorrow
Blog | October 2015
A Machine for the Production of Gods SSRC Forums

Blog | August 2015
Regulations versus hierarchies: Commuters creating inhabitable worlds in the Mumbai suburban trains Somatosphere
Blog | May 2015
Commonplace diversity: stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney LSE
Blog | February 2015
Religious Diversity in Singapore
Blog | November 2014
China’s stained glass windows
Blog | October 2014
Preparing to capture the use of gesture in Mumbai
Blog | April 2014
From Accra to Bolgatanga and back: reflections on a month spent in Ghana

Blog | March 2014
Hizbullah Between Islamism and Imperialism: Romanticizing Violence, Idealizing Categories?
Blog | February 2014
Reading ‘super-diversity’
Blog | February 2014
Rethinking of Social Scientific Study of Religion – metanotes from the field, summer 2013
Blogs | November 2013
Master Yang’s Lingering Power SSRC Forums

Blog | September 2013
Notes on the Familiar Stranger: thinking through ambivalent encounters in public spaces. Part One.
Blog | August 2013
Icons and Iconoclasm: Dying to the World
Blog | June 2013
Urban Friendship Networks as “Communities of Convenience” FASS Cities Research Cluster Blog
Blog | May 2013
Practicing Public Anthropology with Khenpo Sodargye
Blog | April 2013
The Prayer Blog: The Ritual Location of Prayer SSRC Forums

Blog | March 2013
Fieldworking with Khenpo Sodargye – The Charismatic Mind of a Modern Buddhist Thinker
Blog | February 2013
Kazan - City of cultures
Blog | January 2013
Good and evil in a sufficiently unsuccessful interview
Blog | November 2012
Ensouling the Mountain. Dan Smyer Yu on Film Making

Blog | October 2012
Thoughts from Shanghai’s Bund
Blog | September 2012
Youth studies and emancipation
Blog | July 2012
Embrace. Dan Smyer Yu on film making
Blog | June 2012
Reflections on video log
Blog | February 2012
Time, order, and the ethical in the production of ethnographic knowledge
Blog | January 2012
Fieldwork at ‘home’
Blog | October 2011
After 9/11
Blog | September 2011
An anthropologist among believers
Blog | June 2011
Being ‘in between’ – the challenges of doing medium-N research
Blog | April 2011
Checking the signs
Blog | December 2010
Emphatic beginnings: from culture contact to creolization
Blog | October 2010
Diversity, cosmopolitans and locals
Blog | September 2010
Ties that bind: the emotional entanglements of ethnography
Blog | August 2010
Social sciences, theology and many coffee cups
Blog | June 2010
Windows to a virtual field
Blog | April 2010
Christianity, space and gender in the Chinese Christian community in the UK: tracing a trajectory
Blog | March 2010
Angst and Enlightenment in the City of Angels
Blog | February 2010
Doing fieldwork with religious missionary networks
Blog | January 2010
Anthropology on the threshold. Ethnographic infiltration of a public organisation
Blog | November 2009
On research and festivities
Blog | October 2009
Ominous illness initiators – Germans, Indians and in-laws
Blog | August 2009
Anthropological Travel: between institutional support and the perils of paperwork
Blog | June 2009
Losing Track of Time and Other Side Effects of Pursuing a Doctorate
Blog | May 2009
Advantages and disadvantages of a secondary analysis
Blog | April 2009
Doing fieldwork with busy people
Blog | March 2009
Searching for multicultural El Dorado
Blog | February 2009
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