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

Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
Internal author workshop organized by Christine Lang (MPI-MMG Göttingen), Andreas Pott (IMIS/Osnabrück University) and Kyoko Shinozaki (Salzburg University). [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 AM - 12:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • 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

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

Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2019
  • Date: Jan 17, 2019
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • 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]

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

African Diversities Colloquium Spring / Summer 2018

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

African Diversities Colloquium Spring / Summer 2018

"Crazy times: new (dis)orders and the emergence of psychotherapy in Uganda"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring / Summer 2018

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

Special Public Lecture hosted by the Academy for African Urban Diversity

"New biosocial horizons: political subjectivity and Albinism in glocal Tanzania"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17

"The contemporaneity of Bena Orature"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17

"Women farmers’ strategies and engagements in Colonial Southern Highlands of Tanzania, 1900-1960"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17

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

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2016/17

"Class-based chronicities of suffering and seeking help--comparing addiction treatment programs in Uganda"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2016

"Gesture- and sign language-based language strategies and ideologies in Adamorobe, Ghana and Mumbai, India"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2016

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

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2016

"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

"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

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

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16

"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: 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • 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

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

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16
  • Date: Nov 9, 2015
  • Time: 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • 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

"Through a glass, multiculturally: on the politics of alterity"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2015/16

" ‘Xenophobia’ in South Africa: order, chaos, and the moral economy of witchcraft"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2015

"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]

"Supernatural defense: causality, possession, belief in condominium jurisprudence"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2015

"Global charity and local health need. Elite’s celebration of life in Gaborone, Botswana"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2015

"Is there an African middle class?"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2015

"Troubling justice: a case for a ludic Ubuntu ethic"

African Diversities Colloquium Spring/Summer 2015

"No title"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"No title"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"Contagious modernity - The emergence of a therapeutic society in urban Africa"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"Ethnicity in the New Rwanda"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"Mobilities and belonging: Congolese making ‘home’ within three urban spaces in the African Great Lakes"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"Brewing and drinking: negotiating the gendered terrain of labor and value in rural South Sudan"

African Diversities Colloquium Winter 2014/15

"(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]

"Ethnography, language & communication: a workshop"

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

"Catholic Charismatic Communities: A Global Geography of the Spirit"

Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11
  • Date: Oct 25, 2010
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Thomas J. Csordas (University of California, San Diego)
  • Dr. Thomas Csordas is an anthropologist whose principal interests are in medical and psychological anthropology, comparative religion, anthropological theory, cultural phenomenology and embodiment, globalization and social change, language and culture. He has conducted ethnographic research with Charismatic Catholics, Navajo Indians, and adolescents in the American Southwest on topics including therapeutic process in religious healing, ritual language and creativity, sensory imagery, self transformation, techniques of the body, causal reasoning about illness, and the experience of psychiatric inpatients.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
Workshop with Gerhard Boomgaarden (Routledge, London). [more]
Round table organized by the MMG DivCon team (Sören Petermann, Thomas Schmitt, Karen Schönwälder, Steven Vertovec). [more]

"Visual Anthropology"

Workshops, conferences 2010

"Varieties of Second Modernity: Extra-European and European Experiences and Perspectives"

Workshops, conferences 2010
Workshop with Prof. Ulrich Beck (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich). [more]

" Little India – Secularism, Transnationalism and Religious Pluralism in Mauritius"

Joint Seminar Series 2009 "Dimensions of Diversity"
Co-organized by: Peter van der Veer & Steve Vertovec (Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity) ▪ Matthias Koenig & Andrea Lauser (Göttingen University) [more]
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