MPI-MMG @ conferences

Akif Tahiiev: “Evolution of Ijtihad in Shia Islamic Law”

Akif Tahiiev is Research Fellow at MPI-MMG. He holds a PhD in Law from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine) with a thesis on Shia Islamic Law and its specifics. His wider research interests include Shia Islam, Minorities, Islamic Law, Comparative Law, Human Rights and Legal History. [more]
This event launches the Special Issue of Citizenship Studies "Migrations through Law, Bureaucracy and Kin: Navigating Citizenship in Relations" (Vol. 26, No. 6). The editors and contributors will present the Special Issue and individual articles exploring the ways in which migrants (de-)kinning practices and their struggles of ‘doing family’ constitute navigations of citizenship. [more]
Helena Hof is one of the Presenters at the Workshop “Researching Whiteness in a Transnational Pandemic Context”, 1-2 December 2022. [more]

Helena Hof: “Deviant Innovators? Foreign Entrepreneurs in Tokyo’s Startup Ecosystem”

Helena Hof is one of the Presenters at the VSJF Conference 2022 "Deviance and Norms in Times of Change in Japan", 18-20 November 2022. [more]

Akif Tahiiev: “Shia Translations of the Qur’an into Russian”

Akif Tahiiev is one of the Speakers at GloQur workshop "Nation States and the Qur’an:Translators, Narratives and Debates in the Post-Soviet Space". [more]
Johanna Lukate is one of the Speakers at SPSSI's new webinar series, "Decolonial Perspectives on the Psychological Study of Social Issues". [more]
Conference title: "Looking back to look forward: Celebrating 10 Years of Research onMigration, Forced Displacement and Superdiversity" [more]

Steven Vertovec at the 25th International Metropolis Conference 2022

Steven Vertovec is one of the Speakers at wrap-up. [more]
Lecture by Swetlana Torno at Khujand State University, Khujand, Tajikistan [more]

MPI-MMG @ IMISCOE conference 2022

  • Start: Jun 29, 2022 12:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Jul 1, 2022 12:00 AM
  • Location: Oslo (Hybrid)
  • Host: IMISCOE
MPI-MMG at 19th annual IMISCOE conference "Migration and Time. Temporalities of mobility, governance and resistance" 2022 in Oslo: Colleagues from the institute are organizing 3 panels at the annual conference of the biggest European migration research network in Oslo. [more]
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly dominated public debate for 2 years, but it is now timely and important to think about continuities and change in a migration world. This means a world that has been, is and will continue to be powerfully shaped by international migration in its various forms and by responses to that migration. The pandemic has had massive effects, but we do not privilege it as the sole cause or driver of the dynamics of contemporary international migration. The aims of the conference are to understand more about: (1) new patterns and trends in migration and mobility and to examine the factors that shape them, including, but not confined to the pandemic; and (2), understanding more about the factors that shape social, legal, political and economic responses to international migration in its various forms. [more]

Johanna Lukate at "Beyond the Difference to Integration"

Workshops, conferences 2022
  • Date: May 23, 2022
  • Time: 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: Hybrid
In-Person meeting Location: National Institute for Unification Education, Education Center 1, 4th Floor, Grand Lecture Room (국립통일교육원 제1교육관 4층 대강의실)Zoom meeting link: (Meeting ID: 850 8603 4584) [more]
Steven Vertovec is one of the Presenters at the Webinar "Climate change and migration: communicating complexity" [more]
Hania Sobhy is part of the Organizing Committee. [more]
Comparative and International Education Society | 66th Annual Conference | Illuminating the Power of Idea/lism | April 18 - 22, 2022 [more]
Steven Vertovec will be Discussant at the Presidential Panel "Visualizing Super-diversity and "Seeing" Urban Social Complexity" [more]

Peter Hennessy, Jane Alison and Farhan Samanani: "Post-war/post-Covid"

Peter Hennessy, Jane Alison and Farhan Samanani discuss Britain post-war and post-Covid, with Helen Lewis. [more]
Since the 1970s, a significant number of migrant domestic workers from the Asian region (primarily from the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka) have worked to sustain households in cities such as Singapore and Hong Kong. Amidst public debate about the ever-increasing need for migrant domestic workers to assist with eldercare in Asia, we hear little about their own futures. Based on ethnographic research, this talk traces the journeys of an older generation of migrant domestic workers who have spent much of their working lives abroad on temporary contracts. Given the restrictive long-term residence policies in the places in which they work, migrant domestic workers must return to their countries of origin upon retirement. The talk focuses on the ‘ends’ of transnational care, considering both the individual, collective and familial life projects and aspirations that long-term domestic workers have sought to cultivate in their years of work abroad; as well as the new aspirations that ageing domestic workers develop as they imagine their futures towards the end of their transnational working lives. I argue that the aspirations of migrant women, while initially stated in linear terms, rarely settle; rather, they take on novel and ambivalent forms that are often temporally at odds with the restrictive migration regimes which shape their transnational care trajectories. [more]
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