The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is one of the foremost centers for the multi-disciplinary study of diversity, in its multiple forms, in today’s globalizing world. The Institute consists of three thematically-focused departments: the Department of Religious Diversity, the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity and the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics.  more

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is one of the foremost centers for the multi-disciplinary study of diversity, in its multiple forms, in today’s globalizing world. The Institute consists of three thematically-focused departments: the Department of Religious Diversity, the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity and the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics.

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Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI MMG), has been awarded the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her groundbreaking work on citizenship and the legal frameworks of multicultural societies. Awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Leibniz Prize is Germany’s most prestigious research award.   https://stories.mmg.mpg.de/Leibniz_Prize_2019_Ayelet_Shachar/index.html

Leibniz Prize 2019 for Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI MMG), has been awarded the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her groundbreaking work on citizenship and the legal frameworks of multicultural societies. Awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Leibniz Prize is Germany’s most prestigious research award.

https://stories.mmg.mpg.de/Leibniz_Prize_2019_Ayelet_Shachar/index.html
The collection of photographs on our website represents the fieldwork activities of our researchers. All social-science research at the Institute, particularly that requiring informed consent and involving visual materials, is designed to follow the ethical guidelines formulated by the American Anthropological Association.  click here to link to our photo gallery  (Congregational singing in the dedication of Shimen’gen Church, Fugong County, 27 July 2014. Photo: Ying Diao)

Fieldwork Photo Gallery

The collection of photographs on our website represents the fieldwork activities of our researchers. All social-science research at the Institute, particularly that requiring informed consent and involving visual materials, is designed to follow the ethical guidelines formulated by the American Anthropological Association.

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(Congregational singing in the dedication of Shimen’gen Church, Fugong County, 27 July 2014. Photo: Ying Diao)

A Multimedia-Tool for Research, Teaching and PresentationFor scientists who rely on visual data or data visualizations, the limitations of monitors, multiple monitor spans or projection facilities can present serious limitations for data gathering and the analysis and presentation of findings. Arising from MPI-MMG’s ‘GlobaldiverCities’ project, the Datarama is a unique research and presentation tool that provides a significant solution to the limitations of working with visual data.

The DATARAMA

A Multimedia-Tool for Research, Teaching and Presentation

For scientists who rely on visual data or data visualizations, the limitations of monitors, multiple monitor spans or projection facilities can present serious limitations for data gathering and the analysis and presentation of findings. Arising from MPI-MMG’s ‘GlobaldiverCities’ project, the Datarama is a unique research and presentation tool that provides a significant solution to the limitations of working with visual data.

News & Updates


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019

Prof Dr Ayelet Shachar receives the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

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Award

The Augsburg Science Prize for Intercultural Studies 2019 goes to Christine Lang, who receives an award for her dissertation on diversity in municipal administrations.

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Vidi grant for Tam Ngo

Tam Ngo is one of 85 researchers who received a Vidi Scholarship from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

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Annual Vivekananda Lecture

Video

Peter van der Veer gives the Annual Vivekananda Visiting Professor Lecture on 7 May 2019 at the University of Chicago.

Events


Inclusive Parliaments. Representation, Mobility, Disability

Event

Workshop organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, and Normative Orders, Frankfurt • Cosponsored by Normative Orders/Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Max Planck Fellow Group in Comparative Constitutionalism

26.09.2019 · 9:30 - 14:00

Recent MMG Publications

Books and Edited Volumes


Journal Articles

Drouhot, L.G., & Nee, V. (2019). Assimilation and the Second Generation in Europe and America: Blending and Segregating Social Dynamics Between Immigrants and Natives. Annual Review of Sociology, 45, 177-199.

Amrith, M. (2019). The substance of care: Ethical dilemmas in migrant medical labour. Ethnos, 1-17.

Mohamed, S. (2019). Ethiopian image: face, trace, interiority. New Writing, 1-5.

Stasik, M. (2019). Les bus ghanéens, entre attente, ruses et petits arrangements. Le Monde Afrique, (May 2019).

Walton, J. F. (2019). Sanitizing Szigetvár: On the post-imperial fashioning of nationalist memory. History and Anthropology, 1-14.

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Contributions to a collected Edition

Ahmad, I. (2019). Democracy as rumour: media, religion, and the 2014 Indian elections. In I. Ahmad, & P. Kanungo (Eds.), The algebra of warfare-welfare. A long view of India's 2014 election (pp. 55-90). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Mahadev, N. (2019). Secularism and religious modernity in Sri Lanka and Singapore: Trans-regional revivalism considered. In P. van der Veer, & K. Dean (Eds.), The secular in South, East, and Southeast Asia (pp. 287-311). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

van der Veer, P. (2019). The secular in India and China. In P. van der Veer, & K. Dean (Eds.), The Secular in South, East, and Southeast Asia (pp. 37-50). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wang, X. (2019). “Folk Belief,” cultural turn of secular governance and shifting religious landscape in contemporary China. In P. van der Veer, & K. Dean (Eds.), The secular in South, East, and Southeast Asia (pp. 137-164). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Working Papers

WP 19-01 Ruma Chopra: Rethinking the historiography of coolie integration in British Caribbean cities download pdf
WP 19-02 Sakura Yamamura and Paul Lassalle: Approximating entrepreneurial superdiversity: reconceptualizing the superdiversity debate in ethnic minority entrepreneurship download pdf
WP 19-03 Steven Vertovec: Diversifications download pdf

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Online Media


Online Lectures

Here you will find videos from lectures given by distinguished researchers at the MPI MMG.

Blogs

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

Diversity Interviews

Here you will find transcripts of interviews with distinguished scientists, led by staff members of the MMG.

MPI-MMG linked Journals


NEW DIVERSITIES

New Diversities is an international, peer reviewed, scholarly and professional journal, published by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

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Global Networks

Global Networks publishes high quality, peer-reviewed research on global networks, transnational affairs and practices, and their relation to wider theories of globalization. The journal provides a forum for discussion, debate and the refinement of key ideas in this emerging field.

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CityScapes

CityScapes is a 144 page biannual print publication. It is a hybrid of forms, simultaneously invested in scholarly discourse around contemporary urbanism in Africa and the global south, as much as individual everyday experiences and activities of the multitude of actors that are actively involved in shaping cities across the continent and the rest of the developing world.

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maxNet, the Max Planck Network

All social scientific research at the Institute, particularly concerning informed consent and involving visual materials, is designed to follow the ethical guidelines formulated by the American Anthropological Association (see http://www.aaanet.org/... ).

All material on the Institute’s website is protected by copyright. If you wish to use material from the website, please contact our Research Coordinator, Dr. Norbert Winnige ().

 

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