About the Institute
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.
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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. (Congregational singing in the dedication of Shimen’gen Church, Fugong County, 27 July 2014. Photo: Ying Diao)
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News & Updates
Nele Wolter: “Placed on hold: how internally displaced persons in Cameroon reinvent their future”
European Conference on African Studies, African Futures
May 31 – June 3 | University of Cologne
Swetlana Torno, discussant at the panel titled “Care for future generations”
Conference ‘(Un)growing Into Generational Roles’
June 8-9, 2023 | ZMO, Berlin
Karen Schönwälder: “Demokratiekrise, Migration, De-Globalisierung - Gesellschaft im Wandel”
Public event (in German) with Livestream
June 12, 2023 | VolkswagenStiftung
Megha Amrith: “ ‘Thinking about Myself’: New Financialized Subjectivities of Ageing Migrant Domestic Workers“
Talk at the Anthropological Colloquium
June 13, 2023 | Institut für Ethnologie, University of Hamburg
Akif Tahiiev: "The role of Slavic converts in the promotion of Shia Islam in Eastern Europe"
Sixth Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion
June 19-23, 2023 | St. Andrews, Scotland
Helena Hof: “Foreign Entrepreneurs’ ‘Urban Transnationalism’: Rooted in the Urban Space, Growing Businesses in the Digital Space”
ISA World Congress of Sociology
June 25 – July 1 | Melbourne, Australia
Swetlana Torno: "Gendered boundaries in informal care networks: intimacy and caring for elderly men in Tajikistan"
6th Transforming Care Conference
June 26-28, 2023 | Sheffield
Deadline for applications is 2 June 2023.