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.
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.
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(Congregational singing in the dedication of Shimen’gen Church, Fugong County, 27 July 2014. Photo: Ying Diao)
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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.
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Valerie Hänsch (ed), Michael Stasik (ed) and Serawit Bekele Debele (ed), "Temporalities of Waiting in Africa", in Critical African Studies, (2020), Vol. 12, Issue 1. Link
Chiu, T.-L (2020), “The Application of Traditional Rules of Purity (Qinggui) in Contemporary Taiwanese Monasteries”, Buddhist Studies Review [A&HCI], 36(2), pp. 249-277. Link
Helbling, M.; Simon, S.; Schmid, S.D. (2020). Restricting immigration to foster migrant integration? A comparative study across 22 European countries. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1727316. Link
Amrith, M. (2020). The linear imagination, stalled: changing temporal horizons in migrant journeys. Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs. doi:10.1111/glob.12280. Link
Drouhot, L. G. (2020). Income segregation and the incomplete integration of Islam in the Paris metropolitan area. Socius. doi.org/10.1177/2378023119899585. Link
Susewind, R. (2020) Rifah-e Aam Club, Lucknow: Public sphere and public space in urban India. Geoforum. Link
Binaisa, N. (2019). Lagos: negotiating urban mobilities in an age of mobile telephony. In A. F. Mendy (Ed.), Mobilités, circulations et frontières: Migrations, mobilités et développement en Afrique Tome 1 (pp. 137-151). Daraja Press.
Tayob, S. (2019). Molecular Halal: producing, debating, and evading Halal certification in South Africa. In K. Dmitriev, J. Hauser, & B. Orfali (Eds.), Insatiable appetite: food as cultural signifier in the Middle East and beyond. Leiden: Brill.
Rau, V. (2019). Turning the Kaleidoscope and pluralism inside-out: the case of Berlin’s Jewish scene. In J.-J. Bock (Ed.), Emergent religious pluralisms (pp. 195-221). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature.
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.
WP 20-01 Irfan Ahmad: The Oeuvre of Peter van der Veer
WP 20-02 Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria): Religion, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest: Major Themes
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