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News from the Department 'Integration and Conflict'

Out-migration and its effects in West Africa

April 03, 2018
Workshop on the social and economic impacts of migration in the countries of origin [more]

How Enemies Are Made

March 29, 2018
High circulation anticipated for prize-winning Chinese translation of How Enemies Are Made [more]

Roundtable discussion – Everyday boundaries: migrants in Halle

February 19, 2018
Current scholarly and political debates about migration to Germany and to Europe more generally have focused on how migrants and asylum-seekers can successfully be integrated in the new society. The research initiative ‘Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion’ (WiMi) financed by the Max Planck Society turns its gaze instead to the patterns and mechanisms that produce exclusion. On 27 February 2018 the initiative will hold a roundtable discussion on the specific context of Halle, offering a variety of perspectives on ways that migrants are marginalized and excluded in everyday life. [more]

Punishment and Its Connection to Retaliation and Mediation

February 06, 2018
Conference at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology on penal norms and social order [more]

Campus Talks with Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee: How terrorists are made

November 13, 2017
The German ARD TV show Campus Talks hosted Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee, Director of the Department ‘Integration and Conflict’. He talked on the stage of the Volksbühne in Berlin about the challenges anthropologists have to face during their fieldwork and the ethical standards they are supposed to meet. A written version of his talk was accepted for publication by the German “Journal für Religionsphilosophie”. [more]

Panel discussion – Loss of home and displacement: global causes

November 07, 2017
The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 on the topic of flight and displacement. Titled “Wohin? Was passiert, wenn Menschen ihre Lebensgrundlage verlieren”, the event, which will take place in German, will feature short presentations of ethnographic case studies by seven researchers, followed by a discussion in which they will take questions from the audience. The event is open to the public but registration is requested. To register, please e-mail forum@gv.mpg.de or call 089 2108-1668. [more]

"Before Boas" by Han F. Vermeulen awarded the ICAS Book Prize 2017

August 17, 2017
Han F. Vermeulen, research associate and historian of anthropology at the Department 'Integration and Conflict' of the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, has received another award for his book Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment. The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) has honoured him with the ICAS Book Prize 2017 in the category "English Language Edition – Social Sciences" during a plenary ceremony in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 20 July. [more]

Han F. Vermeulen’s publication Before Boas is rated as one of the Books of the Year 2016 by the Süddeutsche Zeitung

March 10, 2017
Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment by Han F. Vermeulen, is named as one of the Books of the Year 2016 by Horst Bredekamp in the Süddeutsche Zeitung [more]

Anaïs Ménard receives ‘Otto Hahn Award’

June 17, 2016
Anaïs Ménard of the Research Group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast (West Africa)” at the Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ was awarded the ‘Otto Hahn Medal’ and the ‘Otto Hahn Award’ of the Max Planck Society [more]

New book published by Sandra Calkins

March 21, 2016
'Who Knows Tomorrow? Uncertainty in North‐Eastern Sudan' by Sandra Calkins [more]

The Morning After: Anthropology and the Ebola Hangover

February 22, 2016
New Blog Post on the challenging relations between anthropology and the international Ebola response [more]

Terrorism: Main Topic on the Website of the MPS

January 25, 2016
Terrorism is currently the main topic on the website of the Max Planck Society. The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology contributes with an interview with Carolin Görzig and an article by Günther Schlee [more]

Echi Christina Gabbert is Hiob Ludolf Professor at Hamburg University

May 19, 2015
For the summer term 2015 Echi Christina Gabbert is Hiob Ludolf Professor at the Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Hamburg University, Asia-African Sciences [more]

The Difficult Birth of a State (MaxPlanckResearch Magazine 3/2014)

November 04, 2014
The Research Magazine of the Max Planck Society reports on the current research of Katrin Seidel (Department ‘Law & Anthropology’) and Timm Sureau (Department ‘Integration and Conflict‘) who analyse the conflict-ridden birth pangs of state formation in South Sudan [more]

Echi Christina Gabbert awarded Research Prize of the Frobenius-Society

October 17, 2013
Echi Christina Gabbert has been awarded the 2013 Research Prize of the Frobenius-Society. The award presentation ceremony took place on 9th October 2013 at the Frobenius Institute in Frankfurt am Main. [more]

Jacqueline Knörr appointed Extraordinary Professor

July 08, 2013
PD Dr. Jacqueline Knörr, Head of the Research Group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast/West Africa”, was appointed Extraordinary Professor. [more]

A Fulbe Documentation by Günther Schlee goes Online

May 17, 2013
This documentation gives insights into earlier research on ethnicity, migration and interethnic relations with special focus on Fulbe in Sudan and Ethiopia. [more]

International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment receives grant

April 08, 2013
The International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment received a grant of nearly € 1.5 million from the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. [more]

Launch of the “Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia”

November 12, 2012
The Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the MPI for Social Anthropology (Prof. Günther Schlee) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich (Prof. Peter Finke) launch a new “Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia” [more]
 
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