Conference Pictures

Conference Pictures

On 10–12 September a conference entitled “Financialisation Beyond Crisis: Connections, Contradictions, Contestations” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. It examined how global financial capitalism influences not only international politics and economy but also nearly every aspect of people’s lives.

The Influence of Financial Capitalism on Social Worlds

On 10–12 September a conference entitled “Financialisation Beyond Crisis: Connections, Contradictions, Contestations” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. It examined how global financial capitalism influences not only international politics and economy but also nearly every aspect of people’s lives. [more]
On 11–13 October a workshop entitled “Ideas and Practices: exploring economic and social transformation in Central Asia” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Participants presented the results of their research on the far-reaching processes of transformation that have taken place in the Central Asian states since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. The workshop was organized by the Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia (CASCA), a cooperation between the Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the MPI and the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich.

The Development of Central Asia after the Fall of the Soviet Union

On 11–13 October a workshop entitled “Ideas and Practices: exploring economic and social transformation in Central Asia” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Participants presented the results of their research on the far-reaching processes of transformation that have taken place in the Central Asian states since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. The workshop was organized by the Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia (CASCA), a cooperation between the Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the MPI and the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich. [more]
For many years people fleeing from war zones and crisis areas have looked to Europe in search of refuge. But because an application for asylum can only be filed in person within the territory of an EU member state, thousands of individuals embark on dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean or the Balkans. One possibility that could enable a less risky passage to Europe would be to issue humanitarian visas. What would the humanitarian visa mean in practice and does it offer a meaningful alternative to current EU asylum and migration policy? This question was the topic of a conference entitled “Humanitarian visas and the external dimension of the EU migration and asylum policy,” which took place on 17 and 18 May 2018 at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

The humanitarian visa – in search of an asylum policy that respects human dignity

For many years people fleeing from war zones and crisis areas have looked to Europe in search of refuge. But because an application for asylum can only be filed in person within the territory of an EU member state, thousands of individuals embark on dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean or the Balkans. One possibility that could enable a less risky passage to Europe would be to issue humanitarian visas. What would the humanitarian visa mean in practice and does it offer a meaningful alternative to current EU asylum and migration policy? This question was the topic of a conference entitled “Humanitarian visas and the external dimension of the EU migration and asylum policy,” which took place on 17 and 18 May 2018 at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. [more]
Low wages, expanding social inequality, labour migration, xenophobia: these are all familiar problems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, known as the Visegrád countries, or V4. An international conference entitled “Visegrád Belongings: Freedoms, Responsibilities and Everyday Dilemmas” on 7 and 8 June 2018 considered the causes and the wide-ranging consequences of this situation.

The Visegrád States in the Maelstrom of Postsocialist Change

Low wages, expanding social inequality, labour migration, xenophobia: these are all familiar problems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, known as the Visegrád countries, or V4. An international conference entitled “Visegrád Belongings: Freedoms, Responsibilities and Everyday Dilemmas” on 7 and 8 June 2018 considered the causes and the wide-ranging consequences of this situation. [more]
On 12 and 13 April a workshop titled “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies“ was held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Organized by the research group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast“ headed by Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Knörr, the workshop was dedicated to a little-researched topic: how years of emigration have affected the lives of the people in West Africa.

Workshop on out-migration and its effects in West Africa

On 12 and 13 April a workshop titled “Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies“ was held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Organized by the research group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast“ headed by Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Knörr, the workshop was dedicated to a little-researched topic: how years of emigration have affected the lives of the people in West Africa.

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A conference titled “Punishment – Negotiating Society” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle on 14–16 February 2018. Thirty international anthropologists and legal scholars examined, among other topics, the role of criminal law and its norms in structuring and legitimating the social order.

Conference on punishment, retaliation and mediation

A conference titled “Punishment – Negotiating Society” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle on 14–16 February 2018. Thirty international anthropologists and legal scholars examined, among other topics, the role of criminal law and its norms in structuring and legitimating the social order. [more]
On 22 and 23 February a workshop entitled “Households and Peripheral Financialisation in Europe” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

Unfettered Financial Markets and Private Households

On 22 and 23 February a workshop entitled “Households and Peripheral Financialisation in Europe” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. [more]
The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology held a conference titled Moral Economies: Work, Values and Economic Ethics from 6 to 9 December 2017 at the Leucorea in Wittenberg.

Moral values and economic action in Eurasia

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology held a conference titled Moral Economies: Work, Values and Economic Ethics from 6 to 9 December 2017 at the Leucorea in Wittenberg. [more]
On 21–22 September 2017, the workshop "Sangha Economies: Temple Organisation and Exchanges in Contemporary Buddhism" was held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany.

Money and Buddhist Monasteries

On 21–22 September 2017, the workshop "Sangha Economies: Temple Organisation and Exchanges in Contemporary Buddhism" was held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. [more]
Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropolgy from 7 to 8 September 2017: Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Anthropologists examine Islam in Southeast Asia

Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropolgy from 7 to 8 September 2017: Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
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