Conference Pictures

The power of money
The workshop “Financialization and the Production of Nature: New Frameworks for Understanding the Capital-Society-Nature Nexus”, organized by Natalia Buier from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Jaume Franquesa from the University at Buffalo – SUNY, was held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology on 7 February 2019. more
Work and Social Relations in the Capitalocene
From 23 to 25 January 2019 a conference with the title “Social Relations of the Capitalocene: Work, Value(s) and Personhood Below the Commanding Heights” took place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.The conference centred around presentations of case studies that look at social relations within enterprises and the value orientation of entrepreneurs worldwide. more
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. more
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
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
Konferenz über die Folgen der Abwanderung in Westafrika
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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Konferenz über Strafe, Vergeltung und Vermittlung
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
Entfesselte Finanzmärkte und private Haushalte
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
Moralische Werte und wirtschaftliches Handeln in Eurasien
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
Geld und buddhistische Klöster
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
Ethnologische Perspektive auf den Islam in Südostasien
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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