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Labeling and the Management of Displacement – Current Research on ‘Displaced Persons’ and ‘Heimatlose Ausländer’ in the Aftermath of World War II

5th Conference of the Displaced Persons Research Network

28-30 October 2021

IMIS / Department of History, Osnabrück University

Organisation: Linda Ennen-Lange, Lukas Hennies, Dr. Sebastian Huhn, Dr. Sebastian Musch, Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass (IMIS)

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Kultur und Migration. Wie reagieren Kulturinstitutionen und Kulturpolitik auf den gesellschaftlichen Wandel durch Migration?

Abschlusskonferenz des IMIS-Forschungsprojekts "Kulturproduktion in der Migrationsgesellschaft" (KultMIX)

17./18. Juni 2021

Organisation: Jens Schneider (IMIS)

Kultur und Kultureinrichtungen spielen eine zentrale Rolle in der Bedeutungsproduktion einer Gesellschaft. Insbesondere die großen öffentlichen Kulturinstitutionen „kanonisieren“ Themen, Perspektiven und Formen der Darstellung und des Sprechens darüber. Der Wandel Deutschlands zu einer „Migrationsgesellschaft“, in der Migration und ihre Wirkungen zunehmend sichtbar werden und einen Einfluss nehmen darauf, wie Demokratie und Teilhabe, Identitäten und Citizenship verstanden bzw. debattiert werden, gehört zu den zentralen Themen, zu denen sich Kulturinstitutionen, aber auch die Kulturpolitik aktuell verhalten und positionieren müssen. Das gilt in diesem Fall aber nicht nur für das Sprechen darüber, sondern auch die Strukturen und die Akteur:innen selbst: Wer spricht oder darf sprechen? Welche und wessen Geschichten werden erzählt und somit sichtbar gemacht?

Auf einer digitalen Konferenz präsentiert das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung geförderte Forschungsprojekt "Kulturproduktion in der Migrationsgesellschaft (KultMIX)" einige seiner Ergebnisse und bringt sie in einen Dialog mit Akteur:innen der kulturellen und kulturpolitischen Praxis.

Die Tagung findet online statt. Bitte melden Sie sich an per E-Mail an: marcpaul@uos.de. Sie bekommen dann kurz vor der Konferenz den Link zur Einwahl.

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Arrival Neighbourhoods in European Cities from the late 19th to the early 21st Century

Interdisciplinary Workshop

24/25 Feb 2021

Organizer: David Templin (IMIS)

In this interdisciplinary workshop we want to shed light on and critically discuss the potential of the conception of “arrival neighbourhoods” for the analysis of urban spaces between the late 19th and the early 21st century. Which analytical value, which new perspectives does the conception offer compared with other concepts and approaches such as those of the “ethnic colony”? How can we distinguish “arrival neighbourhoods” from other urban quarters? Which factors play a role in the emergence of such neighbourhoods – and which are responsible for their disappearance or transformation? And which social, cultural, political and economic developments do we have to investigate in order to understand the character and the transformation of these quarters?

For registration, please send an email to david.templin@uni-osnabrueck.de by 21 February. The number of participants is limited.

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Online Lecture Series: Global Perspectives on Forced Migration

Winter term 2020/21
Organizers: IMIS and Zentrum für Demokratie und Friedensforschung, Osnabrück University
Ulrike Krause and Nadine Segadlo (IMIS)

Referees:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Betts, Oxford University
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Olivius, Umeå University
Dr. Michael Owiso, Maseno University
Prof. Dr. Timothy Williams, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich.

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Virtual conference: “The Moral Economies of Knowledge Production on Migration: Conflicts, Values, Positionalities"

2-4 December 2020

Organized by the interdisciplinary Research Group “The Production of Knowledge on Migration” (IMIS)

The conference approaches the interconnection between the production of knowledge and migration by placing a particular emphasis on the struggles that centre on peoples’ mobilities and their ‘correct’ quantification, categorization, and interpretation. Conflicts about migration and its effects as well as the struggles of migrants themselves often lay bare not only the different experiences and socioeconomic situations of the many actors involved but also their conflicting worldviews and value systems. In order to make such conflicts intelligible, participants apply the notion of moral economies as it has been discussed in different disciplines recently.

Conference website: https://www.knowledge-migration.uni-osnabrueck.de/

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Online Lecture Series: Global Perspectives on Forced Migration

Winter term 2020/21
Organizers: IMIS and Zentrum für Demokratie und Friedensforschung, Osnabrück University
Ulrike Krause and Nadine Segadlo (IMIS)

Referees:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Betts, Oxford University
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Olivius, Umeå University
Dr. Michael Owiso, Maseno University
Prof. Dr. Timothy Williams, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich.

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Online Panel Debate

1 October 2020, 17:00-18:30 (CEST), online

Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT)

About the Non/Sense of Distinguishing between Migrants and Refugees – a Debate

In policy and public, it is often taken for granted to distinguish between migrants and refugees. However, researchers and practitioners tend to find that matters in the field are more intricate, reject a simple dichotomy, and struggle to assign clear labels to the opalescent realities.

In this panel debate, we aim to shed light on the diverse legal, scholarly and discursive practices and carve out lines of controversies to better understand the reasoning behind the different approaches. We have invited three distinguished guests from different disciplines, namely em. Prof Roger Zetter at the Refugee Studies Centre at University of Oxford, Prof Heaven Crawley, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University and Dr Dana Schmalz, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg/Berlin.

The debate is hosted by the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at Osnabrück University (IMIS) and part of the FFVT-Workshop Series. It will be held online via Zoom Webinar. For registration, please send an email to ffvt@uos.de including name, affiliation and email address by 28 September.

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