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Welcome to the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)

The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research center at the University of Osnabrück.

Open hours in the IMIS secretariats are cancelled

Due to the current Corona situation, the open hours of the IMIS secretariats and of the IMIB examination office are cancelled until further notice. Please send your request via e-mail - or by phone during the open hours of the secretariats.

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Call for Abstracts: Migration and Everyday Life of (Post-)Soviet Diaspora Nationalities

[30.9.2021] The first conference of the research network "Ambivalences of the Soviet: Diaspora Nationalities between Collective Experiences of Discrimination and Individual Normalization, 1953-2023" will take place in Lüneburg on 3-5 February 2022. We seek to discuss related topics of life in the late Soviet Union, everyday life in the rural and urban Soviet peripheries, themes of repression and "normalization", intergenerational and transnational multiple affiliations, migration as well as the current situation of those who remained in the Soviet successor states. We welcome contributions especially from young scholars working in the above-mentioned fields and ready to critically reflect on container terms such as "identity", "ethnic group" or "diaspora". A focus on Russian Germans and/or Soviet Jews is desired, but we are also interested in contributions on other nationalities, comparative approaches, etc. Deadline for submission: 19 Oct. 2021 Call for Abstracts

Job advertisement: Research Fellow (m/f/d) to head the IMIS Junior Research Group “The Production of Knowledge about Migration”

[23.9.2021] The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) is seeking to appoint a
Research Fellow (m/f/d, salary level E 15 TV-L, 100 %)
to head the Junior Research Group “The Production of Knowledge about Migration”, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation funding initiative “Niedersächsisches Vorab”. The position is to be filled as soon as possible for a period of 3 years.
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Afghanistan in the Focus of the Osnabrücker Friedensgespräche

[27.8.2021] The dramatic developments in Afghanistan raise a multitude of questions, which the Osnabrücker Friedensgespräche will address with a special event on Tuesday, 31 August, 7 pm.

IMIS members Ulrike Krause and Ulrich Schneckener, together with Jan Köhler and Bülent Uçar, will assess the current developments, explain the background and discuss possible consequences of the events. The discussion, which will be broadcast live, will be moderated by University President Susanne Menzel-Riedl.

The panel discussion is also part of a series of talks taking place as part of the research community of the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM-FG) and in the context of the BMBF-funded project Forced Migration and Refugee Research: Networking and Transfer (FFVT).

FFVT-workshop: Comparative Forced Migration and Refugee Studies - reflexive, postcolonial, international

[25.8.2021] On 28. / 29. September 2021, the Workshop: Comparative Forced Migration and Refugee Studies – reflexive, postcolonial, international, will take place at IMIS, Osnabrück University, online

Taking a comparative perspective, this 2-days workshop aims at recognising trajectories and patterns as well as interdependencies but also notorious blind spots or hegemonic practices of knowledge production and subsequently the identification of new research questions in the field of forced migration and displacement processes from around the globe. Organizer: Marcel Berlinghoff, Franck Düvell (IMIS) Workshop programme and registration

Call for Papers: FFVT-TurkMiS-Conference

[16.8.2021] On 26 November 2021, the Conference on Refugees: Integration, Harmonisation, Solidarity, Hospitality or what? Philosophies, Policies and Practices in Turkey and Germany will take place in Istanbul.

The conference aims to facilitate an open conversation and cooperation between German and Turkish academics enriched by some international experts on how to think about and how to govern (new) diversity with the view to also underpin the practical challenges especially on the level of municipalities in both countries. It is funded by the Turkish-German exchange project for the integration of Syrian refugees into host communities, commissioned by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It will precede the Turkish-German Conference on Municipal Cooperation 2021 on 29-30 November. The conference is organised by IMIS, GPM and GIZ and in collaboration with FFVT (Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer) and TurkMiS (Turkey Migration Studies Network). Organisation The conference board consists of Franck Düvell (IMIS, Osnabruck University), Ali Zafer Sagiroglu (GPM, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University) and Thilo Moeller and Esme Bayar (both GIZ). Call for Papers

Kultur und Migration. Abschlusstagung des KultMIX-Forschungsprojekts

[1.6.2021] Am 17./18.6.2021 präsentiert das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) geförderte IMIS-Forschungsprojekt "Kulturproduktion in der Migrationsgesellschaft (KultMIX)" einige seiner Ergebnisse und bringt sie in einen Dialog mit Akteur:innen der kulturellen und kulturpolitischen Praxis.

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?   Programm und Anmeldung

Drei IMIB-Studierende ausgezeichnet

[20.5.2021] Drei Studierende des Masters Internationale Migration und Interkulturelle Beziehungen (IMIB) erhielten Preise für ihre Abschlussarbeiten: Jana Fleischmann, Alumni-Förderpreis Sozialwissenschaften (Thema: Barrieren beim Familiennachzug Geflüchteter); Dorothea Biaback Anong, Förderpreis der Bildungsvereinigung Arbeit und Leben Osnabrück (Thema: Pandemie und landwirtschaftliche Saisonarbeit) sowie Annika Marklein, Pro Afrika-Förderpreis (Thema: Transnationale Praktiken togoischer Migrant*innen in Deutschland). Außerdem schickt die Universität Osnabrück ein Projekt von IMIB-Studierenden zur Unterstützung von Jugendlichen in den Wettbewerb um den Niedersächsischen Wissenschaftspreis. Das IMIS gratuliert herzlich! zur Förderpreis-Broschüre