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Part of IMIS members and staff, May 2023. Photo: Karin Schumacher, Osnabück University

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.

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IMIS guest lectures in the summer term 2023

[12.5.2023] IMIS cordially invites you to three evening guest lectures in the summer term 2023: On June 6, Dr. Gunjan Sondhi, Lecturer in Geography, The Open University/UK will speak on "Decolonising Migration Studies: Narratives vs Practices"; on June 12, sociologist and author Dr. Christa Wichterich, Bonn, will speak on "Nursing in India and Indian Nurses Abroad - From Angels to Fighters?!", and on July 10, Steffen Jost, Program Director of the Alfred Landecker Foundation, will be a guest with a keynote address at the Digital Workshop on Teaching the Holocaust at the University of Osnabrück: "Sophie Scholl on Instagram and Virtual Roses - Teaching National Socialism in Digital Space".

The lectures will take place in room 15/E16, Seminarstr. 20, 49074 Osnabrück. Program

EuMIGS Double-Degree Network selected for Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership

[17.3.2023] The European Master in Migration Studies (EuMIGS) program is a network of renowned European institutes in migration studies and their respective master's programs, founded six years ago. The aiml is to provide students with the opportunity to earn dual master's degrees in migration studies. At Osnabrück University, students of the Master's program International Migration and Intercultural Relations (IMIB) benefit from this. Now, the network has been officially selected by the European Commission for an Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership and will receive funding of 400,000 euros. Further information / press release

Workshop on "Solidarity Practices in small and mid-sized cities and rural areas"

[5.6.2023] As part of the international network "Urban Sanctuary, Migrant Solidarity, and Hospitality in a Global Perspective", IMIS invites you to a digital workshop on "Solidarity Practices in small and mid-sized cities and rural areas - developments since 2015/16". The idea is to shift the focus from already well researched urban areas and large cities to smaller scales. In which we will discuss different examples from Denmark and Germany, discuss developments since 2015/16 and use the synergies of our research. The workshop will take place on June 14, 2023 from 2pm to 5pm via BigBlueButton and in English. For further inquiries and registration, please contact Theresa Wagner: / program

Guest scholars at IMIS, photo: Jens Schneider

International guest scholars at IMIS

[24.10.2022] Since the end of September, after a break due to corona, IMIS is again hosting several international guest scholars. They come from Brazil, Canada, Austria, Russia, Syria, Turkey, the USA and Ukraine and are working at IMIS for three months to one year within the framework of various fellowships, including three fellowships of the FFVT project (Forced Migration and and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer). On October 6, a get-to-know-you meeting with all current guests took place in the IMIS courtyard. More information / Instagram: wir@uos

Journal of Migration Studies: fourth issue online now

[5.12.2022] The fourth issue of the Journal of Migration Studies (ZMF) is online now: vol. 2/2022 comprises four essays, seven comments and one discussion paper from different disciplines. The new journal is a freely accessible open access journal and is published twice a year. All contributions are subject to a review process for quality assurance. The journal offers a forum for the scolarly examination of the background and conditions of spatial movements of people in the past and present as well as of social change induced by migration processes in contexts of origin, transit and destination. read more