Juni
20
Mittwoch

Over the course of the past decades, Somali society has undergone a number of dramatic social, political, and economic transformations. Most prominently, Somalia started out as the first state in post-colonial Africa to establish a democratic transition of power (in 1967) and, subsequently, became one of Africa’s “well established” dictatorships and then a paradigmatic “failed … Continued

Juni
12
Dienstag

Wollar is a small village on the western edge of the Great Dividing Range on the east coast of Australia. Within this small and seemingly insignificant village, a battle, emblematic of what Eriksen (2016) classifies as the central double bind of the Anthropocene, has unfolded over the past ten years. This battle can be described … Continued

Juni
7
Donnerstag

The Visegrád Anthropologists’ Network (V4 Net) was launched in October 2017 at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology on the initiative of Chris Hann. Its main purpose is to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary social phenomena in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (the V4) by applying the theories and methods … Continued

Mai
23
Mittwoch

This workshop brings together a select group of engaged, interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners who are working on land deals in different countries in the Global South, to present case studies and ideas that describe reactions and alternatives to large-scale land deals for commercial or conservation purposes. These case studies may (but not exclusively) examine the … Continued

Mai
17
Donnerstag

The aim of the conference is to critically assess the role humanitarian visas may play in the search for the appropriate balance between efficient border management and human rights protection, and how achieving this balance can be reconciled within the external dimension of the current EU migration and asylum policy. In other words, can humanitarian … Continued

Mai
22
Dienstag

Abstract One of the most widely publicized cases of our time is that of Amanda Knox, the college student from West Seattle who was convicted of murdering her British roommate in Italy and served four years in prison before being acquitted and released. Retried in absentia, she was convicted again, only to be exonerated by … Continued

Mai
2
Mittwoch

The aim of this seminar is to discuss how transitions to new energy technologies may imply a displacement of workloads and environmental loads to countries with lower wages and less regard for the environment. The point of departure is that technology and energy use are not politically and morally neutral phenomena that are external to … Continued

April
10
Dienstag

Large-scale resource extraction is heavily reliant on uninterrupted energy supply. In countries with insufficient supply, mining companies often receive preferential access to energy and therefore leave a double footprint in their “host” countries. Who bears the costs of their access to energy? My paper examines this question using the example of Zambia, a country whose … Continued

April
12
Donnerstag

Workshop Those Who Stay: how out-migration affects West African societies 12-13 April 2018 Der Workshop wird von Jacqueline Knörr and Agathe Menetrier, Research Group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast”, Abteilung ‚Integration and Konflict‘ veranstaltet. Anmeldungen können via email an: *protected email* bis spätestens 8. April 2018 gesendet werden. Quelle und weitere Informationen: … Continued