Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)

Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)

Migration is one of the most pressing and complex issues of the 21st century at a global scale. The Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) brings together scholars of the Göttingen Campus from six different faculties and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG). By engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration, pooling diverse methodological approaches, and employing different thematic and regional foci, CeMig is able to develop innovative approaches to the opportunities and challenges posed by migration.
CeMig aims to establish new formats of knowledge transfer in addition to strengthening research and teaching in the area of migration. It endeavours to contribute to public debates and to facilitate the inclusion of stakeholders from civil society, politics, industry and business in the discussion.


New Exhibition "Omid - Hoffnung" in cooperation with the Göttingen Kommunikations- und Aktionszentrum (KAZ)

KAZ Ausstellung Poster 360ppx

Photographs by Shirin Abedi and Arasch Zandieh

09. Mai - 27. Juni 2019.

Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 21.00 and Saturdays from 10.00 - 18:00.

In the foyer of Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum (KWZ), Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, University of Göttingen.

Free admission!

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CeMig Lecture Series: Summer Term 2019

CeMig Lecture Series SoSe 2019 360ppx And Yet It Moves! (Climate) Migration as Symptom in the Anthropocene

Giovanni Bettini
Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University


Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 16.15 - 17.45
Verfügungsgebäude (Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7),
Room: VG 4.102

How will climate change intersect with human mobility? This is a question with crucial implications, not least for those concerned with climate justice. However, ‘climate migration’ is often discussed through simplistic narratives. In particular, the spectre of environmentally-induced exodus recurs in academic, media, policy and activist circles, in spite of numerous studies revealing the empirical flaws and noxious normative implications of such narratives. Why is that the case, and what are the implications? To answer such questions, this talk provides a critical introduction to climate migration, contextualising the matter in relation to broader debates on the Anthropocene. Secondly, we will do a ‘symptomatic reading’ of discourses on climate migration, problematising the normative grounds of current discourses (which are often depoliticizing, securitising and racializing the nexus) and discussing why concepts such as ‘climate refugees’ do more harm than good for those aiming to tackle climate change in equitable ways.

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UrbanLab: Migration moves Göttingen

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Opening event

Migration moves Göttingen: A conversation between yesterday, today and tomorrow (in German)
Public Science Talk

Thursday, 06. Juni 2019, 6 - 8pm
Council hall of the city of Göttingen (New town hall, Hiroshimaplatz 1 – 4, 37083 Göttingen)

Dr. Christiane Heimann (University of Hildesheim) and Dr. Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim) discuss historical and contemporary concepts of the immigration society, particularly with regard to the role of cities and municipalities.

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