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Welcome to the Research Training Group Minor Cosmopolitanisms!

The Research Training Group (RTG) Minor Cosmopolitanisms wishes to establish new ways of studying and understanding the cosmopolitan project against and beyond its Eurocentric legacies. It will focus on concrete critical, artistic as well as everyday practices that straddle the schism between cultural relativism and humanist universalism, and combine visions of transcultural justice, peace and conviviality with an ethical commitment to difference and alterity.

The RTG took up its work in October 2016 with its first generation of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. To celebrate the start of the programme, and present the RTG's aims and approaches, our opening event was held on 28 October, 2016 at the University of Potsdam.

Find out more about the application process and procedures to become a doctoral or postdoctoral fellow.

Learn more about the Research Training Group’s take on ‘minor cosmopolitanisms’, its research profile and qualification programme, and its international network of partner institutions.

Meet the group of scholars who initiated the Research Training Group (local supervisors), as well as the associated local and international scholars joining them.

Universität Potsdam

HU Berlin

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How to Operationalize the Critical Research on Migration?

Methodology and Research Design: How to operationalize the Critical Research on Migration? 

Jan 19, 2018, 10:00-13:00 a.m., Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Möhrenstraße 40-41, 10117 Berlin

Humboldt University continues its Border Studies and Citical Migration Studies winter colloquium serieis with a session on the methods and empirical methodology on migration. It seeks to answer the following questions: 
How can we conceptualize and conduct research that no longer is a "migrantological" investigation of minorities on society's fringes? Which design, what methods are needed in empirical research that instead wants to focus on the whole of society, albeit from the point of view of migration? What does it mean empirically to "de-migratize" migration research and "migratize" social research? Which challenges and limitations, which possibilities are being opened up through such an approach?
Like former discussions, which serve as a starting point for this session, we recommend the Labor's homepageand its first publication "Vom Rand ins Zentrum: Perspektiven einer kritischen Migrationsforschung" Berlin: Panama Verlag 2014. 

As in the past, the upcoming discussion is posed as a joint investigation of the kind of research the organizers are located in, meaning taking questions, experience, knowledge, criticisms and ideas of the participants as a starting point in order to develop further ideas and new perspectives. 

Discussion will be held in German and/or English, depending on the participants.

Organized by Anne-Kathrin Will, Regina Römhild, Sina Arnold & Urmila Goel. 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline Extension for Sydney Summer School Applications

The deadline for applications to our Sydney Summer School has been extended to December 1st, 2017. Entitled Minor Cosmopolitan Justice and Aesthetics, the school forms part of a larger research project on Minor Cosmopolitanisms that is concerned with establishing new ways of studying and understanding the cosmopolitan project against and beyond its Eurocentric legacies. The school is a joint project between the RTG Minor Cosmopolitanisms and Macquarie University and hosted at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. 

For more on the school and applications 

Lecture: Zentrale Fragen indigener Gesellschaften der Gegenwart

RTG fellow Jens Temmen will be giving the opening speech at the Tage des indigenen Films festival on November 22nd entitled "Zentrale Fragen indigener Gesellschaften der Gegenwart: Zwei Fallstudien aus der Pazifikregion" or "Central Questions of Indigenous Societies of the Present: two Case Studies from the Pacific Region." Temmen's  lecture will be focused on decolonial strategies and objectives in Guam and Hawaii, specifically on the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement and the writings of Chamorro author Craig Santos Perez. 

Link to the Facebook Event