CeMig Newsletter

08 April 2021

This is the newsletter of the Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig). It provides regular information about events, research projects and publications on the subject of migration at Göttingen Campus and within the region. 


CeMig Events


‘How Did it Come to This?’ Britain, Brexit and Euroscepticism from an Anthropological Perspective


05 May 2021, 19:30 CET, Online via Zoom

Annual Lecture in European Ethnology as part of the conference "Border Narratives - Brexit, Europe, and the UK" organized jointly with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology/ European Ethnology by:

Cris Shore (Goldsmiths University of London)

Chair: Regina Bendix (University of Göttingen)

For more information and registration visit the conference website.


Call for Papers


“Conflict, Migration, and Displacement“

Call for Papers for the 17th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network.

11 - 12 October 2021

Online event hosted by the University of Göttingen (potentially hybrid if the situation allows it).



Revisiting the Age of Mass Migration: the Latin American Experience


World Economic History Congress, Paris 2022 

The Age of Mass Migration – defined as the unprecedented level of international migration observed globally from the 1850s to the 1920s – was one of the largest processes of intercontinental factor reallocation in human history. Interest in the classical historiography on this theme has been revived recently as a consequence of the upsurge in modern international migration. In particular, scholars have turned to the experiences of the Age of Mass Migration to cast light onto the expected consequences of current global migration. In this, immigration policies and integration strategies in Latin America have attracted increasingly more attention.  

The purpose of this session is to provide a platform to discuss the recent historiography and new contributions to the study of the Age of Mass Migration in Latin America. The organizers invite researchers to submit paper proposals that are geographically focused on Latin American (and potentially also on the Caribbean). The panel welcomes topics related to the Age of Mass Migration broadly, referring to its causes, short-term economic and social consequences, as well as studies on long-run effects of migratory inflows. 

Interested participants are requested to submit an abstract of maximum 500 words and a short-CV to bwitzel1@gwdg.de until August 15, 2021. Accepted proposals will be notified by December 10, 2021. The organizers wish to circulate the working papers among all participants one month before the congress (which will take place on July 25-29, 2022).

Organizers: Bruno Witzel de Souza (University of Göttingen); André Lanza (University of São Paulo); Blanca Sánchez-Alonso (Universidad San Pablo CEU).

Keynote speaker: Herbert Klein (Columbia/Stanford). Confirmed participants: Federico Droller (Universidad de Santiago de Chile); Comarc Ó Grada (University College Dublin); Aldo Musacchio (Brandeis University); Santiago Pérez (UC Davis).


On Current Occasion


Courses in the Summer Semester 2021


The diverse research conducted in the field of migration studies at the University of Göttingen is also reflected in teaching. On our website you can find an overview of the current courses in the summer semester 2021 on the topic of migration. 


New RESPOND Policy Briefs:


RESPOND is a Horizon 2020 research project, which has studied the multilevel governance of migration in Europe and beyond. The German team has recently published policy briefs:

by Bernd Kasparek: Safe-Guarding Accountability and Fundamental Rights Compliance of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex

by CeMig-Member Alexander-Kenneth Nagel: Refugee Reception in Germany: Moving Beyond Isolationism and Deterrence

by CeMig-Director Sabine Hess: Flüchtlingsschutz in Deutschland Maxime der Deutschen Asylpolitik: Zugänge zum Asylrecht beschränken, Verfahrensrechte einschränken 


Diverse Transnational Care Practices: A View from the South

27 April 2021, 14:00 - 15:15 CET, Online via Zoom

Online Lecture as part of the Public Lecture as part of the MPI MMG "Ageing in a Time of Mobility" Research Group Lecture Series 2021 by:

Tanja Bastia (University of Manchester)

For more information and registration visit the Website of the MPI MMG.


Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)
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Tel.: +49 551 39-25358
Email: jelka.guenther@uni-goettingen.de