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On the move. Nowhere at home?

International Scientific Symposium in the course of the 23rd Festival of European Culture in Karlsruhe „Migration. Happiness | Suffering | Foreignness“

22-23 April 2016

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What happens to people on the move? How does it affect identities and biographies when cultural, social and political coordinates change fundamentally? How do societies and institutions respond to the challenges of people arriving in order to stay – or wanting to leave again?

The scientific symposium of the ZAK addresses these questions as a closing event of the 23rd Festival of European Culture Karlsruhe “Migration. Happiness | Suffering | Foreignness” from 22 to 23 April 2016.

International experts will focus on current and historical dimensions of escape and migration. They will discuss how mobility influences identities. In short lectures the speakers will elaborate on the various social, cultural and political dimensions of being on the move. Other topics will focus on the localisation of multilocalities and the role of global diaspora societies. 

Throughout the symposium, both researchers and field workers will discuss processes of arrival and farewell and other related questions of integration. The two-day public science event looks into the subject from different perspectives. The ZAK invites guests to engage in discussions of these current questions.
 

 

Friday, 22 April 2016

Opening reception of the symposium “On the move. Nowhere at home?”

  • Bürgersaal at Karlsruhe Town Hall
7:30 p.m.

Welcome address

Wolfram Jäger
First Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe

 

Introduction

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies, KIT

Opening keynote lecture

(Necessarily) On the Move to a New Enlightenment

Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Co-President, Club of Rome

Abstract
 

Musical Programme

Angelika Metzler (clarinet/vocals) and Christoph Obert (accordion/vocals)
With Romani music and Klezmorim

 

 

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Symposium

  • Saal Baden at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karlsruhe, Lammstraße 13–17
9.30 a.m.

Welcome Addresses

Dr. Susanne Asche
Director of the cultural office of Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies, KIT

 

Lectures

From Maastricht to Idomeni. Why It Is Wrong to Speak of a Refugee Crisis

Dr. Jeroen Doomernik
Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Abstract

Migration in Twenty-First Century Western Europe. The Dilemmas of Racism and Islamophobia

Prof. Dr. Tahir Abbas
Professor of Sociology, Fatih University Istanbul

Abstract

Aspirations of Migrants

Dr. Megha Amrith
Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility
United Nations University, Barcelona

Abstract

Cold Home? Experiences of Expellees in Germany after 1945. A Search for Traces.

Dr. Andreas Kossert
Director Documentation / Research
Federal Foundation Escape, Expulsion, Reconciliation, Berlin

Abstract

Turkish Migrant Stories and their Mediation at the German Emigration Center Bremerhaven

Dr. Bora Akşen
Director of “Forum Migration”, German Emigration Center Bremerhaven

Abstract

Cultural Tranfer in Diaspora Communities. The Paradoxical Self-Positioning of Russian-Speaking Jews in Israel.

Dr. Lou Bohlen
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Abstract
 


Lunch Break
 

Wondering/Wandering about Cities of Refugees

Ghiath Al Jebawi
Architect / Urbanist, Milan / Cologne

Abstract

Cultural Activities in Permanent Refugee Situations. Experiences from Lebanon

Leila Mousa
Geographer, Berlin

Abstract

Youths on the Run

Mohammed Jouni

Federal Association for Unaccompanied Minor Refugees e.V.  / Jugendliche ohne Grenzen (Young people without borders)

Life away from Home

Dr. Salem El-Hamid
General Secretary of the German-Syrian Society e.V. / Chief physician of paediatrics at the German Red Cross Hospital in Kirchen

Abstract
 

 

 

Panel Discussion “How Can I Find a Home?”

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies, KIT

Dr. Bora Akşen

Director of “Forum Migration”, German Emigration Center Bremerhaven

Abstract

Dr. Salem El-Hamid

General Secretary of the German-Syrian Society e.V. / Chief physician of paediatrics at the German Red Cross Hospital in Kirchen

Abstract

Darjus Mostafawy

German-Iranian physiotherapist, Karlsruhe

 

 

Transfer

A personal perspective of someone who came from Syria to Germany.
Video Documentary by Ammar Obeid (Syria) with assistence of Abdelkader Benzebeiri (Algeria)

All lectures on Saturday will be interpreted simultaneously.

 

 

The book shop Hoser + Mende will be offering a selection of books for sale.

 

 

Presented by:

ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Scientific Convenorship: Prof. Dr Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha

Organisation: Dr. Christine Mielke

 


 

with friendly support…