Activities at ECAS 2023 ‘African Futures‘

Panel Anth33: Global-African entanglement: transformation and continuity of social inequalities and labour practices. Thursday, 1.6.23, 9:00-10:45h,15:00-16:45h; Philosophikum, S66, University of Cologne.  Link to panel

Panel & Roundtable Anth42: Fulani as a security threat in the Sahel? How to derail established narratives and strengthen pastoralist/minority voices. Friday, 2.6.23, 15:00-16:45h, 17:15-19:00h; HörsaalgebÀude, Hörssaal E, University of Cologne. Link to panel

Audio-visual station "Alter Voices – Covid Stories: A podcast series of the research unit “Communication during and after COVID-19: (re)producing social inequalities and/or opportunities among African migrants in the United Arab Emirates and China”. 18.5.23-11.6.23, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne. Link to description

Conference in UAE: The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities’

‘Inequalities in the Gulf and Beyond’, second conference of the Research Unit ‘The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities’, 6.-7.2.2023, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Workshop on forced migration

Stakeholder Workshops on ‘Forced migration and internal displacement from the North West and South West regions of Cameroon’ May 2022, ALDEPA Maroua, Mairie de Foumbot, UNIC YaoundĂ©

Conference in Germany: The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities’

Opening Conference of the Research Unit ‘The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities‘ 11 to 12 November 2021, University of Cologne (virtual)

Past Events (selection)

Panel discussion 'Remembering Spanish Flu during Covid-19: Reinforcing Existing Inequalities or Opening up New Opportunities?', with Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lindner, and Dr. Jonathan Ngeh. In: Web Talk Series 'Corona Conversations: Mobility in a (Post)Covid Future' , Global South Studies Center (GSSC), University of Cologne, 27.10.2020

International workshop 'Towards an Independent Anthropology at African Universities:
Possibilites, Challenges, Trajectories'
10 to 11 January 2019, University of Cologne
Workshop of the Regional Working Group Africa of the German Association for Social and Cultural Anthropology (DGSKA), organized by Michael Bollig, Michaela Pelican, and Karim Zafer
programme | report Anthropology in Africa

Collaborative research programme 'Urban youths' perspectives on making a future in Cameroon and/or abroad'
26 July to 19 September 2019, University of Yaoundé 1
organized by Michaela Pelican and Deli Teri Tize
research programme

Field School 'Africa-Asia Connections'
25 September to 8 October 2017, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
organized by Michaela Pelican and Oliver Tappe
documentation of field school
Field School Field School

International workshop 'Migration and the Global South: Mobility and Social Change'
27 to 29 March 2017, Casa de Rui Barbosa Foundation, Rio de Janeiro
organized by Claudio Costa Pinheiro and Nina Schneider
workshop documentation

International workshop 'The Gender Dimensions of Human Trafficking'
22 to 23 January 2016, University of Cologne
organized by Michaela Pelican and the participants of the MA seminar 'Human Trafficking: academic and public debates'
workshop documentation

International conference 'Ethnicity in (Pre-)Colonial Societies'
15 to 16 October 2015, University of Cologne
organized by the University of Cologne Forum Forum "Ethnicity as a Political Resource"
poster  |  programme

International conference 'Migration, Ethnicity, and the State'
26 to 28 March 2015 at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
co-organized by the University of Cologne Forum Forum 'Ethnicity as a Political Resource' and the Center of Urban Studies, Sun Yat-sen University
poster | flyer | programme

2015 Annual Reception of the Rector of the University of Cologne
Panel Discussion with Prof. Dr. Matthias Sutter, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hofmann,
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican and Dr. Patrick Honecker, 3.2.2015

Photo exhibition 'KAHINA: Art, Action, and Research' and panel discussion 'Melilla - on the border of Africa and Europe?'
17 to 28 November 2014, Allerweltshaus and University of Cologne
co-organized by the University of Cologne Forum Forum "Ethnicity as a Political Resource" and the participatory social action and research project 'Kahina'

BAOHAN Street: An African Community in Guangzhou
Photo exhibition by Li Dong (artist) and Michaela Pelican (curator)
15 October - 15 November 2014, University of Cologne.

International Conference, 2.-4.4.2014, University of Cologne
'Conceptualizing Ethnicity as a Political Resource - across Disciplines, Regions, and Periods'.
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poster | flyer | programme

International Workshop, 5.-7.12.2013, University of Cologne
'Mobility within and to the Global South: alternative histories, labour policies, and citizenship regimes'.
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International lectures