Public lecture series on migration and creative civil society initiatives

Under the title "Critical Migration Research in Dialogue with Civil Society", experts from academia and practice will address refugee experiences and civil society engagement starting Friday, April 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

In the public lecture series, civil society actors and academics jointly reflect on local perspectives on migration, borders and civil society engagement. In the first lecture of the series, Michael Kurzwelly from the Initiative Slubfurt invites you to a conversation about the special microclimate of cultures in the border region between Poland and Germany.

Critical migration research questions the deficit-oriented perspective on migration movements and deals with creative initiatives of civil society. From the perspective of this field of research, migrants and minorities are by no means in a one-sided debt to German society. The invited speakers deal with the diversity of the migration society in their lectures with a historical and time-diagnostic view.

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Time: Fridays, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Location: Central Campus, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Erich-Weinert-Strasse 1-2, LG 10, Room: 210 The lectures are aimed at students, faculty, lecturers and interested parties in the BTU who want to strengthen the university community and local relations through critical and historically informed reflection.


22.04.2022, 13.30-15.00 hrs.
Civil Society Engagement in the Migration Society: Local Perspectives
Discussion with Michael Kurzwelly, Initiative Slubfurt

10.06.2022, 13.30-15.00 hrs.
Collective memories of socialist migration movements (esp. contract labor) in the new German states
Lecture and discussion with Dr. Noa Ha, DEZIM Berlin, Board of the Council for Migration

22.07.2022, 11.00-12.30 a.m.
Queer migration and the refugee experience
Discussion with representatives of LGBTIQA+ in Cottbus

13.05.2022, 13.30-15.00 hrs.
Border regimes, border crossings, border experiences
Lecture and discussion with Josephine Furian, Pastoral Care in the Initial Reception Center Eisenhüttenstadt, and Elizabeth Ngari, Women in Exile

08.07.2022, 13.30-15.00 hrs.
Flight, Care and Gender Relations
Lecture and discussion with Dr. Caterina Rohde, World Vision Institute


Prof. Dr. Anna Amelina
T +49 (0) 355 69-2552
The diversity of the migration society is the topic of a public lecture series at the central campus