FORTHEM Lab "Diversity & Migration:

Blended Intensive Programme in Palermo (Sicily) - Juni 10-14, 2024

"Migrants and Cities"

  Programme: Migrants and Cities BIP Programme



Bonjour Paris!

Lara Christmann, PhD candidate in our work group, has been awarded a researcher mobility grant for a four-week research stay in France from the French Embassy in Germany. Prior to this, she received an invitation from the Centre Arabe de Recherche et d’Études Politiques (CAREP) in Paris where she will stay from mid-September to mid-October. There she will present her own research project and exchange views on current topics, debates and research projects on the Arab world with the researchers from CAREP.

Hot off the Press:

Sense(s) of Heimat - Plurilocal Self-Location and Emotional Geographies through the Lens of International Migration

The Master Thesis of Jessica Andel, who supported our team as student assistant, is published in the series BestMasters at Springer.

The German notion of ‘Heimat’ is highly subjective, ambiguous and historically charged. Senses of belonging and identity associated with Heimat render the concept vulnerable to appropriation and instrumentalization by different political forces. Thereby, a static and exclusive understanding of Heimat is often depicted. This book drafts a counternarrative to demystify the contested concept. On the one hand, Heimat is conceptualized as spatial through emotional-geographical approaches to human-place relations. And on the other hand, the concept is placed in a global context through the perspective of international migration. The author contributes to the understanding of Heimat as an emotional map of self-location. This subjective map is neither purely static nor dynamic - it is characterized by simultaneities of opposing processes.


Unser Team übernimmt die Koordination des FORTHEM Alliance Lab (2) "Migration and Diversity".

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Online Stream of the Lecture "Urban Utopias", 14 Nov 2022: