? Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany , co-editors Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald (2019) recall two arresting images that captured the news cycle at the height of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ in 2015: a white refrigerated truck containing
A Case Study of a Syrian Refugee Protest in Germany
States of Displacement: Middle Eastern Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Asylum Seekers in Global Context
Lucia Volk and Marcia C. Inhorn
) combined registered less than 700,000 asylum claims in 2019 ( Eurostat 2020 ). While Germany continues to accept the largest number of asylum seekers within the EU, applications have fallen. Yet, along the Mediterranean, in countries such as France, Spain
The Repatriation of Human Remains from European Collections as Potential Sites of Reconciliation
This Forum contribution builds on the ethnographic engagement with restitution projects as places of transcultural encounter. Based on data collected in 2019 during repatriation ceremonies in Berlin and Leipzig, I show how a responsibility for human remains that was shared between European museums and Australian Indigenous custodians set in motion processes of healing, both among Indigenous groups and those working with these collections in Europe. I further argue that ethnographic museums change in these processes from supposedly passive exhibition spaces to spaces of socio-critical engagement. Finally, I explore the decolonial potential of such collaborative engagements with heritage within and beyond European borders that are motivated by provenance research and repatriation practices.
A Transnational Reading of Women's Life Writing about Wartime Rape in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Agatha Schwartz and Tatjana Takševa
In this article, through the narratives of women survivors we explore the effects and transgenerational consequences of rape during two twentieth-century episodes of armed conflict: the end of World War II in Germany and the war in Bosnia and
Sex, Gender, and Emotions among Polish Displaced Person in the Aftermath of World War II
Adam Tomaszewski, a Polish soldier imprisoned in Nazi Germany, remembered liberation and the first days of freedom as “bacchanalia,” “revue of the absurd,” and “chaos.” Like many other liberated Poles, he invoked images of indulgence, sex
The G8 summit meets every year over a weekend in the summer.
It brings together the Presidents of the United States and France;
the Chancellor of Germany; and the Prime Ministers of Japan, the
United Kingdom, Italy and Canada, together with the European
Union (Commission and presidency) and, since 1998, the President
of Russia. Each G8 member acts in turn as summit host while
holding the summit presidency, always in the same order: France,
US, UK, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada – Russia has not yet
hosted a summit. The G8 has no headquarters or staff of its own,
so all of the responsibility for preparing and holding the summit
falls to the country holding the presidency for the year. That gives
the host country an unusual opportunity to influence the direction
of international economic and political decision making, and most
G8 members use this opportunity to the full.
Francisca de Haan
The years 1917 and 1918 witnessed the end of the Russian, German, Habsburg, and Ottoman empires, with huge consequences for European and global history. Yet despite the obvious importance of empires to the history of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, gendered imperialism—especially within Eastern Europe—has received little attention from scholars. The theme section included here, “Rethinking Empire from Eastern Europe,” for which Susan Zimmermann served as guest editor, aims to begin addressing this omission.
Massimiliano Andretta and Nicola Chelotti
The G8 summit meets annually, bringing together the heads of government
of France, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom,
Germany, Italy, Japan, and Canada.1 The rotating president of the
European Council and the president of the European Commission also
participate. The countries involved take turns hosting the summit, and
in 2009, Italy hosted it for the fifth time since 1975 in L’Aquila. Italy’s
prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been in the unique position of
hosting the summit three consecutive times—in 1994, 2001, and 2009.
Alexander D. King, David G. Anderson, Tatiana Argounova-Low, Cathryn Brennan, Patty A. Gray, and Joachim Otto Habeck
This special issue of Sibirica is guest-edited by Joachim Otto Habeck, and the Editors applaud his work to bring together this excellent group of papers resulting from a conference he organized at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. Dr Habeck is Coordinator of the Siberian Studies Centre at the MPI, which is now well established as a key institution in the anthropology of Siberia. The conference included scholars from several disciplines, and thus publication in Sibirica seemed to be the perfect choice, reflecting the journal’s commitment to cross-disciplinary conversations on the region.
Remaking Rural Landscapes in Twenty-first Century Europe
The management of agriculture has long played a key role in efforts to remake European borders, landscapes and identities. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been a centerpiece of European collaboration and debate since the first steps were taken to establish the European Community after the Second World War. Launched by the Treaty of Rome in 1957, it was first designed to regulate the agricultural market and protect food security across the original six member states of France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. With successive European enlargements and ongoing transformations in the world agricultural markets, the CAP has been in continual negotiation.