LOEWE research initative Minority Studies starts on April 12 with a public lecture series titled "Endangered Languages Documentation"

© Jürgen Lecher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

On April 12, as part of the research work of the LOEWE research-initiative Minority Studies: Language and Identity, a series of lectures with the title "Endangered Languages Documentation" will start in the summer semester. 

The lecture series, organized by seventeen researchers from the LOEWE research-initiative Minority Studies: Language and Identity, takes place at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. It deals with the interaction of different conditions (relationships) of self and foreign perception and identity "in one's own country" and "abroad" using various minority groups from the Middle East and North Africa in Germany and the respective countries of origin as examples. 

Since 2015, Europe has experienced the most massive wave of migration since World War II. A large number of those affected belong to minorities from the Middle East who are leaving their home countries in the face of war, violence and oppression for Europe. The new societal challenges give rise to research tasks that have largely gone unnoticed so far, which manifest themselves in the following three relationships: 

- The relation between minorities “at home” and minorities “abroad”. 

- The relation between self-perception and how others perceive minorities (both “in their own country” and “abroad”). 

- The reciprocal relation of the identity-determining specifications language, religion, culture and ethnos, in self-perception and foreign perspective "in one's own country" and "abroad". 

Time: Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except on June 14, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.), starting on April 12, 2022

Location: Campus Westend IG 411 (except June 14 HZ6) and online 

Registration: Students register as participants on OLAT: https://olat-ce.server.uni-frankfurt.de/olat/auth/RepositoryEntry/14538735618/CourseNode/1648520492816467003

If you are not a student and interested you can register for the individual dates via loewe-minderheitenstudien@uni-frankfurt.de and you will be sent an access link in good time. 

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