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Colloquium multilingualism, migration and minorities


Since 1991:  Research colloquium “migration and minorities” (Migration und Minderheiten)
(The 125th. colloquium "migration and minorities" took place during the winter semester (ws) of 2019/20).

Since ws 2020/21: Research colloquium "multilingualism, migration and minorities" (Mehrsprachigkeit, Migration und Minderheiten).

The colloquium addresses the issue of multilingualism, migration and minorities from the perspective of sociolinguistics and the social sciences. Both European and non-European groups of migrants and minorities – in the past and today – will be subject to the colloquium, particularly with regard to the question of language contact and linguistic integration of those groups in Europe. Preferably, the seminar deals with work in progress. It is organised in the form of a block seminar where presentations of emerging or finished research projects are given (for instance bachelor and master thesis or dissertations), as well as lectures held by invited guests.
For 25 years, the colloquium has been a fixed event in the calendar of the university, initially starting at the Free University Berlin (1991-1993) and moving on to the European-University Viadrina in 1993, when Prof. em. Harald Weydt and Dr. Peter Rosenberg switched to Frankfurt/Oder. At first, the colloquium was held in small groups of students in Schlaubetal, a beautiful river valley nearby the city. The number of students grew continuously, and since 2010 more than 1.000 participants (including students, guest lecturers and guests) have taken part in the colloquium.

Previous Events

Overview: Every colloquium at the Professorial Chair from 1991 until 2017