Events at the Mercator Graduate Programme Open-Mindedness, Tolerance and Public Engagement

ExhibitionCharlotte Püttmann

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Über/Sehen. Bildregime der Migration

3.10.2023 -12.11.2023

Opening hours: 

Wed-Sun from 2-6pm, free admission

cubus Kunsthalle im Kantpark

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Str. 64

47051 Duisburg

Information and news about the exhibition:

Stadtarchiv Duisburg lecture seriesSeçkin Söylemez

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Seçkin Söylemez will give a lecture as part of the Duisburg City Archive lecture series on the topic:

„Duisburger Türkeistämmige zwischen medialer Konstruktion und städtischer Lebensrealität“

Thursday, 23.11.2023, start 6:15 p.m.

Stadtarchiv Duisburg am Karmelplatz 5, 47051 Duisburg

Participation is free of charge. Registration is not required.

Lecture Series „Die Kleine Form“Prof. Dr. Birgit Mersmann

Lecture in the context of the university-wide lecture series „Die Kleine Form“

Topic: „Migrationsporträts der globalen Gegenwart. Life-Imaging in dokumentarischen Fotobüchern“

Wednsday, 2022-10-26, 13:15-14:00 pm

Bibliothekssaal, Rotes Gebäude, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen

TalkCharlotte Püttmann

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg
Talk in the context of Aurora "The foreigner in the European socio-legal culture
From the past to present day"


Title: Presentation of (Flight-)Migration. A Critical Image Analysis of the “Refugees Welcome” Sticker

2022-10-07, 15:00-16:00 pm

via Zoom

Spring School Mercator Graduate School Duisburg

Research ColloquiumEllen Hillal

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Nature-Based Solutions for Healthy and Sustainable Urban Regeneration


The presentation will be postponed to the coming semester, date to be announced.


Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Research ColloquiumMarie Jolanda Kaiser

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

"White German parents’ racial-ethnic socialization in an Eastern German City"


2022-02-02, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Research ColloquiumJess Palka

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Community-Based Research in Marxloh's Shadow Economy


2022-01-12, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Research ColloquiumSeçkin Söylemez

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Überlegungen zum Aspekt diskursiver Einbettungen in Migrationskontexten – Das Verhältnis von Diskurs und Demokratie am Fallbeispiel Türkeistämmiger


2021-12-22, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Research ColloquiumMarkus Kubesch

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

„Viel spannender ist, was hat das mit Euch persönlich zu tun?“

Erste Überlegungen zu Teilbringen/Teilgeben: Partizipieren mit etwas Eigenem.


2021-12-15, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Research ColloquiumCharlotte Püttmann

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

„Morgan O’Hara trifft Rosi Braidotti – das nomadische Subjekt

in der Serie Portraits of the Twenty-First Century


2021-12-08, 10:00 - 11:30 am


Research ColloquiumOlivia Davis

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Sparking the true potential of a Green New Deal through Agroecology


2021-12-01, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Research ColloquiumSarah-Lea Effert

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Cosmopolitan Civic Virtue


2021-11-10, 10:00 - 11:30 am

TalkSarah-Lea Effert

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

Where are we at with global non-domination? The case for re-embracing civic virtue MANCEPT Workshops 18th Annual Conference. Panel: Where are we at with republicanism?



Research ColloquiumBruce Pietrykowski

University of Michigan- Dearborn

Participatory Action Research: Methods, Strategies and Benefits Across the Disciplines


2021-07-14, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

TalkSeçkin Söylemez und Inci Öykü Yener-Roderburg

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

“Transnational Identity Building Agents: Four Turkish Migrant Organizations in Germany”

Talk presented in the panel "Transnational Citizenship and Migrant Political Participation: Concepts and Practices" at the 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference.

Thursday, 08.07.2021, 09:30 – 11:00 am

Research ColloquiumJulia Reuter

University of Cologne

Open-mindedness, tolerance and public engagement in the lecture hall? Case vignettes on the status of racism in higher education and the public debate on migration


2021-06-09, 10:00 - 11:30 am

TalkMarkus Kubesch und Seçkin Söylemez

Mercator Graduiertenkolleg Duisburg

"Zwei Schritte vor, ein Schritt zurück - Zur performativen Selbstreflexion des Postmigrantischen Theaters/ Das postmigrantische Theater als (ästhetisches) Dazwischen?"


in the context of the „Re-thiniking The Post-Migrant Theatre“

2021-05-27, 3:45 pm

Research ColloquiumAnne Ring Petersen

University of Copenhagen

The Battle for New Monuments:  Reframing Diversity in Postmigrant Public Spaces


2021-05-19, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Research ColloquiumJonas Tinius

Humboldt University

Minor Curating. Art and Anthropology After the World Museum


2021-05-12, 10:00 - 11:30 am

DebateSarah-Lea Effert

Mercator Graduate College Duisburg

ResiliArt: Create2030*IMAGINE!


2021-04-30, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

German Commission for UNESCO in Cooperation with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Registration is possible under:

or watch the livestream:

The international discussion will be held in English and French.

Research ColloquiumKatrin Althans

University of Duisburg-Essen

Refugees as Narratives in Law and Literature


2021-04-28, 10:00 - 11:30 pm

TalkSeçkin Söylemez

Mercator Graduate College Duisburg

A new anti-Semitism? On the debate on hostility towards Jews among Muslims in Germany

Lecture in the context of the “Monday Impulse” series of events at the Villa Merländer Memorial in Krefeld

2021-03-15, 6:00 pm


Registration is possible under ns-doku[at]

TalkSeçkin Söylemez

Mercator Graduate College Duisburg

About corona, ignorance and racism

Lecture in the context of the event series "Health, Studies and Society in Times of Corona" of the ASTA-Duisburg-Essen

2021-02-16, 6:30 pm

Research ColloquiumVanessa van den Bogaert

Science of Citizen Science researches on the example of "Plastic Pirates - Go Europe!" and the quality criteria of Austria


2021-02-04, 2 - 4 pm

Research ColloquiumCarolin Hagelskamp

Diversity climate in the context of higher education: What do students think, feel and expect?


2021-01-28, 2 - 4 pm

Research ColloquiumJanna Klompen & Christina Fornefeld

Social space orientation & the Essen model of neighbourhood management - introduction, practical examples & discussion


2021-01-21, 2 - 4 pm

Research ColloquiumKai U. Homann

Duisburg ist echt


2020-12-10, 2 - 4 pm

Duisburg ist echt

Research ColloquiumTobias Schlechtriemen

Social figures of the corona crisis


2020-12-03, 2 - 4 pm

Research ColloquiumMarkus Taube

The Duisburg location as end point of the New Silk Road


2020-11-24, 4 - 6 pm

Research ColloquiumLaura Ferschinger

Wer sind wir? Fridays For Future Meets Citizen Science


2020-11-19, 2 - 4 pm

Research ColloquiumSibylle Peters

Performing Citizenship

Discussion round

2020-07-08, 10 - 12 am


Research ColloquiumLeyla Özmal

Intercultural commissioner of the city of Duisburg

Discussion round

2020-05-28, 4 - 6 pm