Current Events

27 January - 27 April
ZiF Art - Exhibition


Tim Bennett (München, GER)

1 - 2 March
ZiF Research Group Workshop
The Politics of Making Kinship - Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

Erdmute Alber (Bayreuth, GER), Jennifer Rasell (Bielefeld, GER), David Warren Sabean (Los Angeles, USA), Simon Teuscher (Zurich, SUI), Tatjana Thelen (Vienna, AUT)

22 - 23 March
ZiF Workshop
Criminology of the Visual

Axel Groenemeyer (Dortmund, GER), Bettina Paul (Hamburg, GER), Bernd Dollinger (Siegen, GER), Birgit Menzel (Hamburg, GER), Dorothea Rzepka (Darmstadt, GER), Henning Schmidt-Semisch (Bremen, GER), Klaus Weinhauer (Bielefeld, GER)

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From the Research and Cooperation Groups


In Search of the Global Labour Market - Actors, Structures and Policies


Globalisation is on everybody's lips. Like few others this catchword epitomises the dynamic changes of present times, not least with regard to labour markets. Never before have such a large number of people emigrated in the hope of better working and living conditions. Never before were so many flight miles spent on business travel. For the highly qualified elites globalisation appears as a cornucopia of opportunities. In less privileged sectors of the labour market, above all in industry, employers refer to the 'pressure of globalisation' to justify the lowering of standards and wages or the shifting of jobs abroad.


Current Publications

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Call for Project Proposals
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New Directors and Advisory Board Members at the ZiF
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