Anthropology

Below you will find terminated research projects that concern research discipline Anthropology.

Cultural heritage of Tatar Muslim minorities in the Baltic Sea region

Duration: 2011 - 2016

Project leader: Ingvar Svanberg | Project page

Book project: The book aims to present the forgotten Muslim communities in the Baltic Rim (Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Russia, Belarus). Various Tatar groups have settled in the region since 18th century, and Tatar minorities have developed as ethno-religious minorities in cities like Helsinki, Tallinn, and Riga already by the end of the 19th century. In Poland and Lithuania small groups of Tatars established themselves as minorities already two centuries ago. The chapters have been presented at workshops in Vilnius (2011) and during a Tatar network meeting within the framework of the EASR conference at Sodertorn University (Aug 23-26 2012) by those attending the conference. The book will be published in the autumn of 2014.

Communicating with States: ‘Underprivileged’ Migrations within the European Union (conference)

Conference date: 5-6 October 2015

Project leader: Ildiko Asztalos Morell | Project page

The creation of a joint labour market with free mobility set the framework for transnational migrations within the EU. While East to West labour force migrants with attractive skills were received mostly positively, the reaction to underprivileged migrations, of primarily Roma migrants, has been overwhelmingly skeptical in developed EU countries. This conference sets light on: the interrelation between push and pull mechanisms of migration, characterizing different source countries, such as Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Hungary and end-point countries, such as Sweden, Great Britain and Finland; the interface between migrants, local welfare state institutions and civil organisations in different EU countries, and to the role the EU plays in underprivileged mobility;  finally, the methodological aspects of field research. International scholars as well as representatives of civic organisations, politicians and welfare agents share their experiences.