International Symposium
Portugal – Brazil – Luxembourg. Old and new connections
15th and 16th November 2022

The significance of Portuguese migration to Luxembourg is widely known, its historical development and socio-cultural implications are important subjects of academic study. Luxembourg’s relationships with other parts of the Lusophone world and the interrelatedness of various historical and contemporary mobilities and exchanges are less explored. By bringing together scholars from Portugal, Brazil and Luxembourg who are engaged in historical and social science research the symposium transcends the binational perspective thus seeking to further our understanding of the temporal and geographical complexity of processes of migration and exchange. Individual contributions reach from work on 17th century missionaries and 18th century Azorean migrants in Brazil to the study of recent movements from the non-European Lusophone world to Portugal and Luxembourg. The program also includes an exposition and a film as well as a public roundtable on the question of migration and citizenship.

MIS Fellowship Lecture

Culture – a semiotic construction?
Attempts at deconstruction

Prof. Dr. Lado Gamsakhurdia

27 September 2022, 12:15 – 13:45

Université du Luxembourg, Campus Belval, MSH, Black Box, and on Webex

Lado Gamsakhurdia is a professor of cultural psychology and psychological anthropology at the psychology department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia) and is currently hosted at the Institute for Lifespan Development, Family & Culture (LDFC) in the framework of the Migration and Inclusive Societies (MIS) fellowship programme.

Interdisziplinäre Tagung

Zur Potentialität von Theater und
Performancekünsten in inklusiven

28-30 April 2022

Université du Luxembourg
Campus Belval,
Luxembourg Learning Centre (LLC),
2. Etage, Raum: LH2.02

Ausgehend von Jacques Rancières Überlegungen zu „Der unwissende Lehrmeister: fünf Lektionen über die intellektuelle Emanzipation“ (2007) und „Der emanzipierte Zuschauer“ (2008) interessiert sich diese internationale und interdisziplinäre Tagung für die epistemologische Erkundung, die Hinterfragung sowie die Neuperspektivierung der Zuschauenden- und Rezeptionspositionen in Bezug auf die Potentialität von Theater und Performancekünsten in reflexiven und inklusiven Gesellschaften.

Donnerstag, 28. April 2022 / Von 09.00 bis 18.30 Uhr
Panel 1: Theaterinstitution / Zur Potentialität und Strategien der Institutionskritik
Panel 2: Disabilities

Freitag, 29. April 2022 / Von 09.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Panel 3: Dekoloniale / postkoloniale und feministische Strategien
Panel 4: Selbstperspektiven und reflexive (Re-)Präsentationen
Lecture Performance: „Blackout White Noise“

Samstag, 30 April 2022 / Von 10.00 bis 14.00 Uhr
Panel 5: Theatrale Dimensionen inklusiver Praktiken


Die Tagung ist auch über diesen Webex-Link zugänglich.

MIS Fellowship “Difference and Conviviality”

Call for applications in the framework of the Key Research Area MIS – Migration and Inclusive Societies 

The Key Research Area MIS launches a call for a short-term mobility fellowship for professors and/or post-doctoral researchers not affiliated with an institution in Luxembourg.

The MIS is a Key Research Area of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences of the University of Luxembourg devoted to research on migration and inclusive societies. The members conduct inter- and cross-disciplinary research, teaching and outreach in migration studies with the aim of promoting inclusive societies. By fostering disciplinary and methodological diversity, they engage with the complexity of migration and inclusion processes in five working areas, each focusing on a specific aspect: global connectivity and socio-economic participation; diversity and social cohesion; cross-border movement and citizenship; multilingualism and educational challenges; experiences of borders and cultural identities.

What we offer:

  • Fellowship (to be carried out in 2022) of two or three months with up to 2,500 EUR per month (monthly allowance of 1,500 EUR plus up to 1,000 EUR for accommodation)
  • Status as Visiting Researcher at University of Luxembourg
  • Access to central services of the university (library, email, office space)
  • Integration into the interdisciplinary team of the Key Area MIS

Submission deadline: 15 May 2022

Earliest possible start date: 15 July 2022

Latest possible end date: 30 November 2022

What we expect:

The guest researcher is expected to participate in internal and external exchange activities of MIS. His/her contribution should focus on the nexus of migration, difference and conviviality. MIS is interested in both empirical studies and conceptual contributions to recent debates on difference and conviviality.

He/she will be expected to give a public lecture related to this topic and is invited to write a paper to be published in the Online Working Paper Series of the Key Area MIS.

The guest researcher should also be interested in developing and strengthening an international academic network and in future cooperation in migration-related research activities.

We invite applications from scholars from social sciences and the humanities with a background in migration research and/or border studies. Candidates must have a sufficient command of two of the three working languages of the University of Luxembourg (English, German, French).

How to apply:

  • CV with your academic record (teaching, projects, publications)
  • Specify the period and length (2 or 3 months) of your stay
  • If applicable, indicate researchers whom you could envision as hosts.
  • Abstract of your public talk
  • Abstract of your writing project (MIS Working Paper Series)

Your application should be made in one of the three working languages of the University of Luxembourg (English, German or French).

Please send your application (1 file, max. 15 MB) until 15 May 2022 (11:59 pm) to Marina Laurent (

The MIS-Consortium will review your application and communicate the results via email by 30 May 2022.

If you have questions, please contact by e-mail: Marina Laurent (

More information:

University of Luxembourg:
Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences:
Key Research Area MIS:

MIS-Funding 2022: Call for Projects

The Key Research Area Migration and Inclusive Societies (MIS) at the FHSE conducts inter- and cross-disciplinary research, teaching and outreach in migration studies with the aim of promoting inclusive societies. As part of this mission, the MIS-group would like to support migration-related research, teaching, and outreach at the FHSE. To that purpose, we have dedicated € 10 000 from our annual budget for 2022 to fund specific projects:

Submission deadline: 30 April 2022

Topics: Research pertaining to migration and inclusive societies (please see “scope” below)

Project duration: Until 31 December 2022

Funded by: MIS – Migration and Inclusive Societies (FHSE)

Contact: or

Budget: € 10 000 total; max. € 10 000 per project (to be used by 31 December 2022)


This call is open to all researchers at the FHSE who conduct research pertaining to migration and inclusive societies. While projects of PhD-students can be funded, the salary of PhD-students cannot be funded. It is possible to apply for a project as a group; in this case, one member of the group must be designated as the contact person to MIS or the Principal Investigator (PI). Groups may also include researchers from other Faculties or Interdisciplinary Centers of the University as well as Luxembourg Institutes, but in this case, the designated contact person or the PI must be a member of FHSE.

If you have questions, please contact or


MIS invites proposals for research projects on the broader topic of migration and inclusive societies.

Successful project proposals will be teaching, outreach, and/or research oriented and must align with:

  • at least 1 of the 5 Working Areas:
  • Socio-Economic Participation & Global Connectivity
  • Diversity & Social Cohesion
  • Cross-Border Movement & Citizenship
  • Multilingualism & Educational Challenges
  • Experiences of Borders & Cultural Identities
  • the MIS-Mission-Statement: The Key Research Area “Migration and Inclusive Societies” (MIS) at the FHSE ( conducts inter- and cross-disciplinary research, teaching and outreach in migration studies with the aim of promoting inclusive societies. Its activities include all aspects of life and borders, thereby going beyond addressing migration with purely economic or political questions. By fostering disciplinary and methodological diversity, MIS engages with the complexity of migration processes and of inclusion.


How to apply

Please submit an application with a summary of your proposed project (500 words excluding references) to by 30 April 2022.

In the application please state:

  • The project title (at least preliminary)
  • The objectives and expected results of your project
  • Who is involved in your project (individual and group-applications are possible)
  • how your project relates to at least one of the five MIS-working areas and the MIS-Mission-Statement
  • how much funding you are applying for and why
  • on what purposes you would want to spend the project money.
  • Please note that all project expenses have to be in line with UL financial guidelines available on the intranet.
  • a timetable of the course of your proposed project

The MIS-Consortium will review your application and results will be communicated via email by 15 May 2022.

Successful projects will be asked to:

  • display the MIS-logo on all related material (posters, publications etc.) and acknowledge MIS-support in any other appropriate manner.
  • open all related events to MIS-members
  • present at MIS-events
  • provide a written final report (500 words; including project title, use of funding, outcomes) after the funding period/project has ended, which may be put on the MIS-website; a report template will be sent out

University of Luxembourg: Fourth Annual Summer School on Cultural Psychology Summer Semester 2022


Cultural Psychology as an Interdisciplinary Synthesis

Co-organizers: Isabelle Albert, Thomas Boll, Elke Murdock and Jaan Valsiner

When: 31 May – 02 June 2022
Where: Hybrid (Webex link to be provided) & University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus
Participants: Interested PhD students at the University of Luxembourg and international participants of all junior academic levels (MA/MS and upwards)
Costs: There is no participation fee.
Registration: Students of the University of Luxembourg can inscribe directly in Moodle. External students: Please send an e-mail to
For more information – please contact: or

European Literatures of Military Occupation 1938–1955

International Conference – April 4−7, 2022 

Villa Vigoni, German-Italian Center for European Dialogue,  Lake Como, Italy

Organisation & Contact: Matthias Buschmeier (Bielefeld University) / Jeanne E. Glesener (University of Luxembourg)

For online participation, please register here.

The conference agenda can be downloaded here

The Call for papers can be downloaded here