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Foto: Dietrich Hackenberg / DOMiD-Archive, Köln

On our way to a migration museum

DOMiD - The Documentation and Museum of Migration in Germany

The association was founded by migrants in 1990 and holds the biggest collections of objects and reports throughout Germany, documenting the diverse history of migration in Germany. In addition we research and publish on different subjects and desgin exhibitions. From the very beginning, DOMiD advocated for a culture of memory within the migration society and still supports the idea that the multiplex history of migrants passes into the official narrative.

Thus, the history of migration in and to Germany shall be presented to a wider public. Apart from our museum and archival work, we also organize events, conferences and lectures.

Our goal is to convey migration as a norm. This is intended to ultimately create a foundation of a common and transcultural identity.

For more than 30 years, DOMiD has been planning and advocating for a central museum of migration ( "Haus der Einwanderungsgesellschaft" ).To find out more about the founding history, please use this link.

DOMiD in moving pictures

Dr. Robert Fuchs | Executive director

Dr. Robert Fuchs | Executive director

Beate Rieple | Archive director

Beate Rieple | Archive director

Bebero Lehmann | Project leader

Bebero Lehmann | Project leader "Gemeinsam Unterwegs? Geschichte(n) der Migrationsgesellschaft" (#Meinwanderungsland)

Dr. Katrin Schaumburg | Scientific/research associate

Dr. Katrin Schaumburg | Scientific/research associate

Timothy Tasch | Operations & Human Ressources

Timothy Tasch | Operations & Human Ressources

Timo Glatz | Public relations and media

Timo Glatz | Public relations and media

Dr. Manuel Gogos | Project "Vereinsgeschichte" (DOMiD history)

Dr. Manuel Gogos | Project "Vereinsgeschichte" (DOMiD history)

Ceyhun Kara | Project „Vereinsgeschichte“ (DOMiD history)

Ceyhun Kara | Project „Vereinsgeschichte“ (DOMiD history)

Bettina Just | Project "Findbuch" (Finding aids)

Bettina Just | Project "Findbuch" (Finding aids)

Sandra Vacca | Project leader "Virtual Migration Museum"

Sandra Vacca | Project leader "Virtual Migration Museum"

Dr. Caroline Authaler | in parental leave

Dr. Caroline Authaler | in parental leave

Bengü Kocatürk-Schuster | Scientific/research associate

Bengü Kocatürk-Schuster | Scientific/research associate

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Azziza B. Malanda | Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit "Gemeinsam Unterwegs? Geschichte(n) der Migrationsgesellschaft" (#Meinwanderungsland)

N.N. | Accounting & Finances

N.N. | Accounting & Finances

Board of Directors

General Meeting of the Members and Board of Directors

Our members convene at least once a year. The general meeting is the highest decision-making committee that is also responsible for the election of the board of directors. The current chairpersons are Dr. Ali Kemal Gün, Jens Grimmelijkhuizen & Ahmet Sezer.

Our current members of the board of directors are:

Tevfik Aslan

Norbert Brünen

Murad Bayraktar

Elif Senel

Jens Grimmelijkhuizen

Dr. Ali Kemal Gün

Ahmet Sezer

The board is elected by our members.

Advisory Board

The scientific advisory board supports DOMiD in our continual development and with central scientific questions. The board is comprised of internationally reknown scientists who reside across Germany. Member of the advisory board are chosen by the board of directors for unspecified lengths of time.

Prof. Dr. Georg Auernheimer

retired university professor for general and intercultural pedagogy, founder and member of the research center for intercultural studies(RiSt), University of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim
retired university professor for sociology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, guest professor, NTNU/University of Trondheim (Norway)

Prof. Dr. Jochen Oltmer
project manager at the Institute for Research on Migration and Intercultural Studies, University of Osnabrück

Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries
professor for sociology/organization, migration, co-determination, Ruhr University Bochum

Prof. Dr. Claus Leggewie
former director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen

Prof. Dr. Micha Brumlik
retired professor of education, University of Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. em. Wolf-Dietrich Bukow
retired professor for sociology of culture and education, founder of research center for intercultural studies (RiSt), University of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Tobias Brinkmann
associate professor of Jewish Studies and History, Penn State University, USA

Prof. Dr. Viola B. Georgi
professor for diversity education, University of Hildesheim

Dr. Ulrich S. Soénius
director of the „Rhine-Westphalia Economic Archive“ of Cologne, managing director of location policy, traffic, business support of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK Köln)

Dr. Mark Terkessidis
independent journalist ,migration researcher, author, Cologne

Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoerder
retired professor of social history of the USA, University of Bremen, and at the North American Center for Borderland Studies and Department of History, Arizona State University, USA

Dr. Udo Gößwald
director of the museum in Neukölln, Berlin

Sergey Lagodinsky

head of the apartment of EU/North America of the Heinrich-Böll-foundation, former fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute and „Stiftung Neue Verantwortung“, Berlin

Dr. Barbara Laubenthal
lecturer at the Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas

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