Juni
25
Dienstag

The recent scholarship on secularity has brought to the fore its multiple frames as well as contestations over its meanings in different national/cultural contexts. The debate has also cleared ground for thinking through secularity not as an ideology of separation between religion and politics/state and the concomitant privatization of the former but as a question … Continued

April
11
Donnerstag

In most European languages the words for ‘brother’ and ‘sister’ are quite distinct, but in a few languages – notably Spanish (hermano, hermana), Portuguese (irmao, irma), and Greek (adelfos, adelfi) they share a common root and differ only in the gendered ending. The idea for this workshop arose from an email discussion between the organisers … Continued

April
4
Donnerstag

Durch Formationsbegriffe werden Akteure und Dinge in der Welt verortet: Sie sind Begriffe, die aus der Selbstwahrnehmung der Akteure eine Vielzahl von anderen Begriffen, Phänomenen und Praktiken derart in Beziehung setzen, dass diese ein quasi-ontologisches Ganzes zu ergeben scheinen. Diese Ganzheiten vermögen es, den Akteuren zu helfen, die Welt bzw. Teile davon zu erklären und … Continued

März
27
Mittwoch

Cities have long been associated with economic, social, moral, and salutary precarity. By its very nature, urban life – where relative anonymity, physical proximity to strangers, reliance on money economies, and an ever-changing built-environment converge with transnational flows of people, ideas, and capital – is often considered to produce unique challenges in terms of vulnerability, … Continued

März
12
Dienstag

The Event is a Coaching especially for young Researchers on Postdoc Level and Group Leaders and will be held in German and English. The Coaching deals with opportunities as well as challenges when publishing in Open Access. It discusses recent developments in German Academia and requirements of third-party funding institutions. Furthermore the Coaching will exemplify … Continued

April
15
Montag

Der zeitliche Abstand zu den Wende- und Neugründungsjahren 1989ff. wächst – doch scheint das öffentliche Reden über diese Zeit gerade erst richtig loszugehen. Die Umbrüche von damals waren einschneidend, in Politik und Wirtschaft und auch im Privaten, im Kulturleben ebenso wie in der Wissenschaft, institutionell und für viele auch biographisch. Welche Belastungen (und nicht nur … Continued

Januar
25
Freitag

The concept of populism currently shapes much of the debate around the state of the global condition. It is placed in a dialectic competition with the professed contemporary liberal order, with populism widely seen as a direct challenge to efforts toward building a sustainable, civil system of global governance. In short, the global surge in … Continued

Januar
17
Donnerstag

The aim of the workshop is to get a better understanding of current global inequalities and to discuss how north-south relations could be described properly by both looking at the metabolic dimension – waste, energy, resources and sinks – as well as at global labor and production – commodities, finance, care and services. The workshop … Continued