Shortcuts Program 2017

Veröffentlicht am 21. September 2017

Six from nine participants of the BGHS Shortcuts-Program 2017 (from left to right): Beatrice Adam, Claire Zadrozny, Janina Jaeckel, Tabea Schroer, Susann Pham Thi, Marianne Hösl. Photo by Thomas Abel

Shortly before the start of the new Winter Term the BGHS welcomes this year’s nine young Shortcuts researcher. These young women researchers have just completed their Master's degrees. In a four-month programme, they will be qualified to prepare for their doctoral studies. Four of the young women researchers also receive a four-month scholarship to prepare their dissertation at BGHS.

Qualification Program

The qualification programme consists of writing workshops, peer group trainings and colloquia. On 8 November 2017 at 2 pm the participants will present their planned dissertation projects as a poster exhibition on X-B2. All members of the BGHS and colleagues are cordially invited to join the presentation Meet the Shortcuts.

Further information:

For further information on this year’s Shortcuts Program and the Shortcuts and Qualifying scholarship programs since 2008 please see:


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New issue of the InterDisciplines „Structure and Events“ is published

Veröffentlicht am 14. September 2017

The cover of the new issue "Structure and Events"

The new InterDisciplines, Issue 2 of Volume 7, „Structure and Events“, has been published. Guest editors of the issue are André Meyer (Bielefeld University), Ramy Youssef (University of Konstanz) und Lili Zhu (Bielefeld University).

Structure and events, and their relations, are of essential importance in both history and sociology. As fundamental concepts in both disciplines, they have influenced the scientific discourse between structuralist and interactionist theories as well as between structural and event history.

This issue of InterDisciplines asks, where and how structure and events are entangled. The topic is discussed in five different articles:

Ramy Youssef (University of Konstanz) provides with “On the Social Constitution of Structures, Actions and Events” a comprehensive introduction to some common issues in theorizing structure and events from a primarily sociological point of view.

Ferdinand Nyberg (University of Tübingen) discusses in “Nancy Reagan in the ghetto” the role of space as a mediator between structure and events. His example is a drug raid in the USA in the late 1980’s.

Issues of global nature are in the focus of the article “Braudel and Foucault on structure and event” of the sociologist Ceyhun Gürkan (Ankara University). He analyzes the event of the financial crisis of 2008 and looks for the connection between the crisis and the structure of capitalism, and how politics deals with the structures. The theories Gürkan uses come from Fernand Braudel and Michel Foucault.

Mátyás Erdélyi (Central European University) analyzes a specific historical case: His article is called “Crucial and local events in the long-term evolution of secondary schooling in Hungary (1867–1938)”.

The interplay between event and structure is also the topic of Elena Dingersen (Technical University of Darmstadt) in her contribution “the city as an assignment”. Using case studies from recent media discourses, she discusses, how structure and events shaped the self-image of the cities Dresden and St. Petersburg.

The articles in this issue are based mainly on selected lectures from the 7th Annual Seminar of the BGHS, which took place from June 29 to July 1, 2015 at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University. The Annual Seminar has provided a platform since 2009 for junior and senior researchers from different countries and disciplinary backgrounds to discuss their research.

The InterDisciplines, the online journal of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS), is published twice a year to different, the sociology or history concerning topics. Every issue is managed by different guest editors.

You could find the current issue here:

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Visiting Fellowships ended

Veröffentlicht am 13. September 2017

Mariana Bodnaruk and Andrew Mitchell. Photo: Thomas Abel

The BGHS has bid farewell to its 2017 Visiting Fellows Mariana Bodnaruk (Ukraine) and Andrew Mitchell (UK).

During their stay at the BGHS the two doctoral researchers of the Central European University (Hungary) and the Kumamoto University (Japan) worked intensively on their dissertations, discussed their research within the colloquium “Meet the Fellows” and got in contact with the BGHS community.

In addition, Andrew Mitchell organized a come together between his supervisor from Kumamoto University and the BGHS members.

We wish Mariana Bodnaruk and Andrew Mitchell a successful future!

For more information about the recent Visiting Fellows, please find: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/bghs/Personen/Fellows/visiting_fellows.html

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Start-up program 2017 ended

Veröffentlicht am 13. September 2017

The start-ups (from left to the right:) Maria Borba Dantas (Brasilien), Daniele Toro (Italien),  Hafdis Hafsteinsdottir (Island), Jovana Vukcevic (Montenegro), Daorotiana Rokotondratandra (Madagaskar), und Kim Anh Dang (Vietnam). Foto: Thomas Abel

With the end of the summer semester, the current start-up scholars have said goodbye to Bielefeld. For four months the six MA graduates were guests at the BGHS to work on a convincing doctorate exposé.

Maria Borba Dantas (Brazil), Kim Anh Dang (Vietnam), Hafdis Hafsteinsdottir (Iceland), Daorotiana Rokotondratandra (Madagascar), Daniele Toro (Italy) and Jovana Vukcevic (Montenegro) used their time as well, to join seminars at the BGHS, get to know other doctoral researcher and scientists with a similar research focus and to present their dissertation projects during the colloquium Meet the Start-Ups.

While Daniele Toro and Kim Anh Dang chose to take part at the doctoral program at the BGHS, Jovana Vukcevic gained a Marie-Curie-Fellowship, to which we congratulate cordially.

We wish all our start-up scholars good fortune and a successful future.

More information about this and the previous start-up-programs, you can find here: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/bghs/Personen/Fellows/startup_fellows.html

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Veröffentlicht am 7. September 2017

Exhibition in the Main Hall.
Photos by Thomas Abel/BGHS

From 18 to 26 August the Science-Festival GENIALE took place in Bielefeld.The BGHS organized different events within the Campus Days (dt.: Campus Tage) on 22 and 23 August.

Exhibition: Das ABC der Geschichte und Gesellschaft


In ccoperation with the Department of Arts and Design at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences the BGHS presented the exhibition »Das ABC der Geschichte und Gesellschaft« [ABC from History and Sociology].



Visitors within the exhibition.








Workshops, Discussions and Video Experiments

Video experiment by Ulrich von Wedelstaedt: »Foul, Schwalbe, Platzverweis«. Photos by Thomas Abel/BGHS

In the building X researchers from the BGHS presented workshops, discussions and video experiments

Workshop by Theresa Hornischer: »Wenn jemand eine Reise tut...« .

»Sütterlin: Kannst Du es lesen?« – Workshop by Kerstin Schulte.

Eziden? Jesiden? Yeziden? Was wissen wir über ezidische Geflüchtete in Bielefeld? Discussion with Carla Thiele.

Workshop »Götter, Monster, Könige« by Daniel Emmelius und Julian Gieseke.

Workshop »The Power of Make up« by Susanne Richter.

»Jungs gegen Mädchen, Mädchen gegen Jungs...« Diskussionsrunde by Katharina Wojahn.

Visualising Research

Exhibition on 22-23 August at Bielefeld University. Photos by Thomas Abel/BGHS

Within the GENIALE the BGHS also presented the Art&Science Projecct »Visualising Research« on two diferent places: at Bielefeld University and in the city at the WissensWerkstatt (planned science center near Jahnplatz).

Exhibition at Campus-Tage.


Exhibition at WissensWerkstatt.

Exhibition at WissensWerkstatt.


For further information please see:

uni.aktuell: Das Bielefelder Festival für die Wissenschaft (in german)

uni.aktuell: GENIALE: zwei Campus-Tage mit den Wissenschaftsprofis (in german)

uni.aktuell: Picture Gallery from GENIALE



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