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Meet the Researcher: Kalle Pihlainen

Veröffentlicht am 11. Januar 2018


Since this week until 15 February, the adj. professor Kalle Pihlainen (University of Turku, Finland) will be guest at the BGHS. Kalle Pihlainen is a historian, with a focus on on the theory and philosophy of history, narrative theory, embodiment and existential phenomenology. At the BGHS he holds a seminar and can be asked for advice in case of questions concerning the projects of the doctoral researchers.

Within the frame of the event Meet the Guest Researcher all doctoral researchers have the opportunity to meet Kalle Pihlainen and get to know him.

The Get-Together takes place on 15 January at 2 p.m. (s.t.) in the BGHS Lounge.

All members of the BGHS are cordially invited.

More dates with our guest researcher Alan Lessoff and further information:

18 January: Discussion about Pihlainen’s book:
The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of The Past
6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Room: X-E1-202

30 - 31 January: Seminar
Violence and legitimacy in 'speaking for others'
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To speak to Kalle Pihlainen in person, there will be of course chance at the Meet the Guest Researcher, or you can come to his office at X-B2-240. It is recommended to make an appointment via [kalle.pihlainen(at)utu.fi].

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Lecture: Nazis behind barbed wire

Veröffentlicht am 10. Januar 2018

BGHS doctoral researcher Kerstin Schulte at the VHS Bielefeld. Bild: Thomas Abel

On 19 December 2017, in the last public lecture of the series Linie 4, organized by the BGHS in cooperation with the Volkshochschule Bielefeld, the historian Kerstin Schulte talked in a fully occupied hall about Camp stories from the Senne: Nazis behind barbed wire. The doctoral researcher talked about the two allied camps Staumühle and Stukenbrock where civil functionaries of the national socialis regime were detained waiting for either their trial or their release.

In her talk, Kerstin Schulte gave a detailed insight into the camp life. She managed that by not only showing allied instructional videos concerning the arrest, but also discussed the perception of the camps by the imprisoned people themselves. To do this, she talked in detail about the artistic processing of the experiences of internment in the form of, for example, autobiographies and caricatures.

The audience for the lecture “Nazis behind barbed wire” Bild: Thomas Abel

The lively discussion afterwards involved topics ranging from the supply situation of the internees to women in the camps.

From camp experience to politics of history in the early Federal Republic

In her doctoral theses, the historian compares internment camps in the British and the U.S.-american occupation zone. Especially the internees themselves and their experiences are the focus of her interest. Schulte’s hypotheses is that these experiences had a formative influence on the narratives which later would play a leading role in the politics of history in the early Federal Republic.

With Who Cares? Linie 4 continues in 2018

On 16 January, Cleovi Mosuela will continue the public lecture series with her talk titled Who Cares? Filipino Nurses in Germany. The talk will be held in English.

For further information to the open lecture series and the programme please see:
uni.aktuell (in German)
Interview with Theresa Hornischer at campus radio station Hertz 87.9(in German)
Interview with Marcus Carrier at campus radio station Hertz 87.9 (in German)
#Campusminute with Theresa Hornischer (in German)
www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs/Public_Science/Linie_4/
www.vhs-bielefeld.de

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Interdisciplinary Dialogue: What is Modernity?

Veröffentlicht am 10. Januar 2018

On Wednesday, 17 January 2018, the next Interdisciplinary Dialogue takes place at the BGHS. The topic will be: What is Modernity? Interdisciplinary perspectives on a contested concept.

Discussants:

  • Katsuo Nawa, Professor of Cultural Anthropology (University of Tokyo)
  • Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Professor of Social Anthropology (Faculty of Sociology)
  • Thomas Welskopp, Professor of History of Modern Society (History Department)
  • Sisay Dirirsa, BGHS Doctoral researcher (History Department)
  • Edvaldo de Aguiar Portela Moita, BGHS Doctoral researcher (Faculty of Sociology)

  • Chair: Éva Rozalia Hölzle, BGHS alumna and postdoc researcher (Faculty of Sociology)

The BGHS cordially invites all doctoral researchers, international guests, and all faculty of the Department of History and the Faculty of Sociology. The discussion will be in English.

For further information about the First Interdisciplinary Dialogue please see:

www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs/Programm/BGHS_spezifische_Formate/dialog.html

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Karsten Wilke about his work

Veröffentlicht am 21. Dezember 2017

BGHS Alumnus Karsten Wilke (right side of the picture) during the "Woche der Berufsorientierung". Picture: Andreas Hermwille

What is the next step after finishing the PhD? In what kind of jobs is it possible to connect the research projects from the past with the new tasks? One example for a well working connection between academic and working career is BGHS Alumnus Karsten Wilke. He graduated in history and is now working for Mobile Beratung gegen Rechts OWL, an Anti-Rightist institution in Eastern Westphalia. He spoke about his work at the Woche der Berufsorientierung, an event for carrier opportunities at Bielefeld University.

Wilke made his first steps in the field when he was a young adult. “In Vlotho, the town I grew up, there was an educational centre of extreme rightists. We founded a group to enlight the town about the centre's ideology.”

Using the knowledge to classify rightist symbols

When Wilke came to Bielefeld University, he studied history and did his PhD at the BGHS to the topic Die 'Hilfsgemeinschaft auf Gegenseitigkeit der Angehörigen der ehemaligen Waffen-SS' (HIAG). Organisierte Veteranen der Waffen-SS zwischen Integration und Systemopposition 1950-1990“ [Mutual aid association of former Waffen-SS members].

In his job for Mobile Beratung gegen Rechts OWL he connected his engagements from the past with his new knowledge. His expertise in history helped him to classify rightists and Nazi symbols or statements.

The tasks for the Mobile Beratung gegen Rechts OWL ranges from giving advice to clients, networking with other organisations which deal with rightists, supporting institutions in their prevention work, finally researching the ideolgy and ideas of extreme right-wing movements in Eastern Westphalia.

No relaxing working field

Beside typical formats - like going into schools where pupils with right wing symbols or statements were noticed - there is need for special expertise in the field of conspiracy theories at the moment. “It is rather difficult to find access to these people, since they have built for themselves their own conceptions of the world”, Wilke says.

It is not very surprising, that Wilke's job is not that relaxing. Although he says, he was never attacked personally, his insitution receives lots of insulting mails concerning their work. And most of the cases, ecpecially if teenager or young adults are involved, are caused by deeper problems in the families. “You need a thick skin”, he sums up. “Because there are some stories you cannot forget.”

Further information:

The BGHS Alumni
Career Service – Woche der Berufsorientierung (in German)
Mobile Beratung gegen Rechts OWL (in German)
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InterDisciplines: New Issue

Veröffentlicht am 19. Dezember 2017

The cover of the new InterDisciplines issue, Postcolonialism and China.

Why did generations of intellectuals and political elites produce a discourse on a Chinese backwardness? How do and did people in China try to conciliate alternative visions of Chineseness or of socialism with the notion of catching-up with the west? What discursive resources do the Chinese have to escape this west-centered perception of modernity? These typically postcolonial questions are asked by many scholars today, but surprisingly few have turned towards postcolonialism in order to understand socio-cultural changes in China.

The thematic issue “Postcolonialism and China” tries to do exactly this: Building on existing works in anglo-american and Chinese scholarship, the authors ask how “postcolonial concerns” can be articulated in and about China. They look at new ways to make sense of China’s encounter with the global system of coloniality and Chinese attempts to escape from the structures of colonial modernity.

The authors claim that “Postcolonialism” does not imply an application of anglo-indian postcolonial studies. Rather, they show the need to develop new perspectives revolving around postcolonial concerns from China. These concerns focus on issues such as colonial history and colonial memories in China, the regime of asymmetric knowledge production in China and, most importantly, the question of “modernity”, both as a discourse and an aspiration for China.

The articles of the new InterDisciplines issue Postcolonialism and China can be found here:
www.inter-disciplines.org/index.php/indi/issue/view/22

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Poisonings in the 19th century

Veröffentlicht am 14. Dezember 2017

Marcus Carrier during his lecture about poisonings in the 19th century. Picture: Thomas Abel

With fingerprints and DNA traces criminologists try to find the suspects in crimes of violences. These methods are known as forensics. The origins of the forensic methods are in the 19th century – and got described by the BGHS doctoral researcher Marcus Carrier in his lecture Chemistry in Court – Poisoning in the 19th century, in frame of the lecture series Linie 4.

His focus was on the rising influence of science experts at court and how they helped enlighting cases of suspected poisoning by using new scientific methods. The best-known poison of the 19th century was arsenic. “It was the one big seller”, is Carrier’s description, because it is used everywhere in the household: As poison against rats, home remedies or as medicine, got by prescription from a doctor. Accordingly, it was easy to get.

The Marsh Test

The doctoral researcher describes different deaths, where arsenic might have played a role. In the enlightment of the cases, the work of the chemist James Marsh was crucial: After a lawsuit about poisoning, he developed a method to prove the existence of arsenic in taken samples. The method was very successful and got established as standard test for proving arsenic, known as “the Marsh test”.

The importance of using the Marsh test in lawsuits was explained by Marcus Carrier with his second example of a m from 1840. The suspect in the suit was the Frenchwoman Marie Lafarge. She was accused of poisoning her husband after recognizing, that he is not the rich industrialist she got promised, but a small-scale merchant close to bankruptcy.

„Madame Lafarge wasn’t impressed, as you can imagine“, Carrier sums up his descriptions. The marriage took place in August 1839. In December, Monsieur Lafarge got surprisingly ill. Carrier: “But his wife cares for him solicitously, cooking for him.” In January 1840, Monsieur Lafarge died and his wife is accused of poisoning him. The following lawsuit is framed by the debate, that nothing but a correct Marsh Test can be used a proof for arsenic.

Marcus Carrier finished his lecture with the statement, that the Marsh Test is a good example how science can answer questions from the society.

After the lecture, the audience had the opportunity to ask questions. Picture: Thomas Abel

After the lecture, the audience had the chance to discuss with the lecture. The discussion focused on the relation between science and society, next to the question who usually uses poison as weapon. The myth is, that poison is a women’s weapon. According to Carrier, the myth is somehow correct: “Most of murderer are and were men, independent of the weapon. But for poisoning it is 50 / 50 women and men – at least in England in the 19th century.”

Nazis behind barbed wire

On the next appointment of the lecture series Linie 4, on 19 December, the historian Kerstin Schulte will speak about “Camp stories from the Senne: Nazis behind barbed wire”.

For further information about the open lecture series and the programme please see:
uni.aktuell (in German)
Interview with Theresa Hornischer at campus radio station Hertz 87.9(in German)
Interview with Marcus Carrier at campus radio station Hertz 87.9 (in German)
#Campusminute with Theresa Hornischer (in German)
www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs/Public_Science/Linie_4/
www.vhs-bielefeld.de

Text: Andreas Hermwille & Kerstin Schulte

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Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Veröffentlicht am 14. Dezember 2017


Mahesar Ghulam presents his dissertation project Photo by Thomas Abel

On 23 November the first Interdisciplinary Colloquium in Winter Term 2017/18 took place at the BGHS. The discussion focused on a paper by Mahesar Ghulam, “Grounding Dalit epistemology in Pakistan”. The paper is baded on the third chapter of Mahesar Ghulam's dissertation.

The colloquium started with a presentation of some key aspects of the whole research project. The title of the presentation was "Mainstreaming Dalitbahujan perspective (DBP) - Social dis/orders: caste, race, ethnicity and gender in focus". Afterwards the paper was commented by José Velásquez (Historian) and Abrham Yohannes (Sociologist) from the BGHS.

Afterwards the colloquium was opened for questions from the audience: doctoral researchers of BGHS, master students from the Faculty of Sociology and interested visitors. Th event was not only interdisciplinary, but also very international: there were people from Pakistan, Russia, Brazil, Equador, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran. The questions and comments ranged from methodology to epistemological and empirical aspects of the research.

About the Interdisciplinary Colloquium

The format Interdisciplinary Colloquium was initiated by doctoral researchers of the BGHS in 2009. Since then it is a self-organised platform. The idea is to strengthen academic collaboration at the graduate school and take advantage of its interdisciplinary structure. These periodic colloquia, unlike other courses, are not led by a professor. To enable discussion on research projects in progress in a non-judgmental atmosphere, the colloquium is organised and run by the doctoral researchers themselves.

Currently the colloquium is organised by Edvaldo Moita and Mehran Mohammadian. Those who are interested in presenting their research (ongoing dissertation, chapters, papers etc.) are warmly invited to contact them.

More information about the Interdisciplinary Colloquium and the topics of the colloquia since 2009:
www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/bghs/Programm/BGHS_spezifische_Formate/kolloquium

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Plenary Meeting and Winter Party

Veröffentlicht am 6. Dezember 2017

On the occasion of the end of the year the BGHS cordially invites all its members to the BGHS Plenary Meeting. It takes place on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, from 5 to 6pm in the BGHS seminar room (X B2 103).

In addition, the BGHS cordially invites all its members to the BGHS Winter Party, at 6 pm in in the BGHS seminar room (X B2 103) and the BGHS Lounge (X B2 109). Drinks will be available against minimal consumption charges. Everybody is welcome to bring some snacks for the buffet.

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New BGHS Working Paper

Veröffentlicht am 6. Dezember 2017

In the Working Paper Series a new article has been published. Silja Pietkänen, doctoral researcher at the Department of History and Ethnology at University of Jyväskylä, Finland, discusses the topic: Smiling children of the Soviet Socialist Republics: Representations of children of the Soviet Socialist Republics in the propaganda photographs published in the magazine SSSR na Stroike.

The paper is avaliable via the following link: https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/publication/2915177

Additional Working Paper and more information about the Working Paper Series project you can find here: www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/bghs/Publikationen/Working_Paper/

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Linie 4 lecture to Yazidi women

Veröffentlicht am 1. Dezember 2017

Sociologist Carla Thiele and an interested audience. Photo by Thomas Abel

On Tuesday, 21 November 2017, the public lecture series Linie 4, organized by the BGHS in cooperation with Volkshochschule Bielefeld, continued with sociologist Carla Thiele. Her lecture was to the topic Persecution and New beginning: Yazidi women in Germany.

According to Carla Thiele, the Yazidi community in Germany is the second largest in the world. Most of them are settled in Eastern Westphalia and Lower Saxony. The daily news often covers Yazidi as refugees or in the context of “Ehrenmorde” (honour killings). But the news rarely provide background information, like: Who are the Yezidi? Where do they come from and what beliefs do they have? Why are they persecuted as a religious minority? These were some of the questions the sociologist Carla Thiele discussed in her lecture.

Germany: a land of many opportunities – but still unfree?

The first aspect of Carla Thiele’s lecture based on the question how Yezidi women find a balance between their old traditions and their new ways of life in Germany. She focused on the inner perspectives of the Yazidi women, setting aside any kinds of descriptions from outside.

Carla Thiele pointed out that the challenge of balancing old and new ways of living is more difficult for the younger Yezidi women who live in Germany in the second or third generation. They feel, that their ideas for emancipation often are in opposition to patriarchal structures of Yazidi traditions – especially in the case of marriage. On the one hand, there is their faith and their social and cultural backgrounds of the Yazidi community. On the other hand, there are desires for freedom, emancipation and self-determination. To combine these life perspectives is not only a challenge for the Yazidi women but for the whole Yazidi community worldwide.

The lecture was followed by a lively discussion, where Carla Thiele could answer more questions, show her expertise and share her knowledge with the interested listeners.

Preview: Chemistry in Court

On Tuesday, 5 Decemer, the open lecture series will be continued with a lecture by the historian Marcus Carrier to the topic Chemistry in Court: Poisonings in the 19th Century. The lecture will be in German.

For further information to the open lecture series and the programme please see:
uni.aktuell (in German)
Interview with Theresa Hornischer at campus radio station Hertz 87.9(in German)
Interview with Marcus Carrier at campus radio station Hertz 87.9 (in German)
#Campusminute with Theresa Hornischer (in German)
www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs/Public_Science/Linie_4/
www.vhs-bielefeld.de

Text: Theresa Hornischer. Translation: Andreas Hermwille

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Research Retreat 2017

Veröffentlicht am 29. November 2017


The participants of the Research Retreat 2017. Foto: Thomas Abel

Research Retreat 2017

A weekend, secluded from the academic everyday work, to be able to focus on the presentation and discussion of new doctoral projects: That is the Research Retreat. The Research Retreat of 2017 took place at the last weekend in Vlotho near Bielefeld. 19 doctoral researchers took the opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation projects. In addition to the new colleagues, Prof. Dr. Ursula Mense-Petermann, Prof. Dr. Thomas Welskopp and Prof. Dr. Oliver Flügel-Martinsen participated in the presentations and discussions of the projects.

Beyond the presentations, the participants of the research retreat had the opportunity to enter into an interdisciplinary dialogue. One of the doctoral researchers, Daniele Toro, highlights the unique atmosphere: “We were able to discuss scientific contents, without being restricted by the formal frames that the university context often carries. We had open and free conversations. If somebody had just seen us without hearing our discussions, he had hardly assumed that we were a group of scholars.”

The yearly research retreat invites first year BGHS doctoral researchers. Besides the presentation and discussion of their dissertation projects the new BGHS colleagues are also welcomed by their doctoral representatives.

For further information about the Research Retreat please see: Research Retreat
You can find an overview of current programmes here: BGHS Programme

The Dissertation Projects of the Participants

  • Ina Kiel (History): Fernand Desprès. Ein engagierter Aktivist in internationalen Zirkeln während der Zwischenkriegszeit.

  • Stefanie Haupt (History): Völkische Ortungen und Germanische Himmelskunde. Debatten um eine vor- und frühgeschichtliche Astronomie im Deutschland der Zwischenkriegszeit

  • Dominik Hofmann (Sociology): Soziologie der Erwartung - Der Wandel der Erwartungsstile und das Phänomen der impunidad in der Weltgesellschaft

  • Stefan Roepke (History): Praktiken des Dienens in den Aufzeichnungen Hans von Schweinichens

  • Jule Adriaans (Sociology): Bedingungen und Folgen individueller Gerechtigkeitsein-stellungen im internationalen Vergleich – ein Beitrag zur komparativen Gerechtigkeitsforschung

  • Susan Krause(History): Blinde Zugänge zur Vergangenheit!? – Empirische Untersuchung zur historischen Imagination von Schüler*innen mit Förderschwerpunkt Sehen als Beitrag zur Inklusion im Geschichtsunterricht

  • Anatoly Boyashov(Sociology): World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society

  • Christopher Schulte-Schüren(History): “A strike is nothing but war.” Vergleichspraktiken in der Berichterstattung über Arbeitskämpfe in den USA 1890-1914

  • Edvaldo de Aguiar Portela Moita (Sociology): Influxes of subinclusion in the construction of fields of illegality: Analysing street vendors activities in Brazil through legal decisions

  • Gladys Vásquez Zevallos (History): The Creation of American Regional Integration and the Origination of the Inter-American System after Independence. The Congress of Panama (1826) and the American Congress of Lima (1847)

  • Ayomide O. Kolawole (Sociology): The Politics of Universalism in the Global South: A case study of Pension policies in Kenya, Botswana, and Nepal.

  • Daniele Toro (History): Radikalnationalistische Netzwerke im zentraleuropäischen Raum 1917–1934: Verflechtungsprozesse des Faschismus als transnationale soziale Bewegung

  • Mehran Haji Mohammadian (Sociology): The Rise of Retirement in Iran A Development from the Margin to the Center of Social Policy?

  • Alisait Yilkin (Sociology):To vote or not to vote: The participation and non-participation in turkish election of young generations of Turkish Citizens living in Germany

  • Johannes Nagel (History): The American Military during the Global Transformation, 1865-1905

  • Sisay Dirirsa (History): The Ethiopian Empire: A Future Past Dialectics

  • Abrham Yohannes (Sociology): National Identities versus cultural identities: Beta Israel Communites

  • Henning Middelschulte (Sociology): Conceptual Change in Social Science Education: Integrating Epistemology, Neuro-Psychology and Empirical Evidence of Common Knowledge

  • Aziz Elmuradov (Sociology): Competing narratives of EU in Russian foreign policy: in search for identity or policy?
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Desk Exchange Part 2: From Bielefeld to Lund

Veröffentlicht am 22. November 2017

From left to right: Cleovi Mosuela (BGHS), Florence Mok (University of York), José Villareal (BGHS) und Susan Krause (BGHS).

While Ida Jansson from Lund University and Joshua Ravenhill from the University of York were guests in Bielefeld, three members of the BGHS, Cleovi Mosuela, José Villareal and Susan Krause went for two weeks for the Desk Exchange to Lund in Sweden.

Within the Desk Exchange in Lund the three young researchers from Bielefeld and their colleague Florence Monk from the University of York had the opportunity to get an insight into the academic system abroad, to come in contact with colleagues and researchers and to create international networks. During their stay the participants had also the chance to take part in the study programme present their dissertation projects and meet with professors.

More information about the BGHS researchers

Cleovi Mosuela is sociologist. Her research project is on Assembling Circulation: Governing the mobility of health professionals from the Philippines to Germany.

The PhD project of José Villareal is located in the field of historical sociology and focuses on the relation between Insurgent Citizenship, State Power and Regional Differences in Ecuador.

Susan Krause is historian and works with visually impaired pupils, their imaginations of the past and new concepts of inclusive schooling.

More about the Desk-Exchange:

About our guests from Lund and York

About the Desk Exchange from last year

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Lecture series "Linie 4" continues

Veröffentlicht am 17. November 2017

The lecture's topic engaged lots of visitor's interest. Photo by Thomas Abel

 

On Tuesday, 7 November, the historian Theresa Hornischer held a lecture on the subject of Women against her fatherland France (1918-1939). The lecture was the second part of the open series Linie 4, which aims for a dialogue between historical and sociological research and a wider public. Theresa Hornischer's lecture was about intellectual women in France in the interwar period with special focus on Léo Wanner.

With courage against their fatherland France

As a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom she engaged for peace and emancipation. As an intellectual traveller and writer she critized her fatherland France for social problems in the French colonies. Theresa Hornischer drew a precise picture of Léo Wanner: how she discussed the topics peace, freedom and equality and furthermore how she faced up to the problems of other ethnies and minorities.
Additionally, Theresa Hornischer described Wanner a a fighter for the emancipation of women and children's rights. Because the topics which Léo Wanner dealt with in the 1920’s and 1930’s are still relevant today, she can be seen as a role model.

After the lecture, the visitors had the opportunity for questions and to discuss with the historian.

Persecution and recommencement

The next lecture of the open lecture series will be on Tuesday, 21 November, to the topic: Persecution and recommencement: Yezidi women in Germany. The next lecturer will be the sociologist Carla Thiele.

For further information about the open lecture series and the programme please see:
uni.aktuell (in German)
Interview with Theresa Hornischer at campus radio station Hertz 87.9(in German)
Interview with Marcus Carrier at campus radio station Hertz 87.9 (in German)
#Campusminute with Theresa Hornischer (in German)
www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs/Public_Science/Linie_4/
www.vhs-bielefeld.de

Text: Carla Thiele, Translation: Andreas Hermwille

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Poster session with BGHS shortcuts

Veröffentlicht am 13. November 2017

The poster session with the BGHS Shortcuts. Photos by Thomas Abel

Interesting research projects from very different scientific fields, approached by young, female scientists: At Meet the Shortcuts the participants of this year's  programme presented and discussed very different fields of research in history and sociology: From street art, to family enterprises, from the interrelation of surreal and commercial photography in France during the interwar period to social networks for foreign students in Germany.

With their posters the young researchers discussed their research ideas, which are meant to become dissertation projects.

Marianne Hösl’s concern are clients of the probationary services in Bavaria in the context of social inequality

Beatrice Adams explains the connection between surrealistic and commercial photography in Paris during the interwar period and models of femininity.

Janina Jäckel shows her poster about gender inequalities and the meaning of social networks for foreign students in Germany.

Charlie Kaufhold describes, how she plans to illuminate the reporting about the NSU-process in her doctoral project.

Mia-Alina Schauf wants to dedicate her doctoral project to family enterprises and their ability of innovating.

Tabea Schroer presents her poster about the topic: „New, old inequalities? Boundaries among students of Grandes Écoles in times of internationalization”

Susann Pham Thi’s planned research project is about “Vietnam Between Activism and Oppression: Analysing and Developing (New) Forms of Protest in a Post-Socialist Context”.

Mira Claire Zadrozny presents her topic "The Territory of Images. Practices of Appropriation in Street Art"

For further information, please see: www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/bghs/Personen/Fellows/shortcuts.html

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Desk Exchange: Guests from Lund and York at the BGHS

Veröffentlicht am 10. November 2017


Ida Jannsson (Lund University) und Joshua Ravenhill (University of York). Photo by Thomas Abel

From 6 November till 17 November Ida Jansson (University of Lund) and Joshua Ravenhill (University of York) are guests at the BGHS. Their visit is part of the desk exchange Lund-York-Bielefeld program.

Joshua Ravenhill is historian and works in his PhD thesis on migrants experiences in late medieval England. “It is interesting, that the decisions they made are comparable to the decisions migrants have to do today”, he explains.

Ida Jansson, also historian, examines the development of minority rights and minority protection from the First World War until today. Her case study are the Åland Islands, as part of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.

Desk Exchange-Programme

The Desk Exchange-Programme offers an opportunity for doctoral researchers from Lund, York and Bielefeld University to gain an insight into the academic system abroad, to come in contact with colleagues and researchers and to create international networks. During their stays the participants have the opportunity to take part in the study programmes of the graduate schools in Lund, York and Bielefeld, present their dissertation projects and meet with professors.

An report about the BGHS doctoral researchers who are in Lund we will we published next week.

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