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Science meets Art: ABC-Sculptures as door openers

Veröffentlicht am 17. Juli 2019

Thomas Abel (l.) conceived the exhibition "The ABC of History and Sociology". The research projects of the BGHS are presented - for example by Aanor Roland (m.) or Marcus Carrier (r.). Photo: University of Bielefeld

 The ABC of the BGHS - Door opener into the world of sociology and history

Striking letters between the buildings of the University of Bielefeld have triggered a great riddle in recent weeks: What do they mean, who is behind them and what do restored doors have to do with the BGHS?

Now the university is unveiling the secret behind the project, which was developed by Thomas Abel to provide insights into the worlds of sociology and history. Each letter stands for a doctoral project by BGHS PhD students. Aanor Roland's letter "N", for example, stands for the term "Not", Marcus Carrier got the "Z" as in "Zeuge".

Thomas, Aanor and Marcus explain exactly what this means here:

Blogpost by Uni Bielefeld (german)

Aanor Roland (l.) and Marcus Carrier(r.). Photo: Universität Bielefeld

26 sculptures - 26 research projects. Photo: Universität Bielefeld

Have fun discovering!

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#Talk 2: Non-academic careers

Veröffentlicht am 4. Juli 2019

Non-academic careers: Doctoral students in conversation - Part 2

There are many ways out of the BGHS. But where do postdoctoral paths lead? In the summer semester, we talk to doctoral students who are already gaining professional experience outside the university during their time at the BGHS. Stefanie Haupt talked to us about her work for the edition "Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das Nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933 - 1945".

Talking: Ulf Ortmann (project coordinator) and Stefanie Haupt Photo: BGHS

Stefanie, you are working for the edition „Judenverfolgung 1933 – 1945“. Where are you working at exactly?

Stefanie Haupt: This is a project that publishes a 16-volume source edition on the Holocaust. This long-term project has been funded by the DFG since 2005 and is based at the University of Freiburg and the Institute of Contemporary History. The institute has its headquarters in Munich and two departments in Berlin. I work in one of these departments, in Lichterfelde in the project office of the Edition. This is a collection of sources that uses contemporary documents to illustrate the Europe-wide dimension of the Holocaust: Over 200 archives are represented with documents in the edition.

For the different geographical and temporal focal points, there are tape editors* - mostly freelance historians* - who search for sources in the various archives and comment on them. In addition, there are translators spread across Europe, scientific editors, translation editors, proofreaders and graphic artists. These different stakeholders are coordinated from the project office.

What does your work - status: now - look like?

Stefanie Haupt: Well, I've worked as a student assistant for the edition before. And now, as a scientific project assistant, I'm actually doing less research than I did as a student assistant back then: At that time I concentrated on a single volume and, for example, researched documents in archives or worked on footnote commentaries. Now, as a scientific project assistant, I coordinate the work on the overall project together with my colleague: for example, we network the translators with the translation editors and the tape editors. Or we take care of the contracts of the student assistants and the finances. I'm doing a lot more administrative work now.

What are the main tasks you have at work?

Stefanie Haupt: The aim is to coordinate the project: to ensure that project plans are adhered to; that texts go from A to B; that invoices from freelancers are paid; or that contracts are concluded with the translators. We also organise book presentations: For each volume of the edition there is at least one event after its publication in which the book is presented to the public. Twelve of 16 volumes have now been published - and four volumes still have to be published until the end of the project in April 2020.

Stefanie at her working space Photo: Stefanie Haupt

What knowledge and skills do you bring to your work as a historian?

Stefanie Haupt: On the one hand, these are all contemporary sources, which are edited, commented on and made accessible to a larger audience through the edition. This is the core competence of historians: that you can work critically with historical sources and classify them. On the other hand, through my studies and my activities during my studies, I know the subject of "National Socialism" and the archive landscape.

When a document facsimile goes through my hand and "NARA" is written on my back and nobody knows: Where did this come from? Then I can say: This is the National Archives and Records Administration, the US Federal Archives. Or, to give another example: We create the registers for the edition, and the institutional register, for example, is very complex. It helps if I know what an extermination camp is and what a concentration camp is. So what is the difference; which camps I classify into which categories; and how the register is then structured.

What I lack for my job, however, is that I didn't learn how to file. That's a challenge when so much writing accumulates: How I file and structure it so that I can still find the information after two years. I don't bring that with me as a historian, and that's learning by doing.

What tips do you have for colleagues who are looking to get started in your industry?

Stefanie Haupt: So, on the one hand, practical experience is useful in archival work. I'm working at a non-university research institute where I worked as an assistant during my studies. And at that time, for example, I was entrusted with archive research or inventory listing. When I took up my position, I didn't need a long familiarization period: neither in the archive nor in the institute, nor in the editing project. For those who are interested in working at non-university research institutions, I recommend looking at the job portals of the umbrella organisations, such as the Leibniz Association. There are always job offers to be found.

Stefanie, thank you very much for the interview!

You can find the complete interview as PDF (german) here:

Komplettversion als PDF


Further information on the project "Non-academic careers":

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Report: Lund-York Conference

Veröffentlicht am 2. Juli 2019

Participants of the conference. Photo: Greta Darkow

Lund York Bielefeld - Conference report:

At the BGHS there are many possibilities for transnational work. An example of this is the Bielefeld-Lund-York conference, which took place this year from 11 to 13 June. Here you can read what it is all about and how participants experienced the conference.

Since 2016 the Department of History and the BGHS cooperate with the National Graduate School of History at Lund University, Sweden, and the PhD Program in History at the University of York, United Kingdom, in doctoral training. A joint PhD conference is held every year and hosted by the partner institutions in turn.

Within the conference the partners aim to support PhD students in creating and sustaining cross-border networks, and to foster commu-nication between young researchers in Europe. The goal of the conference is to practice the short and precise oral presentation of projects in English.

Mehran Haji Mohammadian tells us how he remembers the conference:

"The conference was great! Absolutely! As a student of sociology, I was really excited by the numerous details that historians discussed. The doctoral projects that for at least three years focus on Medals, Intarsia or under the microscope in the seventeenth century! Research about sleep! Or Social Networks in an Early Modern Town. All of them! Before the conference, I had thought historians and sociologists do the same research. But not actually! We normally do not go into this level of details. Many thanks historians."

Maja-Lisa Müller reports positive impressions as well:

"The PhD-Conference Lund/York/Bielefeld has been an overall great experience. As a PhD student in the newly established study programme "Image Science and Art History" it was exciting to connect with other doctoral students in the field and learn about differences and similarities in academic culture. I have profited a lot from the exchange of ideas among the students as well as the valuable advice given by the professors and I'm looking forward to future projects with our partner universities Lund and York."

And Anastasia Zaplatina adds:

"The conference exceeded all my expectations. I have learned a lot from each panel and received a lot of inspiration from each presentation. In particular, I want to notice the workshop prepared by Dr. Chris Renwick which was dedicated to the interdisciplinary approach in social sciences. During the workshop we discussed the ongoing process of changing of borders between disciplines, the impact of interdisciplinary approach on publishing and searching for funding. I am very grateful to all the organizers and participants for the amazing experience."

We thank everyone for joining!

Further Information:

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Annual Seminar 2019

Veröffentlicht am 1. Juli 2019
11th Annual Seminar of the BGHS: 4-6 July 2019

Programm als PDF

The Annual Seminar is a renowned three-day conference format of Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) approaching 11 years in 2019. In cooperation with the collaborative research center (SFB 1288) on "Practices of Comparing", in this year's conference international researchers at an early point in their careers will present their work. The conference deals with the construction of race as well as structural and practical dimensions of racism in an interdisciplinary framework.

Whether in natural sciences, social and human sciences or humanities, race as a concept or central category has been widely contested and criticized. But the construction of race is a crucial part in the processes of making mankind and as an analytical category it is intertwined with the emergence of disciplines in their respective epistemological contexts (e.g. "scientific racism"). The interdisciplinary conference will discuss connections to related discourses such as astronomy, medicine and health as well as philosophy.

Furthermore, racism often finds its expression in a more complex set of practices by actors, institutions and structures that transverses and involves other categories and relations of (in-)equality such as gender and class. For this reason, the conference asks for the status of racism in the reproduction of power relations, processes of social differentiation and material inscriptions, e.g. in schools as institutions, memory culture, state formation or the literary canon.



Another highlight will be an experimental collage film by the artist Ojudun Taiwo Jacob and an exhibition of Diana Ejaita's art works - both related to the topic of the conference.

Location: Bunker Ulmenwall Date: Friday, 5 July, 7:30pm


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Lecture and debate: Daniel Graff

Veröffentlicht am 18. Juni 2019


On 24 June 2019 at 6 p.m. c.t. a "Public lecture and debate" will take place in the BGHS seminar room (X-B2-103) with Prof. Daniel Graff from the University of Notre Dame and Thomas Welskopp from University Bielefeld. The theme of the event is: "The Situation of Labor in the United States".

Daniel Graff is Professor for History at the University of Notre Dame and researches the history of work, race and citizenship. The switching of historical-scientific realizations to a broad public is to it a special request, which it pursues with Lunchtime laboratory RAPS, Blogs and similiar popular media formats.

We invite cordially to join the "Public lecture and debate" with Daniel Graff and Thomas Welskopp.

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Report: Conference Non-academic careers

Veröffentlicht am 18. Juni 2019

Welcoming by Ulf Ortmann (Projectcoordination) and Ursula Mense-Petermann (Director BGHS). Photos: Hannah Grüneberg

"Ein Leben nach der Uni ist möglich" - but how exactly can it look like?

With this question in mind, on 27 May, history and social scientists from public institutions and private companies discussed with us at the BGHS the requirements and working conditions that doctoral students face or offer outside the academic university service.

Guests at the BGHS: Historians and sociologists working outside the university

Photos: Hannah Grüneberg

Seven historians and social scientists working in a wide variety of professional fields were guests: Martin Griepentrog (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), Jochen Rath (Stadtarchiv und Landesgeschichtliche Bibliothek Bielefeld), Andreas Daniel (Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung), Andreas Marquet (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung), Miriam von Maydell (Verlag Barbara Budrich), Armando García Schmidt (Bertelsmann Stiftung) and Dirk Schlinkert (Kommunikationsagentur Birke und Partner).

Photos: Hannah Grüneberg

The event was the prelude to the project "Non-academic careers" , which started at the BGHS at the beginning of 2019.

From 2020, the BGHS will award 12 short-term scholarships for practical projects that doctoral students from sociology and history carry out in cooperation with private or public non-university institutions. On the other hand, the BGHS organises a mentoring programme for a total of ten doctoral students with mentors from non-university institutions.

The doctoral candidates presented the results of the discussion rounds to each other. Photos: Hannah Grüneberg

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PhD Conference: Lund-York-Bielefeld

Veröffentlicht am 6. Juni 2019

International PhD Conference in History Lund – York – Bielefeld 2019

The International PhD Conference in History will take place at the University of Bielefeld from 11th to 13th June 2019. During the three-day conference, doctoral students from the three universities will present and discuss their research projects in an international context. Part of the program: Six exciting panels, three workshops and an excursion to MARTA Herford.

Check out the detailled program here:

Program in PDF

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4th Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Veröffentlicht am 6. Juni 2019

4th Interdisciplinary Dialogue at the BGHS

On Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 6 pm in X-B2-103 the 4th Interdisciplinary Dialogue will take place at the BGHS. The topic is Tracing Racism: Insights from Postcolonial Studies, Global History, Gender Studies, and the Law. On the eve of this year's Annual Seminar on The Making of Mankind. Tracing Race and Racism, scholars from four different faculties of Bielefeld University will present their respective views on racism and discuss them with each other and with the audience. The discussants are: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Davy (Law), Prof. Dr. Angelika Epple (History), Prof. Dr. Julia Roth (American Studies) and Prof. Dr. Heidemarie Winkel (Sociology). Dr. Sabine Schäfer (BGHS) will moderate.

Everybody interested is cordially invited to the 4th Interdisciplinary Dialogue and the subsequent drink. The event will be held in English.

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Across the ocean – 10 Years Notre Dame Exchange

Veröffentlicht am 5. Juni 2019

Participants and organisers 2019; Photo: Bettina Brandt, Stephan Fasold

Across the ocean – 10 Years Notre Dame Exchange

This year our cooperation project Notre Dame - Bielefeld will be 10 years old. International perspectives on history and sociology, discussing research projects and being on the road in the "windy city". All of this makes our exchange so special.

According to this pleasant anniversary, we want to look back on exciting exchange years, present concepts of the workshop - and of course we are curious: How was 2019?

The idea of exchange

Since 2009, the Department of History of the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Department of History of the University of Bielefeld and the BGHS have been cooperating in doctoral training. Every year, a theory and method-oriented PhD workshop is held for the historians and sociologists, the venue of which changes every year: in one year at the University of Notre Dame and then again in Bielefeld.

The aims of the workshop are international networking, transcultural learning and intensive exchange between doctoral students and academics from both institutions.

What will be done?

The workshop focuses on the research papers with which the participants present a chapter, a methodologically interesting aspect or the analytical design of their doctoral project. Bettina Brandt, scientific director in the Department of History and organiser of the workshop on the Bielefeld side, explains the programme to us: "The participating doctoral candidates from both history departments and the BGHS exchange their research papers, and each paper receives a detailed commentary from a doctoral candidate from the partner institution during the workshop. Then follows a plenary discussion, in which experienced scientists from Notre Dame and Bielefeld also provide feedback."

Doctoral students practice formulating constructive, professional feedback and expand their English-language proficiency both orally and in writing. Bettina Brandt adds: "They learn from the peers in Notre Dame not only linguistically, but also with regard to different narrative and argumentative strategies. Conversely, the Bielefeld-based doctoral students' orientation towards theory ensures intensive discussions and new perspectives".

Theresa Hornischer has experienced this year what this can look like in concrete terms. She reports: "It was interesting for me to see how our American colleagues work as historians. One noticed the difference between the theoretically designed University of Bielefeld and the American Catholic Notre Dame University. The group from Bielefeld all had an analytical frame of reference in their projects - theory as an important tool of a historian - the doctoral students at Notre Dame University were more able to convince with the way of transforming their analyses in a narrative.”

Between Skyscrapers, Amish farmer's lifes and Sandwiches - The exchange from 5-10 May 2019

After two dense days of discussion in the midst of Notre Damer campus life, there was again a varied offer for doctoral students this year. Especially impressive was the excursion to Chicago with an Architecture Boat Tour and a visit to the Indiana Dunes. Theresa Hornischer likes to remember this highlight: "We were offered a spectacular skyline of different architectural styles with world-famous unusual skyscrapers. A world metropolis located directly on the shore of Lake Michigan; this connection between the element water and the modern skyscrapers impressed me. I can understand Frank Sinatra that he dedicated a song to this "windy city" and confessed his love for this giant city."

This year the group also travelled together to the historic Stahly-Nissley-Kuhns Farm in Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana. Theresa tells us: "Not only was I able to learn about the Amish farmer's life in stark contrast to the modern cosmopolitan city of Chicago, but I was also offered a culinary treat in the beautiful dreamy restaurant, far away from burgers and deep dish pizza: a toasted cheese chicken sandwich made from homemade bread with nuts and cranberries - what a treat!”

Many participants appreciate the great group feeling of the exchange and the shared experiences. Theresa agrees and sums it up personally: "For me it was an unforgettable, exciting and beautiful time and the opportunity to travel to the USA for the first time - and this is exactly what I appreciate about the BGHS: the international orientation and cooperation that we are offered as doctoral students. I am grateful to have been there."

Bettina Brandt was also impressed by the hospitable and inspiring atmosphere: "The conversation will be continued at dinner in the house of the event director there.”

What was developed as an idea 10 years ago still works today. “The direct conversation and experience of the different academic, social and political cultures are irreplaceable, and the fact that they are possible across the ocean is a peculiarity," says Bettina Brandt.

Participants from Bielefeld and their topics in 2019:

  • Lena Gumpert, “Me, Myself and Jerome: Practices of Self-Comparing in the Twelfth Century”
  • Simon Siemianowski, “Like Father, like Son? Generational Succession in 15th and 16th Century Italian Family Book Writing”
  • Stephan Fasold, “Auctions as Practices of Property Valuation and Pricing in Great Britain and German Territories Between 1750 and 1870”
  • Julian Gärtner, “On ‘L’homme’ and ‘Race’: Comparing in Alexis de Tocqueville’s Political Anthropology”
  • Gladys Vásquez Zevallos, “Sovereignty and Representation of Space after Hispanoamerican Independence: The Congress of Panama (1826)”
  • Theresa Hornischer, “‘I am Nonsense’: Maneuver and Intervention Strategies of Female Intellectuals—A Case Study of Léo Wanner”
  • Daniele Toro, “The Complexity of Transnational Fascism: Empirical Challenges and Theoretical-Methodological Responses”

Further information:

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Conference on 27 May

Veröffentlicht am 21. Mai 2019
Conference on 27 May: Ein Leben nach der Uni ist möglich 

Under this heading social scientists from various public institutions and private companies will discuss with us on 27 May the requirements and working conditions that are offered to doctorate employees outside the academic university service.

Thomas Welskopp, deputy director of the BGHS, welcomes participants of an event on non-academic careers in spring 2018. Photo: Thomas Abel

As already in spring 2018, we have colleagues from non-university organisations as guests at the BGHS who discuss career paths for humanities scholars and social scientists with us.

This year's event offers not only the opportunity to exchange experiences but also to explore cooperation with colleagues: It is the prelude to the BGHS programme "Extramural Careers for Humanities and Social Sciences", which will offer doctoral students and associated members of the BGHS mentoring with colleagues in extramural institutions and scholarships for non-academic "practical projects" over the next two and a half years.

The programme of the workshop can be found here.

Komplettversion als PDF

Please register at bghs@uni-bielefeld.de.

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Unsere neue Interview-Reihe: "Promovierende im Gespräch"

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#Talk 1: Non-academic careers

Veröffentlicht am 25. April 2019

Non-academic careers: Doctoral students in conversation - Part 1

There are many ways out of the BGHS. But where do postdoctoral paths lead? In the summer semester, we talk to doctoral students who are already gaining professional experience outside the university during their time at the BGHS. Susanne Schultz spoke to us about her work for the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

In conversation: Ulf Ortmann (project coordinator) and Susanne Schultz (doctoral student in sociology) Photo: Hannah Grüneberg

Susanne, where do you work at the Bertelsmann Stiftung now?

Susanne Schultz: I'm in the Integration and Education program area. I'm doing research on "Migration Partnerships and Africa" with two young scientists who are working with me. The results will be incorporated into the development of a follow-up project within the foundation.

What does your work - status: now - look like?

Susanne Schultz: I have been working for the Foundation since November 2018 and, for example, organised a technical discussion on migration partnerships last month: with academics as well as with representatives from civil society and political institutions. The two researchers are currently conducting research on migration partnerships, and on this basis I will then write an internal paper that will give recommendations on how the Foundation can take action on this topic, for example: Should we promote education systems on the ground? Or support specific educational migration? This project application process: these are exciting and open discussions.

What are the main tasks you have at work?

Susanne Schultz: In addition to my dissertation for the Foundation, I work two days in Gütersloh and a few hours a week from home. During this time, in addition to being responsible for the project development process, I am currently a participant in an introductory program for new Foundation employees. All departments introduce themselves there. Of course, I also have internal meetings, such as with the responsible board member. For me, this is a new world into which I enter: with my own literature, with my own language and with my own actors who are all active in the field between science and political consulting.

Impressions of the workplace Photo: Susanne Schultz

What knowledge and skills do you bring to your work as a social scientist?

Susanne Schultz: On the one hand, this is knowledge of content and, on the other hand, methodological knowledge that I bring back from university in order, for example, to design a study. I am happy to see that I can also use the knowledge I have acquired over the years in this work - and that it is highly appreciated. And I try to integrate my contacts from science into my work.

What tips do you have for colleagues who are looking to get started in your industry?

Susanne Schultz: It certainly makes sense to gain practical experience. But it's also possible to stay in a foundation if you've only worked at university before. In this case, it makes sense to demonstrate various activities at the interface with politics: To have organised workshops in which politicians were involved, or to have published in places other than scientific journals. Of course, the most important thing is to have specific knowledge for the position.

Susanne, thank you very much for the interview!

You can find the complete interview as PDF here (english version soon available):

Komplettversion als PDF


Further information on the project "Non-academic career":

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"How to doctorate"

Veröffentlicht am 17. April 2019

"How to doctorate" - Welcome Day Extra Event

Writing a dissertation: How does that actually work? Who pays me? And what if I want to go abroad? Especially at the beginning of a doctorate, many young researchers ask themselves such questions. And they also appear again and again in the further work process. How good if there are experts who can help.

To answer these questions, representatives of three institutions of the University of Bielefeld presented such support services in the BGHS on Wednesday, 10 April. Following the Welcome Day, at which the new BGHS PhD students were first welcomed, Swantje Lahm from the writing laboratory gave insights into the highs and lows of writing a dissertation, which not only concern the concrete formulation of texts, but also the complete development process in the doctoral phase. Annika Schmidtpeter from the Service Center for Young Scientists provided information about various scholarship providers and gave tips for applications. And Karin Kruse from the International Office presented funding opportunities for shorter and longer stays abroad during doctoral studies.

For the first time, this inter-institutional event took place in the BGHS. The great interest shown by the doctoral candidates, who took part, but above all the comprehensive, concrete and competent information from the various service facilities at the University of Bielefeld make it clear that it was an all-round success. And it wasn't the last time!

Thanks to:

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Welcome Day Summer Term 2019

Veröffentlicht am 11. April 2019

On Wednesday, 10 April the BGHS Welcome Day in summer term 2019 took place. Ursula Mense-Petermann, Director of the BGHS, welcomed the new colleagues. Following this Sabine Schäfer (Executive Management of the BGHS) and Bettina Brandt (Scientific Management of the Department of History) informed the new doctoral researcher about the BGHS, the Faculty of Sociology and the Department of History. After that the doctoral representatives and Ulf Ortmann, coordinator of the project "Non-university careers for scholars in humanities and social sciences", introduced themselves. At the following coffee break in the BGHS-Lounge the doctoral researchers and guests had the chance to get to know each other better.

Above: Executive Manager of the BGHS Sabine Schäfer; Left: Director of the BGHS Ursula Mense-Petermann; Right: Scientific Management of the Department of History Bettina Brandt

The new doctoral researchers at the BGHS

18 new colleagues are starting their dissertaion projects this winter term: Six Historians (5 female, 1 male) and twelve Sociologists (6 female, 6 male).

The new doctoral researchers at the BGHS

18 new colleagues are starting their dissertaion projects this winter term: Six Historians (5 female, 1 male) and twelve Sociologists (6 female, 6 male).

The new doctoral researchers and their projects:

  • Paulina Sophie Gennermann (History): The invisible Industry of Flavours and Fragrances between Innovation and Regulation
  • Anna Grotegut (History):Taxation of urban real estate. Valuation and Comparative Practices in Germany and Great Britain 1870-1950
  • Olga Olkheft (History): Re-conception of Russian Avant-Garde art in the context of Cultural Cold War (1960s - 1980s)
  • Helene Schlicht (History): „California Dreamin'“. Counterculture, Cyberculture and the Role of Regional Networks in the Digital Age
  • Filip Vukusa (History): (Re)Constructing Urban Medieval Social Networks: A Comparative Study of 14th Century Populations of Zadar and Rab
  • Anastasia Zaplatina (History): Venereal Diseases in the Red Army: moral standards, sexuality and gender order during 1941-1945
  • Oluwasinmisade Akin-Aina (Sociology): Claiming ‘gray space’, re-framing rights: Citizenship, Securitization and Urban Refugees in Nairobi
  • Lisa Bonfert (Sociology): Social positions and social change in transnational South-North migration
  • Priska Cimbal (Sociology): Transformation of action spaces
  • Daniel Cuty Ninahualpa (Sociology): A Gap in the Andes
  • Alice Farneti (Sociology): Punitive approaches versus survivor-centered approaches to sexual violence in higher education: an ethnography of the Quebecer movement against sexual assault on campus
  • Ivan Logunov (Sociology): The Challenging Break with Conversational Conventions - A Study on Flirting
  • Aziz Mensah (Sociology):Work-life balance, health and gender disparities among working adults in western Europe and the US
  • Aristeidis Myriskos (Sociology):From inclusice to equal european public spheres bringing the theories of Feminism and Agonistic Pluralism back in
  • Atefeh Ramsari (Sociology): Comparative study of experiencing citizenship regimes of Syria and Iraq by Kurdish ethnic people
  • Abdul Rauf (Sociology): Boundary (un)making by youth refugees in urban spaces
  • Miriam Kathleen Schütte (Sociology): The influence of international organisations on child-related policies in Romania
  • Matthias Weber (Sociology): Police and authority. A sociological study on police knowledge of authority
For further information about the research projects of the new doctoral researcher and an overview about all doctoral researchers at the BGHS and their projects, please see:
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Linie 4 Lecture - Travelling Memorial

Veröffentlicht am 26. März 2019
Update from 04 April 2019

On 2 April 2019 the lecture The White Armband Day – Cross-boarder remembrance to the genocide in Prijedor (Bosnia-Herzegovina) by Johanna Paul took place. After an introduction by Daniele Toro, the artist Anita Zečić spoke about her exhibition and her own ties with the genozid in Prijedor. Afterwards the audience was lead through the exhibition. This was followed by doctoral researcher Johanna Pauls presentation and a discussion.

From left to right: Artist Anita Zečić and moderator Daniele Toro, the art exhibition from outside and inside, as well as lecturer Johanna Paul

The next lecture on 7 May by Zeynep Demir will be about „The Mental Health of Young Migrants in the (Post)Migration Society“.

Everyone is cordially invited. Entrace is free of charge.

Further information about the lecture series:

Original post from 26 March 2019:

On 2 April from 1 to 8 pm an exhibition of the travelling memorial "Prijedor '92" by artist Anita Zečić takes place at Ravensberger Park in front of the Volkshochschule Bielefeld. The installation is a dedication for all civilian casualties of Prijedors of the war in Bosnien-Herzegowina (1992–95). Despite struggeling for many years, a memorial does not exist in Prijedor. This exhibition supports the demand of the survivors and makes a first step toward a permanent memorial. The intent of the installation is to facilitate the sense of fear in closed and narrow spaces without the option to escape. This is only a part of the emotions the captives of the concentration camps had to endure.

The exhibition accompanies the lecture The White Armband Day – Cross-boarder remembrance to the genocide in Prijedor (Bosnia-Herzegovina) by Johanna Paul (2 April, 6-8 pm, vhs). Both events are a part of the public lecture series Linie 4 "About the Dealing with Discrimination: News From Social Sciences and History" which takes place from 19 March to 25 June and offers various presentations by members of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS).

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Linie 4 Opening and Dates

Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2019

Linie 4 - Start of events

About the Dealing with Discrimination: News from Social Sciences and History, is the title of the lecture series Linie 4 in the VHS, which has opened on 19 March by Malika Mansouri.
She talked about the topic "50 Years of ICERD - The United Nations on Racial Discrimination in and by Germany". The well-attended lecture invited with exciting input to discussion and questions.

We talked to Malika about her lecture.

Malika, how was the event for you?

MM: It was definitely a positive and rewarding experience. I found the questions and the discussion afterwards very interesting and fruitful. You could see that the participants were very interested and reflected on the topic. As you know, this is not always the case with this topic.

What did you particularly enjoy about the format?

MM: I was surprised that some of the participants came from more distant cities. This perhaps shows how important it is and how rarely such themes - racism from a critical legal perspective - are addressed. This makes it all the more important that the BGHS together with the VHS provides a forum for that topic.

On 02 April Johanna Paul will give her lecture on "The White Armband Day – Cross-boarder remembrance to the genocide in Prijedor (Bosnia-Herzegovina)".

All dates and descriptions of the events can be found here: Linie 4

Gesendet von HGrüneberg in Allgemein

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