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Work Formats

Our interdisciplinary research network aims to involve multiple different publics in our scientific activities. Therefore, we have developed various working formats of internal and external knowledge transfer. In the internal cooperation, the theories and methods workshop brings together research approaches of the humanities and the social sciences. Thematic groups on cross-project aspects of our research have been core elements of our lived interdisciplinarity since the first funding term. Now, in the third term, this approach will be extended by annually changing coordinations by our thematic areas. In order to promote dialogues with non-university actors and cooperation with researchers from other institutions, we have developed further formats of knowledge transfer. These include a podcast, a science blog, and a new online glossary, as well as knowledge transfer in the public relations project and the affect and colonialism web lab.

Interdisciplinary work at the CRC


Annual coordination by our thematic areas

The cross-network collaboration will be coordinated annually by the subprojects of a thematic area.

Thematic Groups

The thematic groups, which are organized by scholars of the CRC, work on cross-project topics in an interdisciplinary way.

Central Reflection Project

The critical reflection of the research on affect and emotion conducted in the Collaborative Research Center will be further developed by a central reflection project.

Theory and Methods Workshop

The theory and methods workshop links and develops the conceptual work and theory formations of the various disciplines of the research network.

Tandem collaborations (1st & 2nd funding period)

In the first two terms, the interdisciplinary leadership tandems were responsible for the content and organization of the research network and its orientation, each acting for one year.

Project Nomad (1st funding period)

In the first term of the network, the project nomad mediated between the individual disciplines and subprojects to enable an interdisciplinary methodological orientation.

Transfer of knowledge and communication


Public relations and science communications

This subproject makes the concepts and findings of the collaborative research accessible to a broad public through a variety of participation and communication formats.

Affect and colonialism web lab

The web lab aims bringing together scholars and interested parties from different parts of the world to examine the affective dynamics of colonialism and its afterlife to the present day.

Online glossary "Affective Societies: Key Concepts online"

In the new online glossary, the key concepts of the research network are freely accessible and are continuously updated and expanded.

Podcast: More than a Feeling

In our podcast, guests talk about their research and how feelings and societal fields are connected.

Affective Societies Blog

Our blog offers insights into our research work with conference and field reports, interviews, reviews, portraits, and texts by the scholars of the CRC.

E-Learning-Plattform Data Affairs

DATA AFFAIRS is a freely accessible platform that aims to provide qualitative (early career) researchers and teachers with an overview of research data management issues and invite them to engage in interactive self-study. It was developed in the Collaborative Research Center 1171 "Affective Societies".

Module project Public Relations/PR

A total of four cooperations between scientific subprojects and external partners pursue a targeted transfer of knowledge, which has an impact on the research fields and also serves to gain scientific knowledge.

Online Lecture Series

In the winter semester 2020/21, first lectures were moved into virtual rooms with our lecture series "Mobility Affects". This series was followed by the "Public Affects" series in the summer semester of 2021.