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Methods workshop "Understanding Mobilization on Social Media: Methodological Approaches to Activists' Affective and Networking Practices": July 4-5, 2024

How can researchers address and analyze the role of emotions and affect in protest mobilization on social media? How do they go about handling vast amounts of multimodal data, rapidly changing digital infrastructures, and data security laws? What are the challenges and opportunities of computational methods, and how can qualitative methods be applied to social media data? On July 4-5, a methods workshop titled "Understanding Mobilization on Social Media: Methodological Approaches to Activists' Affective and Networking Practices" will address these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Jun 10, 2024

"Faces of Affective Injustice" - International Workshop at Freie Universität Berlin

Together with Jakob Huber (and his junior research group ‚Democratic Hope‘) and Alfred Archer (Tilburg), Jan Slaby is hosting a philosophical workshop entitled ‚Faces of Affective Injustice‘. 

May 31, 2024

Sociologist Elgen Sauerborn with a blog post on the emotional politics surrounding the Columbia University protests

"Safety Within and Without" - Sociologist Elgen Sauerborn has written an article on the emotional politics surrounding the protests at Columbia University (New York).

May 15, 2024

"Emotions- und Affektsoziologie. Eine Einführung" has been published by De Gruyter

The book "Emotions- und Affektsoziologie. Eine Einführung", edited by Veronika Zink and Aletta Diefenbach, has now been published by de Gruyter. Numerous (former) members of the SFB 1171 were also involved.

May 10, 2024

The report of the research project "The new vietnamese Berlin" has been published!

The project report of the research project " The new Vietnamese Berlin " was recently published in Refubium.

May 10, 2024

An interview with sociologist Aletta Diefenbach by Tagesspiegel

Sociologist  Aletta Diefenbach was interviewed by Tagesspiegel to talk about Emotions in political debates.

May 10, 2024

New Release: Featured Article in Special Issue on "Collective Care in Three Vietnamese Contexts"

Subproject D03 is represented with a new article in the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies .

May 03, 2024

Working Paper: #FrauenSagenNein – Bridging the Divide

#FrauenSagenNein – Bridging the Divide. Analyzing the Affective Network of Gender-Critical Alliances (2024) by Margreth Lünenborg and Pauline H. Zahn has now been published. The paper was written on the basis of the Master thesis of Pauline H. Zahn.

Apr 30, 2024

Working Paper: „Seelenheil und Sozialkritik. Eine emotionssoziologische Analyse der Achtsamkeit“

In this working paper, Elgen Sauerborn, Nina Sökefeld and Sighard Neckel explore Western-influenced concepts of mindfulness and their critiques.

Apr 30, 2024

D02 presents “Beyond arguments? Affect-theoretical concepts of public spheres using the example of (anti-)feminist discourses”

On March 15, 2024, Ana Makhashvili, Annabella Backes and Margreth Lünenborg from the  D02 project  gave a lecture at the  69th Annual Conference of the German Communication Association  (DGPuK) “Visions for the ‘good life’: Media and Communication in Tomorrow's Society” at the University of Erfurt.  

Mar 22, 2024

Publication of the thematic focus "Affective Regimes of Care beyond Humanitarian Crisis," edited by Heike Drotbohm & Hansjörg Dilger, has been released.

In a thematic section of the journal Focaal (vol. 98/1, 2024), the focus is on the expansion and differentiation of various forms of humanitarian aid, deeply rooted in contemporary political and social order.

Feb 26, 2024

New publication of the book 'Affektive Dynamiken der Gegenwart. Formen, Wirkungen, Erfahrungen', edited by Doris Kolesch

Neofelis Verlag recently published the book "Affektive Dynamiken der Gegenwart. Formen, Wirkungen, Erfahrungen", edited by Doris Kolesch, was recently published by Neofelis Verlag. It deals with the role and significance of affects in social change processes.

Feb 23, 2024

Maren Wirt on affects in collaborative research

In a blog post for the German Centre for Cultural Loss (Deutsches Zentrum für Kulturverlust), Maren Wirth reports on affects in collaborative research on colonial collections.

Feb 23, 2024

Cynthia Fleury in Berlin on March 5th & 6th

The Institut français Deutschland and the CRC are inviting the philosopher and psychoanalyst to Berlin to get into conversation in two different formats.

Feb 12, 2024

New publication in sub-project D10 - P/Reenacting Emotions: "Auf- und Umräumen im eigenen Haus: Beiträge zur Dezentrierung der Theater/Wissenschaft"

Edited by Karina Röcktäschel, Theresa Schütz & Doris Kolesch, " Auf- und Umräumen im eigenen Haus: Beiträge zur Dezentrierung der Theater/Wissenschaft ", a themed issue of Forum Modernes Theater, brings together guests and positions from the symposium "Undoing Mastery" held in 2022.

Feb 05, 2024

New Working Paper: „Claiming feelings? On the normativity of social affect“

With a view to the social normativity of affects, Imke von Maur and Jan Slaby shed light on the extent to which crisis-induced demands for transformation also make it necessary to create alternative affective infrastructures.

Jan 22, 2024

Aesthetics of the prefigurative - theater studies workshop at the FU Berlin

As part of the research project 'P/Reenacting Emotions: Feeling Futures in the Performative Arts' under the direction of Theresa Schütz & Doris Kolesch, the workshop will take place on January 30 at the FU Berlin.

Jan 16, 2024

Revenge - On a blind spot of modernity

"Literary Salon" with philosopher & literary scholar Fabian Bernhardt on Thursday, 18th of January 20h @ Conti-Foyer, University of Hannover

Jan 16, 2024

Ana Makhashvili presents “Hijacking Solidarity. Affective Networking of Far-Right Publics on Twitter”

On December 7, 2023, Ana Makhashvili from the CRC "Affective Societies" will give an online lecture on her recent publication " Hijacking Solidarity: Affective Networking of Far-Right Publics on Twitter " at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Dec 06, 2023