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New publication by Jonas Bens: "The Sentimental Court"

Jonas Bens (SP  A06 ) monograph "The Sentimental Court: The Affective Life of International Criminal Justice" appeared with Cambridge University Press. 

Jun 22, 2022

Conference: LET’S TALK ABOUT REVENGE! at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)

14.-16.07.2022 International conference with organizer Fabian Bernhardt (SP  B05 ): Modernity claims to have overcome revenge. According to the modern narrative of progress, the establishment of a central state authority replaced the unruly reign of revenge by the rational rule of law. 

Jun 21, 2022

New article by Jean-Baptiste Pettier

The article by Jean-Baptiste Pettier "The Paradoxical agoraThe Social and the Political in between the People in the Marriage Corners of China" was published in The International Journal of Anthropology.

May 18, 2022

Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

As we continue to hear and read about war rapidly unraveling in Ukraine, efforts to assist a civilian population experiencing its effects have grown stronger and more organized. Many of us have been sharing our thoughts, and donating our time or resources to help people in need. We felt that it is the right moment to organize something together as CRC, and beginning this week,  we will be starting a donation drive .

Mar 09, 2022

New article by Jean-Baptiste Pettier

Jean-Baptiste Pettier's  new article " A question of bank notes, cars, and houses!” Matchmaking and the Moral Economy of Love in Urban China  was published in Comparative Studies in Society and History. 

Mar 02, 2022

Publication of the anthology "Nothing Personal?! Essays on Affect, Gender and Queerness"

The anthology emerged from the CRC's working group Affect and Gender and was realized with the help of the publishing collective b_books. Contributors include  Omar Kasmani , Matthias Lüthjohann , Sophie Nikoleit and Jean-Baptiste Pettier . 

Feb 28, 2022

Verena Straub receives the Deubner Prize for "Das Selbstmordattentat im Bild"

Verena Straub (SP B01) received the Deubner Prize 2022 for her dissertation "Das Selbstmordattentat im Bild. Aktualität und Geschichte von Märtyrerdarstellungen" of the Association of German Art Historians.

Feb 23, 2022

Call for Papers: Plant Intimacies

Call for Papers for the workshop "Plant Intimacies: Proximity, care and violence" organized by Freie Universität Berlin and Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient, 20th-21st October 2022. 

Jan 12, 2022

New publication by Sandra Calkins

Sandra Calkins (SP A07) new publication "Between the Lab and the Field: Plants and the Affective Atmospheres Of Southern Science" was published by Science, Technology, & Human Values. 

Jan 12, 2022

Article: "Between purpose of life, mockery and nostalgia. How Christianity unties and divides right-wing adherents" by Aletta Diefenbach

The article by Aletta Diefenbach (SP C04) explores the meanings and functions of Christianity for various locally active groups (AfD, Pegida, Identitarian Movement) of the New Right. Three exemplary cases illustrate how multifaceted and thus also controversial Christianity is as a unifying resource. 

Dec 07, 2021

Working Paper: "Researching Right-wing Protests: Experiences and Reflections from Qualitative and Quantitative Research"

The new working paper by Aletta Diefenbach (TP C04), Philipp Knopp, Piotr Kocyba and Sebastian Sommer is published in the series of the Institute for Protest and Movement Research (ipb). The language of publication is German. 

Dec 07, 2021

2021 Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology goes to social and cultural anthropologists Anita von Poser and Edda Willamowski

We are pleased to announce that on 20 November 2021 Anita von Poser and Edda Willamowski were awarded the 2021 Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

Nov 23, 2021

Anne Fleig elected President of the Heinrich von Kleist Society

Professor of Modern German Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin and project leader of SP A03 succeeds long-time incumbent Professor Günter Blamberger.

Nov 23, 2021

Press release: Video series "Open Door" with Verband für Interkulturelle Arbeit (VIA)

The project "Open Door" wants to raise awareness for the topic of psychosocial stress among people with immigrant histories with a video series focusing on the Viet-German community. The video series is intended to provide access to a variety of coping strategies and offers of help and is a cooperation of the Verband für Interkulturelle Arbeit (VIA) Berlin-Brandenburg and the Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies.

Nov 08, 2021

Publication: "Mediale Affektökonomie" by Claudia Töpper

Claudia Töppers (SP B02) "Mediale Affektökonomie. Emotions in Reality TV und deren Kommentierung bei Facebook" asks how rules of emotional expression negotiated in reality TV formats and their staging on Facebook are evaluated and which different orientations in relation to other bodies emerge in the process.

Oct 26, 2021

Podcast Episode 9: "There is no such thing as ageing - how our feelings about ageing change"

The 9th episode of our podcast "More than a Feeling - Emotions and Society" is all about ageing. How old are you? Or how young? As we discover in this episode, ageing can hardly be expressed in numbers. Ageing is too diverse for that. But what differences are there in growing old?

Oct 18, 2021

Podcast Episode 8: "Have you eaten today?" Emotion Building in Vietnamese Berlin

The 8th episode of our podcast "More than a Feeling - Feelings and Society" invites you to reflect on the formation of feelings in Vietnamese Berlin: What frictions and conflicts arise when different ideas of education collide?

Oct 11, 2021

Fabian Bernhardt's "Rache" among the non-fiction books of the month

rbb presents the ten non-fiction books of the month, selected by 24 renowned jurors, and chooses Fabian Bernhardt's (SP B05) "Rache. Über einen blinden Fleck der Moderne". 

Sep 27, 2021

Launch: The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab is now online!

The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab launched with first videos and the first episode of its podcast.

Aug 16, 2021

Podcast Episode 7: Menschen und Pflanzen - emotionale Begegnungen im botanischen Garten Berlin

The 7th episode of the podcast "More than a Feeling - Emotions and Society" is dedicated to the question of how our interaction with plants shapes our emotional experience, and how touching and being touched by plants can be explored ethnologically. 

Jul 30, 2021