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New publication: "Die komische Differenz. Zur Dialektik des Lächerlichen in Theater und Gesellschaft"

The new book by Hans Roth was published at Aisthesis Verlag.

Nov 09, 2022

New publication: "Neue Vorsicht: Philosophie des Abstands im Zeitalter der Katastrophe"

The new book by  Kilian Jörg was published at Edition Konturen.

Oct 19, 2022

New Publication: "On being stuck: the pandemic crisis as affective stasis"

Fabian Bernhardt's and Jan Slaby's new paper was published open access in the journal „Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences“.

Oct 05, 2022

New publication: "'Islamization' as rationalized affective politics. Examples from grassroot activists from the far-right"

Aletta Diefenbach's ( TP C04 ) new article was published in a special edition of Soziale Welt

Jul 13, 2022

New publication: "The politicisation of secular mindfulness – Extinction Rebellion’s emotive protest practices" by Elgen Sauerborn

Elgen Sauerborn's ( SP B06 ) new paper was published by the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. 

Jul 06, 2022

New publication "Paradoxes of mindfulness: The specious promises of a contemporary practice"

The new paper by Elgen Sauerborn, Nina Sökefeld and Sighard Neckel ( SP B06 ) was published in the Journal The Sociological Review. 

Jul 06, 2022

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