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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

Essay by Débora Medeiros: "Towards Cosmopolitanism in German Academia?"

Together with Camila Nobrega Rabello Alves, Débora Medeiros (SP B02) addressed the question  „Towards Cosmopolitanism in German Academia?“  in the new issue of the Global Media Journal. 

Jul 29, 2021

Fabian Bernhardt on the philosophy of revenge in Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Revenge has no place in the modern self-image, but feelings of revenge are by no means foreign to us - according to Fabian Bernhardt (SP B05) in conversation with Stephanie Rohde for the program "Sein und Streit" on Deutschlandfunk Kultur. 

Jul 19, 2021

Publication: "Rache. Über einen blinden Fleck der Moderne" by Fabian Bernhardt

Fabian Bernhardt (TP B05) publishes his new book "Rache. Über einen blinden Fleck der Moderne" (Matthes& Seitz Berlin, 2021), in which he questions the narratives of modernity: in revenge, not only the dark side of justice appears, but also those repressed energies and affects for which there no longer seems to be a legitimate place in the modern present.

Jul 12, 2021

Podcast: Episode 6 Masks as Care - Corona in Vietnam

The 6th episode of the podcast "More than a Feeling - Emotions and Society" focuses on the Corona policy in Vietnam and its impact on the Vietnamese diaspora in Berlin.

Jun 29, 2021

Paola Ivanov in conversation with Bayern2: 'Raubkunst und Benin-Bronzen'

Paola Ivanov (TP A06) in conversation with Bayern2 about colonialism, its role in modernity and the restitution debate. 

Jun 15, 2021

Margreth Lünenborg im Interview mit TV Diskurs

Margreth Lünenborg , Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies (TP B02) in an interview with Joachim von Gottberg for TV-Diskurs about her research on reality television formats as affect generators.   

May 06, 2021

Interview with Christian von Scheve and Südwest Presse

In an interview with the Südwest Presse, sociologist Christian von Scheve  (TP C04) talks about the Corona Pandemic: "We will emerge stronger from the crisis".

Apr 20, 2021