Research Projects

Transforming Infrastructure – Cultural Perspectives

Initiative for a cluster of excellence »Transforming Infrastructure – Cultural Perspectives« at the University of Konstanz.
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CRC 1482 »Studies in Human Categorization«

The Collaborative Research Center 1482 »Studies in Human Categorization« is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) starting July 2021. This research network involves projects from the cultural and social sciences of the Johannes Gutenberg University as well as the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) on the question of the categorical differentiation by and of humans. Spokesperson of the CRC is Prof. Dr. Stefan Hirschauer, deputy spokesperson is Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schabacher.

More about the Collaborative Research Center 1482 and the project C04 »Urban Control Regimes. Railway Stations as Infrastructure of Human Categorization«.

How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science? Research in the Era of Learning Algorithms

Collaborative research project in the "Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future" program of the Volkswagen Foundation.
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GNK Research Training Group »Witnessing. Epistemes of a Media and Cultural Practice«

The Research Training Group is dedicated to the topic of witnessing and asks in what ways the epistemic conditions of witnessing are currently changing and have changed historically. Witnessing is understood as a media and cultural practice that authenticates and legitimates knowledge, but can equally select and manipulate this knowledge.
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Research Group »Spatialization and Cultural Techniques«

An interdisciplinary and collaborative research project of history, literature, and media studies in Erfurt, Gotha, and Weimar.

The specific research question of the group, which aims to contribute to current research on cultural techniques, starts from the operations and practices of spatialization that are inherent in all cultural techniques. Together with the participating university professors, the research group offers junior researchers the opportunity to develop crucial questions as well as working formats for further research related to cultural techniques.
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Competence Center for Media Anthropology (KOMA)

The Competence Center for Media Anthropology (KOMA) aims to advance an innovative and interdisciplinary media anthropology that focuses on the mediated conditions of human existence, the concept of anthropomediality being the guiding principle of research. With the intertwining of human and media, anthropomediality describes an independent third, which precedes every distinction between human and media. It replaces both the medial and the anthropological a priori, whose opposition has so far determined the discourse. The Competence Center thus explores the possibilities and limits of the concept of anthropomediality.
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Theory of Transport and Logistics

Research project as part of the Collaborative Research Center "Media and Cultural Communication" (CRC 427) at the University of Cologne, 2007-2009, together with Dr. Christoph Neubert.