AG4 welcomes PhD candidate Julian Meyer

On October 1, Julian Meyer joined the AG4 as a PhD student. Julian holds a MA in social- and cultural anthropology from the University of Frankfurt. In the AG4 Julian will investigate the practical reality of knowing media harm among adolescent players of war games.

Inaugural Speech

Prof Dr. Christina BrandtProfessorin Dr. Christina Brandt gives her inaugural lecture on Biotechnology und Anthropology from a historical perspecive" at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Place: Comeniusraum, GA 2/411, Date & Time: Wednesday 22 June 2011, 3-5 PM

Guest Scientist Professor Michael Hagner visits Mercator Research Group

From 8th - 9th June 2011 Michael Hagner will be staying at the Ruhr-University. He will give a lecture on the topic "Krankheit schreiben" and work together with the members of the Mercator Research Group in a workshop. They will discuss future perspectives of anthropological research.
Michael Hagner is an internationally renowned scientist, well-known for his work on the history of brain research. He works at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Inaugural Lecture

Jun-Prof Dr. Estrid Sørensen gives her inaugural lecture on "Kulturpsychologie und anthropologisches Wissen"
Place: Room GBCF 04/611 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Time: Wednesday 1 June 2011, 4-6 PM

New doctoral candidates

On April 1, 2011 Uwe Wippich (AG3) and Miriam Eilers (AG1) joined the Mercator Research Group.

On January 1, 2011, the first AG4 doctoral candidate joined the group. Jan Schank received his MA in political science from Free University Berlin. For his PhD project, he is investigating the praxis of regulation by way of ethnographic observations on the examination and age-labeling of computer games. The goal is to identify the practices involved in transforming and shaping knowledge on games, harm, and children/adolescents.