Prof. Dr. Christina Brandt gives a talk at Hörsaal City

What happens with an identity if it exists twice? Prof. Dr. Christina Brandt is concerned with this question on November 10th 2015, when she talks at Hörsaal City.

MRG2 welcomes guests from South America

With the Research Explorer Ruhr program, the interdisciplinary graduate school at the Ruhr University Bochum offers scholarships for recent PhDs to explore postdoc opportunities from September 28th until October 9th, 2015. The Mercator Research Group 2 is happy to take part in the programm and to be host for two PhDs from South America.

RUBIN: "Fusion of man and machine"

The First World War is widely regarded as having sparked technological innovations. The relationship man – machine changed drastically. Two PhD students from the Mercator Research Group "Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge" have researched in what way those changes were reflected in literature.

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Uwe Wippich successfully defended dissertation

Uwe Wippich sucessfully defended his dissertation "Schlagen und Wogen. Zur Medialität des ‚lebendigen‘ Herzens" on June 18, 2015.
Congratulatons on this success!

50 years - 50 faces: Estrid Sørensen

Estrid Sørensen
Juniorprofessorin für Kulturpsychologie und anthropologisches Wissen

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Das Wunder des Verstehens – Ein interdisziplinärer Blick auf ein außerordentliches Phänomen“, Bochum, 19.2.2015

Report on "Das Wunder des Verstehens" in Deutschlandfunk.

Die Basis des Zusammenlebens als komplexe Herausforderung; Deutschlandfunk – Aus Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften vom 26.02.2015

Jan Schank successfully defended dissertation

Dipl.-Pol. Jan Schank sucessfully defended his dissertation "W/wissen in der Alterskennzeichnung von Computerspielen - Eine praxeographische Analyse ausgewählter Entscheidungstexte aus dem Freigabeverfahren bei der Unterhaltungssoftware-Selbstkontrolle (USK)" on February 3, 2015.
The MRG2 congratulates him on his success!

MRG2 PhD student Sabine Ohlenbusch receives award

RUBENS Nr. 185 - Februar 2015   (1.2 MB)

Conatus und Lebensnot - Konzepte des Überlebens
January 15-17, 2015, ICI Berlin

Report on ""Conatus und Lebensnot. Konzepte des Überlebens" in taz.

Der Drang zu verharren - vom 20.01.15

AG2 welcomes new PhD student

In January Michael Navratil joined the AG2 of the Mercator Research Group as doctoral student. In his project Michael investigates the uses of ‘psychology’ as a specifically poetological category in medical, philosophical and literary-theoretical texts of the time. Building on these premises, it offers interpretations of a selection of literary texts (by Arthur Schnitzler and others) dealing prominently with psychological themes.

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