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  • Yucatec Maya: Variation in Space and Time

    Verhoeven, Elisabeth, Prof. Dr. (General and Germanistic Linguistics: Syntax)

    Duration of Project: 04/2018 - 10/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Linguistic variation is crucial for our understanding of the dynamic processes that manifest themselves in language use. The development of varieties along different dimensions such as time, geographical or social space reflects different communicati ...

  • XXVIII. European Workshop on Economic Theory

    Zierhut, Michael, PhD (Business Administration)

    Duration of Project: 05/2019 - 07/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    The European Workshop on Economic Theory (EWET) is an annual conference on economic theory, hosted by different European universities since 1991. The three-day workshop is a platform for presentation, discussion, and exchange of the latest results in ...

  • Writings from the Berlin Mission as means of communication for the distribution of transcultural knowledge concerning South Africa. Analysis and edition of texts by Albert Kropf and Johannes Winter

    Feldtkeller, Andreas, Prof. Dr. (Theology, Missionary Science and Ecumenics Specializing in Religious Studies)

    Duration of Project: 01/2018 - 05/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The wider academic context of the project is the importance of missionaries as "cultural brokers", which is progressively accepted by scholars of history and ethnology. Missionaries have made major contributions to the research on languages, history, ...

  • Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience 2018

    Brecht, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

    Duration of Project: 02/2018 - 12/2024

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    The Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience 2018 is an one week event with around 120 participants. The program consists of lectures, discussions, self-studies and presentations as well as a keynote lecture.

  • What matters? Key passages in literary works

    Jäschke, Robert, Prof. Dr. (Information Processing and Analytics)

    Duration of Project: 06/2020 - 05/2023

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    This explorative project deals with the identification and characterization of key passages in literary works. We understand key passages as passages that are particularly important to expert readers when interpreting texts. Why do interpreting schol ...

  • What is Literature? Investigations into the Historical Development of the Philosophy of Literary Writing

    Kamecke, Gernot, PD Dr. (other Employees)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 10/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    This project of investigation contributes to the recently renewed research field of “philosophy of literature”. The aim is to analyze the forms of self-reflection within literary writings with regard to the historical development of conceptual techni ...

  • West African wild silks techniques: Preserving Marka-Dafing’s heritage of knowledge

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. (Cluster of Excellence 'Matters of Activity')

    Duration of Project: 02/2020 - 07/2022

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    For centuries, Indigenous wild silks have been traded across West Africa and used in Marka-Dafing’s textiles production in the Mouhoun regions of Western Burkina Faso. Over the past twenty years, the precious materials that are used by women for weav ...

  • Welcoming Neighborhoods – Conditions of Social Cohesion in super-diverse Communities

    Hamann, Ulrike, Dr. (Georg Simmel Professorship in Comparative Studies on Diversity and Social Conflicts)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 03/2021

    Financer: BMBF

    The research project “Welcoming Neighborhoods – Conditions of Social Cohesion in super-diverse communities” explores the conditions of social cohesion and conflicts in urban neighborhoods in Germany: What forms of respectful conviviality are present ...

  • Ways of mentally ill persons from early pesnion scheme back to work

    von Kardorff, Ernst, Prof. Dr. (Senior Professor and Professors retired)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 09/2020

    Financer: Sonstige Bundesmittel (keine Ministerien)

    Analyse von - biografischen Verlaufskurven und Wege in die EM-Rente bei F-Diagnosen - Identifikation von Interventionspunkten zur Verhinderung von EM-Renten bei psychischen Beeinträchtigungen mit Hilfe biografischer Rekonstruktionen der Wege und Verl ...

  • Was ist wichtig? Schlüsselstellen in der Literatur:

    Martus, Steffen, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature of the 18th to the Present)

    Duration of Project: 04/2020 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme
    Was ist wichtig? Schlüsselstellen in der Literatur
    This explorative project deals with the identification and characterization of key passages in literary works. We understand key passages as passages that are particularly important to expert reader ...
  • Volume "Religion and Democracy. Studies in Public Theology". Series "Ethics and Society", vol.3, ed. by Torsten Meireis and Rolf Schieder, Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag

    Meireis, Torsten, Prof. Dr. (Systematic Theology Specializing in Ethics and Hermeneutics)

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 07/2017

    Financer: Privat/ Mittelgeber alte Bundesländer
    Introductory volume by members of the newly founded Berlin Institute for Public Theology.
    The book aims at an interdisciplinary, ecumenical and interreligious assessment of current challenges in religion and democracy. All contributions originate f ...
  • Vocational Education Towards Climate-Adaptive Management of Urban Green Spaces

    Aenis, Thomas, Dr. (Agricultural Consulting and Communication Studies)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 12/2019

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit

    The objective of the project on “Vocational Education for climate-adapted green spaces” is to support educational institutions and teachers in education, training and further education in the field of landscape gardening: to integrate climate change ...

  • VA: The Future and Promises of International Assessment (15.09.16 - 16.09.16)

    Waldow, Florian, Prof. Dr. phil. (Comparative and International Education)

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 09/2016

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    This seminar is the final, culminating seminar of a seminar series on ‘The Potentials, Politics and Practices of International Educational Assessment’. The seminar series is co-funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In the ...

  • VA: Sister Reformations III

    Wendebourg, Dorothea, Prof. Dr. (Ecclesiastical History Specializing in Modern History / History of Reformation)

    Duration of Project: 04/2018 - 06/2018

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    Die geplante Veranstaltung soll die dritte Tagung einer Serie zum Thema „Schwesterreformationen/Sister Reformations“ sein, deren doppeltes Ziel es ist, einerseits die Verbindungen, Parallelen und Differenzen zwischen der Reformation im Heiligen Römis ...

  • Varieties of constitutionalism: Contestations of liberalism in comparative constitutional law

    Riegner Oliveira, Michael, (Public Law / Public Law and Comparative Law)

    Duration of Project: 03/2020 - 02/2023

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)
    Project summary “Varieties of constitutionalism”
    Liberal constitutionalism is under pressure. The wave of transitions to constitutional democracy and market economy in the 1990s marked the end of the cold war but not the end of history. Today, econo ...
  • VA: Communication, reasoning, and social epistemology

    Moore, Richard, Dr. (Philosophy of Spirit)

    Duration of Project: 06/2017 - 09/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    Humans are reliant upon testimony for much of what we know (Goldberg 2010). However, for cultural knowledge to be reliable, what we learn from others must also be evaluated – and without ‘epistemic vigilance’ we are liable to lapse into systematic re ...

  • VA: Audit UK: Political, Social, and Cultural Challenges in the Light of Brexit

    Guderjan, Marius Martin, Dr. phil. (British Legal, Economic and Social Structures)

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 11/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    The complexity of the current cultural, social, political and economic situation both in the UK and in Germany demand an interdisciplinary perspective. Our conference and research network bring the experts together so that knowledge exchange during t ...

  • Urban everyday life of people with experience of psychosis - a collaborative-ethnographic project with anthropology and psychiatry

    Niewöhner, Jörg, Prof. Dr. (Urban Anthropolgy and Human-Environment Relations)

    Duration of Project: 10/2020 - 09/2023

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project investigates the everyday life of people with psychosis experience in rapidly changing urban spaces. Using a qualitative and quantitative mix of methods with a focus on ethnographic approaches, everyday experiences, socio-spatial changes ...

  • Unequal Recognition? ‘Work’ and ‘Love’ in the Context of Life of Precarious Employees

    Wimbauer, Christine, Prof. Dr. phil. (Sociology of Labour and Gender Studies)

    Duration of Project: 03/2015 - 09/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Over the past several years, precarious work has become a topic of great importance in both scientific and public debates. The existent sociological research on precariousness has focused almost exclusively on individuals and paid work, without takin ...

  • Understanding the Information Seeking Behavior and Digital Skills of Refugee Migrants during the Job Seeking Process

    Trkulja, Violeta, Dr. (Knowledge Management)

    Duration of Project: 03/2018 - 09/2018

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    The proposed study examines the information seeking behavior of refugee migrants in Germany while pursuing a job, a training position, or following an educational path on the Internet. Competencies of refugees are positioned on the digital skill scal ...

  • Uncovering Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Psychosis Using the Oculomotor System

    Rolfs, Martin, Prof. Dr. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 07/2021

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    Disturbances in a sense of self are a hallmark of schizophrenia. These disturbances can be characterized by a distorted sense of agency – the subjective sense that I cause the actions I produce. Agency distortions are manifest in many psychotic sympt ...

  • Trauma Translations. Stagings and Imaginations in Film and Theory

    Köhne, Julia Barbara, PD PD Dr. (Historic Anthropology and Gender Studies)

    Duration of Project: 04/2014 - 06/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Imprinted by cultural and media studies, the research project explores the medial transfer between, first, cultural representations of the past, i.e. filmic trauma and violence histories, second, the changing trauma theory landscape, and third, memor ...

  • Tracing patterns of contact and change: Philological vs. computational approaches to the handwritings of a 18th century migrant community in Berlin

    Meyer, Roland, Prof. Dr. (West Slavic Languages)

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 09/2020

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    Historical manuscripts are an essential source for all humanities. Since many communities have relied on a purely handwritten culture for a long time, fostering access to historical handwritings is an important and potentially fruitful endeavour. Tra ...

  • Three-armed, randomized controlled study to assess the effects of FASTER and SCOTT trainings for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    Dziobek-Ferber, Isabel, Prof. Dr. (Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The Freiburg Asperger Specific Therapy for Adult Patients (FASTER) is a published manualized group psychotherapy program for adults with high-functioning ASD. It aims to improve social responsiveness, social competence, and dysfunctional stress copin ...

  • Thinking of language and the difference (Jakobson, Luhmann, Humboldt, Gadamer, Heidegger)

    Halász, Hajnalka, (Hungarian Literature and Culture)

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 10/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    It is certainly no accident that, at the start of the twentieth century, as the effect of language on (philosophical) thinking was no longer reported in terms of symptoms and signs, but rather as having “witnesses” – that is, as the first scientific ...

  • The typology of cumulativity

    Schmitt, Viola, Dr. (General and Germanistic Linguistics: Semantics and Pragmatics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2020 - 01/2023

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    Sentences containing plural expressions can be true in a number of situations: The sentence `Two boys fed two cats', for instance, is true if boy 1 and boy 2 each fed two cats -- but also if boy 1 fed only cat 1 and boy 2 fed only cat 2. The so-calle ...

  • The Tax State between the Poles of Democracy and Capitalism. A History of Public Finance in West Germany (1949-1989)

    Buggeln, Marc, Dr. (German History of the 20th Century)

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 09/2017

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Politik ist nahezu immer auch Finanzpolitik. Erst Einnahmen ermöglichen es, den Staat zu gestalten. Die eingenommenen Mittel sinnvoll zu verteilen ist eine der Hauptaufgaben staatli-chen Handelns. Mit den Entscheidungen wird nicht nur Einfluss auf di ...

  • The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives: cross-linguistic and experimental perspectives

    Liu, Mingya, Prof. Dr. (Empiricism of the English Language)

    Duration of Project: 08/2019 - 07/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The concept of conditionality is central to human thought and action, which is manifested by a rich repertoire of conditional expressions in natural language. A conditional sentence of the form, for example, If p, q, is constructed by a conditional c ...

  • The Origins of Episodic Memory Formation

    Friedrich, Manuela, Dr. rer. nat. (Cognitive Psychology)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    In diesem Projekt werden die frühesten Formen episodischer Gedächtnisbildung bei Säuglingen und Kleinkindern untersucht. Insbesondere geht es um den initialen Erwerb (das Enkodieren) der Komponenten episodischen Wissens (das Was, Wann und Wo eines Er ...

  • Thematic Network “Literature – Knowledge – Media”

    Vogl, Joseph, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature and Cultural Studies / Media)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2021

    Financer: DAAD

    The Thematic Network „Literature – Knowledge – Medie“ (project leader: Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl) aims at strengthenig the research profile of the departments of literary, cultural and media studies an Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It furthermore wants ...

  • The Law of Administrative Organisation of the EU – A Comparative Study

    Ruffert, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Public Law / Public Law and European Law)

    Duration of Project: 06/2017 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project proposed aims at developing a law of administrative organisation for the EU following a comparative study of the US administration. The growing differentiation of the administration of the EU is one of the most pertinent developments in t ...

  • The Index of Linguistic Justice

    Frensch, Peter Alex, Prof. Ph.D. (General Psychology)

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 12/2018

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    This research project involves the design of an index of linguistic justice that can be applied to comparing and evaluationg language policy regimes among states.

  • The impact of the approximate number sense and the spatial system on mental arithmetics III

    Knops, André, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 06/2016 - 05/2017

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    This project deals with the interactions and interdependencies between the innate ability to perceive numerosities (number sense), the system for processing of spatial information (spatial attention, visuo-spatial working memory), and our mental arit ...

  • The impact of movement on the maintenance of items in visual memory

    Ohl, Sven, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 05/2016 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    The versatility of human behaviour depends on coordinated, goal-directed movements. They are the basis for our interaction with dynamic environments, and the mechanisms that control them are entwined with perceptual and cognitive functions. While the ...

  • The impact of action on the maintenance of items in visual memory

    Rolfs, Martin, Prof. Dr. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 05/2016 - 04/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The versatility of human behaviour depends on coordinated, goal-directed movements. They are the basis for our interaction with dynamic environments, and the mechanisms that control them are entwined with perceptual and cognitive functions. While the ...

  • The Future of the Economic and Monetary Union: A Franco-German Perspective

    Ruffert, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Public Law / Public Law and European Law)

    Duration of Project: 03/2017 - 02/2018

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    A set of political initiatives and the production of new legal documents by European institutions show that a reorganisation of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) after the financial and budgetary crisis appears underway. However, uncertainty rema ...

  • The emergence of the environmental state under authoritarianism (China, Vietnam and beyond)

    Eaton, Sarah, Prof. Dr. (Transregional Studies of China)

    Duration of Project: 04/2020 - 07/2023

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    This research project will enquire into new forms of the environmental state in China, Vietnam and beyond, and test the resulting governance models on their ability to solve the dual crisis of social and environmental protections in ecologically sens ...

  • The Domestication of “Hindu” Asceticism and the Religious Making of South and Southeast Asia

    Schmiedchen, Annette, PD Dr. (Cultures and Societies of South Asia)

    Duration of Project: 05/2019 - 04/2025

    Financer: Europäische Union (EU) - HU als Beteiligte

    Three Principal Investigators Emmanuel Francis (UMR CEIAS, CNRS-EHESS), Arlo Griffiths (EFEO) and Annette Schmiedchen (Berlin, Germany), have, with participation of Florinda de Simini (university « L’Orientale », Naples), won a major grant from the E ...

  • The Borders of the World: Processes of De- and Rebordering in a Global Perspective (part of the CRC 1265: Re-Figuration of Space)

    Mau, Steffen, Prof. Dr. (Macro Sociology)

    Duration of Project: 01/2018 - 12/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich - Beteiligungen

    The project “The Borders of the World: Processes of De- and Rebordering in a Global Perspective” (C01) is part of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1265 “Re-Figuration of Space”. In the project, Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau and colleagues analyze terr ...

  • The Borders of the Welfare State: Migration, Social Rights and Expulsion (1850-1933)

    Althammer, Beate, PD Dr. (African History)

    Duration of Project: 11/2018 - 10/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    In current academic and political debates, the tensions between European conceptions of the welfare state and transnational migration are a heatedly discussed issue. How can social promises be kept in times of globalization? Is welfare only feasible ...

  • The acquisition of voice alternations by bilingual children (Greek-German)

    Alexiadou, Artemis, Prof. Dr. (English Linguistics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2015 - 12/2016

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    This project investigates the acquisition of Voice alternations by bilingual German-Greek speaking children living in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as by monolingual German and Greek speaking children (aged 3-6 years). Specifically, the project focuses ...

  • The acquisition of voice alternations by bilingual children (Greek-German)

    Alexiadou, Artemis, Prof. Dr. (English Linguistics)

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Das Ziel dieses Projektes ist die Untersuchung des kindlichen Spracherwerbs von Voice Alternationen. Wir beabsichtigen herauszufinden, wie zweisprachige Kinder Voice Alternationen erwerben, wenn sie Sprachen ausgesetzt sind, die diese Voice Alternati ...

  • Syntactic and pragmatic prominence of experiencers in cross-linguistic perspective

    Verhoeven, Elisabeth, Prof. Dr. (General and Germanistic Linguistics: Syntax)

    Duration of Project: 08/2011 - 07/2014

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    In this project we examine to what extent features of semantic and pragmatic prominence influence the structure of experiencer constructions. A central aim of the project is to disentangle two conflicting hypotheses for the explanation of the peculia ...

  • Studying social impact of migration: Food security and malnutrition of left-behind children in Kyrgyzstan (Aizada Nuralieva)

    Baldauf, Ingeborg, Prof. Dr. phil. (Central Asian Languages and Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 07/2018 - 12/2018

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen
  • Strategic Behavior of Firms in Incomplete Markets

    Zierhut, Michael, PhD (Business Administration)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 09/2020

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    In general equilibrium models with incomplete markets, decisions of firms determine the possible transfers of consumption across time and states of the world. This gives the firm market power. However, strategic behavior of firms is still one of the ...

  • Spectral Self-Recording: Occult Communication and Science in the Twentieth-Century

    Kassung, Christian, Prof. Dr. phil. (Cultural Techniques and History of Knowledge)

    Duration of Project: 09/2015 - 12/2016

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    In the long nineteenth-century self-recording instruments emerged as the leading arbiters of truth and objectivity in scientific cultures. In the natural sciences, engineering, and even the occult, automatic instruments translated aberrant and errati ...

  • Scientific Dreams of Excellence. Rhetorics and Politics of Appreciation, 1900 | 2000

    Köhne, Julia Barbara, PD PD Dr. (Historic Anthropology and Gender Studies)

    Duration of Project: 04/2020 - 03/2021

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    In today’s academic contexts, multiple ideas of excellence, elitism, brilliance, and outstanding qualities circulate more than ever. The omnipresent speech of “Elite, Prestigious and Excellent Universities,” “Excellence Initiatives, Clusters and Str ...

  • RTG 2483/1: Dynamic Integration – Law in-between Harmonisation and Plurality in Europe (DynamInt)

    Ruffert, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Public Law / Public Law and European Law)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 03/2024

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    The traditional paradigm of an ever-closer Union in all areas faces heightened trends of disintegration and robust challenges. European Law requires a new equilibrium between harmonisation and plurality that will make processes of integration more dy ...

  • RTG 2458/1: The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy (DYNAMICS)

    Klüver, Heike, Prof. Dr. (Comparative Political Behaviour)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 02/2024

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Western societies are challenged by massive demographic changes. Migration, population aging as well as changing family patterns are reconfiguring the lines of conflict. First, they contribute to changing societal needs and problem pressures in polic ...

  • RTG 2386/1: Extrospection. External Access to Higher Cognitive Processes.

    Pauen, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Philosophy of Spirit)

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Higher cognitive processes like emotions, perception, belief formation or mind-reading are of essential importance in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry. It is quite controversial, though, to what extent these processes and particul ...

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