Sunday, 24 September 2017

"Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices" - introductory videos

The new International Graduate School Erfurt-Graz on

 "Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices"

has produced 10 exciting introductory videos which speaks to you to invite you to join our work.

While the infrastructure is now being secured through two generous grants by the BMBF and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Austrian Science Foundation, we are looking to attract further grant resources to foster the research in this stimulating research field.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Christoph Hennings latest Article has been published

Christoph Hennings latest article has been published in the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung": "<Das Kapital> ist ein Klassiker mit trauriger Aktualität"

The online version of the is available here:

Monday, 4 September 2017

Call for Applications - MWK Fellows

 COFUND Fellowship Programme of Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt for ExperiencedResearchers
MWK-Fellows offers up to 10 fellowships for a duration of 12 months for international postdoctoral scholars whose research is closely related to one of the disciplines and research areas of the Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurtand who want to participate in its advanced study programme.
The online portal will be open from 1 September to 1 Oktober 2017. 
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Friday, 1 September 2017

A Conference is taking place on 'Which Theory, Which Practice? Anti-discrimination and Affirmative Action in Educational Contexts'

Eleven years after the General Act on Equal Treatment has been passed and twenty-three years after the modification of the German constitution towards a substantial conception of gender equality, the following questions are still pressing: Who is discriminated by what? Who is equal in which respect and should be a beneficiary of affirmative action? Who is given a public voice and can participate in decision-making?
The conference elaborates on these questions via methodically diverse panels, two keynotes and one round table discussion. Its emphasis is on education broadly understood as encompassing higher education, primary education, social work and political education. Affirmative action measures are considered not only in respect to inequalities of gender and disability. What is at stake is rather an integral approach also addressing disadvantages of class, ethnicity and sexuality and overcoming gender binarism.
Scientists/practitioners/activists will present and discuss theoretical perspectives, recent research, practical reflections as well as experiential narratives. Anti-discrimination and affirmative action measures like, e.g., quotas will be considered from the perspective of different theoretical approaches including intersectionality, queer theory, diversity and a renewed philosophical egalitarianism. At the same time the aim is to explore how practical and experiential knowledge can enrich theory production. The focus will be on education in Thuringia while national as well as global issues, policies and developments will also be taken into account.

Opening Adress (Tuesday, Nov 7th, 6pm):
Birgit Riegraf (Paderborn)

Keynote (Wednesday, Nov 8th, 6pm):
Satish Desphande (Delhi)

Roundtable Discussion on Diversity (Thursday, Nov 9th, 6pm):
Astrid Biele-Mefebue (Göttingen), Petra Köppel (München), Anneliese Niehoff (Bremen), Tove Soiland (Zürich)

Presentations and Workshops:
Annette von Alemann (Paderborn), Oksana Arnold (Erfurt), Mart Busche (Berlin), Ulrike Brands-Proharam Gonzalez (Aachen), Marina Chernivsky (Berlin), Susanne Dern (Fulda), Anette Dietrich (Berlin), Lena Eckert (Weimar), Marcus Felix (Jena), Karim Fereidooni (Bochum), Urmila Goel (Berlin), Joris Anja Gregor (Jena), Jutta Hartmann (Berlin), Sabine Hastedt (Bremerhaven), Marcel Helwig (Jena), Malte Holler (Berlin), Elisabeth Holzleithner (Wien), Mary John (Delhi), Charlotte Kastner (Berlin), Dagmar Keifl (Erfurt), Daniela Keil (Leipzig), Andreas Kemper (Münster), Uta Klein (Kiel), Manfred Köhnen (Berlin), Anike Krämer (Bochum), Silke Martin (Jena), Ev Blaine Matthigack (Berlin), Paul Mecheril (Oldenburg), Maria Katharina Moser (Wien), Hannah Peaceman (Erfurt), Lisa Pfahl (Innsbruck), Monika Platz (München), Katharina Pöllmann-Heller (Regensburg), Tinou Ponzer (Linz), Beate Rössler (Amsterdam), Nathalie Schlenzka (Berlin), Ana Smidt (Bochum), Jennifer Sonntag (Halle), Katrin Springsgut (Frankfurt), Nina Steinweg (Köln), Uli Streib-Brzič (Berlin), Heinz-Jürgen Voss (Merseburg), Juliette Wedl (Braunschweig)

Organising Team: 
Joris Anja Gregor (Jena), Marc Holland-Cunz (Stuttgart), Paula Jaeger (Erfurt), Urs Lindner (Erfurt), Andrea Nachtigall (Jena), Katharina Reinholdt (Erfurt), Cécile Stehrenberger (Braunschweig), Karolin-Sophie Stüber (Jena)

Cooperating Institutions:
University of Erfurt, Max-Weber-Centre, Ernst-Abbe-University of Applied Sciences Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, Thuringian Affirmative Action Network, University Association Erfurt

University of Erfurt, Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, Ernst-Abbe-Foundation, Research Group Ordering Dynamics, Thuringian Affirmative Action Network, Max-Weber-Centre, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation/Thuringia and the Affirmative Action Officer of the State of Thuringia


Start: Tuesday, Nov 7th, 4.30pm
End: Friday, Nov 10th, 12.30pm
Venue: Collegium Maius, Michaelisstr. 39, Erfurt

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