STIP: up to 13 PhD Grants at “International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture” (Univ. Giessen)

The International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (GCSC) of Justus Liebig University of Giessen, funded by the excellence cluster of the Federal Government and the individual German states, offers a PhD program of Cultural Studies for the period of three years. This includes further training for those interested in postgraduate degrees. The grant is for both academic as well as non-university careers.

The GCSC has the following research focus*:

  • Research Area 1: Cultural Memory Studies
  • Research Area 2: Cultural Narratologies
  • Research Area 3: Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies
  • Research Area 4: Visual and Material Culture Studies
  • Research Area 5: Media and Multiliteracy Studies
  • Research Area 6: Cultural Identities
  • Research Area 7: Global Studies and Politics of Space
  • Research Area 8: Cultures of Knowledge, Research and Education

GCSC currently has 5 additional areas of “emerging topics”, to advance, broaden and link the cultural sciences with other disciplines and engage with a wider public outside the academic world. These areas of intersection are:

  • migration
  • economy
  • ecology
  • life sciences
  • religion
  • law

Possible languages of your project are German and English.

Please send your application to GCSC by Feb 1, 2017, following these guidelines GCSC Application

Contact: Ann Van de Veire

Alter Steinbacher Weg 38
35394 Gießen
+49 6419930041
+49 6419930049

* s. dazu University of Giessen and University of Giessen Research

Reference: Bis zu 13 Promotionsstipendien “International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture” (Univ. Giessen), 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020 Gießen, in: H-Soz-Kult (accessed 24.11.2016)

CFP : Images, Copyright, & the Public Domain in the 19th Century (Winterthur, 29-30 Mar 18)

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Paris VII Diderot, March 29 – 30, 2018

Deadline: Feb 1, 2017

In partnership with LARCA (Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones), Université Paris Diderot

A combination of technological, cultural, and economic factors during the “long” nineteenth century made images more readily available in a wider range of media than ever before. These transformations raised new questions about the ownership and use of images. Working in the new field of lithography, artists produced portraits, topographical landscapes, caricatures, everyday scenes, and representations of events done “on the spot,” which publishers distributed quickly and relatively cheaply. Thanks to changes in printing techniques and the commercial strategies of publishers, engraved images became more common in books, magazines, and newspapers. The development of photography led to the production and circulation of images in the form of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, and stereographs. The quest to reproduce photographic images in print inspired numerous photomechanical processes that raised questions about the status of the image and its creator.

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CONF: Art, Provenance and Law – Kunst, Provenienz und Recht, June 13-14, Bonn

Art, Provenance and Law – Challenges and Expectations

Kunst, Provenienz und Recht – Herausforderungen und Erwartungen

Universität Bonn, Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal IX, 13. – 14.06.2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

18.00 Uhr
Nina Dethloff
Geschäftsführende Direktorin des Käte Hamburger Kollegs “Recht als Kultur“

18.10 Uhr
Michael Hoch
Rektor der Universität Bonn

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