Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

About the Center of Excellence

The “Cultural Foundations of Integration” Center of Excellence is an association for research in cultural theory and history at the University of Konstanz. The German Research Association (DFG) will be funding the Center, established in 2006, until the end of 2018 in the framework of the Excellence Initiative funded by the German federal and state governments.
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The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the Center’s main facilities. The Institute offers room and time for intensive research in an inspiring environment—one free of the pressures of everyday academic life.
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    20. October 2017

    New release: Sanitized Sex. By Robert Kramm

    Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952
    Oakland: University of California Press 2017

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    19. October 2017

    Judith Beyer awarded Fernand Braudel Associate Directorship

    In 2018, Judith Beyer is invited to spend one month as Associate Research Director (Directeur d’Études Associés) at the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) in Paris.

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    12. October 2017

    New fellows at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz

    At the beginning of October, the fellows Christian Meyer, Bernd Stiegler, Sophie Schönberger, Christina Wald (all Konstanz) and, as a visiting scholar, Angela Esterhammer (Toronto) have begun their research stay in Konstanz. What are they conducting research on?

  • Judith Beyer, Thomas G. Kirsch

    9. October 2017

    Bridging Research and Activism

    Comparative approach and new methods: German Research Foundation (DFG) to grant research project on “Activist becomings in South Africa and Myanmar“ initiated by Judith Beyer and Thomas Kirsch. The researchers expect insights into practices of democratic participation.

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    4. October 2017

    On Orchestrating Awareness. Or: Things you Really Need to Know

    Ice bucket challenge, shocking pictures and a red ribbon: Melanie Brand on awareness-raising as a socio-cultural practice

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The Center of Excellence is supported by the DFG.

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