research group for the ethnographic inquiry into ecologies, infrastructures, bodies and knowledges

Live-Podcast @ World Health Summit with Jörg Niewöhner

More extreme than we can stand – On the relation of climate change & pandemics and environment protection & culture How does our way of lifestyle foster the emergence and circulation of new viruses and how what does global warming contribute to this…

Program Winter Term 20/21 now online

Dear friends and guests of the Lab, we are pleased to announce that the program for the winter term is now online. Please check our events for information about the sessions. Meetings take place weekly, Monday 16:15-17.45 pm on Zoom. To receive the…

Biosocial Worlds

It has long been in the making. Now, it has finally arrived: Biosocial Worlds! The inaugural edited volume in UCL Press’ new series: Culture and Health. The volume goes back to a very productive conference in Aarhus back in 2014 where scholars from…

Job announcement: Postdoc position @ IRI THESys

Humboldt University, Berlin is appointing a postdoctoral researcher for 4 years (75% position) for the “Water4Whom” project (http://portal.volkswagenstiftung.de/search/projectDetails.do?ref=96955) hosted at IRI THESys (https://www.iri-thesys.org/): Water Security for Whom? – Social and Material Perspectives on Inequality around Multipurpose Reservoirs in Colombia. The successful candidate will…

Digital lab this summer

Due to Corona the lab does not meet physically during the summer term. However, our weekly meetings and discussions continue. Please check the events section for the program and directly contact the presenter if you wish you join. We are using Zoom. The…

Call for Abstracts: EASST/4S Joint Conference 2020 in Prague (Aug 18-21)

Our lab members Jörg Niewöhner, Patrick Bieler, Martina Klausner & Josefine Raasch convene a panel at this year’s EASST/4S Joint Conference taking place in Prague from 18th to 21st August. The panel is titled: Timing matters: How does long-term ethnographic research affect concept…

Program winter term 2019/20

Please find our current program under the Event section. There is an option to import all lab events into you calendar. We are looking forward to seeing many of you: Mondays 10:15-11:45 in room 107a in the Institute for European Ethnology.

Lab members @dgv Welt.Wissen.Gestalten

The German society for folklore studies (www.d-g-v.org) currently holds its biannual meeting at the University of Hamburg: http://dgv-kongress2019.de “World.Knowledge.Gestalten.” is the overarching topic and members of the lab have designed a panel / discussion workshop around the question how we can understand theory…

L:AEHR @ easst review

The lab has been given the chance to tell the story of its development and also to feature some of its current research. Go to the easst review to read all about it. Thanks to everyone for contributing and in particular Milena, Janine…

Open PhD position on future eating @ IRI THESys

A new BMBF funded project called Food4Future has just started together with some exciting colleagues in Berlin and Brandenburg. We are part of it with a Phd project investigating ethnographically possible futures of eating in Germany. Please do apply if you are interested…