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

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…

Lab Schedule for the Summer Term 2019

We are looking forward to a summer of reading, discussing and thinking! Texts are likely to be circulated in advance – often into smaller subgroups in order to avoid circulation of ‘work in progress’ into large email lists. If you are interested in…

Report: STS in Germany workshop in Kassel – „Ve vill go on“ No. 2

Some members of the Lab (Sabine Biedermann, Patrick Bieler, Anja Klein, Tim Seitz) participated in a workshop on how to organize an infrastructure for STS in Germany. On 20 and 21 February 2019, around 75 mostly young STS scholars gathered in Kassel to…

Joint book review on practising comparison published: Assembling Comparators – Assembling Reflexivities

The Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations as a writing collective has published a short paper in Science as Culture reviewing and commenting on the edited volume “Practising Comparison: Logics, Relations, Collaborations” (Deville, Guggenheim and Hrdliková 2016, Mattering Press). Involved in thinking…