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

Author Archives: Jörg Niewöhner

is Professor for Urban Anthropology and Human-Enviroment Relations at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is also deputy director of the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys). Jörg is currently working on an ecological or relational anthropology in the fields of global environmental change and the life sciences.

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 winter term 18/19

We are looking forward to a winter of reading: ourselves and significant others. 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…

Help the Lab – Find the Acronym

While we are happy with the new lab name Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment|Human Relations, we do not have an acronym yet. LAEHR is not it. Submit your suggestion and win a bottle of bubbly if we pick your suggestion! joerg.niewoehner@hu-berlin.de  

Renaming the lab

Dear Friends of the STS Lab at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, as you can see, our Lab has renamed itself. It is now the ‘Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment|Human Relations’. We continue to be committed to science and technology studies and to ethnographic theorising through…

‘Seeing like a city’ – in Houston, TX

The master’s program student research project “Seeing like a city” with Jörg Niewoehner visited Rice University in Houston, TX, the week of March 19 to present and discuss their findings on neurourbanism, stress and urban planning to undergraduate students at Brown College. A…