Current Research Projects

DekuProSys
Development of a Telemetric Multisensorial System for Decubitus Prophylaxis
Funded since: March 2017
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Lab members involved: Jörg Niewöhner, Milena Bister
More information: project website (BMBF)
Mobilising Clinical Health Care
A Qualitative-Ethnographic Pilot Study about Health Care Practices in Psychiatric Home Treatment
Funded since: January 2016
Funded by: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Lab members involved: Milena Bister
More information: project description (DFG GEPRIS)

Past Research Projects

BeMobil
Regain Mobility and Motivity
Funded since: September 2014
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Lab members involved: Martina Klausner, Jörg Niewöhner, Stefan Beck
More information: project description (Institute for European Ethnology)
SEiSMiC
Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual Learning in Cities
Funding period: 2013 – 2016
Funded by: 7th Framework Programme for Research (European Commission)
Lab members involved: Jörg Niewöhner, Marc Lange
More information: project website
Chronicity in Mental Healthcare
The Production of Chronicity in Mental Healthcare and Research in Berlin
Funding period: 2010 – 2016
Funded by: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Lab members involved: Stefan Beck, Milena Bister, Martina Klausner, Jörg Niewöhner, Patrick Bieler
More information: project description (DFG GEPRIS)
Biofuel as Social Fuel
Biofuel as Social Fuel for a Sustainable Development?
Funding period: 2009 – 2013
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Lab members involved: Stefan Beck
More information: project description (Institute for European Ethnology)
Kinship Cultures
Kinship as Representation of Social Order and Social Practice
Funding period: 2004 – 2013
Funded by: German Research Foundation (DFG) / SFB 640
Lab members involved: Stefan Beck, Maren Heibges (née Klotz)
More information: project description (Institute for European Ethnology)
This project was a subproject of the Collaborative Research Centre 640 “Changing Representations of Social Order: Intercultural and Intertemporal Comparisons”.
Preventive Selves
Interdisciplinary Investigations into an Emergent Form of Life
Funding period: 2007 – 2009
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Lab members involved: Stefan Beck, Jörg Niewöhner
More information: project description (Institute for European Ethnology)
Homo Europaeus in Medicine and Nutritional Research
Conceptualisations of Homo Europaeus in Medicine and Nutritional Research
Funding period: 2006 – 2009
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Lab members involved: Stefan Beck
More information: project description (Institute for European Ethnology)
This project was a subproject of the research cluster “Imagined Europeans: The Scientific Construction of Homo Europaeus”.
Challenges of Biomedicine
Socio-Cultural Contexts, European Governance, and Bioethics
Funding period: 2004 – 2007
Funded by: 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (European Commission)
Lab members involved: Stefan Beck
More information: project description (Institute for European Ethnology)