Our faculty member Dr. Nathalie Aghoro was awarded a three-year Research Position grant by the German Research Association (DFG) for her research project „Common Grounds: Social Justice and Cultural Practice in Shared Places.“ and our two associate fellows Dr. Simon Dudek and Dr. Andreas Kallert were also granted three-year Research Positions by the German Research […]

Podcast: „Movement, Migration, and the Arts“

Listen to our latest podcast here In the episode, Practicing Place PhD fellow Gustavo is joined by professor Juan Ricardo Aparicio (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) to talk about the project „Movement, Migration, and the Arts“. Bringing together classes from Colombia and Germany (Bad College, Berlin), the term ended with an art installation, „Borders, Migrations, […]

CfP: ‚Here, There, and Somewhere in Between: Placing, Practicing, Configuring‘ Mid-term conference GRK ‘Practicing Place’

We are delighted to share the call for papers for the mid-term conference of GRK ‚Practicing Place‘. ‚Here, There, and Somewhere in Between: Placing, Practicing, Configuring‘ will be held on the 10th and 11th of November 2022, please submit your abstracts by June 15th – we are looking forward to reading your submissions. PDF version of […]

Podcast: Episode 4

Your host for the fourth episode of Thereabouts: The Practicing Place Podcast, will guide you on a movement through the city in a discussion of guided walking tours. Phd fellow Shruti Malik is joined by historian and walk leader Sohail Hashmi to talk about the practices of walking together in a group as a means […]

Podcast: Episode 3

The third episode of Thereabouts: The Practicing Place Podcast is now online. In this episode, your host, PhD fellow David Kempf, takes on the beautiful game. Joined by his guest, sports-scientist and sociologist Kristina Brümmer – currently a visiting professor at Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main – they tackle the proliferation of video analysis as […]

Podcast: Episode 2

The first series of Thereabouts: The Practicing Place Podcast is in full swing, as episode 2 is now online. Join your hosts for this episode, Sabine Aretz and Gustavo Gutierrez who will tackle the theme of „Where social movements take place“. In the first section, Gustavo talks to Daniela Gutierrez, a Ph.D. Student and researcher […]

Podcast News: Episode 1 Online

Episode 1 of our podcast is now online! The first episode of Thereabouts: The Practicing Place Podcast sets us on the track for this season’s topic ‘Moving’. Your hosts for this episode, Sarah Earnshaw and Fabian Ebeling, take a look a little closer to home by discussing moving as an academic practice. Moving around for […]

Launch of our first podcast!

Unsere neue Podcast-Serie „Thereabouts“ ist gestartet! Wir wünschen viel Vergnügen beim Zuhören! Hier geht es zum PP Podcast.

Auftakt für das Graduiertenkolleg »Practicing Place«

Pressemitteilung der KU Eichstätt vom 19.07.2021

Die Reflexion von Ort und Raum angesichts von globalen Bewegungen, nationaler Abgrenzung und grenzenloser Kommunikation steht im Zentrum des neuen Graduiertenkollegs „Practicing Place: Soziokulturelle Praktiken und epistemische Konfigurationen“ an der KU, das nun mit einer Auftaktveranstaltung offiziell eröffnet worden ist. Coronabedingt fand die Feier als hybrides Format mit begrenztem Präsenz-Publikum statt. Die Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, die sich im Kolleg zusammenfinden, stammen unter anderem aus Indien, Mexiko, Brasilien, Kolumbien, Großbritannien, den USA, Frankreich und Spanien.

Book Launch: Miles Orvell, »Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction«

Book Presentation and Conversation with Miles Orvell and Kerstin Schmidt

Americans in the 21st century inhabit a perpetual state of ruins – from abandoned factories and malls to toxic landscapes and the looming threat of climate ruins. Ruins, once symbols of the past, are now symbols of the future. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, Empire of Ruins discovers a changing pattern of meaning in the way ruins have been perceived and represented, from the 19th century to the present. Orvell explains why Americans at first yearned for the ruins of Europe and the Middle East, discovering gradually in the 19th century that the remains of Native American cultures were as ancient and mysterious as Egypt’s.