Center for Interdisziplinary Research

ZiF Research Group

Communicating Disaster


There are different forms of events in relation to structure and participation:

November 4, 2010 Kick-Off
Jörg Bergmann (Bielefeld), Heike Egner (Klagenfurt), Volker Wulf (Siegen)
Lectures by Christoph Gusy, Philippe Blanchard and Joachim Radkau (all Bielefeld)
December 2, 2010 Erweiterter Jour Fixe
„Simulation – Acting as if...“
Martina Merz (Lucerne)
Guest speakers: Norbert Reez (Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Bonn), Holger Finke (consilia-cct, Frankfurt/Main)
January 13 - 15, 2011 Inauguration Conference
Jörg Bergmann (Bielefeld), Heike Egner (Klagenfurt), Volker Wulf (Siegen)
Key notes: Greg Bankoff (Hull), Wolf Dombrowsky (Berlin)
February 23 - 24, 2011 Extended Jour Fixe
„Alarm communikation“
Jörg Bergmann (Bielefeld), Lorenza Mondada (Lyon)
March 28, 2011 Extended Jour Fixe
„Designing to Deal with Disasters“
Volker Wulf (Siegen/St. Augustin)
April 20, 2011 Extended Jour Fixe
„Forces letters“
Hendrik Vollmer (Bielefeld)
April 27, 2011 Extended Jour Fixe
„New Social Media“
Program (PDF)
Monika Büscher (Lancaster), Marén Schorch (Bielefeld)
May 16 - 17, 2011 Workshop
„Disasters – Mobility – Communications: Exploring the Links“
Oliver Bakewell (Oxford), Katharina Inhetveen (München), Andreas Pott (Osnabrück)
June 16 - 17, 2011 Workshop
"Medien in der Katastrophe – Katastrophen in den Medien"
Gebhard Rusch (Siegen)
June 22, 2011 Extended Jour Fixe
„The Construction of Risks and their Spatialisations“
Program (PDF)
Heike Egner (Klagenfurt), Andreas Pott (Osnabrück)
July 5 - 6, 2011 Workshop
„Cultures and Disasters“
Greg Bankoff (Hull), Terry Cannon (Brighton), Fred Krueger (Erlangen), Lisa Schipper (Davis, CA)
July 28 - 29, 2011 Workshop
„Learning from Calamities“
Marén Schorch (Bielefeld), Heike Egner (Klagenfurt)
January 26 - 28, 2012 Final Conference
Jörg Bergmann (Bielefeld), Heike Egner (Klagenfurt), Volker Wulf (Siegen)

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