ZiF Research Group

Genetic and Social Causes of Life Chances

Zur kulturellen Produktivität der Schuld

2015/2016

Convenors: Martin Diewald (Bielefeld, GER), Rainer Riemann (Bielefeld, GER)

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20 - 24 May
ZiF Workshop

Advanced parallel-in-time algorithms for computer simulations in physical sciences, social sciences and engineering


Daniel Ruprecht (Leeds, GBR), Robert Speck (Jülich, GER), Sebastian Schöps (Darmstadt, GER)

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23 - 24 May
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Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Gerechtigkeit im Strafrecht



Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld, GER), Valerij Zisman (Bielefeld, GER)


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4 June, 18:15
Public Event at the ZiF - Lecture

Individuelle Freiheit und kollektive Sicherheit: Was sagt die EU?



Vassilios Skouris (Präsident des Europäischen Gerichtshofs a.D.)


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Forschungsgruppe

'Felix Culpa'? Guilt as Culturally Productive Force

2018/2019

During the last decades, it has become more common to appeal to people's sense of guilt regarding current social problems such as economic exploitation or environmental protection. Besides the political instrumentalization, guilt and shame have also been discovered as cultural forces which are able to foster and expedite moral revolutions, for instance. But the development of political discourse to overlap and become indistinguishable with discourses of guilt has also led to a critical stressing of the destructive consequences if collective guilt becomes a leading notion within a culture. In contrast to current research approaches, the main focus of this research group does not lie in the damaging impacts of guilt, of which a person wants to break free or which he or she tries to overcome as quickly as possible.

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Kooperationsgruppe

Breaking Confines: Interdisciplinary Model-Building for a Complex World (BreaCon)

2018/2020

Model-building is a methodological centerpiece for addressing the challenges of a complex world. The Breaking Confines (BreaCon) cooperation group is intended to deal with modeling practices by interdisciplinary reflection and exchange. Its participants come from physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, the social sciences, history, and philosophy. They join forces in combining model-building as a central epistemic activity with studies on and analysis of model-building. The envisaged cooperative research process is essentially interdisciplinary in that the migration of models across disciplinary boundaries is pursued.

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