Workshops are devoted to the discussion of innovative research topics, proposed by the convenors. They bring together a group of researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds at ZiF for a couple of days.

January February March | April May June | July August September | October November December

12 - 14 February Momentum of its own. Inherent Dynamism in Pre-Modern Societies
Franz-Josef Arlinghaus (Bielefeld, GER), Andreas Rüther (Bielefeld, GER)
2 - 6 March Investigating Solid-Liquid Interfaces:
The Calcite-Water Interface at the Molecular Level

Angelika Kühnle (Bielefeld, GER), Adam Foster (Helsinki, FIN)
25 - 26 March Postponed to 10 - 11 February 2021
On the merger of crime control and migration control

Martina Althoff (Groningen, NED), Christine Graebsch (Dortmund, GER), Axel Groenemeyer (Dortmund, GER), Bettina Paul (Aachen, GER), Birgit Menzel (Hamburg, GER), Dorothea Rzepka (Darmstadt, GER), Klaus Weinhauer (Bielefeld, GER)
2 - 4 April Postponed to 11 - 13 March 2021
Dystopian/Utopian Theatre in Britain after 2000 and Its Political Spaces

Merle Tönnies (Paderborn, GER), Eckart Voigts (Braunschweig, GER)
28 - 29 April Postponed to 28 - 29 April 2021
Social Structure and cross-national Homicide Rates:
Poverty, Income Inequality, and beyond

Wilhelm Heitmeyer (Bielefeld, GER), Steven F. Messner (Albany, USA)
13 - 14 May Postponed to 23 - 24 June 2021
Opium Wars – Opium Cultures: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Nadine Böhm-Schnitker (Bielefeld, GER)
15 - 16 May Postponed
Competing Socialisms:
The Sino-Soviet Rivalry in Africa during the Cold War

Kirsten Bönker (Bielefeld, GER), Thoralf Klein (Loughborough, GBR)
27 - 30 May Postponed
Scenarios – techniques and practices for doubling reality

Matthias Schaffrick (Siegen, GER)
2 - 6 June Postponed to 7 - 11 June 2021
Human-Robot Interaction in Real-world Settings
Towards a Methodology that Allows for Comparative HRI Research 'in the Wild'

Florian Muhle (Bielefeld, GER)
4 - 6 June Postponed to 7 - 9 July 2021
Toxic Commons.
Understanding toxic exposure as a common experience and a common threat in the age of Anthropocene

Simone M. Müller (München, GER)
9 - 10 June Postponed
Paradise or Purgatory? The challenges of accommodating refugees

Oliver Razum (Bielefeld, GER), Lisa Eckenwiler (Fairfax, USA), Verina Wild (München, GER), Angus Dawson (Sydney, AUS)
22 - 23 June Postponed
Participation as a condition for humanizing epistemology? Interdisciplinary and international perspectives

Oliver Böhm-Kasper (Bielefeld, GER), Saana Jukola (Bielefeld, GER), Anna Kirova (Edmonton, CAN), Solina Richter (Edmonton, CAN)
29 - 30 June Postponed
Racial and Ethnic Microagressions: International Manifestations, Interdisciplinary Interventions

Lisa Spanierman (Tempe, USA), Andreas Zick (Bielefeld, GER)
3 - 4 July Postponed
Popular sovereignty and statehood. Intermediary organisations and spaces of democratic self-legislation for the 21st century

Philipp Ebentraut (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Oliver Eberl (Hannover, GER)
20 - 22 July Postponed to 14 - 16 June 2021
Mathematics and Financial Economics – Many Player Games and Applications

Ulrich Horst (Berlin, GER), Frank Riedel (Bielefeld, GER)
23 - 25 July Author's Colloquium with Dieter Henrich
Manfred Frank (Bielefeld, GER), Jan Kuneš (Prag, CZE)
20 - 21 August Postponed
Self-Destruction in Distributed Systems: Autoimmunity, Inflation, Noisy Signaling

Kay Junge (Bielefeld, GER), Kirill Postoutenko (Bielefeld, GER), Fernao Vistulo de Abreu (Aveiro, POR)
7 - 10 September Moral economy revisited
Tanja Skambraks (Mannheim, GER)
14 - 16 September Racism in German Healthcare – how to talk about it? Connecting perspectives from research and practice
Saana Jukola (Bielefeld, GER), Sylvia Agbih (Bielefeld, GER), Nurcan Akbulut (Bielefeld, GER), Judith Wenner (Bielefeld, GER), Ortrun Kliche (Köln, GER)
1 - 2 October The Anechoic Chamber: Construction and Reception of Silence in Language, Literature, and History
Mahshid Mayar (Bielefeld, GER), Marion Schulte (Bielefeld, GER)
19 - 20 October Efficiency, quality and legitimacy of employing judicial assistants in courts globally
Anne Sanders (Bielefeld, GER), Nina Holvast (Rotterdam, NED)
20 - 24 October Postponed to 21 - 23 October 2021
Conceptualising Intercultural Contact in the Early British Empire

Marcus Hartner (Bielefeld, GER)
26 - 27 October The EU between confusion and vision
Paul Michael Lützeler (St. Louis, USA)
2 - 3 November Neurocognitive mechanisms of motor imagery practice: Current perspectives and new directions
Cornelia Frank (Bielefeld, GER), Stefan Vogt (Lancaster, GBR), Aymeric Guillot (Villeurbanne, FRA)
13 - 14 November What the Nose tells the Brain: Olfaction and Mental Representation
Thomas Park (Frankfurt/Main, GER), Peter Schulte (Zürich, SUI)
17 - 18 December Race and the imaginary of society in the age of migration
Paul Mecheril (Bielefeld, GER)