Workshops

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

28 - 30 January Momentum of Its Own - Inherent Dynamism in Pre-Modern Societies
Franz-Josef Arlinghaus (Bielefeld, GER), Andreas Rüther (Bielefeld, GER), Jörg Quenzer (Hamburg, GER)
11 February Crimmigration. On the Merger of Crime Control and Migration Control
Martina Althoff (Groningen, NED), Christine Graebsch (Dortmund, GER), Bettina Paul (Aachen, GER), Birgit Menzel (Hamburg, GER), Dorothea Rzepka (Darmstadt, GER), Klaus Weinhauer (Bielefeld, GER)
17 - 19 February Peace and Fear – A Multidisciplinary Approach
Yaatsil Guevara González (Bielefeld, GER), Sebastián Martínez Fernández (Bielefeld, GER), Joachim Michael (Bielefeld, GER), Andreas Zick (Bielefeld, GER), Roberto Briceno-León (Caracas, VEN)
11 - 13 March Dystopian/Utopian Theatre in Britain after 2000 and Its Political Spaces
Merle Tönnies (Paderborn, GER), Eckart Voigts (Braunschweig, GER)
11 - 13 March Theorizing African Diaspora(s) Anew
Gigi Adair (Bielefeld, GER)
10 - 12 May Video conference: Animal (Pre)History, Agency & Legacy
Stephanie Zehnle (Kiel, GER), Shumon T. Hussain (Aarhus, DEN)
17 - 18 May Video conference: Competing Socialisms: The Sino-Soviet Rivalry in Africa During the Cold War
Kirsten Bönker (Bielefeld, GER), Thoralf Klein (Loughborough, GBR)
7 - 11 June Human-Robot Interaction in Real-world Settings - Towards a Methodology that Allows for Comparative HRI Research 'in the Wild'
Florian Muhle (Bielefeld, GER)
10 - 11 June 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 Video conference: Scenarios – Techniques and Practices for Doubling Reality
Matthias Schaffrick (Siegen, GER)
23 - 24 June Video conference: Opium Wars – Opium Cultures: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Nadine Böhm-Schnitker (Bielefeld, GER)
29 - 30 June Postponed to 29 - 30 June 2022
Racial and Ethnic Microagressions: International Manifestations, Interdisciplinary Interventions
Lisa Spanierman (Tempe, USA), Andreas Zick (Bielefeld, GER)
7 - 9 July Toxic Commons. Disciplinary Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Conversations
Simone M. Müller (München, GER), Angeliki Balayannis (Exeter, GBR)
2 - 3 August Self-Destruction in Distributed Systems: Autoimmunity, Inflation, Noisy Signaling
Kay Junge (Bielefeld, GER), Kirill Postoutenko (Bielefeld, GER), Fernao Vistulo de Abreu (Aveiro, POR)
4 - 7 August Mathematics of Machine Learning
Benjamin Gess (Bielefeld, GER), Guido Montufar (Leipzig, GER), Nihat Ay (Leipzig, GER)
23 - 25 August History & Memory. Towards a New Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Christina Morina (Bielefeld, GER), Wulf Kansteiner (Aarhus, GER)
27 - 28 August 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)
8 - 10 September Drivers and Paths of Authoritarian Developments in the 21st Century
Günter Frankenberg (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Wilhelm Heitmeyer (Bielefeld, GER)
27 - 29 September Animal (Pre)History, Agency & Legacy
Stephanie Zehnle (Kiel, GER), Shumon T. Hussain (Aarhus, DEN)
12 October Crimmigration. On the Merger of Crime Control and Migration Control
Martina Althoff (Groningen, NED), Christine Graebsch (Dortmund, GER), Bettina Paul (Aachen, GER), Birgit Menzel (Hamburg, GER), Dorothea Rzepka (Darmstadt, GER), Klaus Weinhauer (Bielefeld, GER)
14 - 15 October Stylistics Past and Present: Interdisciplinary Transformations of a Method in the Humanities
Elisa Ronzheimer (Bielefeld, GER)
21 - 23 October Conceptualising Intercultural Contact in the Early British Empire
Marcus Hartner (Bielefeld, GER)
3 - 4 November
Social Structure and Cross-National Homicide Rates: Poverty, Income Inequality, and Beyond

Wilhelm Heitmeyer (Bielefeld, GER), Steven F. Messner (Albany, USA)
16 - 18 November Postponed to 21 - 23 March 2022
The 1st International Workshop on Data Storage in Molecular Media (DSMM)
Georges Hattab (Marburg, GER), Dominik Heider (Marburg, GER), Anke Becker (Marburg, GER)
7 - 8 December
Reconfiguring Labour and Welfare in Emerging Economies of the Global South

Minh Nguyen (Bielefeld, GER), Jake Lin (Bielefeld, GER), Ngoc Minh Luong (Bielefeld, GER), Yueran Tian (Bielefeld, GER)