Happy Birthday!

The Zukunftskolleg has established effective structures for the promotion of junior researchers since 1 November 2007.

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Substitute Professorship for Doris Penka and Sven Lauer

Doris Penka (Research Fellow/Dept. of Linguistics) and Sven Lauer (Postdoctoral Fellow/Dept. of Linguistics) have accepted and share a substitute professorship for General Linguistics with a focus on Semantics at the University of Konstanz in winter term 2017/18.

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The potential for a revolution

Dr Carolin Antos is awarded a Freigeist Fellowship from the Volkswagen Foundation for examining the effects of the forcing technique on the foundations of mathematics

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Interdisciplinary Joint Publication

"Linguistics and Philosophy" recently published the article "Number word constructions, degree semantics and the metaphysics of degrees" of Doris Penka (Research Fellow/Dept. of Linguistics) and Brendan Balcerak Jackson (Alumni/Dept. of Philosophy)

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Joint Publication of Tanja Rinker and Valerie Shafer

Tanja Rinker, Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg associated with the Department of Linguistics, and Valerie Shafer, Senior Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg, co-published a paper with Markus Kiefer, Nancy Vidal, and Yan H. Yu titled "T-complex measures in bilingual Spanish-English and Turkish-German children and monolingual peers".

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Solidarity with Central European University (CEU)

We express our solidarity with the Central European University! For the Zukunftskolleg, as an institution which promotes the early careers of young international researchers of all disciplines, independence is the essential idea: researchers shall be able to do research free of restraints. Any act that endangers the freedom of academia and the independence of scientific institutions worldwide has to be resisted!

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A new perspective on the European colonisation of Asia

Excavations in Taiwan by María Cruz Berrocal’s international research group demonstrate that the region was already a globalisation hub during the early 17th century. María Cruz Berrocal is a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz and associated with the Department of History and Sociology.

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