New Release by David Ganz

David Ganz / Felix Thürlemann (Hg.), Das Bild im Plural. Mehrteilige Bildformen zwischen Mittelalter und Gegenwart, Berlin: Dietrich Reimer 2010.
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The anthology and the previous conference were funded by the Cluster of Excellence exc 16 of the University of Konstanz. David Ganz is Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg and presently acting chair for Kunstgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit at the University…

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Klaus Grohe Award for Alexander Titz

On the occasion of the 126th meeting of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ)” on September 17-21, 2010 in Dresden Alexander Titz was awarded with the renowned “Klaus-Grohe-Preis”. This award is bestowed on young up-and-coming scientists for their excellent work in the field of medical chemistry. Alexander Titz is Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg since October 1, 2010.

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New Fellows at the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg welcomes two more up-and-coming researchers as Fellows who had succeeded in the 5th application procedure for Fellowship grants and have started to work in Konstanz.

Philosopher Jeff Kochan will perform his project on “The Role of Emotion in Scientific Decision-Making” at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz. He was previously a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Department of Philosophy at the University of St. Gallen and a Visiting Researcher at…

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Virtual Jazz Bar on October 7, 2010, BildungsTURM Konstanz

Am Donnerstag, 7. Oktober ab 19 Uhr, findet im Konstanzer BildungsTURM eine medienwissenschaftliche Performance zum Zukunftskonzept der Universität Konstanz statt. Alle Mitglieder der Universität Konstanz sind in der "Virtual Jazz Bar" herzlich willkommen! Mehr

Und ausserdem: Multimediale Installation zum Zukunftskonzept der Universität Konstanz „Wie geht es weiter mit der Exzellenz?“

„grenzenlos denken“ innerhalb wie außerhalb der Universität Konstanz – dazu lädt die multimediale Installation…

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Winners of the Doctoral Fellowships 2010

The Zukunftskolleg's doctoral fellowship programme is geared to students at the University of
Konstanz who are in the third year of their doctoral studies. Outstanding young researchers
from all university departments who are in the final phase of their doctoral thesis and are expected to contribute significantly to the scientific discourse are eligible for funding. The following applicants were granted the Doctoral Fellowship 2010:

  • Julian Bauer (Dept. of History)
  • Khalid Kalim Wasim (Dept. of…
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Appointment for Iris-Tatjana Kolassa

Iris-Tatjana Kolassa accepted an appointment as a W3-Professor for Clinical & Biological Psychology at the Institute for Psychology and Education at the University of Ulm. She is a Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg since its foundation in November 2007 and served also as a member of the Executive Committee.

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New Senior Fellow Yoram Carmeli

Yoram Carmeli is a Professor em. at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has written seminal empirical studies on the circus. Since his dissertation which was based on an ethnographic field study which he carried out as a participant observer and professional clown in a British family circus, Carmeli has contributed comprehensively to the central issues in the field of circus research. Until today this field is characterized by research perspectives…

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Upcoming Philosophy Events in Konstanz

The Department of Philosophy and Zukunftskolleg Fellow Franz Huber are organising the following events at the University of Konstanz:

7th Formal Epistemology Workshop 2010
FEW 2010
University of Konstanz
September 2-4, 2010
program available at:

Actual Causation Conference
University of Konstanz
September 23-24, 2010
program will be available at:

Causation, Coherence, Concepts

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Nicole Rettig wins the Manfred Ulmer Scholarship 2010

Acting on behalf of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft of the University of Konstanz,
the Zukunftskolleg awards the Manfred Ulmer Scholarship to doctoral students every year.
The programme is open to doctoral students of all disciplines and pays 1,000 euros per month
over six months. It enables the scholars to bridge a financial gap between their studies and
their doctoral phase.

This year's winner of the Manfred Ulmer Scholarship is Nicole Rettig.

Nicole Rettig studied German and…

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Welcome to new Fellows

Between May and July 2010 the Zukunftskolleg could welcome three up-and-coming researchers as new Fellows. They all had succeeded in the latest procedure for Fellowship grants.

Eleanor Coghill is a linguist who worked previously within the AHRC-„North Eastern Neo-Aramaic Project“ at the University of Cambridge. Her project at the Department of Linguistics focuses on „The morpho-syntax of Neo-Aramaic dialects in an areal perspective“.

Psychologist Simon Hanslmayr will perform his project on…

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Jorge Heine: “Diplomacy in the 21st century”, June 30, 4:15 p.m

Reinventing the World's Second Oldest Profession: Diplomacy
in the 21st Century

Jorge Heine

Lecture held on Wednesday, June 30, 4:15 p.m., lecture hall A 702

In the 21st century, the ancient craft of diplomacy is undergoing radical changes. Diplomats must now engage a vastly larger number of players in host countries, as the age-old “club model” of diplomacy gives way to a less hierarchical “network model.” Although the environment in which diplomacy is practised has changed drastically,…

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Appointment for Karsten Lambers

Karsten Lambers, Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg and member of the Department of Computer and Information Science was appointed as a Junior Professor (W 1) of Information Processing in Geoarchaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Studies of the University of Bamberg.

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New Seniors Clementz and McDowell

Professor Brett Clementz and Professor Jennifer McDowell both work at the Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA. Zukunftskolleg alumna Johanna Kißler nominated them for a Senior Fellowship. More

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Zukunftskolleg Celebration on 23 June 2010

The Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz will celebrate its move into the new Y2 building on 23 June 2010. You can find the actual programme here. Please note that the fireworks will start at 22:15 h and not at 21:30 h as indicated in the poster.

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Competition and Cooperation amongst Researchers, 12 May 2010

Wednesday, 12. Mai 2010, 13:00-14:30, Y 311

Prof. Melissa S. Anderson (University of Minnesota)
Dr. Diana Schmidt-Pfister (University of Konstanz, EXC16)

The two presenters address the same questions based on their different research projects:
-- How do competition and cooperation manifest themselves in the daily work of researchers?
-- What are their (positive and negative) effects?
-- Is ethical and good research conduct in danger?
-- How have research practices been changing at all?
-- How…

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"Social Origins of Musik" - Lecture on 6 May 2010

The Biologist Sebastian Kirschner from the Max Plank Institute of Evolutional Entropology in Leipzig will talk about the "Social Origins of Musik" and will present very interesting behavior studies concerning musical experience of children in the early years of life. Sebastian is a graduate student of Michael Tomaselo, famous for his research in social cognition, social learning and communication. Poster

The talk will take place on thursday, May 6th in R 512 from 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM. Since this…

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New Senior Fellow Gunnar Jeschke

Gunnar Jeschke is Full Professor for Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He is an outstanding scientist not only in his own research but also in field of Physical Chemistry at large. His work has made significant contributions to the development of an important spectroscopic technique, the pulsed ESR. His book on pulsed ESR which has been edited by him in 2001 has developed as the standard work for this topic. Due to his work the modern ESR techniques hold an important…

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Senior Fellowship for Jean-Pierre Tignol

Jean-Pierre Tignol is Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He is an outstanding mathematician, working in algebra, more specifically in the field of quadratic forms and linear algebraic groups. His scientific quality is certified by a publication list comprising more than 80 research articles and several books. Jean-Pierre Tignol has collaborated with most other mathematicians in this research area. In the early 1990s, Tignol initiated the currently very active topic of…

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Leipziger Buchmesse Award 2010 for Ulrich Raulff

In der Kategorie Sachbuch/ Essayistik entschied sich die Jury, den Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse an den 60jährigen Ulrich Raulff für sein Werk “Kreis ohne Meister. Stefan Georges Nachleben. Eine abgründige Geschichte“ (Verlag C.H.Beck) zu vergeben. Ulrich Raulff ist Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirats des Zukunftskollegs. Mehr Informationen finden sie hier: …

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Irene Albers as Senior Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg

Irene Albers is a Professor of Romance Philology and General and Comparative Literary Studies at the FU Berlin since 2004. The alumna of the University of Konstanz is one of the most distinguished and creative Romance studies scholar's of her generation. Her work not only covers the diversity of Romance literatures from the early modern period, on the one hand, and of the 19th and 20th centuries, on the other, but comprises a broad range of literary-theoretical and cultural-theoretical topics…

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Philosopher Jonathan Weisberg Guest at the Zukunftskolleg

Jonathan Weisberg is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is an outstanding scholar in the areas of Philosophy of Science and Logic and a specialist in Epistemology and Decision Theory. For his excellent work in the field of Formal Epistemology he was awarded with the renowned Rutgers Young Epistemologist Prize.

During his visit in Konstanz in March 2010, Jonathan Weisberg will collaborate with the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group of…

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