At the end of April, a Netias - European Institutes for Advanced Study Network - virtual meeting took place to exchange ideas and reflections on how the current COVID-19 situation affects Institutes for Advanced Study (IAS).
We congratulate Nina Schneider (Alumna /Dept. of History and Sociology) whose application to the DFG for the project “Child Labour Opponents and their Campaigns in the Americas in Global Perspective, 1888-1938" was granted (Sachmittelbeihilfe).
We congratulate Roxana Halbleib (Research Fellow / Dept. of Economics) who has accepted a professorship (W3) for Statistics and Econometrics at the Institute of Economics at the University of Freiburg. She will start working there in May 2020.
In the Assembly of Members on 11 February, the fellows elected Nihan Toprakkiran (Postdoctoral Fellow/Politics and Public Administration) and Henri Kauhanen (Postdoctoral Fellow/Linguistics) to serve as new members in the Executive Committee.
We congratulate Takayuki Kurihara (Research Fellow / Department of Physics) who has accepted a position as Research Associate (Assistant Professor) in the Laser and Synchrotron Research Center (LASOR) at the Institute for Solid State Physics of the University of Tokyo.
Maria Cruz Berrocal (Associated Fellow / History and Sociology) investigates the consequences of the first European contact for local peoples in the Western Pacific in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Alofi project is a two-years programme funded by the Deutsches Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
In summer term 2019, the Zukunftkolleg launched its first "Zukunftskolleg Video Award". The award is part of our network activities with our 23 sister institutions in Europe (NetIAS), and was initiated on the occasion of the European Researchers` Night on 27 September 2019.