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Call for Applications: Academic Accelerator Fellowship at the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS)

Call for Applications 2023 for the Academic Accelerator Fellowship at SCRIPTS for doctoral researchers who face structural disadvantages and/or who are typically underrepresented in academia.

Jan 23, 2023

Job Opening: Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the project "Objects from Afar and Sustainable Liberal Identity"

SCRIPTS is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) with full-time employment limited to 3 years, remuneration group E13 (TV-L HU), reference code: Postdoc_SCRIPTS_Temporality. DEADLINE: 06 February 2023

Jan 16, 2023

World Cup and Human Rights in Qatar: Survey Results of Qatar PAYOFF Project

First results of the Qatar PAYOFF study on the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 show that the propaganda effect of the sport event depends to a large extent on the quality of the media landscape. The research project uses successive surveys to examine how the World Cup has changed the way foreign countries view the authoritarian regime in Qatar. Johannes Gerschewski ,  Heiko Giebler ,  Michael Zürn , Sebastian Hellmeier (WZB Berlin) and Eda Keremoglu (Universität Konstanz) developed questions that were or will be addressed to almost 16,000 people in eight European countries before, during and after the World Cup.

Jan 03, 2023

New blog on the current state of transatlantic relations, and a plea by Jessica Gienow-Hecht

For her analysis of the state of transatlantic relations today, professor of history Jessica Gienow-Hecht looks back at the development in the 20th century.

Dec 22, 2022

New blog on digital sanctions against Russia and the geopolitization of the Internet

In her contribution, Dr. Ewa Dąbrowska examines the geopolitical logic associated with technology against the backdrop of sanctions against Russia and an emerging so-called "splinternet". Ewa is a postdoc in the SCRIPTS project " Reinterpreting the alternative script? War in Ukraine, state-sponsored narratives of block building in authoritarian countries and their public perception ". Read the blog post here . The SCRIPTS blog assembles a variety of analytical views, opinions, and commentaries by SCRIPTS members and guest authors. Topics relate to the liberal script in its current varieties, as well as possible future evolutions in its regional and global interrelations.

Dec 19, 2022

First BGTS alumni event facilitates exchange on career paths

On 09 December 2022, 20 alumni and 15 current members of the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS) attended a get-together in Berlin. This was the kick-off of the SCRIPTS alumni activities, further events are already in preparation.

Dec 15, 2022

Islamism in the MENA-region (and beyond): Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer participates in internal discussion series of SCRIPTS and the Federal Foreign Office

On 08 Dec 2022, former SCRIPTS Senior Professor Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer spoke to representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office about "Is Islamism in the MENA-region (and beyond) countering the liberal script?". The internal discussion was organised by SCRIPTS' Knowledge Exchange Lab for Politics .

Dec 13, 2022

Janika Spannagel awarded with International Prize for Fundamental Academic Values

The postdoctoral researcher at SCRIPTS won first place in the first-ever awarded "Fundamental Academic Values Award" of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The award recognises three young European researchers for their outstanding academic contribution to the promotion of fundamental academic values.

Nov 29, 2022

Call for Papers: The “global south” and liberal values in the historiography of human rights

The project team of the SCRIPTS research project " De-Centering Human Rights: Liberalism, Human Rights, and the Global South " is organising a workshop to be held in Berlin on 4-5 May 2023. Submissions are open by 6 January 2023.

Nov 29, 2022

New posts on the war in Ukraine in the SCRIPTS blog

Dr. Yaning Zhang, now assistant professor at the Fudan University in Shanghai and former doctoral researcher at SCRIPTS, contributed two posts on the Global South's reaction to Russia's war in Ukraine and the shifting power dynamics between the US, China and the EU in reaction to it. Another blog post by a SCRIPTS PostDoc on the decoupling of the Russian internet sphere is in preparation. Read the new blog posts here . The SCRIPTS blog assembles a variety of analytical views, opinions, and commentaries by SCRIPTS members and guest authors. Topics relate to the liberal script in its current varieties, as well as possible future evolutions in its regional and global interrelations.

Nov 22, 2022

Report: Programmes for Displaced Scholars and Visiting Doctoral Researchers assessed as successful

In response to the Russian invasion in Ukraine and accompanying tensions, SCRIPTS was able to grant academic opportunities for the displaced scholars from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia from spring 2022. SCRIPTS has also accepted a number of new Visiting Doctoral Researcher s from March 2022. They come in particular from disadvantaged regions or have corresponding biographies. The encounters between the visiting fellows and the Cluster were mutually enriching, which is also reflected in the fellows' testimonials. Read the full report including an interview with the Academic Coordinator of Diversity and Internationalization here .

Oct 31, 2022

SCRIPTS welcomes Prof. Dr. Maria-Michaela Hampf

Prof. Dr. Maria-Michaela Hampf (Graduate School of North American Studies) joins SCRIPTS from October 1, 2022 until March 21, 2023 as a substitute professor for Jessica Gienow-Hecht who is currently on a sabbatical. 

Oct 28, 2022

Book "Der Krieg gegen die Ukraine" by Gwendolyn Sasse published

The book “Der Krieg gegen die Ukraine” (the war against Ukraine) by SCRIPTS Principal Investigator Gwendolyn Sasse , director of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), is published today at C.H. Beck (in German) .

Oct 13, 2022

SCRIPTS welcomes thirteen new doctoral researchers

SCRIPTS welcomes the new cohort of doctoral researchers from the  Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies  (BGTS). We welcome Simon Clemens, Matthew Delmastro, Lorena Drakula, Inga Aenne Feldmann, Julian Heide, Maximiliano Jara Barrera, Alexander Jakab Klein, Anastasia Mgaloblishvilli, Federico Salvati, Laura Schimmöller, Henrik von Homeyer, Lesar Yurtsever and Julia Tovote. Additionally, Wolfgang Minatti has joined us as Visiting Doctoral Researcher from European University Institute. We wish these aspiring researchers all the best and look forward to working with them!

Sep 07, 2022