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Recorded livestream of the event "Future Perfect" available online

On 25 June, SCRIPTS hosted a day with artist and philosopher Denise Ferreira da Silva at SAVVY Contemporary: The Laboratory of Form-Ideas in Berlin. The event explored the (im) possibility of global and racial (in) justice in three acts. A reading of da Silva's book “Unpayable Debt” with Edna Bonhomme and a screening of da Silva's film “Soot Breath/Corpus Infinitum”, followed by conversations with Olivier Marboeuf and Arjuna Neuman. Céline Barry and Lucy Ng'ang'a were also involved as speakers. The recording is available here on YouTube . The full programme is available here .

Jun 27, 2022

Release of explanatory short film on the liberal script

The animated short film “ Living freely, living differently, living together? ”, created by design students and researcher Dr. Heiko Giebler, explains the research programme of SCRIPTS and introduces the public opinion survey “PALS – Public Attitudes towards the Liberal Script(s)”.

Jun 15, 2022

Maximilian Klose receives dissertation award

Maximilian Klose , an alumnus at SCRIPTS where he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the “ Gender, Borders, Memory ”-project, has received the dissertation award from the International History Unit (AG Internationale Geschichte) of the association of German Historians (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands) 2022. The official award ceremony will be held in September 2022 at the Freie Universität Berlin. We congratulate Dr Maximilian Klose on his success.

Jun 14, 2022

Video-Release „Die Story des Rosa Winkels“ feat. Sébastien Tremblay

The video is accessible on YouTube (in German only) at the channel "WissenAusBerlin" from the Berlin University Alliance. It follows Dr. Sébastien Tremblay , who was a Postdoc Fellow at SCRIPTS. He shares the rationale behind his historical research on the Euro-American queer community, in particular the significance of one symbol: the Rosa Winkel (Pink Angle).

May 20, 2022

Ukrainian scholars Tetiana Kostiuchenko and Olena Podvorna have started their special scholarships

SCRIPTS has created an emergency fund to grant special fellowships to scholars at risk from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Dr. Tetiana Kostuichenko and Dr. Olena Podvorna have already started their special scholarship. Other at-risk scholarship holders are in the admission phase.

May 10, 2022

Support for the "Berliner Wissenschaftsbrücke"

SCRIPTS has created an emergency fund to grant special fellowships to scholars at risk from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Together with its partners, SCRIPTS solicits external financial support to fund further long-term fellowships in the framework of the " Berliner Wissenschaftsbrücke ".

Apr 21, 2022

Special Fellowship for Scholars at Risk

SCRIPTS has created an emergency fund to grant special fellowships to scholars at risk from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. The special fellowship programme is now permanently open for applications.

Apr 21, 2022

Call for Papers for the Peripheral Liberalism Workshop Oct 2022

The workshop "Peripheral Liberalism. Market economists and the liberal script outside the West, 1970-2020" is organised by the SCRIPTS research group " Peripheral Liberalism " and will take place on site on 6-7 Oct 2022. The deadline for abstracts for papers and short CVs is 30 June 2022.

Apr 11, 2022

What does neutrality mean?

Gwendolyn Sasse , expert on Eastern Europe and director of the SCRIPTS partner Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), talks about the meeting of Russia and Ukraine in Istanbul to the newscast  Tagesschau  from public broadcaster ARD. She explains that at the moment there is no common understanding what "neutrality" would really mean for both sides. Read the German interview here .

Mar 29, 2022

Call for Papers for the Regional Conference Latin America

The regional conference "Political Polarization, Regional Governance and Challenges for the Liberal Script in Latin America" is a cooperation of SCRIPTS, El Colegio de Mexico and the University of São Paulo. It will take place on site in Mexico City in early 2023. The exact date of the conference is to be confirmed. The deadline for paper submissions is 15 April 2022.

Mar 14, 2022

Statement on the Putin regime’s invasion of Ukraine

This statement condemns the Putin regime's invasion of Ukraine. It was initiated by the doctoral researchers of SCRIPTS and is supported by the directors of SCRIPTS. Among the supporters are Principal Investigators, postdoctoral researchers and student assistants. SCRIPTS members who would like to support the statement can add their signature by sending an e-mail to birt@scripts-berlin.eu .

Mar 07, 2022

IRC Postdoc Fellowship CfA 2022

The 2022 Call for Applications for the four postdoctoral fellowships within SCRIPTS International Research College (IRC) is now online. 12 months full -time Application deadline: 31 March 2022 (successful candidates will be informed in May 2022)

Jan 31, 2022

New study: Majority of Germans support global vaccine sharing

Researchers show that a majority of Germans support more solidarity with poorer countries in the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey conducted as part of the project " Politics of Public Allocation of Scarce Goods: Evidence from the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme , around 10,000 citizens across Germany were asked for their opinion on financial support and vaccine donations to increase vaccination rates worldwide. The study was released as a non-peer-reviewed preprint here .

Jan 27, 2022

Prof. Dr. Philipp Lepenies takes on Cluster Professorship Sustainable Development

Philipp Lepenies becomes Professor of Sustainable Development. The Cluster Professorship Sustainable Development at Freie Universität Berlin is funded by SCRIPTS to complement existing research on climate and energy in the Berlin area.

Jan 11, 2022

Launch of second "Faces of SCRIPTS" video series

"Faces of SCRIPTS" are short video interviews with young researchers from SCRIPTS about personal experiences and their path into academia. It is the second series of the format, which was launched in 2019. Each week, a new video will be published on YouTube.

Jan 11, 2022

Cluster Professor Yasemin Soysal and research consortium obtain major funding for project on health, migration & gender

As part of an interdisciplinary research consortium, Prof. Dr. Yasemin Soysal , who holds the Cluster Professorship in Global Sociology , obtained funding in the amount of 1.3 million by the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). The title of the project is "Exploring gender-specific determinants and contexts of migrant health from an integrated Global Health perspective". The project is one of four projects that have been awarded funding by the BUA through their "Grand Challenge Initiative Global Health" ( press release in German here ). It will run from 01 Feb 2022 to 31 Jan 2025. The research consortium consists of researchers from Freie Universität Berlin/WZB Social Science Center, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. More details about this SCRIPTS affiliated project can be found here .

Dec 09, 2021