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Call for applications launched for SCRIPTS Research Training Fellowships for international PhD students

SCRIPTS launches its visiting program for international guest doctoral researchers, starting in the first trimester of 2022. The call is open from 15 September to 15 November 2021. PhD students who are enrolled in academic institutions in the Global South (Latin America, Asia, Africa and Oceania), especially from SCRIPTS partner universities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sep 15, 2021

Job opening: Academ. Coordinator of BIRT and research-oriented teaching

The Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script" (SCRIPTS) is looking for an Academic Coordinator of the Berlin International College of Research and Graduate Training (BIRT) and for research-oriented teaching of the members of the Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS (m/f/d). Full-time position limited until 31/12/2025 Salary group 13 TV-L FU

Sep 13, 2021

Prof Jürgen Gerhards and Dr Daniel Drewski present at the 15th ESA Conference

Principal Investigator Prof Jürgen Gerhards and Postdoctoral student Dr Daniel Drewski were invited to present their research in the framework of SCRIPTS at this year's online-conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA). Their presentation is titled “Cultural Varieties of Framing Refugees: How the Admission or Exclusion of Refugees is Justified in Political Discourses in Six Countries around the Globe”. It will take place as part of the Research Network 35 Sociology of Migration session on "Discourses and Politics of Asylum and Forced Migration" (Chair: Fiammetta Fanizza, University of Foggia) on Friday, 3 September from 12:30pm - 2:00pm. The registration for the 15th ESA Conference in Barcelona is closed. The full conference outline can be found here .

Aug 25, 2021

Steffen Mau receives the first prize of the Fritz-Thyssen Stiftung for social science essays in 2020

Principal investigator and professor of macrosociology Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau was awarded with his co-authors for the article "The three arenas of new conflicts over inequality. An analysis of the relationship between socio-structural positions and attitudes towards redistribution, migration and sexual diversity" (Berlin Journal für Soziologie, 2020). The press release and the link to the article can be found below.

Jul 21, 2021

Exhibition "After Nature" opens at Humboldt Labor

The exhibition "After Nature" at the Humboldt Laboratory in the rebuilt Humboldt Forum in Berlin opens its doors to the public. SCRIPTS researchers have contributed video statements on the promises and challenges of the liberal model of order, the “liberal script”.

Jul 20, 2021

International Theory devotes a symposium to Michael Zürn’s book “A Theory of Global Governance”

SCRIPTS co-director Michael Zürn, published his "A Theory of Global Governance" (Oxford University Press) in 2018.  The book represents the culmination of years of study focusing on international power systems, authority and attribution. It showcases Michael Zürn’s long-lasting commitment to deepening and developing a comprehensive understanding of international relations. Now, a top international journal devotes a symposium to the monograph.

Apr 13, 2021