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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

Book "Interrogating Muslims" by Schirin Amir-Moazami published

The book “Interrogating Muslims. The Liberal-Secular Matrix of Integration” by Principal Investigator Schirin Amir-Moazami , professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, has been published at Bloomsbury ( here ).

Aug 10, 2022

Andreas Eckert appointed to Einstein Research Fellow

The Einstein Stiftung Berlin has approved new funding projects, including the Einstein Research Fellowship of Andreas Eckert, Principal Investigator at SCRIPTS and professor of the history of Africa at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Jul 27, 2022

Launch-event of a series of talks with the Federal Foreign Office

On 4 July, the Knowledge Exchange Lab (KEL) of SCRIPTS, together with partners from the Federal Office of Foreign Affairs, launched a series of talks on research topics and foreign policy. With this project, KEL facilitates the exchange of knowledge between foreign policy “practitioners” and SCRIPTS researchers.

Jul 26, 2022

The book "The Secular Imaginary" by Sushmita Nath is out (pre-order)

The book “The Secular Imaginary. Gandhi, Nehru and the Idea(s) of India” (Cambridge University Press) by Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Sushmita Nath is planned to be published in August 2022 and already available for pre-order on the publisher's website .

Jul 05, 2022

SCRIPTS welcomes four new Principal Investigators

SCRIPTS welcomes Genia Kostka (professor of Chinese Studies and head of the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin), Alexander Libman (professor of Russian and East European Politics at FU Berlin) and Lora Anne Viola (professor for North American Foreign Policy at the FU Berlin) as new Principal Investigators. Likewise, SCRIPTS welcomes Kathrin Zippel (professor of sociology and gender studies at Northeastern University), who has joined the Cluster as Einstein Professor in the Department of Sociology at FU Berlin.

Jul 05, 2022

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