Doctoral Researcher Lunting Wu defends thesis
Lunting Wu, doctoral researcher at SCRIPTS, successfully defended his thesis and is the first doctoral researcher from the 2019 Cohort of the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS) to do so!
May 03, 2023
Steffen Mau receives DFG Communicator Award
SCRIPTS congratulates Steffen Mau, Principal Investigator and professor of macrosociology at Humboldt-Universität Berlin , for receiving the 2023 Communicator Award from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG).
Mar 27, 2023
Academic exchange at the University of Wyoming
SCRIPTS Speaker Tanja A. Börzel and SCRIPTS Senior Professor Thomas Risse met with Edward Seidel, president of the University of Wyoming and Gabrielle Allen, director of the School of Computing at UW, at a gala event. Stressing the importance of international partnerships, they also discussed possibilities of future cooperation between SCRIPTS and the University of Wyoming.
Mar 15, 2023
Black History Month 2023: SCRIPTS Think Piece No. 15 by Susan Bergner
The yearly Black History Month invites to reflect on Black, African and Afro-diasporic historical struggles, contributions and their critique. On this occasion, SCRIPTS doctoral researcher Susan Bergner wrote a Think Piece on afro-diasporic forums as spaces of resistance and worldmaking and beyond networking. Read the SCRIPTS Think Piece No. 15 here.
Feb 27, 2023
The Deserving Rich - Stefan Gosepath, Philipp Lepenies, Christian Neuhäuser and Martyna Linartas secure funding by the VW Stiftung
SCRIPTS members receive funding to investigate the narratives of the "deserving rich" in cooperation with the TU Dortmund.
Feb 08, 2023
Call for Applications - Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies
Call for applications for the PhD programme at the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies. The BGTS offers four plus one funded positions as Doctoral Researchers (E13 TV-L, 65%; E13 TVöD, 75%). The application platform is open: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/user/register Find out more about the programme here . Application deadline: February 28, 2023 Start of the Graduate Program: September 1, 2023
Feb 06, 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
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