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10/21/2020 13:28

The KWI welcomes international fellows:

Miriam Wienhold Pressestelle
Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)

    Launch of the new fellowship programme

    The KWI welcomes new international fellows Ryan Nutting, Carla R. Almeida and Danilo Scholz to Essen. The fellows will join the KWI until the end of March 2021 to pursue their research interests.

    Historian and museologist Ryan Nutting will investigate the Museum Folkwang collection in order to unravel functions and interpretations of ethnographic models. Carla R. Almedia, who holds a PhD in physics, will look into the theoretical and conceptual history of black holes. During her fellowship, she will work on her new book, provisionally entitled “Discovering Black Holes “.

    Historian of ideas Danilo Scholz is integrated into the new fellowship programme with the Thyssen@KWI Grant awarded by the Frith Thyssen Foundation. At the KWI, he will explore the emancipatory promises of technocratic ideas in the United Kingdom, Germany and France for his new project, “The Rise of the Administrative Mind, 1918-1968“. You can find further information on these research projects on the KWI homepage.

    With this new fellowship programme, the KWI is reinforcing its interdisciplinary agenda through international collaboration. Fellowships are awarded for six months to excellent researchers from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. Supported by the KWI’s research infrastructure, researchers can focus intensely on their projects and enrich the KWI with new perspectives and ideas. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the programme thus facilitates new modes for working in international collaboration. Applications were open to research fellows with a completed PhD and up to six years of post-doc experience. The next call for applications for the period from October 2021 to March 2022 will follow shortly.

    Picture Credit:
    New fellows Carla R. Almeida and Ryan Nutting were welcomed by coordinator Sabine Voßkamp and the KWI’s managing director Armin Flender (LTR). KWI, Picture:

    About the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI):
    The Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen, Germany, is an interdisciplinary research centre following the tradition of international Institutes for Advanced Study. In its role as an inter-university institution connecting the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Technological University Dortmund and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the institute works together with researchers and scientists from its neighbouring universities as well as other partners from the federal state NRW and places in- and outside of Germany. Within the Ruhr area, the KWI is a place to share and discuss the questions and results of ambitious research with interested parties from the city and the greater region. Currently, work at the KWI focusses on the following areas: “cultural studies of science and science policy making”, “sociology of literature and culture”, “science communication”, and a “teaching lab”. Projects in the established research fields “culture of participation” and “culture of communication”, as well as individual projects, will be continued.

    Contact for scientific information:

    Sebastian Till Hartwig, Research Assistant at the KWI
    Sabine Voßkamp, Research Management and Internationalisation

    More information: - KWI International Fellowships

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    Journalists, Scientists and scholars, all interested persons
    Art / design, Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Physics / astronomy
    transregional, national
    Organisational matters, Science policy

    New fellows Carla R. Almeida and Ryan Nutting were welcomed by coordinator Sabine Voßkamp and the KWI’s managing director Armin Flender (LTR).

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