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Structured doctoral programs at Faculty of Philosophy I

22. Jan 2020

International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia (IMPRS ANARCHIE)

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Chris Hann, Prof. Dr. François Bertemes, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pecăr, coordinator: Dr. Sascha Roth
(funding 2012-2021)

ANARCHIE is dedicated to the study of diachronic processes in societies and cultures of the Old World. They are studied in a comparative transnational framework that focuses on the entire land mass of Asia and Europe, including the Mediterranean south coast. The aim of the graduate programme is to make theories and methods of archaeology, ethnology and history fruitful for each other through their mutual opening.

Four successive cohorts of about twelve international doctoral students each form common thematic foci: (1) collective identifications, (2) religion and ritual, (3) economic and demographic drivers of social change, and (4) representing domination. [read more]

Partners:

  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

22. Jan 2020

Doctoral program “Languages – Texts – Society. Interpreting Asia and Europe”

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Ralf Elger, Prof. Dr. Christian Oberländer, coordinator: Dr. Björn Bentlage

The doctoral program supports research work which, on the basis of philological as well as humanities, cultural and social science findings, theories and methods, deals with texts from different language areas, cultures and epochs, with regard to their cultural and social relevance. The methods used in the doctoral theses cover a broad spectrum (discourse analysis, editing, sociology of literature, media analysis, source criticism, structural analysis, text-immanent interpretation, recognition of historical contexts, etc.) and include in particular analysis using digital technology. The diversity of the cultures and linguistic genres dealt with is intended to ensure that overcoming the European horizon does not lead to thinking in simple dichotomies (“East” and “West” etc.). [read more]

The doctoral programme “Languages – Texts – Society. Interpreting Asia and Europe” is an interdisciplinary course of study in the field of philological and regional science-oriented humanities. It aims to convey philological methods as central instruments of cultural and social science analysis and is offered by the Oriental Institute at MLU. website

10. Jan 2020

Research training group “Intermediation and Translation in Transition”

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Jörg Dinkelaker, coordinator: Dr. Maria Kondratjuk
(funded by Hans Böckler Foundation (HBS) since 2019)

The Research Training Group “Vermittlung und Übersetzung im Wandel – Relationale Praktiken der Differenzbearbeitung angesichts neuer Grenzen der Teilhabe an Wissen und Arbeit” explores changes in practices and settings of intermediation and translation unfolding in the context of advancing digitalisation, automation and globalisation in the world of work. We aim for a better understanding of intermediation and translation as two modes of dealing with the boundaries of access to knowledge and societal participation.

The studies conducted within the group proceed on a transdisciplinary (educational science, business studies, linguistics, sociology) and empirical basis, continuously conscious of the broader context of societal transformation. Our objective is to cast light, from a relational perspective, on the challenges and limitations of facilitating people’s access to societal participation via intermediation and translation. [read more]

10. Jan 2020

International Graduate School “The obligation of societal norms”

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Heiner F. Klemme, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pečar
(funding since 2018)

The research of the international graduate school focuses on a central inter- and transdisciplinary question: How are political, ethical, legal, religious, cultural, or aesthetic norms and values made binding or acknowledged as binding for individuals within a society? Connected with this central question, we also ask: What sources of authority are concerned with justifying the recognition of these norms and values, or with motivating members of society to adhere to them? Are the rules, principles, and laws explicitly formulated or are they simply implicitly assumed? What are the relationships and tensions between transcendental sources of legitimacy and authority on the one hand and worldly contexts of justification on the other? What societal ideals do these norms and values express? Are they responding to specific cultural, social, philosophical, and religious conflicts, crises, or upheavals? Can societal processes and revolutions be triggered, in their turn, by discourses about norms and obligations? [read more]

The graduate school is part of the Center of Excellence, “Enlightenment – Religion – Knowledge” established through an initiative of the state of Saxony-Anhalt in October, 2006. Its objective is the interdisciplinary investigation of the transformation of the religious and the rational in the modern period. (Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Andreas Pečar) website

Partners:

  • Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • Ministry of Education of Saxony-Anhalt
  • German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • University of Vienna

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