“Leisurely Gentrification?” Lecture & Workshop with Maria Sulimma (University of Freiburg), May 2-3

On May 2, we had the pleasure to welcome Jun.-Professor Maria Sulimma for a guest lecture on “Leisurely Gentrification? Conflictual Places and Practices in Contemporary Fiction” at the KU. Jun.-Prof. Sulimma is an American Studies scholar working in the intersecting areas of literary and cultural studies, urban studies, and feminist media studies. Currently, she is […]

Tim Cresswell: On Place, Mobility & Poetry

Tim Cresswell is Ogilvie Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Trained as a cultural geographer, he is renowned for his extensive works discussing and conceptualizing the role of space, place and mobility in social and cultural life. Amongst the recent academic publications is his book Maxwell Street: Writing and Thinking Place (2019) [1]. Cresswell is […]

Research Visit Archives in Aylesbury, England

In early 2023, our fellow Fabian Ebeling travelled to England for a research stay. In the text below, he describes his stay, the insights he gained, and the sources he examined: In March 2023, I visited the Buckinghamshire Archives in Aylesbury. The archives host the vast collection of materials and documentation produced by the Milton […]

Interdisciplinary Conference in IIT Roorkee in February 2023

Our fellow Shruti Malik visited India for a research stay at the beginning of this year. She began her stay with an interdisciplinary conference at the Indian Institute of Technology where she presented a paper. Read here about Shruti’s experience at the conference: In February 2023 I got the chance to present my work in […]

Mercator Fellows 2023: Rob Shields & Tim Cresswell

This summer we were happy to welcome Rob Shields (University of Alberta) and Tim Cresswell (University of Edinburgh) as Mercator Fellows in Eichstätt. The DFG offers this fellowship to scholars that closely collaborate with and offer long-term support to research training groups. In June, Rob travelled to Eichstätt and stayed for three weeks, followed by […]

Interview with Art Historian Tanja Schult

Art historian Dr.Tanja Schult (University of Stockholm) visited our research group to talk about Christoph Mayer’s The Invisible Camp – Audio Walk Gusen (2007) in her lecture entitled “What’s in a place? Locating Traces of the Past as a Strategy for Remembering Christoph Mayer’s The Invisible Camp – Audio Walk Gusen”. She discussed the relationship […]