Out now: Videos of our final conference “Practices of Imagination – Placings of Imaginaries”

Recordings from our final conference “Practices of Imagination – Placings of Imaginaries” are now available on our YouTube channel. The conference was held February 7-10, 2024 in Eichstätt.  Click here to find a recording of the keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Hannes Krämer titled “The Borders of Tomorrow: Imagining the Futures of Europe’s Margins,” our […]

“Practicing Place” Welcomes 10 New Doctoral Students

In April 2024, ten new doctoral students started their journey at “Practicing Place.” In the course of a campus tour, a structured onboarding, and our official Welcome Day we introduced them to the KU and our staff! On April 3, we kicked things of with a campus tour guided by our student assistant Chantel Anderson […]

Call for Papers Published

From February 8 to 10, we will host the conference concluding the time of our first PhD group at Practicing Place. The conference will focus on “Practices of Imagination – Placings of Imaginaries” and tackle the multilayered relationship between imagination and practices. The Call for Papers is out now. You can find it here! We […]

Our Mercator Fellows 2023: Rob Shields & Tim Cresswell

We are happy to announce that, in summer 2023, we will welcome two Mercator Fellows in Eichstätt. In mid-June, the Canadian sociologist Rob Shields (University of Alberta) will join our group and introduce our fellows to his research in a workshop on June 22. Rob will stay in Eichstätt for three weeks engaging with our […]

Robert Schmidt Elected New Speaker of “Practicing Place”

During our summer retreat in May 2023, Robert Schmidt was elected as new speaker of our Research Training Group by the faculty members. We congratulate Robert and look forward to continuing our work with him in his new role. Robert holds the Professorship for Process-Oriented Sociology at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and has been a member […]

“Practicing Place” at the German Congress for Geography

The German Association of Geography will hold its annual congress from the 19th to 23rd of September 2023 in Frankfurt. Our faculty members Hans-Martin Zademach and Christian Steiner will host a panel at the congress on “Place and Placing as Concepts of Geography: Practices and Configurations”. It will tackle the latest debates within Geography regarding […]

Congratulations!

Our faculty member Prof. Hans-Martin Zademach was selected a member of the esteemed ARL – Academy for the Territorial Development of the Leibniz Association. The ARL is a leading research institution in the field of sustainable spatial development and an integral part of the Leibniz research network for “Spatial Knowledge for Society and Environment”. Our […]

Congratulations! BAA Dissertation Prize-Winner, Nicole Schneider

Huge congratulations to one of our associate members, Nicole Schneider, who received this year’s dissertation prize of the Bavarian American Academy. Schneider’s dissertation, “Visual Protest, Viral Images, and Virtual Participation: Protest and Photography in the Contemporary Movement for Black Lives” deals with press photographs of the current #BlackLivesMatter protests in the USA. The work considers […]

Congratulations!

Our faculty member Dr. Nathalie Aghoro was awarded a three-year Research Position grant by the German Research Association (DFG) for her research project “Common Grounds: Social Justice and Cultural Practice in Shared Places.” and our two associate fellows Dr. Simon Dudek and Dr. Andreas Kallert were also granted three-year Research Positions by the German Research […]

CfP: ‘Here, There, and Somewhere in Between: Placing, Practicing, Configuring’ Mid-term conference GRK ‘Practicing Place’

We are delighted to share the call for papers for the mid-term conference of GRK ‘Practicing Place’. ‘Here, There, and Somewhere in Between: Placing, Practicing, Configuring’ will be held on the 10th and 11th of November 2022, please submit your abstracts by June 15th – we are looking forward to reading your submissions. PDF version of […]