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 […]


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 […]

Episode 3: Watching Movement from Above

In this episode, your host, PhD fellow David Kempf, takes on the beautiful game. Joined by his guest, sports-scientist and sociologist Kristina Brümmer – currently a visiting professor at Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main – they tackle the proliferation of video analysis as a practice in professional football, questioning the perspectives of ‘Watching Movement from […]

Auftakt für das Graduiertenkolleg »Practicing Place«

Pressemitteilung der KU Eichstätt vom 19.07.2021

Die Reflexion von Ort und Raum angesichts von globalen Bewegungen, nationaler Abgrenzung und grenzenloser Kommunikation steht im Zentrum des neuen Graduiertenkollegs „Practicing Place: Soziokulturelle Praktiken und epistemische Konfigurationen“ an der KU, das nun mit einer Auftaktveranstaltung offiziell eröffnet worden ist. Coronabedingt fand die Feier als hybrides Format mit begrenztem Präsenz-Publikum statt. Die Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, die sich im Kolleg zusammenfinden, stammen unter anderem aus Indien, Mexiko, Brasilien, Kolumbien, Großbritannien, den USA, Frankreich und Spanien.

Book Launch: Miles Orvell, »Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction«

Book Presentation and Conversation with Miles Orvell and Kerstin Schmidt

Americans in the 21st century inhabit a perpetual state of ruins – from abandoned factories and malls to toxic landscapes and the looming threat of climate ruins. Ruins, once symbols of the past, are now symbols of the future. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, Empire of Ruins discovers a changing pattern of meaning in the way ruins have been perceived and represented, from the 19th century to the present. Orvell explains why Americans at first yearned for the ruins of Europe and the Middle East, discovering gradually in the 19th century that the remains of Native American cultures were as ancient and mysterious as Egypt’s.