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 […]


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 […]

Episode 01/S2: Archeology as Practicing Place

In this episode of Thereabouts: The Practicing Place Podcast, Ph.D. fellow Moritz Wischert-Zielke engages in an interdisciplinary conversation with Kilian Vief, an aspiring student of archeology. The discussion focuses on the excavation site as a practiced place whereas the two examine aspects spanning from shoveling dirt and the role of findings to controlled destructions, lost […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bonus Episode: “Movement, Migration, and the Arts”

In the episode, Practicing Place PhD fellow Gustavo is joined by professor Juan Ricardo Aparicio (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) to talk about the project “Movement, Migration, and the Arts”. Bringing together classes from Colombia and Germany (Bad College, Berlin), the term ended with an art installation, “Borders, Migrations, Refugees”. The discussion addresses the intercultural […]

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 4: Moving through the City

In this episode, host and Ph.D. fellow Shruti Malik addresses a peculiar practice of moving through the city, walking through the city in the form of guided walking tours. She interviews famous historian, author, filmmaker and walk leader Sohail Hashmi to talk about how walking together in a group makes places and is a means […]