The new Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study inHerit. Heritage in Transformation, based at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, invites applications from both experienced and early career post-doc researchers for fellowships to begin in 2024. The application deadline is 12 May 2023.
Applications should address questions of heritage in transformation in relation to one or more of the Centre’s guiding themes: Decentring the West, Decentring the Human, and Transforming Value. Successful projects are likely to be based in original empirical or archival study/analysis of source material (which may have already been undertaken) or creative work, and to probe historically and socio-culturally situated notions and practices of inheritance, heritage, value and temporality – and associated key concepts – through alternatives, such as those based in non-Western, indigenous, historically marginalized or imaginative perspectives. Projects examining or creatively addressing transformations at the intersection between increasingly globally widespread practices, such as restitution, digitalization, genetic ancestry testing and legal changes, and those that address transregional experiences and practices are especially welcome.
Researchers and topics from areas currently underrepresented in heritage scholarship, including the global South and Eastern Europe, are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from artists, film-makers and curators.
The Resonance Room shares local knowledge and experiences of mental health in Berlin.
Since September 2021, a number of projects have developed that question the understanding of and approach to mental health in this city: How do individual health and society interact? How does history affect the present? What forms of care, solidarity and community are designed and practised in urban society?
The resonance of different voices from the neighbourhood, academia and civic society can be experienced here. As a meeting place, the Resonance Room gathers these voices and engages them in dialogue.
The Resonance Room was developed by Dr. Margareta von Oswald, Mindscapes Curatorial Research Fellow (HZK, CARMAH, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Diana Mammana, Project Manager Neighborhood Exchange at the Gropius Bau.
Mindscapes is Wellcome’s international cultural program on mental health.
Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald and Prof. Dr. Daniel Tyradellis took office as Director and Vice-Director of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik on September 8. They succeed Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäffner and Prof. Dr. Christian Kassung and form the strategic management of the central institute for the next two years.
On 08.06.2021 the election for the Council of the Central Institute “Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik” will take place. Further information about the procedure, deadlines and how to apply for absentee ballots can be found in the Election Notice HZK (PDF in German).
Opening hours polling station at the HZK: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Gerlachbau – Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum Kurssaal Campus Nord Philippstr. 13, Haus 3 10115 Berlin-Mitte
The way to the Kurssaal is signposted. Voters who cannot enter the building with a key card can use the house bell/intercom system (“Kurssaal”) to gain entry.
The local election committee can be reached by telephone all day on 030 2093 12879.
with the relaxation of the Infection Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz) announced at the beginning of March 2021, cultural institutions are gradually reopening to the public. We too are eagerly awaiting the relaunch of our exhibition and event programme, and we deeply miss your presence.
So why does the TA T remain closed?
As an institution of the Humboldt-Universität, we are subject to the rules agreed between the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Science and Research (Senatskanzlei für Wissenschaft und Forschung) and Berlin’s universities. This means that work at Humboldt-Universität will continue under limited conditions and our properties will not be accessible to the public. I would like to emphasise that we are not hiding behind this decision, but are fully committed to it. There are several reasons for this. The scientific assessment of the course of the pandemic has so far been very correct with forecasts and there are many indications that the fact-based warnings from the scientific community against too rapid relaxation are absolutely justified. In this situation, it is still appropriate to wait with reopening – for the protection of staff and the public. Don’t get me wrong: I believe that the cultural sector and the public engagement it facilitates with science, among other things, are indispensable to life and of systemic importance. A closure of the institutions is an economic catastrophe for many people who make a living from it – and much better political measures are needed here, but also solidarity from all of us. However, closed museums, theatres and clubs are not the end of culture. Instead, we must use this time to develop other forms of mediation and encounter that will be important in the future. This is exactly what we, like many other institutions, are doing behind the scenes right now. When we open the TA T for you again in spring or summer, there will not be visible changes in the building, but we will also be more present online with guided tours and events. This will require personnel, financial and technical changes and, not least, curatorial innovations. The first steps can already be seen. Linked on the TA T homepage, you will find the virtual “TA Tour” developed by the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity” – an augmented reality experience of the historic building. On Instagram, we offer live, short tours of special details of the building and exhibitions that have otherwise remained hidden. So I am pleased that we will be able to share our work with you in various ways in the future.
Deviations from these dates will be agreed in the committee. In case of special urgency, additional dates will be convened by the Director, if necessary. The invitation, including the agenda and preparatory documents, is issued seven days before the start of each meeting. Meeting dates and agendas are announced publicly.
Technical image censorship is omnipresent and invisible at the same time. Content moderation in social media and automatic deletions by algorithms create a new kind of association of human and non-human actors that trigger shifts in image ethics and jurisprudence in the field of visibility. Whereas traditional institutions of censorship regulated the sphere of action of dangerous images through legal and religious norms, today it is automated mechanisms controlled by international corporations that govern socio-technical scripts of image deletion. In the public sphere of technical image worlds, visibility markers of deletion – such as censor bars or pixelation – are being replaced by upload filters, content moderators or deepfakes. In this experimental phase of digital modernity, it is once again being renegotiated in technical, social, juridical and image-theoretical terms which images circulate in the data stream, disappear from view or never reach the light of day.
Elections to the Academic Senate/Concil and other committees at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will take place on January 12, 2021.
It is possible to vote by postal vote. Postal ballot documents can be requested until 14.12.2020, 15:00 pm, from the local election committee responsible (https://gremien.hu-berlin.de/de/wahlen/oertliche-wahlvorstaende), in writing or by e-mail. Please note that the e-mail must be sent via the personal university e-mail account and electronically signed with a soft certificate issued by the university. As an alternative to the electronic signature using a soft certificate, you can attach an electronic copy of the signed postal vote application to your e-mail (personal university account). You can find a form to request the postal vote documents at: https://gremien.hu-berlin.de/de/wahlen/formulare/Antrag_Briefwahl.pdf
Further information on the committee elections can be obtained at https://gremien.hu-berlin.de/de/wahlen/ or from your local election committee. The local election committees also provide information about any further elections at decentralized level.
Like all Berlin museums, the Tieranatomisches Theater has been temporarily closed since November 02, 2020. This measure should help to keep the spread of the coronavirus as low as possible. The decision of the Berlin Senate (Infektionsschutzverordnung) to close the museums is expected to remain in effect until 30 November 2020.
Invitation to the trial lectures as part of the appointment procedure for the W3- Endowed Professorship for “Theory and Practice of Curation”
The trial lectures are held via video conference for the university public and the members of the Stiftung Humboldt Forumand are each divided into a 30-minute presentation (self-selected thematic focus and presentation of an exhibition concept for the Humboldt Forum) and a 20-minute public discussion. The professorship will be appointed at the Faculty of Cultural, Social and Educational Sciences and the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik (double affiliation).
Thursday, October 08, 2020, video conference 08.30 a.m. Candidate 1 10.00 a.m. Candidate 2